Mexi-Love: 10 Great Things to Love About Mexico

There’s been a lot of national talk about this new law in Arizona that pretty much allows for racial profiling in order to “catch” people who are in our country through undocumented means.  And even though the media loves to latch onto the haters who support this bill, I believe the majority of Arizonaians (?) don’t support the bill.  It seems everyone wants to talk about it and how it will impact our daily life.

 I’m not saying that no one here supports the bill because yes, there are many fuckheads who do, but that little white lie about “70% of the state supports SB1070” is a bunch of bullshit. Wanna know where they got that number? A Rasmussen poll. A Rasmussen landline phone poll of 500 Arizona citizens. A Rasmussen poll that showed that 70% of the 500 citizens polled through their landline phone support the bill. Who the fuck has a landline phone these days? Old racists.

There are around 6 MILLION documented people living in the state of Arizona. 500 people (of whom only 70% agree) do not represent six million. 70% of 500 is 350 people.  350 people in support of the bill out of 6 million is less than 1%.  Less than 1% of the state’s population are in support of the bill according to the Rasmussen poll.  Perhaps the percent in support is higher but we won’t know until a better survey has been performed.  So don’t believe the hype.  That’s like a dude saying his cock is 8 inches of love and in truth, he’s only 1% not lying.  More cock, less talk. Math is power.

Anyways this issue is more complicated than a 1% Rasmussen poll.  Arizona is (was?) a great place to live.  The landscape is beautiful, the culture is an amazing mix of hispanic, white, black, and native people’s foods, traditions, history and art, and the people are friendly.  Yeah that’s positive glossing over some of our negative aspects (the kokopelli, rampant racism, poverty, environmental destruction, Mormons, and, at least in Phoenix, historical and architectural apathy) but every state has shit they have to deal with.  Arizona directly benefits from Mexican and Latin American immigration (legal or illegal) on many, many levels and as a citizen of this great state, I hate to see our laws (which we did not vote on) treat our southern sisters and brothers as less than human.

So, as a tribute to the importance of the great cultural exchange that is happening in Arizona and across the United States, PoolBoy brings you:

MEXI-CAN CAN CAN: 
10 GREAT THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT MEXICO

1. The Birth Control Pill
Yeah i know you thought i was gonna post a pic of Diego Luna (that’s next, so hotz) but did ya’ll know that the chemicals used in the birth control pill were invented in Mexico?  That little pill that keeps you riding high originated in 1951 in Mexico City.  
Mexican chemists, Carl Djerassi (pictured above) Luis Miramontes and George Rosenkranz of the Mexican chemical company Syntex are the co-inventors of progestin, the hormonal chemical used oral contraceptives.
  In the words of The Economist, the pill “was arguably the first lifestyle drug to control a normal bodily function – fertility – rather than a dread disorder. It transformed the lives of millions and helped reshape the role of medicine in reproduction.”
Not to mention the pill ignited the sexual revolution of the 1960s, is one of the most important milestones of the feminist movement, and is one of the most popular drugs in the world.


2. Diego Luna
ok here we go with the hot hombres (this is PoolBoy afterall!)
Super hot (and great) in Y tu mamá también, Milk, Frida, and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (you know you watched it).  Dude also named his baby Jerónimo! And his production company with super Mexi-hottie (and childhood best friend) Gael Garcia Bernal, is making a documentary on the unsolved murders of over 300 women in the Mexican border down of Ciudad Juarez across from El Paso, Texas. Caliente and conscientious makes for a winning combo in mi pantalones.

what’s next? read the rest of our list after the jump

3. Gael García Bernal
Yeeehaw! You can’t make a post on hot Mexican dudes without this chico topping the list.
 Born in Guadalajara, this dude is muy talented.  And like his friend Diego Luna, not only is he a great actor, being the first Mexican actor accepted to London’s prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama, but he also spent time teaching the Huichol indigenous tribe in Mexico how to read and took part in demonstrations during the Chiapas uprising in 1994.  Check out Amores Perros, The Science of Sleep, and The Motorcycle Diaries for more of this hot dude.

