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#1 Disembodied Spirit

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 11:57 AM

Everybody asking 'Am I eating Mexican tonight?'. Why?? I'm not Mexican. I eat Mexican food when I WANT Mexican food.
Then they say "Well, it's Mexican Independence day"...Well 2 thoughts, 1-I'm not Mexican, AGAIN, and 2- IT'S NOT MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!!
Contrary to popular believe, Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican Independence day.
Mexican independence is celebrated on Sept.16.
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla.
So you are celebrating 1 battle victory, in the many battle victories of Mexican history.
So if you ARE of Mexican decent, enjoy your day, celebrate your heritage.
But don't involve us

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:00 PM

The Mexican restaurant in my hometown does discount meals and drinks on Cinco de Mayo. No h8, m8!

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:03 PM

To me it's a boxing holiday. It's all about Mexican fighters!

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:04 PM

View PostDisembodied Spirit, on 05 May 2015 - 11:57 AM, said:

Everybody asking 'Am I eating Mexican tonight?'. Why?? I'm not Mexican. I eat Mexican food when I WANT Mexican food.
Then they say "Well, it's Mexican Independence day"...Well 2 thoughts, 1-I'm not Mexican, AGAIN, and 2- IT'S NOT MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!!
Contrary to popular believe, Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican Independence day.
Mexican independence is celebrated on Sept.16.
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla.
So you are celebrating 1 battle victory, in the many battle victories of Mexican history.
So if you ARE of Mexican decent, enjoy your day, celebrate your heritage.
But don't involve us
Funny how many people don't know that. A Mexican woman my wife works with actually said it was Mexican Independence and my wife corrected her.

It's just another excuse for Americans to get blasted... St Paddy's day was SO far away, and Memorial day will never get here!

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:04 PM

View PostBowlCity, on 05 May 2015 - 12:00 PM, said:

The Mexican restaurant in my hometown does discount meals and drinks on Cinco de Mayo. No h8, m8!
Oh I love me some Mexican food, but it's not ours to celebrate.
People don't understand what Cinco de Mayo is.
Bastille Day is July 14, I am planning a French cookout- :eyeroll: <<Something NO ONE has ever said

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:06 PM

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To me it's a boxing holiday. It's all about Mexican fighters!
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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:06 PM

View PostDisembodied Spirit, on 05 May 2015 - 12:04 PM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 05 May 2015 - 12:00 PM, said:

The Mexican restaurant in my hometown does discount meals and drinks on Cinco de Mayo. No h8, m8!
Oh I love me some Mexican food, but it's not ours to celebrate.
People don't understand what Cinco de Mayo is.
Bastille Day is July 14, I am planning a French cookout- :eyeroll: <<Something NO ONE has ever said
If BD wasn't so close to 4th of July... maybe. Americans already have that as an excuse to get wasted in early July!!

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:10 PM

Yesterday I had a huge burrito from Free Birds, and my wife made some killer enchiladas for dinner. I may do Mexican again today, can never get enough

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:24 PM

Mexican is ok... Guatemalan is the way to go. Love their food, their coffee is way better, and the women... man o man.












ETA... (full disclosure) My wife is Guatemalan :)

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:40 PM

View PostDisembodied Spirit, on 05 May 2015 - 11:57 AM, said:

Everybody asking 'Am I eating Mexican tonight?'. Why?? I'm not Mexican. I eat Mexican food when I WANT Mexican food.
Then they say "Well, it's Mexican Independence day"...Well 2 thoughts, 1-I'm not Mexican, AGAIN, and 2- IT'S NOT MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!!
Contrary to popular believe, Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican Independence day.
Mexican independence is celebrated on Sept.16.
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla.
So you are celebrating 1 battle victory, in the many battle victories of Mexican history.
So if you ARE of Mexican decent, enjoy your day, celebrate your heritage.
But don't involve us

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:41 PM

It's stupid...just like Valentine's Day or "Sweetest Day"

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:51 PM

I forgot all about Cinco.  Our grocery stores used to make a big to-do about it, but no more.  Equality rules here.

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:55 PM

I love Mexican food like there is no tomorrow but won't be having any tonight thank you...

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 01:06 PM

I had Taco Bell for lunch, but I doubt I eat any Mexican food today.

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 01:28 PM

Love me some Mexican food any day!!!  :D  A friend, of actual Mexican heritage, says Cinco de Mayo in Mexico is about comparable to our Flag Day- minor holiday where you feel a little bit patriotic and maybe remember to hang out the flag. As Disembodied said, their actual independence day is Sept. 16th.  I think Cinco is a scam when corrupted for just marketing purposes but not when used for how it kind of started out- as a way for Mexican Americans to show off their heritage in a community.

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 01:30 PM

I dunno shit about cinco de mayo and I dunno anyone who truly celebrates it. I've only ever seen white people talking about it on facebook, and even then it's just complaints about alcohol consumption.

if someone wants to eat a taco and drink a beer today without knowing the "meaning" of the holiday, I don't care.

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 01:32 PM

View Postbathory, on 05 May 2015 - 01:30 PM, said:

I dunno shit about cinco de mayo and I dunno anyone who truly celebrates it. I've only ever seen white people talking about it on facebook, and even then it's just complaints about alcohol consumption.

if someone wants to eat a taco and drink a beer today without knowing the "meaning" of the holiday, I don't care.

Thats me every day!!!

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 02:04 PM

View PostDigital Dad, on 05 May 2015 - 01:32 PM, said:

View Postbathory, on 05 May 2015 - 01:30 PM, said:

I dunno shit about cinco de mayo and I dunno anyone who truly celebrates it. I've only ever seen white people talking about it on facebook, and even then it's just complaints about alcohol consumption.

if someone wants to eat a taco and drink a beer today without knowing the "meaning" of the holiday, I don't care.

Thats me every day!!!
It does not need a holiday, It's already called Tuesday

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 02:28 PM

Have a taco and be happy.

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 03:06 PM

View PostDisembodied Spirit, on 05 May 2015 - 02:04 PM, said:

View PostDigital Dad, on 05 May 2015 - 01:32 PM, said:

View Postbathory, on 05 May 2015 - 01:30 PM, said:

I dunno shit about cinco de mayo and I dunno anyone who truly celebrates it. I've only ever seen white people talking about it on facebook, and even then it's just complaints about alcohol consumption.

if someone wants to eat a taco and drink a beer today without knowing the "meaning" of the holiday, I don't care.

Thats me every day!!!
It does not need a holiday, It's already called Tuesday
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