Cinco de Monkey!
May 5, 2004 10:24 AM   Subscribe

Cinco de Mayo, monkey style! Queso, guacamole and nachos, and fun ways to celebrate the Mexican holiday with your favorite terrycloth primate. Also, a little dueling Kahlo haiku for good measure. Viva de Cinco de Mayo!! Ay yiy yiy!!
posted by sparky (9 comments total)
Any monkeys are good monkeys...
posted by Samizdata at 11:11 AM on May 5, 2004

haiku's are fun...

Cinco De Mayo
Lemon wedge thwarts my parched mouth
I need a chopstick
posted by Parannoyed at 12:16 PM on May 5, 2004

No margaritas
Cannot find mix for drinking
Not a drunk monkey
posted by Katemonkey at 12:52 PM on May 5, 2004

Going out tonight
But not for Mexican food
Drinks will have to do
posted by amberglow at 2:46 PM on May 5, 2004

Pico de Gallo
(Not "Gayo") mild and chunky,
It's chickensalsa!!!
posted by wendell at 3:35 PM on May 5, 2004

Overheard at bar
Another holiday now?
I am not ready.

posted by Dick Paris at 4:25 PM on May 5, 2004

I happened to be in Puerto Vallarta for Cinco de Mayo a few years back. We were in Chico's dive getting stuff set up for some Scuba diving, and we asked the gal there what was going on for Cinco de Mayo. She said "what? We don't celebrate that here." We told her it was a big deal in America. She just said "oh", and shrugged her shoulders. Sigh, another myth exposed....
posted by Eekacat at 7:01 PM on May 5, 2004

Exactly, E-cat. I could not fathom what this person (see above) was talking about. As if they had some obligation toward a holiday apparently invented by the lime and Corona lobbies.
posted by Dick Paris at 7:36 PM on May 5, 2004

It celebrates a victory in Puebla by the Mexicans over the French. I'm currently in Guanajuato and the "Dia de los Ninos" a couple days earlier was a much bigger deal.
posted by rushmc at 5:25 PM on May 6, 2004

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