Yes! Our tolerant and moral betters at the Huffington Post have given you almost guilt-free OK to drink beer and appropriate Mexican cuisine for yourselves this weekend!!! You may proceed to the store for your Dos Equis and Cuervo and salsa. Getting a pass from an outlet so plugged into progressive puritanism is a big deal don't ya know. But tread carefully, Gringos. HuffPo’s Garin Pirnia is on to you:
"May 5 is Cinco de Mayo, an American-Mexican marketing holiday in which people drink an excessive amount of margaritas and Coronas, stuff their faces with discounted tacos and probably have no idea what the holiday actually represents...."Uh, Yeah. And we already know about the kickin' Napoleon's nephew out of Mexico thing. So your point is??
"Despite the commercialism of the holiday and the way people (usually white people) can disrespect Mexican culture by wearing sombreros and fake mustaches, a couple of Mexican chefs are fine with the day."I guess this wouldn’t be the Huffington Post we all have grown to point and laugh at if the cat ladies didn’t have a tortilla chip on their shoulders. Not that it really matters. We’re only talking about it because, as Pirnia put it:
"In the late 1980s, Mexican beer companies discovered they could make loads of money from an Americanized holiday."People making money serving delicious food and drink, and people having fun. What a disgrace! Anyway, don’t have too much fun, oppressors. You’re still on probation for that Cinco de Mayo party you threw in 2006 -- you know, with the hat dance and the pinata full of airline bottle liquor, downed margaritas, donned fake mustaches and ate tortilla chips out of oversized sombreros! White people -- is there anything they can’t ruin?
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