La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz

La Cucaracha

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 7 months ago

    Well, I guess its better to learn one word in Spanish than none LOL Seriously though, its a great day to celebrate Mexican culture like some do on St. Patrick’s Day, for example… ;)

  2. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 7 months ago

    Cinco de Mayo is mainly a US celebration, an excuse to party. It is a holiday in Mexico but any celebrations in Mexico of their defeat of the French are more subdued. (battle of Puebla, 5 may 1862) (google cinco de mayo, very interesting)

  3. A_Dream4u

    A_Dream4u said, 7 months ago

    At least we Americanos, are better at counting in Espanol than Bono!
    Uno, Dos, Tres, Catorce!
    Seriously Bono?

  4. pathfindercec

    pathfindercec said, 7 months ago

    WOW! That’s pretty harsh.

  5. Steve Nathe

    Steve Nathe said, 7 months ago

    Another word we’ve assimilated, I think, is “cerveza” and some of it’s associated brand names: Tecate, Corona, Dos XX, Sol, Negra Modelo, etc., which is exactly why many beer companies have jumped on the 5 de mayo bandwagon. And as regards this, Bono is not too far off with 1,2,3…14. After the 3rd beer, who’s counting??

  6. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    It was kinda bad planning to defeat whoever so close to Star Wars day. We need to space these things out a bit.

  7. indiethink

    indiethink said, 7 months ago

    I’ve learned that Mexico defeated the French, then, a year later, the French defeated Mexico, capturing Mexico City, and then stayed in power until 1867. Apparently part of the reason for the French eventually withdrawing was that the U.S.applied political and military support to help Mexico.
    When one totals the whole history, the battle of Puebla seems rather insignificant to embrace as a national source of pride.

  8. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 7 months ago

    @indiethink

    Obliviously, not your country…

  9. indiethink

    indiethink said, 7 months ago

    @dzw3030

    “Obliviously” means unmindful, unaware. Did you mean that I am unaware of “not [my] country,” or is it Yoda-speak, meaning “your country is unaware?”

  10. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 7 months ago

    @indiethink

    Sorry, I quit my day job. I’m new to satire. You’re oblivious to US revolution history, a pattern of defeats and victories, some of each notable in their own way. Our fight, like the Mexican’s was eventually won with outside help & there’s a lot to admire in both revolutions.

  11. viejito

    viejito said, 7 months ago

    You really think that “gringos” know cinco is five? For all I know, they probably think that on May 5, a few years ago, the Mexicans sank a French ship called “La Mayonnaise”, and that is why that day is known as “Sink O’ the Mayo”…

  12. indiethink

    indiethink said, 7 months ago

    @dzw3030

    Hmm, my comment did not contain any reference to U.S. revolution history, and yet you are able to make a blanket statement about my knowledge awareness.
    As to your comment, you are right – the U.S. did follow similar patterns. However, we normally do not turn those into drunken holiday celebrations.

  13. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, 7 months ago

    @viejito

    Don’t get saucy, viejito.
    (Apologies to Mel Brooks)

  14. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 7 months ago

    @indiethink

    Your comment was snarky re the Mexican revolution and I compared that conflict with our (US) history. Surely, you’re aware that the American public can and does turn national celebrations, indeed any celebration into a drunken party. Enjoy the day…

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