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  • Posted by Jonathan on May 5th, 2018 (All posts by )

    cinco mayos

    Chicagoboyz celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

    UPDATE: The true story of Sinko de Mayo, via commenter Gringo.


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    1. Sgt. Mom Says:

      The elaborate visual pun is appreciated.
      Although in Texas, it’s only Duke’s Mayonnaise recognized as the real stuff.'s_Mayonnaise

    2. Bill Brandt Says:


    3. Grurray Says:

      I’m all for it. We need to save mayo from cultural and culinary contamination.

    4. Gringo Says:

      Which reminds me of my teaching story from Cinco de Mayo. One Cinco de Mayo I was teaching a group of 9th graders taking 11th grade math. Bright kids. This was a split class, which had a half hour before and after lunch. The school had some Cinco de Mayo exhibits in the courtyard that day. The class asked me if, instead of returning to class for the 2nd half hour, they could spend the time looking at the Cinco de Mayo exhibits. As this was a group of on-task students, I had no problem with giving them a half hour off. I told them that they could have the half hour off, but there would a quiz on Cinco de Mayo the next day. The question was, “Cinco de Mayo is based on what historical event?” (Victory of Mexican army over the French in 1862.) Most got the question wrong. BTW, about half the students in the class were Hispanic.

    5. Gringo Says:

      How many readers are aware of The True Story of Sinko de Mayo, according to Big Joe Henry?

      For me, Sinko de Mayo is truly a day to celebrate.

      Few people have come to know the “true” story of the origin of Sinko de Mayo. It is my pleasure to set the record straight.

      A little known fact is that back in 1912, Hellmann’s mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York. This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York.

      The ship hit an iceberg and sank and the cargo was forever lost. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day.

      The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5 and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.

      Just so you would be informed. :)

    6. bobby b Says:

      As a person of Norwegian descent, I strenuously protest this unjust appropriation of my cultural culinary heritage.

      My white, bland, creamy foodstuffs are not your forbannet prom dress.

    7. Anonymous Says:

      We are on a slippery slope here.


    8. Gringo Says:

      As a person of Norwegian descent, I strenuously protest this unjust appropriation of my cultural culinary heritage.

      Lutefisk is safe from being appropriated. I doubt that there are many people lining up to appropriate Lutefisk. :)

    9. Jonathan Says:

      Did someone say Lutefisk?