¿Por qué no los dos?

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¿Por qué no los dos? I’ll tell you why not los dos, chola. Porque hard shell tacos are not Mexican, so no matter what el bad commercial says, crunchy tacos are NOT “Mexican style” and they’ve never divided Mexicans.

So mija, regresate back con tu grandma because para el acting nomás no la haces, you know what I mean vato loco?

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Great response to “Twitter saves lives in Mexico”

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After 16 days of being published, my article “Twitter saves lives in Mexico” continues to be within the Top 5 “Most popular articles” on Americas Quarterly. Read the article here.

Thanks to each and every one of you who’ve made this possible by forwarding, sharing, retweeting, etc. the article to your friends and colleagues. I am humbled by the great response and it makes me a lot more accountable for future articles. I do hope you continue reading my posts on my AQBlog feed at http://americasquarterly.org/user/2149

Thanks for checking them out! Here’s a quick list of my participations on Americas Quarterly (from last to first):

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I’m not an enthusiast.

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There’s stuff I like and crap that I don’t… But I’ve come to the conclusion that people who are “comic book enthusiast” or “hiking and smelling weird plant while reading poetry enthusiast” commit to hobbies much more than they should. I like to keep my options open and not “over-enthuse” about anything.

As a general rule… On security

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As a general rule, security screenings at airports are dumb. All those metal detectors ever do is make sure that the security officer checks out your awesome Ranchero belt buckle (and maybe he’ll want to steal it). There has never been a case where the metal detector or the X-Ray machine for carry-on luggage is instrumental in catching anybody who would have been a threat.

I say we eliminate security checkpoints and let people push their luck and battle it out while flying. Otherwise you’ve taken the fun out of the whole thing. There is nothing exciting about listening to a dumb recording and a drone stewardess (sorry, flight executive attendant with a PhD.) waving her hands in the air to show you the damn emergency exits.

Christians rule the internet

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Have you ever noticed that Christians are the only ones who flood the internet social media platforms with quotes from scripture? My facebook notifications always have some “Romans 3:27″ or “Trust the Lord Jesus Christ and he shall give you more cookies” mention. Every time I check.

Yet I never see any of my Jewish or Muslim friends doing it. You never get “Love Muhammad and he shall give you the path to salvation” or “Moses says don’t lend money to non-hebrews.” Why is that? My best guess is Christians control the internet.

So here’s my contribution in order to try to bring multicultural balance to the web, from my own agnostic perspective, on spreading the “truth”:

Carlin 25:13 “Thou shall keep thy religion to thyself.”

Triste lo del River Plate

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El River Plate desciende después de 110 años de jugar en primera en la liga argentina. El equipo de los millonarios, uno de los dos grandes del Río de la Plata, el rival por excelencia del Boca Juniors, ahora jugará en la B Nacional.

A los amigos hinchas de este equipo que es toda una institución, un pésame y mucho ánimo, pero tengo que decirlo… NADA justifica la violencia con la que en ambos últimos dos partidos invadieron la cancha y agredieron a los jugadores. Una cosa es pasión y otra cosa es fanatismo destructivo. Que impere la paz en los estadios para que podamos seguir llevando a nuestros hijos a divertirse sanamente.