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Study Concludes Candy Corn Consumption Leads to Heroin Addiction

Study Concludes Candy Corn Consumption Leads to Heroin Addiction

Those that consume and defend candy corn may have to think twice after a recent study revealed a direct correlation between the holiday confection and heroin use and addiction. 9,000 metric tons of the holiday specialty are sold every year, and, for many it is the definitive marker of the Halloween season. However, this “treat” may have a darker side. According to lab-coated staff at The Daily Refried research facility (full...

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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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