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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo, y'all.


Why are we celebrating five jars of mayonnaise? I mean, isn't that a little excessive? One or two jars, I could see...but five??

Now if it was five jars of garlic stuffed olives I could get happy about it. Or five jars of organic orange marmalade, or five jars of top-notch peanut butter and marshmallow fluff.

But mayonnaise?

Wait, what?

Aww, crap - it's about the fifth of May? And not Mayonnaise? Damn...someone better alert Hellmann's - I think they were planning something big. Also...anyone need some mayo?

OK, so really, it's a celebration of the victory the Spanish had over the French at the battle of Puebla, which didn't win the war but it did become a symbol of Mexican unity. It wasn't quite independence, but it was a start and worth noting.

Yeah, y'all knew I wasn't that fluff-headed, right?




Susan said...

You've completely shattered my illusion in which I celebrated mayonnaise. And real mayonnaise like Hellman's, not that lite, fake crap.

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

BEAN, Er, i mean BEING from Tejas, I LOVE Mayonaise!

Bonito Cinco de Mayo, Lady K...