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How Candy Corn Was Invented, The Gripping Tale

How Candy Corn Was Invented, The Gripping Tale

Your handsome and humble servant- El Guapo El Guapo writes The Daily Refried, and is, without question, the foremost authority on all things. Follow him onFacebook or Twitter @TheDailyRefried. Candy Jar Photo by Juushika Redgrave Museum-quality historic drawing by El...

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Dia de los Twerkos: The Perfect Blend of Cultures

Dia de los Twerkos: The Perfect Blend of Cultures

There’s nothing sweeter than the cross-pollination of cultures. We are reminded of this every time we drive past a combination Taco Bell-Pizza Hut. El Dia De Los Muertos, a Mexican holiday observed to honor and pray for the dead, is actually a result of such a cross-pollination. Pre-Columbian civilizations like the Aztecs held month-long festivals for the dead and dedicated this period to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. After Columbus,...

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Hispanic Heritage Month Dream: That Lambada No Longer Be The Forbidden Dance

Hispanic Heritage Month Dream: That Lambada No Longer Be The Forbidden Dance

Like Martin Luther King, El Guapo has a dream, one that becomes particularly poignant each year around this time, a time when the jalapenos flow like the wild Rio Grande and the Corona company urges us to drink our way to cultural nirvana. As we each celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in our own way – whether it be via Dos Equis or Modelo – we must accept our responsibility to reflect, with unflinching eyes, on the triumphs and...

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Heavy is the Head That Wears The Doritos Sombrero

Hispanic Heritage Month: Heavy is the Head That Wears The Doritos Sombrero

Rejoice for it is here. Boxing matches and beer commercials have indeed marked the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. Everywhere chips and guac are sprinkled generously over festivities. Inflatable cactuses dot the American landscape. TV commercials for McDonald’s begin to feature ethnically ambiguous families with black hair. Christina Aguilera will be on a few extra magazine covers at your local grocery store check out. For Latinos,...

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Syrians, Egyptians Begin Twerking to Get Americans’ Attention

Syrians, Egyptians Begin Twerking to Get Americans’ Attention

The inevitability of a US military strike in Syria continues to gain momentum after allegations that Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad used chemical weapons against civilians. After a recent military coup, several brutal mass killings of Egyptian civilians have left the country in a terribly fractured and tumultuous state. The turmoil that has engulfed Egypt and Syria in recent weeks is similar, experts argue, to the chaos unleashed...

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Ted Cruz, Go Home, Please, Go Home, Dude, Go Home, Please

Ted Cruz, Go Home, Please, Go Home, Dude, Go Home, Please

Everyone’s favorite Canadian cowboy, Ted Cruz, is thinking about renouncing his Canadian citizenship. Cruz was born to an American mother in Canada – making him a dual US/Canadian citizen. He recently released his birth certificate with speculation swirling that this is a calculated move to set the stage for a 2016 presidential run — although, rest assured, surely Donald Trump will make sure that his “birth...

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