Drink-o de Mayo?

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  1. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

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    http://www.metafilter.com/51405/Drinko-de-Mayo

    Is Cinco De Mayo For Sale By the Alcohol Industry? In the 1960s, Chicano activists in Colorado promoted a boycott of Coors beer in response to employment discrimination against Latinos at Coors breweries. Coors had two problems. They had to fix their image with Latino consumers, and they had to figure out some way to get college students to drink more beer in May. The solution: start sponsoring Cinco de Mayo! Thus, even though Mexicans in Mexico celebrate their independence day on September 15th and 16th, Mexican-Americans are more likely to celebrate the May 5th anniversary of the Battle of the Puebla, which is not even commemorated with a national holiday in Mexico. In fact, the Battle of the Puebla was a skirmish in the Pastry War, a French intervention in Mexico that began because a French chef demanded several thousand pesos to compensate him for Mexican military officers looting his pastry supply.
     
  2. beautifulhippie2

    beautifulhippie2 TyeDyeChicka!

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    Wow! I did not know that!
     
  3. stonedmonkiwana

    stonedmonkiwana K9 Handler

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    Yeah me either... I learned something new today.. Thanks crummyrummy
     
  4. Posthumous

    Posthumous Resident Smartass

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    I'm hungry for some pastries now.
     
  5. beautifulhippie2

    beautifulhippie2 TyeDyeChicka!

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    Yeah! totally!
     
  6. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

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    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 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 as "Sinko de Mayo".
     
  7. Posthumous

    Posthumous Resident Smartass

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    That's would be a good April's Fools joke.

    Many a civilization in Europe celebrated the beginning of the new year on the first day of the first month of spring - that's April in the Gregorian calendar (Nissan in the Jewish calendar). When Christians decided to celebrate the beginning of their year in January this set them apart from their Pagan neighbors, friends and relatives. The Christians considered this an advancement in civilization, and thus referred to people who didn't take up the practice as "April fools", until the Pagans killed all the Christians and ate their brains.
     
  8. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thank for the history lesson :)

    But like all things that have staying power, Tequila de mayo has evolved far beyond it's humble roots to become a celebration of hispanic pride.

    I guess it's similar in some respects to St. Patrick's Day



    Hotwater
     
  9. indian~summer

    indian~summer yo ho & a bottle of yum

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    mmmmm tequila
    hmmm now i have another reason to get fucking wasted :D
     
  10. mitten_kitten

    mitten_kitten daisymae

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    I'm going to a BBQ tomorrow...so I will be drink-o-ing...:D
     
  11. nesta

    nesta Banned

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    i dont care too much if its a phony holiday, i'll still use it as an excuse to splurge on a bottle of cabo wabo

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    mmmmmmm....fuck coors and corona
     
  12. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

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    I am more of a patron man myself



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  13. mitten_kitten

    mitten_kitten daisymae

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    I had a shot of this stuff...it has gold flakes in it and tastes like cinnamon...
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  14. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

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    my friends won't let me drink this anymore :(
     
  15. mitten_kitten

    mitten_kitten daisymae

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  16. ItzJessI3itch

    ItzJessI3itch Banned

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    The learning process never stops, and since I love random useless information you have made my day!
     
  17. ItzJessI3itch

    ItzJessI3itch Banned

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    I absolutely love that stuff! That shit's expensive though. I try to buy cheap ass rum or vodka. =(
     
  18. mynameiskc

    mynameiskc way to go noogs!

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    woof. i got a bit festive at our drinco de mayo party.
     
  19. ItzJessI3itch

    ItzJessI3itch Banned

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    A bit "festive" I bet that's putting it lightly... lol
     
  20. indian~summer

    indian~summer yo ho & a bottle of yum

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    mmmmmm liquid cocaines are almost as good as tequila shots
    i am an expensive drinker :(
     

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