Feliz Cinco de Mayo

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  1. MaxHeadRoom

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    To all the Mexican members.
    Max.
     
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  2. joeyd999

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  3. wayneh

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    Let's hope they outnumber the French that are here.
     
  4. cmartinez

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    Wouldn't know about that... but then again I have nothing against french fries, french toast and french kissing...
    On the other hand, down here we barely celebrate this day... believe it or not is more of a gringo thing :) ... best excuse in the US to drink tequila and have some real mexican food
     
  5. cmartinez

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    :confused: I'm trying to picture here what would happen in a battle between Darth Vader and Pancho Villa ! :eek::eek::eek:
     
  6. AnalogKid

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    103 years ago TODAY

    The RMS Titanic was the first cruise ship to serve ice cream to its passengers.

    That's because it was the first ship to have mechanized refrigeration. Not only could it make ice and ice cream for 2000 people, it had the first ever refrigerated cargo hold. Besides all those people, it was carrying lotsa tons of cargo, including foodstuffs, from Europe to the States. And beyond.

    A new-fangled processed bean spread from France was all the rage among society, and the Titanic was carrying 15,000 jars of it (chilled to prevent spoilage) for two destinations: the Hamptons area of Long Island, and the Gulf coast resort towns of Mexico. After New York, the next two stops were Miami (people) and Veracruz, Mexico, the only Gulf port deep enough for the big boat and its cargo of European delicacies for the rich and tanned.

    Well, I don't want to spoil the ending of the movie, but the boat didn't make it, and the tragedy was an economic shock to the Mexican economy. At least six companies supplying the resorts went bankrupt, having bet their futures on the new foods. The ripple effect spread inland for fifty miles, and it was another 10 years before the region recovered (just in time for the Great Depression). They still remember the event on the anniversary of the day the Titanic was scheduled to dock at Veracruz, today, Sinko de Mayo.

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  7. cmartinez

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    And.... there was an imporant Mexican passenger in the Titanic. A diplomat who made one last great heroic act of selflessness before going down. He is known as El Caballero del Titanic.
     
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  8. joeyd999

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    Who needs an excuse?
     
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  9. cmartinez

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    Let's call it an "enhancer" then... :D
     
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  10. atferrari

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    César, what about you? How do you celebrate?
     
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