Descanse en paz Gaspar Henaine “Capulina”

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 Con info de EL UNIVERSAL:

El actor mexicano Gaspar Henaine “Capulina” que permanecía en terapia intensiva desde hace dos semanas, falleció esta tarde. La noticia fue anunciado por su nieta en Twitter.

Desde hace algunos días, “El Rey del Humorismo Blanco” fue internado en un nosocomio ubicado en el sur de la ciudad de México, donde fue intervenido por una úlcera duodenal que le provocó fuertes dolores estomacales. Falleció hace unos minutos luego de no poderse recuperar de la operación a la que fue sometido.

Apenas este año recibió el premio al Orgullo Hispano, el cual le fue entregado en su casa de Cuernavaca, Morelos, al poder viajar a la ciudad de Las Vegas.

Por muchos años actuó a lado de Marco Antonio Campos Contreras “Viruta” con quien formó una de las parejas cómicas más legendarias del cine mexicano.

[LO SOBREVIVEN EL CAPITAN TINIEBLAS Y ALUSHE. Monsi, mis condolencias]

30,000 hits! Let’s party!

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My blog, your blog, has just surpassed the 30,000 hits milestone. That’s 30,000 times someone has visited this site in search for humor, irreverence, current events, political satire… or porn (yeah, those guys are the ones that were searching for “I like big penis” or “my wife likes it anally” and for some internet mystery reason ended up here… but hey, all are welcome! Just not where their wives like it).

 

In celebration of my first 30,000 visits, besides thanking each and every one of them (even the haters and trolls, which have provided hours and hours of fun), I’ve decided to share with you some links to my most popular and/or my favorite entries. In case you’ve missed them, now’s a great time to digest them! Sorry if some are in Spanish (if you do not speak the language) but as you know, I blog indistinctly in both English and Spanish. It allows me to reach a wider audience and target certain messages and entries better. 

Anyways, once again thanks for the first 30,000 and here they are, my most popular/favorite blog posts:

 

From my “True Opinion” category: 

From the “As a general rule” series:

 

 From my “usual unusual stuff”

 

 

From “Wow Really?”

 

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed the content I’ve shared with you here… and I look forward to proving much, much more. Thanks once again for my first 30,000! (If you feel like it, please leave a comment on your favorite blog entries, on celebrating the 30,000 hits or on anything in particular. If you’re one of my haters, hate away!)

Blog Premier: Morir en México

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Les comparto el más nuevo video de Zozaya (@mitrascentro).

Acaba de estrenar en TeleHit (hoy a las 10:20 pm) y forma parte de la música de la serie “Morir en Martes”.

Si les gusta la propuesta compartanla. La rola está buena. Bien por @Pornografico que sigue poniendo el nombre de la raza chida de Monterrey en alto. Paz.

RIP Wangari Maathai. :(

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From REUTERS ans the NYTimes:

Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dies at 71

Radu Sigheti/Reuters
Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai, center, in Nairobi in 2004.

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
Published: September 27, 2011

NAIROBI, Kenya – Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan environmentalist who started out by paying women a few shillings to plant trees and went on to become the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, died late on Sunday after battling cancer. She was 71.

Mrs. Maathai, one of the most famous and widely respected women on the continent, wore many hats – environmentalist, feminist, politician, anticorruption campaigner, human rights advocate, protester and head of the Green Belt Movement she founded. She was as comfortable in the gritty streets of Nairobi’s slums or the muddy hillsides of central Kenya as she was hobnobbing with heads of state. In 2004, she won the Nobel Peace Prize, with the Nobel committee citing “her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.” It was a moment of immense pride in Kenya and across Africa.

Mrs. Maathai toured the world, speaking out against environmental degradation and poverty – which she believed were intimately connected – but never lost focus on her native Kenya. She served as a parliamentarian and assistant minister for several years, and in 2008, after being pushed out of government, she was tear-gassed by Kenyan police during a protest against the excesses of Kenya’s well-entrenched political class.

“Wangari Maathai was known to speak truth to power,” said John Githongo, an anticorruption campaigner in Kenya who was forced into exile for years for his own outspoken views. “She blazed a trail in whatever she did, whether it was in the environment, politics, whatever.”

Wangari Muta Maathai was born in 1940 in Nyeri, Kenya, a midsize town in the foothills of Mount Kenya. She was a star student and won a scholarship to study biology at Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kan. She went on to obtain a doctorate in veterinary anatomy, becoming the first woman in East or Central Africa to hold such a degree, according to the Nobel Prize Web site. In 1977, she formed the Green Belt Movement, which planted trees across Kenya to fight erosion and to create fuel (i.e., firewood) and jobs for women.

During the 1980s, the Kenyan government labeled the Green Belt Movement “subversive,” and Mrs. Maathai seemed to provoke a special scorn from the president at the time, Daniel arap Moi, by leading the charge against a government plan to build a huge skyscraper in a park. The skyscraper proposal was eventually scrapped, though not long afterward, during another protest, Mrs. Maathai was beaten unconscious by police.

Home life was not easy either. Her husband, Mwangi, divorced her, saying she was too strong-minded for a woman. When she lost her divorce case and criticized the judge, she was thrown in jail. Still, throughout the years she managed to rack up honorary degrees and innumerable awards, including France’s Légion d’Honneur and Japan’s Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun.

The Nobel committee hailed her for taking “a holistic approach to sustainable development that embraces democracy, human rights and women’s rights in particular” and serving “as inspiration for many in the fight for democratic rights.”

Her battle with cancer was a surprise to many here in Nairobi. Her organization did not provide details but Kenyan media reported that she had been in the hospital for at least a week.

She is survived by three children, Waweru, Wanjira and Muta, and a granddaughter, Ruth Wangari, according to a statement from the Green Belt Movement. The organization said, “Her departure is untimely and a very great loss to all of us who knew her, as a mother, relative, co-worker, colleague, role model and heroine or those who admired her determination to make the world a peaceful, healthy and better place for all of us.”