When Los Angeles was a still a little pueblo in the northern part of Mexico known as Alta California, Spanglish was born.
Public Radio International’s Global Nation explains:
…living in the a rancho just north of the pueblo was a young Scottish adventurer named Hugh Reid. In the 1830s he left the old world for the new — Mexico. And in his adopted home he was rechristened with an additional Spanish name, Perfecto Hugo Reid. Reid would eventually settle down on a ranch in southern California near the San Gabriel mission in what’s now Arcadia, a suburb of Los Angeles, where he married a local woman, Doña Victoria.
Robert Train has been obsessed with Hugo Reid’s backstory for the last few years. Train is a professor of Spanish at Sonoma State University. We met recently at the Huntington Library archives in Pasadena, to read Reid’s extremely yellowed letters.
Either a giant horse or a UFO/OVNI shaped like a giant horse appeared suddenly over Mexico’s Colima volcano last week.
“WTF is going on?” asked Britain’s Daily Mail:
- Collecting samples for your home planet?
- Dark UFO resembling a flying horse is caught on film hovering by erupting Mexican volcano
- Object was spotted close to volcano Colima located in western Mexico
- Appeared to have two legs and came into view out of nowhere
- Witness said it looked like a ‘horse’ with a ‘very large body’
- Authorities said it is most likely a drone – they are currently investigating
PREVIOUSLY ON COLIMA VOLCANO: [Mas…]
Auf Deutschland, thrill-seekers experience authentic pre-Columbian Mexico with every Talocan thrill ride at Phantasialand, the gigantor theme park in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia. [Beer and wurst slightly wurstier east of the Seine. Fire and water included. Earth and wind available at extra charge. Ask your cartel liason about extra-judicial disappearances and Aztec sacrifices.]
If you’re going to upload a Mexican volcano webcam video of Colima exploding on January 21, be sure to add tension and release with a dramatic soundtrack featuring orchestral string and horn sections.
Srsly! Check out the same volcano-cam video uploaded by news channel RUPTLY without the music: [Mas…]
A nine-year-old niña with dirty-blonde hair and commando pants wins the Quebradita competition in Quebradita, a Mexican analog to Square Dancing. She enters with her 26-year-old partner at 0:35, at least according to video uploader rubicon_cube.
Kids these days know they have options and they want to make smart choices — and not only kids in the United Estates.
These are the Pocho Ocho top questions wannabe gangsters ask before joining a Mexican cartel:
8. Will beheading be on the final exam?
7. Soy vegetariano — is heart-eating mandatory?
6. Do I need to supply my own botas picudas? [Mas…]
That awkward moment when you review footage of a January 6 encounter between gangsters and Federales in Michoacan and you notice a spherical, metallic OVNI/UFO hovering overhead.
Hitting a piñata until the goodies fall out is hard work, but somebody’s got to do it. Los Sesame Street Muppets wish you a Happy New Year!