Let's Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
By mustang6560 on 5/5/11
If you are reading this, I take it you are stuck at work like me instead of celebrating the most important day of the year: the fifth of May or CINCO DE MAYO! I wanted to post something original about Cinco de Mayo. But after reading the post Andrew did last year, I felt the need to share it again with the world. So in honor of Mexico defeating France in an improbable victory, enjoy this repost from Kickntrue.

It's kind of messed up that people expect us to work on Cinco de Mayo. There are over 30,000,000 people of Mexican decent living in the USA (50M hispanic/latino with 64% being Mexican). One in ten people celebrating a heritage holiday should be enough to constitute a day off for the whole country! At the very least- we should be given a half day. 5pm is still HOURS awhile and by then Happy Hour is half over. I'm just saying...

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the day Mexico won an improbably victory against French armies in 1862 (it's NOT Mexican Independence Day). Ironically, it's not that big a deal in Mexico, but has become more of an American holiday.

In honor of May 5th, I thought it'd be good to take a look at athletes with Mexican heritage, specifically in golf. The two most obvious are freshly retired Lorena Ochoa and all-time great Lee Trevino- the "Merry Mex." Both are heroes to some Mexicans and can be celebrated for their culture and their successes on the golf course. Ochoa has won over $14M which she has used to start charities in her homeland. Trevino is an American but is iconic to Mexican Americans. If you're younger like me, it's easy to forget that he won 6 majors (plus 4 additional Champions Tour majors).

Mi amigos- I implore you... work fast, work hard. Get done early- and head down to your local Mexican grill for some festive fare, and of course a Dos Equis. I can't believe we even need a reason to celebrate a French ass-kicking!

Become Cultured - Learn about Cinco De Mayo
Lorena Ochoa
Lee Trevino
Other Mexican-American Athletes

All of the Dos Equis "Interesting Man" commercials mashed together!

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[ comments ]
Kurt the Knife says:
My golf swing is so unique, orthopedic surgeons needed to define a new category of forearm injuries.
I am the most creative golfer in the world.
Kurt the Knife says:
I once saved an African village from a marauding swarm of army ants with nothing more than a 2-iron headcover and a mason jar.
mustang6560 says:
The best "Most Interesting Man in the World" fact: He can speak braille.
dc8ce says:
His wallet is made of chupacabra leather...
wrhall02 says:
It does strick me funny that 5 de mayo is a huge deal in the US. Besides the city Puebla, it is not really celebrated in Mexico (I live in DF...aka Mex City).

Dos XX is not bad...Barrilito, Modelo Especial, and Pacifico are my Mexican beer recos.
mustang6560 says:
I know Modelo and Pacifico, but I've never heard of Barrilito. I'll have to keep my eyes and ears open...
Kurt the Knife says:

U have a strange way of getting beer into your body.

I keep my mouth open for beer.
I'm just sayin'
wrhall02 says:
I can always count on K-T-K to make me laugh, gracias!

@mustang, not sure Barrilito is available north of the border. It's is Modelo's Draft beer in a bottle (same idea as MGD). Tasty stuff, but better ingested via mouth...it may sting the eyes and ears a bit.
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