News from the frozen Northland

Dear Mexican: In your October 23 column, I read that Mexicans enjoy Clamato the way Canadians do. The True North Strong and Free has a favored drink (the Caesar) made with Clamato. It is similar to a Bloody Mary but way, way better — and spicy, to boot! So don't wonder so much why Mexicans love Clamato, but instead wonder why Americans do not love it as much as both of their neighbors.

Quebecois Cutie

Dear Hoser: Gracias for your comment. Now, a question from Canada.



Dear Mexican: Here in Canada, we have a huge problem with illegals coming up from the south, mainly to escape Bush or for our free health care. The solution is inspired by the same damned Yankees that we need to keep out: Build a big wall. Problem is, we could never get enough people to build a wall like that. Do you think we can get some Mexicans to help us build this wall? Please make sure there are some single hotties in the group — I would love to have a Mexican novio.

Canadian Gringita

Dear Hoser: Por supuesto. And with your generous offer, I think Mexicans can finally get over their hatred of the proposed U.S.-Mexico border muro. Let's wall those gabachos in, compañeros. Let's deny them our cheap labor and chalupas and Canada's affordable medicine. You betcha gabachos would make more incursions across both of our fences than a Sidney Crosby-shot hockey puck past a goalie.

Dear Mexican: There was a sports controversy in Australia (because here, sports rate above the drought). Cricket authorities banned the Mexican wave (what Americans call "the wave") from major sporting events because apparently people would get hit by stray objects flying out of people's hands while performing said wave. I know the wave first received international notice during the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, but Wikipedia says it might've been created in Vancouver for a marketing campaign for a soccer team called the Whitecaps. So shouldn't it be called the Canadian wave?

Confused and Nasally Congested

Dear Aussie: Finally, the Mexican has found a dumber race than Guatemalans! Relying on Wikipedia for your information is like relying on a Mexican to handle immigration policy. No one knows the true origins of the wave, except that Mexico didn't create the crowd-stretcher — the earliest reference I could find for it in the Nexis database was a June 1, 1986, Toronto Star dispatch from that year's World Cup calling the Mexican wave an "odious North American import."


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