Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Got some email on this from across the country since I first mentioned it a couple of weeks ago.
A couple of readers insisted that Cinco de Mayo was connected to a cargo of Hellman's Mayonnaise that went down on the Titantic. Sinko de Mayo (rimshot).
There were some viral emails calling for a boycott of Cinco de Mayo as well, but the gist of most can be summed up by this email from Autumn:
Um, Mike, I have to tell you this because it’s kind of funny. In Kentucky no one has a clue what Cinco de Mayo is. If you walked up to the average Kentuckian and said “Cinco de Mayo” they’d just try to help you because they’d feel sorry that you couldn’t speak English.
The only reason I kinda know what it is - because you California people talk about it. Seriously. otherwise, I wouldn’t.
So we have a regional celebration of the Mexican victory over the French that's almost as popular as St Paddy's Day, largely confined to the American southwest, that isn't a holiday in Mexico.
Only in America.
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