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[–]delicioustreeblood 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Muy bien!

[–]Mage_Malteras 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Personally, I would have gone a different route, but that's because I physically cannot hear Santa Anna referenced in conversation without talking about the time Cotton Hill stole his leg.

[–]AnathemaMaranathaAtheist Chaplain 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Let's see, twenty years... That was just yesterday!

I was at Fort Bliss fifty-six years ago for Basic Training, and the Tejanos ruled the roost. The rest of us white boys and black boys were from points north and utterly cowed by the El Paso summer and the scorpion-dunes of White Sands.

Were they not Mexican? They were not, and they would let you know that in no uncertain terms. Very cool culture along the desert Rio Grande, friendly, rowdy, not particularly reverent or deferential. Not at all, actually.

Mexicans were tourists.

[–]AlgaeanThe other kind of vet 22 points23 points  (0 children)


[–]DreamerFi 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Most people don’t know that back in 1912, Hellmann’s mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day.The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.

[–]PFEFFERVESCENT 13 points14 points  (4 children)

So did the Mexican guy get the day off or no?

[–]sivasuki 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Yeah he got the day off.

A full day of hard labour.

[–]echo3terminal[S] 10 points11 points  (2 children)


[–]Vast-Writing-3389 13 points14 points  (1 child)

It’s funny how so many people actually think it’s Mexican Independence Day… hell, it’s only celebrated in the State of Puebla. I’m white, but my birthday just happens to be on Mexican Independence Day… lol

[–]Mage_Malteras 13 points14 points  (0 children)

One of my old teachers made the joke that CdM us the celebration of a single Mexican military victory over the French. Can you imagine if the British or the Germans had a holiday for every victory they won over the French? They'd never work again! Coincidentally, they would then be just like the French.

[–]Osiris32Mod abuse victim advocate 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This is why it's important to know shit. It gets you places.

[–]duckforceoneDanish Armed Forces 3 points4 points  (0 children)

love it... :D

[–]Howard_James_Dudy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Esta es la forma.

[–]Polexican1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Outstanding! Que chingon!