Thursday, March 26, 2009

My favorite sign ever - I simply can't decide

I've seen some interesting sales pitches in my life. These two signs include two of my favorites - I can't decide which I prefer, the vendor promising me the world or the hard sell accusing me (if I were Mexican) of betraying my people?


"If you buy this snow cone, you will go to heaven and your children will be born strong!" Personally, I'm sold.


"QUESTION: Why, if....1 - We are Mexicans; 2 - We employ Mexicans; 3 - We have very beautiful clothing; 4- We have an extensive selection and; 5 - Above all, we offer the lowest - the LOWEST - prices...
Why don't you come find out? Malinchismo?"

* Explanation required. Malinche was the translator/lover of Hernando Cortes - the one who conquered Mexico for Spain, doing quite a bit of pillaging and slaughtering on the way. (Look for Malinche in Diego Rivera's mural in the Palacio Nacional. She is pictured with Cortes, with a little baby on her back with a round, dark face and bright blue eyes). She is considered the ULTIMATE betrayer of her people EVER. "Malinchismo" is now often used to describe Mexicans who consider foreign things better like if you're always going on shopping trips to Texas...

2 comments:

HOMERO_SNAKE said...

Nice post...
If you like this kind of 'anuncios' visit: http://selenguolatraba.com/
Saludos desde México!

paulstaley said...

Love the signs! Great blog!