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My Super Bowl post

7 February 2011

Today is Constitution Day (more on that later) but, of course, my readers being mostly in the United States, I’m expected to say something about El Super Tazón.  Here in Mexico, where it was on two of the four local television channels I receive, we just saw a futbol americano game… but missed what north of the border is considered of extreme importance… the barrage of paeans to the one true faith of our north of the border neighbors:  consumption and personal gratification.

For the greater glory of corporate profits, all must give praise… even, it appears, murals by Mexican communists.  Who ever thought Diego Rivera’s 1933 “Detroit Industry” (called by the Detroit News at the time “coarse in conception … foolishly vulgar … a slander to Detroit workmen … un-American” could find its place in this kind of religious service?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ana Rule permalink
    7 February 2011 6:11 pm

    I thought the same thing!
    Sadly, I don’t think many Americans even recognize the mural, which is one of the best things Detroit has to offer.

  2. 8 February 2011 8:12 am

    You beat me to it, Rich. I just threw up my little snark on the commercial this morning then came over to the MexFiles and what do my little eyes see… .


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