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Long Live Mexico

16 Sep 2021 4 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Mexico is celebrating its Independence Day today.  I'm watching it on YouTube, the livestream of an empty Zócalo in Mexico City, where the president spoke and said "Viva México" several times from the balcony, and rang a bell.  He's wearing a purple...

You Will Miss Me When I Burn Out

19 Aug 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Looking back is more than merely inadvisable, apparently.  It's not so hard to avoid, when you realize how many bullets you dodged.  Like I used to tell people when I was a cabdriver, who thought it looked like "fun," driving drunken, abusive halfwit...

Road To The Jungle Farm

30 Jul 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I saw the most Mexican thing I’ve ever seen the other day.  I walked across the street to look for something to eat, preferably a taco cart, or someone sitting on the sidewalk with a cooler full of tamales, and found a pet shop instead.  Instead of p...

Good Problems Boot Camp

23 Jul 2021 4 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Hello again so soon, indeed.  The purpose of this email is to direct you over to my SubscribeStar page, so if you want to avoid all the fun and get straight to the point, well, you probably should never have opened this email.  But your hateful, cont...

Happy Anti-Marxist-Fundamentalist Freedom Day

3 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

In this era of magnetic meat and metallic cheese, you may want to visit your local Mexican market, and start shopping there.  The cheese in this place comes from the next town:         I also have some new "Made In America" merchandise available on...

Cinco De Mayo Day

5 May 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Nifty Buckles

Cinco de May Day. It is commemorated annually on May 5th by Mexicans. May 5th marks the victory of the Mexican people over Napoleon and his one hundred and eleventh army. The 1862 battle was fought at Pueblo Mexico. This battle united the Mexican peo...

Sketches From Mexico

28 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I don’t write poems anymore.  I used to write an epic poem on occasion, as an act of artistic intent.  The Stumblefish album contains 2 or 3 long, psychedelic garbage poems.  I have written many poems.  But I don’t sit down to write poems anymore.  I...

Gunmen Kill 13 in Mexican Police Convoy Ambush

21 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Mexican officials report that 8 police officers and 3 state prosecutor office agents are dead after gunmen ambushed a convoy in the town of Coatepec Harinas in the State of Mexico during broad daylight. The convoy had been patrolling the area to comb...

Mexico's Lower House Passes Bill Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

12 Mar 2021 1 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

Voting 316 to 128, Mexico's Lower House approved a draft bill that would legalize the scientific, medicinal, and recreational use of cannabis for those aged 18 and older. The bill will now go to the Mexican Senate for a final vote. If successful, Mex...

13 Killed in Southern California Car Crash

3 Mar 2021 1 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

At about 06:15 local time in the morning, a 1997 Ford Expedition carrying 25 people was hit by a gravel-hauling truck, resulting in the deaths of at least 13 people on a highway in southern California near the USA-Mexico border. While the driver of t...