Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

Swine flu “Patient Zero” finally identified.

April 28, 2009

doomed

The Chum Master thinks the swine flu is yet another overhyped, media-driven pseudo crisis, but even he had to chuckle at the above image.

Thanks to Mikey for sending this in.

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Calm down people: Swine flu 1976-1 death from the flu, 30+ deaths from the vaccination

April 27, 2009

Some much needed perspective for the latest media-induced “health crisis.”

Mass vaccinations started in October, but within weeks reports started coming in of people developing Guillain-Barré syndrome, a paralyzing nerve disease, right after taking the shot. Within two months, 500 people were affected, and more than 30 died. Amid a rising uproar and growing public reluctance to risk the shot, federal officials abruptly canceled the program Dec. 16.

Read the full article at Wired.

“One Semester of Spanish”-a love song

November 6, 2008

Funny.  Sent in by Marta, a proud Puerto-Rican woman, whose keen mind would not only see through a clown like this, but also leave him crying in both english and spanish.

Bulls defeat Matadors, still 2 games out of first place

July 16, 2008

He didn’t see this coming.

I never want anyone injured, but I find myself rooting for the bull every time.

He almost cleared it.

Just vicious.

A battle of “cultures”-Emos vs. punks and metalheads

June 22, 2008

Apparently, there’s a burgeoning Emo scene in Mexico, which may have something to do with the wave of immigrants coming to the U.S.  More research is needed on that.   Anyway, as if the news that Emo has spread to Mexico isn’t sad enough, apparently the Emo kids have been targets of violence lately. Punks and metal kids can’t stand emos for “ripping off the scene.” Yes, that’s right, the pinnacle of culture that manifests itself in punk and metal kids is in danger of being denigrated. Ck. out this MTV News clip detailing animosity between the 3 <gulp> cultures.

 

My favorite, and most accurate, Emo video, “Tickle Me Emo” from Mad TV.

 

Dance-off: Woman vs. Guido

June 12, 2008

This woman clowns the Guido so bad…hilarity. Well, hilarious when she’s in the frame. When it’s just the guido(s) dancing I feel like I’m a voyeur watching a seizure….and laughing.

Drunk driver plows head-on into cyclists at bike race

June 4, 2008

Drinking, doing cocaine and then driving lead to some horrible consequences. Picture snapped from a distance at the instant driver hit the first cyclists. 1 man was killed, 10 injured. Not for the faint of heart, as bodies and bikes are flying everywhere. More here.

Get high on Jesus-I don’t think this is what they meant by “rock” of salvation.

June 1, 2008

(image from Viewimages.com)

Mexico drug smugglers make Jesus statue of cocaine

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) – U.S. customs officials have seized a statue of Jesus Christ made from plaster mixed with cocaine — the latest sophisticated attempt to smuggle drugs from Mexico.

Sniffer dogs at the border crossing in Laredo, Texas, alerted officials to the smell of narcotics in the 6.6 pound (3 kilo) statue, which was in the trunk of a car being driven by a Mexican woman into the United States last week.

“The statue tested positive for cocaine,” Nancy Herrera, an official at the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Texas said on Friday.

U.S. border police arrested a 61-year-old Mexican man accused of offering the woman $80 to carry the statue to the bus station in downtown Laredo.

The woman escaped back to Mexico, Herrera said.

Tighter U.S. security and Mexico’s deployment of thousands of soldiers along the border are pushing smugglers to try increasingly sophisticated techniques like hiding drugs in sealed beer cans, U.S. officials say.

The average price of a gram of pure cocaine in the United States is around $130, according to U.S. government data.

(Reporting by Robin Emmott) Original article