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August 10, 2007

No Habla…

Filed under: Baldo, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, foreign language, humor, preciosa, radios, Spanish — Cidu Bill @ 2:01 am



  1. “And tomorrow the world?” The joke is, I guess, that he’s scratched the thin veneer of the harmless [your ethnic stereotype here] and found the undercurrent of revolutionary socialism? Of course, I assume he’s just mocking the paranoid fantasy.

    Comment by LostInTarnation — August 10, 2007 @ 4:26 am

  2. “This is the Precious One – who will take all your land!!”

    Well, they’re bent on world domination I guess.

    Or it’s some kinda LOTR reference….

    Comment by Brian Leahy — August 10, 2007 @ 6:55 am

  3. I think it’s mocking the fear that immigrants from Latin America are coming to America in huge numbers and “taking over America.”

    Comment by Autumn Harvest — August 10, 2007 @ 8:50 am

  4. I made some comment to a guy named
    Diego Rodriguez one time to the
    effect that anglos had taken Texas
    away from Mexico and he said,
    “That’s okay; we’re getting it back. We’ve already got San
    Antonio: you been there lately?”

    Comment by Robert Warden — August 10, 2007 @ 7:42 pm

  5. He clarifies on the strip of the 11th. (yep, I’m an insomniac)

    I was confused by the one the day before this . . . I think I at first interpreted it as the radio station being mad that the white kid was appropriating their culture . . . so the non-Latino kids listening was the “invasion” (as with rap music, something like 70% of which is purchased by white young men) . . .

    but I must be wrong about that, in the context of the next few days . . .

    Comment by laterain — August 11, 2007 @ 2:43 am

  6. An all-Spanish radio station in Atlanta apparently included a talk show where callers were introducing themselves and giving their town name – as part of Mexico.

    “I’m from Atlanta, Mexico.”
    “Juan, from Kennesaw, Mexico.”
    “Carlos in Macon, Mexico.”
    (Yes, all cities in Georgia.)

    It was funny – until the Hispanics went on strike. Three times last year. While they didn’t cause any serious shutdowns (“no pine straw deliveries! oh no!”), they did score major political points.

    Comment by ctdonath — August 15, 2007 @ 8:57 am

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