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January 15, 2008 8:33 AM   Subscribe

B is for Beaner. ironic t shirts are cross cultural. [via tex[t]-mex]
posted by Stynxno (19 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I can't get a hold of the Tribune story. Help?
posted by grobstein at 8:35 AM on January 15, 2008


"In order to view this page, you must be a registered member of chicagotribune.com. Registration is fast, free and easy. Register now, or log in with your e-mail address and password below."


Meh.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:44 AM on January 15, 2008


¿Pepsi azúl?
posted by uncleozzy at 8:57 AM on January 15, 2008


I blame Carlos Mencia.
posted by papakwanz at 8:59 AM on January 15, 2008


Meanwhile, in white mid-America, "Biggby Coffee will start showing its colors Monday when the first shop to assume the Beaner's Coffee franchise's new identity opens its doors. East Lansing-based Beaner's announced in September it would change its identity because the name was considered derogatory to Hispanics."
posted by ardgedee at 9:02 AM on January 15, 2008


stinky!
posted by dios at 9:02 AM on January 15, 2008


Password.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:04 AM on January 15, 2008


This post is ironical.
posted by tkchrist at 9:16 AM on January 15, 2008


odd. it was working for me earlier without registration

guess they noticed the traffic.
posted by Stynxno at 9:22 AM on January 15, 2008


hey, my hometown has a cross-cultural ironic t-shirt producer too!

The one that says "i'm okay, my grandma rubbed an egg on me." Will get you big laughs with your chicano friends.
posted by hapticactionnetwork at 9:29 AM on January 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


None of the bugmenots logins work for me, which is the first time I've encountered that.
posted by jeffmik at 9:29 AM on January 15, 2008


All the other links work...
posted by delmoi at 9:58 AM on January 15, 2008


Heh. I'd long gotten a chuckle out of Beaner's and wondered when they'd change it.
posted by klangklangston at 10:11 AM on January 15, 2008


I know the type that iron their t shirts.
posted by StickyCarpet at 10:34 AM on January 15, 2008


Finally, a sartorial replacement for my constant running loop of Que Onda Guero.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:57 AM on January 15, 2008


One wonders why the men's and women's designs on the N is for line are so different.
posted by cmgonzalez at 12:38 PM on January 15, 2008


"hey, my hometown has a cross-cultural ironic t-shirt producer too!"

So does mine!
posted by black8 at 1:23 PM on January 15, 2008


I live about three blocks away from a NaCo store here, but never stopped in to check it out. For non-Spanish speakers, the name is a pun on the Mexican (Mexico City?) slang "naco," best translated as "tacky."

My guess is that the T-shirts are probably pricey, given the target demographic and the store's location in the tony Condesa neighborhood. If it's true that the company originated the "estar guars" shirt, by now it's been pirated and is widely and cheaply sold at street markets.
posted by donpedro at 2:08 PM on January 15, 2008


best translated as "tacky."

... which the Trib explains, of course. Missed that on first read, sorry folks.

posted by donpedro at 2:11 PM on January 15, 2008


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