I'm gonna celebrate by wrestling the first Mexican pig that comes across my path. I'm gonna tickle it, ride it like a pony, teach it tricks and then lick it all in all of it's most naughty places . All the while scoffing at the very real possibility that it might give me the Swine Flu. Because it's fucking Cinco de Mayo. A couple shots of tequila ought to fix that shit right up. Besides, I live on the porcine edge. Wooooooo!!!
Now go here and re-live an old post of mine from the magical year of 2006. Way back when I was a baby blogger on Slyde's blog. I wrote about Cinco de Mayo, tequila and homemade chili. These are a few of my favorite things. It is oh-so-very Mary Poppins. Practically perfect in every way.
I'll leave you with an excerpt from that post. A brief history of Cinco de Mayo courtesy of the Wikipedia or some other site that I stole it from. Did Wikipedia even exist in 2006? We've come a long way baby! Enjoy.
The 5th of May is not Mexican Independence Day, as many people here in the US believe. Mexico declared its’ independence from Spain on September 15th of 1810. May 5th celebrates the victory of the Mexican army over the French (and certain Mexican traitors) on the morning of May 5th, 1862. You see, the French had come to Mexico along with English and Spanish troops to collect on certain debts from the Mexican government. England and Spain soon made deals and left. The French, however, decided to stick around and take over Mexico while the United States was in the midst of a Civil War. 4,000 loyal Mexican soldiers decided otherwise and trounced the French Foreign Legion. Some even believe that this battle assisted the Union in beating the Confederates in our own Civil War since Napoleon III was unable to supply the confederate rebels for the better part of the next year. Good stuff!
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. All the pig-lickers are doing it.