4. Comandante Ramona and The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN)
You can’t mention the Chiapas uprising without talking about the muy importante and inspirational Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
  They’ve been fighting (non-violently) to protect the natural and cultural resources of the southwestern state of Chiapas since the 1990s and have been instrumental at crafting a new political ideology that incorporates Mayan and indigenous theology with anarchist and anti-globalization/anti-neoliberalist thought.  Comandante Ramona was one of their head commanders and helped craft their Women’s Revolutionary Law which is feminist as fuck.  She sadly passed away in 2006 from cancer.  The EZLN has been fighting government corruption and NAFTA policies which have led to extreme poverty for Mexican farmers and indigenous tribes since the early 1990s.  You can learn more about their cause at http://www.ezln.org.mx/
5. Eduardo Najera
I can’t help but put up a Mexican Men’s NBA basketball player now that Los Suns have swept the dreaded Spurs
Dude doesn’t have much stats to put up but he did try to take out flopper Manu Ginobli while playing for the Mavericks and any dude that does that gets our vote.  Check out those guns! Go Suns!
6. Rafael Márquez
i know i know, i can’t put up a basketball player and not have a soccer player on the same list.  Afterall, soccer (er i mean football) is the national sport of Mexico.
This hottie is currently Mexico’s numero uno football export.  He plays for Barcelona but likes to tease us with potential nip slips on the cover of Rolling Stone.  I would play with his balls. Just sayin’
7. Frida Kahlo
Ok she’s only numero 7 because her work is plastered on every refashioned cigar box and beaded curtain from Puerto Peñasco to Providence but Kahlo’s work is truly amazing and her contribution to modern art cannot be disputed.

Her work can be seen in museums around the world and she inspired a whole new contemporary art movement in Mexico known as Neomexicanismo which brought artists like Abraham Ángel, Ángel Zárraga, and Jesús Helguera to the world.  



8. Mexican Models
Male Mexican models all seem to be triple threats. They model (fiercely), act, and sing. And they all are super hotz. Here are some of my favs:
Erik Elias

Rafael Amaya
José Luis Reséndez



9. Tequila
Hey America, Tequila ain’t just for spring break downs (I wanna see some balls!) 

 This fine liquor is the western hemisphere’s version of Champagne.  You can only call it Tequila if it’s made from the blue agave of the Tequila region of Jalisco Mexico.  Shitty tequila will result in you having to hose off your shitfaced friend in your driveway after she barfs all over herself.  Good tequila requires sipping and will taste smokey and light with earthy tinges of the blue agave plant (yeah i just wrote that).  Tequila is a distant relative of the ancient Aztec liquor, Octli, and is North America’s first indigenous distilled spirit. Natch.

10. Musica!
ok so i just lumped an entire country’s music together since it’s the last on our list.  I do it dirty like that.


Mexico has got some great music.  Mariachi, Cumbia (fuck i love cumbias), Norteño and Bolero are some traditional Mexican musical genres.  Check out cool bands like Nortec Collective, Manu Chao, Mexican Institute of Sound, Pacha Massive, and Chikita Violenta for some sweet Mexican sounds.


That’s it. That’s our list.  Sure we could have put burritos, beaches, and piñatas on our list but, here at the PoolBoy Institute, hot dudes, revolutionaries, history, music, art and tequila are more our style.


¡Viva México!

0 thoughts on “Mexi-Love: 10 Great Things to Love About Mexico

  • May 13, 2010 at 5:26 am
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    More love for Mexico because male nudity doesn't seem to be a big thing there. Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal have both gotten into their nudie pants on screen multiple times. hotness.

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  • May 18, 2010 at 7:13 pm
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    Thank you for your excellent analysis re the truth about the numbers of Arizonians supporting this racist law. We do have a problem w/ "bad" folks coming across our borders (southern & northern); but this AZ law will not impact those folks.

    And here's a question: if I'm visiting you in AZ & a cop pulls me over and says paper can I reply scissors? And win?

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  • May 18, 2010 at 8:37 pm
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    rock always wins!

    Ophelia, you can read the bill here:
    http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1070s.pdf

    it states that local arizona law enforcement MUST enforce federal immigration law to the full extent of the law. and if they do not, to any extent less than the full law, they can be brought to court. the full federal law requires that police, involved in any LAWFUL conduct with a person who exhibits reasonable suspicion of being in the state illegally, must verify their legal status in the U.S.

    it does not define what would cause "reasonable suspicion" but i would definitely request papers from anyone wearing a sombrero or eating a taco. illegal as fuck.

    but dont worry, governor "doucheface" brewer has stated that she will ensure that no unconstitutional profiling will occur against legal brown people.

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  • May 18, 2010 at 9:21 pm
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    it was also amended for any lawful contact. See article 8, line 20.

    please read carefully!

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  • May 18, 2010 at 9:40 pm
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    I think the language used on this is super funny. You're right. There is no clear definition of "lawful contact", but it is totally legal for a cop to walk up to you and ask for i.d.

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