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25 Pics Of Carved Avocado Art That Will Probably Confuse The Chancla Off Of Your Abuela

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So here’s the thing, it seems these days everybody has opinions about avocados. Some of us jump right into totally OG hipster mentalities the moment someone brings up their love for avocado toast. (I mean my abuela was doing that ish long before restaurants started charging patrons $20 for a small slice of the green stuff on ciabatta bread but if that’s weird, okay). Others are totally into the millennial trending food. Blowing up the avocado love is a new trend called avocado carving. It’s all the rage on Instagram and I’m betting that soon enough that avocado art will be taking over museums, restaurants and fine art schools.

Here are 24 pics of lovely avocado art that your abuela probably just won’t get.

1. This owl in the hole avocado.

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Avocado seed carving is an art form that’s actually been around for a while. Still, this combination of an avocado and an owl is the ultimate hipster move if you ask me.

2. This sunshine of swirls avocado.

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Say what you will about avocado art, this image of an avocado with rose details is next level genius. Seriously can’t help but wonder how much time went into carving this baby for real.

3. This hidden Panda avocado seed.

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This one’s actually not so much of an avocado carving as it is an avocado tattoo. The artist of this piece used a needle to cover the seed in a panda design.

4. This movie style avocado art.

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Something about this image of an avocado reminds me of the Matrix, but also that “The Good, The Badly, the Ugly” scene on the seed has me thinking this avocado is on some other kind of Hollywood level.

5. This piece of Avocado is the puzzle piece you’ve been dying for.

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I’m not even going to imagine how the artist behind this jigzaw puzzle of an idea was able to carve out these pieces in such intricate details. I will say however how the artist didn’t immediatly bite into the avocado halfway is a complete puzzle in itself.

6. This work of art devotion avocado.

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Gotta love this artistic piece that pays tribute to one of history’s finest pieces of art. Its message tells us that avocados are truly a gift from the gods.

7. This humble owl avocado.

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Similar to the previous owl avocado art this piece of art gives me all types of hipster vibes. Gotta love the waves and intricate cuts to the designs.

8. This mysterious design avocado.

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This cool design cut out is straight up from your abuela’s sabana and I don’t hate it. In fact, how can I get that pattern on a pillow?

9. This octopus avocado.

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Again this carving of an octopus from an avocado completely has me stumped. I love the design but also wow. How do people come up with this stuff?

10. This earcado.

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This image of an ear inside of an avocado has my ears all kinds of perked up for the next time someone brings an avocado to the office.

11. This cudly lion avocado.

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I am all about seeing this sweet and cudly lion curled up in my avocados any time and any day. Now that is one ferocious but sweet look.

12. This heart of hearts avocado.

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Whether or not the avocado in this pic was shaped to look like a heart is still TBD but the swirls and cuts in this avo give me major romance vibes.

13. This labrynth avocado.

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As if it wasn’t already hard enough to keep from getting lost in the taste and flavor of avocados! This labrynth look will have you mystified for dies.

14. This high design avocado.

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Can we please keep doing the hearts and swirls avocado look?

15. This super sweet bee avocado seed.

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TBH the idea of having any type of bug near my food sounds no bueno. Still, I can’t help but think this design on an avocado at brunch would make for some great insta-pics.

16. This avocado looks like its ready for some high tech.

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Another geo pattern on an avocado that gives me major space and movie vibes. Absolutely love this. And I mean love.

17. This super brain avocado.

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Love the genius who came up with the brainchild behind this avocado. I wonder if eating this avocado will make me smarter at doing taxes.

18. This roses and swirls avocado.

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Just when you thougth the other swirly avocados wouldn’t get any dreamier, someone had to go and make an avocado that looks striaght from a Picasso painting.

19. This petal and swirl avocado.

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Seriously, take a screenshot of this avocado for your next Valentine’s Day date.

20. This wedding ready avocado.

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And don’t forget to tack this beautiful avocado art onto your Pinterest board for your wedding inspo. Gotta say, this would look even more divine with a ring in the middle.

21. This Day of the Dead avocado.

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Just when you thought the avocado art craze was all about taking place at the center of everything! Love this switch up and take on one of the most beautiful holidays of the year.

22. This avocado of sc-fi dimensions.

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As tempted as this makes me, I have to say, I can’t really imagine fitting this avocado and it’s skin back together would go down all that well.

23. This avocad- I- do ring.

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This handcrafted avocado ring is every avocado lovers dream way of tetting a proposal. This one’s cut from an avocado pit and perfect the lover ready to get hitched.

