Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's a holiday to celebrate a Mexican military victory over the French. That's like holding a victory parade for drawing a walk in Beer League Softball.
LectertheChef: Summercat: kbronsito: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's a holiday to celebrate a Mexican military victory over the French. That's like holding a victory parade for drawing a walk in Beer League Softball.Didn't even win the war... Just that one battle, forcing the French to regroup and then Mexico got its ass kicked.It's something interesting to say, that sure. France has lost quite a few wars. Before WWI, I can think of one where it didn't take all of farkin' Europe united in order to bring France down, and that was the Franco-Prussian War, where the Prussians had insane amounts of training, better tech and doctrine, and had possibly the best army in Europe at the time.The idea that French suck at military seems mainly to come from WWII, when the Maginot Line - which pretty much every Western tactical and strategic thinker at the time, outside of Germany, thought was a good idea - failed, and the superior German Army routed the French and the British. Had their been a landbridge, England would have gone the same way.Sorry. The whole "French suck at war" thing gets my gears going.The proper answer to the "French suck at war" thing consists of one word: Verdun.
BMulligan: Who gives a shiat about Cinco de Mayo? Here in my neighborhood, folks are already gearing up for Syttende Mai - just today I noticed that 7-Eleven is stocked up on Norwegian flags, and soon the aquavit will be flowing like water.
whidbey: timujin: whidbey: Both "holidays" are stupid.I bet you're fun at parties.Most parties celebrating either "holiday" are pretty stupid, so I wouldn't be there, anyway.But seriously, two fake "holidays" celebrated primarily by fraternities and sports bars?You can have them.
whidbey: Both "holidays" are stupid.
The My Little Pony Killer: How about white people stop trying to tell everybody else how to feel about things? Or would that be too oppressive for them?
FishyFred: The founder of the Boloco burrito chain attended business school at Dartmouth and its menu is such a paragon of multiculturalism that my girlfriend refuses to call their products "burritos" because she believes that word should only apply to Mexican or Tex-Mex cuisine.
scottydoesntknow: Representative of the unwashed masses: snarky article aside... REALLY? A group wanted to make Mexican food and drink while being punny with the word fiesta and that makes them worse than Hitler?[31.media.tumblr.com image 500x271]On the one hand, I agree that they should be able to hold a party with Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo.On the other hand, we're talking about college kids here. And more specifically, frats and sororities. Odds are it will start with food and non-alcoholic drinks and then devolve into this:[cdn2.thegloss.com image 580x348]
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