Boy, these are fun times, huh? Everyone wants to either be Latino or market Latino things. Let’s all Hispanicize!
I mean, just look around! The GOP is embracing Latinos (har, har) and there are products everywhere like Tide Latino, Ford Latino, Clorox Latino, Latino socks, Latino water, Latino sunlight. Hell, there’s even a PETA Latino now! These Hispanic marketeers know no bounds!
My only problem with that is their elastic definition of “Latino.” Many of their icon choices are either stereotypes or just plain questionable. They could have named their article “We’re reaching here, so bear with us, and buy some Latino Tide!”
I’ll run down a few of the more questionable picks and let you decide who makes the cut. Are they iconic? Are they Latino? Are they iconic Latinos?? Gasp! You be the judge. And for the love of Latino Jesus, make sure you buy some corporate Latino products while you’re at it. [Mas…]
Don Diego de la Vega (AKA Zorro) listens from the balcony of the hacienda as teenage Annette Funicello sings Lonely Guitar. This clip comes from the 1959 TV episode called The Missing Father later distributed by Disney on VHS as The Mystery of Don Cabrillo. RIP.
Self-consciously cool French dudes sure love their iPads, but sometimes, as the mademoiselles know, one must squeeze Le Charmin, or Le Trefle, as they say in France. D’accord, Monsieur Whipple? Or do we have to mansplain it to you?
(PNS reporting from NEW JACK CITY)This just in: The Fox TV network has just announced a partnership with the Vatican to produce a new TV talent show called So You Think You Can Pope.
The hour-long program, which will air as a mid-season replacement for the ratings disaster So You Think You Can Pimp, will feature clergy from around the world competing for the coveted next Pope slot.
Fox Director of Religious Programming Norm Inepatri says “Pope” will keep many of the same sets and challenges as the “Pimp” show including biggest ring, flashiest hat, sweetest ride and smoothest money collection approach. [Mas…]
Terry Morales is a hard-working dad and doesn’t spend as much time with his family as he should. Stay-at-home spouse Kerry Morales feels alone, under-appreciated and overwhelmed. And 12-year-old adopted son Tyrollo Morales is “acting out.” Time to call Rescue Nanny 911!(NSFW.)[Mas…]
It’s never a slow ñews day in Rancho Pocho, what with the freezing temperatures, babbling stars on awards shows and fools trying to outrun the police. Take, for example, this baboso who is born to run the streets near Los Angeles International Airport…
It’s hard to imagine a time when clever satirists like Stan Freberg were regularly on the radio, but there he was, in 1958, with this epic Green Chri$tma$ bit. Santa doesn’t shoot cigarette commercials anymore, but everything else is pretty much right on. This is a fan video utilizing the original vinyl.
(PNS reporting from IOWA CITY) Brian Peterson said he started out last Friday night like any other night — catching up on his favorite telenovela so he could improve his Spanish language skills. But this episode of El Amor No Muere was different. “After three months of pretending like they could be just friends, Gabriela [...]