Wednesday, October 10, 2007

And a Medium (bag of) coke, too, por favor

Taco Bell attempts to sell gringo tacos in Mexico

lovingly lifted from The Journal Record

MEXICO CITY – It sounds like a fast-food grudge match: Taco Bell is taking on the homeland of its namesake by reopening for the first time in 15 years in Mexico.


Defenders of Mexican culture see the chain’s re-entry as a crowning insult to a society already overrun by U.S. chains from Starbucks and Subway to KFC.


"It’s like bringing ice to the Arctic," complained pop culture historian Carlos Monsivais.
The company’s branding strategy – "Taco Bell is something else" – is an attempt to distance itself from any comparison to Mexico’s beloved taquerias, which sell traditional corn tortillas stuffed with an endless variety of fillings, from spicy beef to corn fungus and cow eyes.


I swear, there is a hilarious 'employment' or 'immigration' joke in here somewhere. So here's what let's do:


YOU PROVIDE YOUR OWN PUNCHLINE, IN THE COMMENTS, AND I WILL AWARD THE WINNER ONE TACO BELL TACO, THROUGH THE MAIL. ALLOW 2-4 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY.


Let's go to work, quick-witted quip writers!
Hatless in Hattiesburg, I know you've won awards for caption writing... I expect yours!



P.S. I have added a countdown clock to our OT&CP law, to the side here. November 1st, baby!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

For your information, Taco Bell is associated with Pepsi Cola, not Coke, Coca-Cola.

Redstater said...

how do you know he was talkin' bout cola?

But more to the point at hand...

How about using the old taco bell express slogan...(Make a run for the border) but with a twist.

Hey Juarez...
"Make a Run For the Border, ...it's not just for illegals anymore".
Tacobell
Drive through now Open Late!

-red

Redstater said...

OR.... (if more than one entry is allowed)
"Taco Bell, same great taste no broken immigration laws- 3 locations now serving Gringo's in Jaurez"...

or the telemundo commercial...
"Do you hate swimming the river at 1am just to get a decent Taco?
TACO Bell now open till 2am in your home town".
-red

Redstater said...

btw- hey mal, did you see the icon button i used for your link at my site?
not to shabby being next to Ann Coulter either.
-red

The Localmalcontent said...

anonymous: Well DUH! You don't snort Pepsi either. That was the whole point.

Red, you are on a roll tonight! I love the "hate swimming the river" one. So far, you are tied for 1st place... haha
thanks man!

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

awww man, redstater beat me to the 'run for the border' joke... so how about this?

"First there was the Taco Bell chihuahua. Now there's a Taco Bell *in* Chihuahua!"

or maybe?

"This isn't your abuelo's old burrito."

Redstater said...

now wait just a minute... back in the day, i snorted enough pepsi to float a battleship... or something like that.

Sign of the times in window of new Jarez Taco Bell...
NOW HIRING-
"Must be legal Mexican resident and speak the official language of Mexico- Gringos Need Not Apply".

-red

Redstater said...

Hey white people,(Gringos) now YOU can sneak across the border and get great Tacos too!

Taco Bell, now serving Both sides of the Rio Grande.
(Float tube and leech removal not included).

Redstater said...

Okay... last one, (i hope) ...
Using the "something else" theme you mentioned in the post...

Here in Mexico, you demand the very best, freshest and most authentic Mexican food...
Presenting the new TACO BELL, ..."it's something else".

-red

The Localmalcontent said...

I declare a tie!

Gringo tacos for everyone~!

onesouthernbelle said...

And this from Jay Leno this week..."The Taco Bell restaurant chain is about to open in Mexico City. Today, the government of Mexico called it a hate crime."