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iAsk a Mexican! Columnist Hangs Up Sombrero

Gustavo Arellano, author of the nationally syndicated and controversial iAsk a Mexican! column, announced in this week’s edition that he’s calling it quits. From the column:

It’s no longer necessary to explain Mexicans to Americans because Mexicans are Americans. Gracias for all the fights, the propositions of sexy time explosion and the slugged-back tequila shots after book signings, but there’s a little ranchito in Zacatecas waiting for me and a barefoot muchacha ready to cook dinner. Vaya con Dios, America, and always remember: Order the enchilada-and-taco combo TO GO. 

I wasn’t the biggest fan of the column, but I did thoroughly enjoy how much it pissed off Eugene’s progressive crybabies (or, as Arellano would call them, “PC pendejos“). Adios, Mexican. It’s been a fun ride.

  1. Chris Holman says:

    Personally, I can’t believe that they caved like that and got rid of the column. I mean, what would life be like with people decrying everything under the umbrella of PC’dom? It would suck, that’s what. I think that the column handled the critiques well, but I guess there are too many people complaining?

    Seriously, I don’t understand it, and I’m even the first-born American son of immigrants! Maybe I’ll write the Weekly and ask them if I can write an “Ask an Irishman” column. There are a lot of myths and b.s. stories out there surrounding the Irish, and the story of the Irish coming to America is similar to that of the Hispanic-Latino community. hehe

  2. Sakaki says:

    Nevermind. Didn’t realize he was broadcasting from friggin’ Orange County.

  3. Sakaki says:

    By the way, there’s also this which includes a short blurb from Arellano, an editor at OC Weekly!

    Do we have a weekly here?

  4. Sho says:

    On a somewhat related note, have you guys seen this?

  5. Billy Bob Snorton says:

    Hey, Snorton here, Im listed on wink and kink and pimping it up yo.

  6. Vincent says:

    And how.

  7. CJ Ciaramella says:

    Did you know the Eugene Weekly is starting their own online personals service? It’s going to called Wink & Kink. If it’s half as good as the personal ads they run now, it will be a comedy goldmine.

  8. Timothy says:

    Eugene Weekly: NOW WITH MORE I SAW YOU!

  9. Vincent says:

    Good riddance. The Weekly needed that space for Sally Sheklow.

  10. Guerra Sucks says:

    As a student of color it’s not guerra’s job to explain mexican’s to you just his job to call you racist

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