(PNS reporting from CHICAGO)Miss Cleopatra, a first-time guest at the Frick Family’s Thanksgiving dinner, was welcomed with the traditional chant of “Gooble, gobble!” Thursday. “We accept her! One of us,” family members at the Evanston estate chanted as they shared a champagne toast from a gigantic goblet.
(PNS reporting from EDINBURG, TX) They just about went deaf, but Alcario and Isela Garza braved a radio station’s sonic assault and managed to safely enter the Rancho Sinaloa grocery store here yesterday.
The Garzas — who had just left their yoga class — entered the relatively-quiet food market after surviving 150 decibels of banda coming from a radio station’s “Chingona Van.” The painted-like-a-billboard electric blue truck was parked next to the front entrance, blasting Banda Machos’sLa Culebra at top volume.
Radio La Chingona, the Rio Grande Valley’s number one station, was giving out free bumper stickers and hotdogs, and Las Chingonas — two women in radio station cheerleader outfits — were spinning a roulette wheel that awarded two tickets to the station’s upcoming Noches Ranchera festival featuring Paquita del Barrio. The FM station proudly advertises “you’ll never know what we’ll play next.” [Mas…]
(PNS reporting from MEXICO, DF) Dead Mexican feminist artist and icon Frida Kahlo has finally come to her senses and visited a cosmetologist here to clean up her act. The old Frida, with monobrow and bigote, is on the left; new shiny, happy Frida on the right:
Here are the same photos but bigger so you can check out the subtle differences that make up a makeup artist’s art: [Mas…]
(PNS reporting from GUANAJUATO, MX) In a surprise move, the prestigious Guanajuato Auto Show has picked the new Nissan Moco as the 2014 Car of the Year.
The Moco, which has dominated the Pakistani market for three years, was flicked across the Pacific this year to compete with other minicars such as the Ford Fresa and the Volkswagen Pedo.
Although it’s a roomy vehicle with superior fuel efficiency, the VW Pedo has found little acceptance in Latin America, and many believe it will suffer the same ignominious fate as the Chevy Nova. Interestingly, the VW Pedo has been quite popular with priests. [Mas…]
(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) Local breakfast taco deliveryman Ron Garcia is just $5,980 away from realizing his dream of starting the nation’s first wild Chihuahua sanctuary.
The sanctuary, dubbed Chihuahua Country Safari, has a Kickstarter campaign that Garcia hopes will raise the much needed $6,000 to turn his backyard into a haven for the hundreds of feral Chihuahuas that call the San Antonio area their domain.
In two short weeks, he has raised enough money to buy the aluminum trout net he will use to capture the pint-sized pooches.
While Chihuahuas are valued by some owners, Garcia blames movies like Beverly Hills Chihuahua for the city’s feral Chihuahua problem. [Mas…]
(PNS reporting from AUSTIN) Gov. Rick Perry is disappointed his new hipster glasses haven’t helped him in the polls. “Why don’t people like me? I’m more than just the guy who came after Bush, I’m cool, see?” he told reporters at a press conference at the Capitol Wednesday as he pointed to his stylin’ horn […]
(PNS reporting from NEW YORK CITY) Some fashion trends from the 1990s have been back in vogue for a while — everything from flannel to baby doll dresses and chokers — but one fashion trend has insiders abuzz this Fall: Chanclas with socks, newly re-branded as Chocks. Rebuffed by mainstream fashion in the 1990s, the […]
(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) Hillary Clinton formally announced her candidacy for President Sunday night, and PNS has learned San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will be her running mate. “Latinos are the ‘in’ thing — and Hillary knows that — she’s never been one to ignore what’s in vogue,” a source close to the campaign […]
(PNS reporting from GUANAJUATO, MX) Francisco Garcia Lopez was named Most Mexican Man in the World in the final episode of Who Is More Mexican ? (¿Quién es más mexicano?) recorded here Thursday night, PNS has learned. Audience members exiting the taping at Teatro Televisio said that winner Lopez (publicity photo, above) had impressed the judges […]
(PNS reporting from NEW YORK CITY) The new Jennifer Lopez Barbie Doll has a suspicious lack of derriere, hurting Mattel’s effort to pander to cater to the young Latina market. The outcry, mostly online, prompted Mattel to a hold real live press conference here Thursday to try and do some damage control. “The steep increase […]
* An interview with the University of Oxford butt fat researcher [Updated 7:45 PM PDT Nov. 2, 2013.] (PNS reporting from ENGLAND) Scientists at the University of Oxford have uncovered evidence that women with big butts are not only the most intelligent, but also the most resistant to chronic illnesses. The study examined the fat […]