¡Feliz Cinco De Mayo, Gael García Bernal! Bésame Mucho, Tú Eres Mexicaliente.
I was going to celebrate this Cinco De Mayo the same way I did St. Patrick’s Day, with reverence, respect and photogenic actors. However, the internet is not bearing any fruit when it comes to a satisfactory list of Good Looking Mexicanos. Any list that has Uma Thurman but neither Diego Luna nor Gael García Bernal is a list I cannot get behind. So, well, we’ll have to make do with this. (Salma Hayek)
There are scads of ways in which I am ignorant about other cultures, mis amigitos. I do know, however, that I probably shouldn’t tell you that I refer to this holiday as Cinco De Puke-o. Right? That’s fairly insensitive. I also had no idea that May 1st was an international day of protests and workers rights. No clue. I thought it was all about jumping over fires and sex with randos. Well, regardless, please take a moment to check out these staggering images from around the world of May Day protests. Some are harrowing, some are comical, and some are just gorgeous. (The Big Picture)
This photo is a little less political and a little more calisthenical, but this entry from the Hipster Arrested Development Tumblr made me laugh out loud. STEVE HOLT!
But when it comes to mixing politics and “Arrested Development” references, no one does it quite like the Angry Black Lady. Get out your poster board and protestin’ sharpies for this story because some reprehensible Texan “educator” asked a Muslim 9th grader if she was grieving for “Uncle Osama.” He’s been suspended, I say that’s not enough. I say we EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! (Angry Black Lady)
Speaking of higher education, this “How Long Would You Survive A Campus Zombie Outbreak Flowchart” thinks I, a much-beloved and cherished RA, would only last 6 hours. Ha! That’s because they don’t know about my Crovel. Those zombies are so getting written up. (Nerd Approved)
We all know zombies enjoy a tasty medulla oblongata or a crunchy cerebellum, but what part of the body are you most partial to? If you’re a gent, I hope you’re partial to those testy testes of yours. The people at I HEART GUTS want you to take care of ‘em. Me? I’ve always been fond of ze uterus. So expressive! (Laughing Squid)
I fear I’ve written myself into a testicular corner. That’s awkward. Non-sackuitur! Thanks to mswas for bringing this great contest to my attention. The first person to correctly identify the 91 movies represented in this Manhattan Map will get a free copy of the poster. If one of you lovely, bored, clever, filmophilic Pajibans doesn’t win, it’ll be a BIG disappointment. That’s your first clue. GO! (Gothamist)
I have to admit, it was sort of a BIG disappointment when I found out what “Archer“‘s H. Jon Benjamin looks like. Aisha Tyler (a.k.a. Lana Cane), on the other hand, never fails to impress. Here are ten other faces to go with the voices you know. (Warming Glow)
I love the “Archer” theme song, though it’s not my current favorite. That would be either “Justified” or this “Game of Thrones” cover. Count the guitars/basses and get back to me on a total, okay?
Yesterday reader Christian H made the good point that by highlighting Minnesota House Majority Leader Matt Dean and his Neil Gaiman debacle I was ignoring several great Minnesota politicians currently kicking ass and taking names. So let’s all give a slow clap today to Minnesota State Rep. Steve Simon who took a stand for gay rights asking “How many more gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether or not God actually wants them around?”
Joanna Robinson hopes you enjoy Cinco de Puke-o as much as she will. Her sure-fire Margarita recipe is three parts tequila, two parts triple sec and one part fresh-squeezed lime juice. ¡Disfruten! ¡Email! ¡Twitter!