24. This deer skull seed.

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This new skull pendant is made of naturally shed deer antler tips and carved from an avocado stone. Talk about an natural piece of art.

25. This little avocado snake.

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Seriously, just when you thought the avocado art craze couldn’t get much crazier, someone had to go and make you rethink your opinion of snakes. Literally how cute is that?


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Netflix Officially Cast The Role Of Selena Quintanilla And ‘Twilight’ Fans Will Be Thrilled

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Netflix Officially Cast The Role Of Selena Quintanilla And ‘Twilight’ Fans Will Be Thrilled

Netflix has officially selected a Latina to keep the legacy of Tejano music legend, Selena Quintanilla, alive. For its highly anticipated show “Selena: The Series,” the big-time streaming platform has tapped Christian Serratos, AKA Rosita Espinosa of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” series.

Twenty-four years after her tragic death Selena is, once again, being brought back to life on the screen.

Little information has been released by Netflix about the series, but Serratos casting will undoubtedly launch quite a bit of chatter.

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The series, which was created with the participation of the Quintanilla family and announced by Netflix last December, has already garnered quite a bit of anticipation online. Back in 1997, the casting process for the singer had the Latino community astir for months until it was finally revealed that then-dancer, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez (still known as a triple threat for her moves, voice and acting chops) had earned the role. The Boricua’s casting caused quite the controversy primarily because she was not Mexican. This time around, Netflix kept the controversy in mind while conducting casting. In a recent interview with NBC News, Moisés Zamora– who is the head writer and one of the executive producers for the show– explained how crucial it was for him to ensure Mexican- identity was strongly included in the show.

“I associated her with my family and being Mexican in America,” he told the outlet at the time while highlighting how the younger singer was shaped by her identity of being a woman of Mexican heritage who also grew up in Corpus Christi while speaking English.

For the latest portrayal of Selena, the executive producer was involved in the casting of Serratos, a Latina of both Mexican and Italian descent.

Serratos knows all about breathing life into deceased characters.

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For four seasons she has raged against the undead in “The Walk Dead” and in her earlier career played Angela Webber, friend to Bella Swan lover of vampires, in Twilight.

According to outlets, it’s unclear how the series will tackle Quintanilla’s vocals.

Back when Lopez took her turn as the singer, she was made to lip-sync to Quintanilla’s vocals. We’re pretty sure that if Netflix doesn’t decide to do the same, they’ll be in good hands because Serratos voice is banging. She even sings “Baila Esta Cumbia” in this compilation!

So far fans of Selena are on board with the news.

While buzz online hasn’t quite ramped up, we’re pretty sure once news of the casting catches on Latina Twitter will be doing the washing machine for days.

And it appears Serratos has the Selena Fan Club seal of approval.

And it’s no wonder why! Serratos cuts a pretty uncanny resemblance to the Tejano beauty.

Of course, while most of the reactions to Serratos casting have been positive the TWD club is a bit worried.

Okay TBH it feels like a worthy sacrifice.

Like literally people are bummed.

Pero… like I said! Serratos as Selena will totally be worth it.

(Jeeze… wonder if she’ll die by zombie attack?)

But there is a silver lining to the upset.

If fans of “The Walking Dead” are this bummed over possibly losing Serratos, that means she must be pretty damn good at taking on great roles. So here’s to Serratos and her new role! Hopefully, for TWD fans she’ll be able to juggle both… if not bidi bidi bom bom.

A Judge In Mexico City Has Approved One Couple’s Request For Recreational Cocaine

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A Judge In Mexico City Has Approved One Couple’s Request For Recreational Cocaine

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In a historic step toward ending the country’s deadly “war on drugs”, a judge in Mexico has approved the request of two people to legally possess, transport and use cocaine. Víctor Octavio Luna Escobedo, an administrative court judge in Mexico City, made the historic decisions saying “the consumption of cocaine doesn’t put one’s health in great risk, except in the case that it’s used chronically and excessively.”

Mexico United Against Crime (MUCD), a nongovernmental organization filed injunction requests on behalf of the two individuals. It pursued the case with goals to trying to change Mexico’s drug policy. At the core of the organization’s argument is that criminalizing consumers causes even more violence. If the ruling is ratified by a higher court, it would be the first time any cocaine use has been legal in Mexico.

According to Mexico Daily News, the Mexico City judge set a string of stipulations for the unidentified couple in order for them to use the cocaine. This includes regulating the amount they intake to 500 milligrams per day and not working, driving or operating heavy machinery while under the influence of the substance. This also includes not being able to consume cocaine in public, in the presence of children, or even encourage others to consume it.

So is cocaine really legal in Mexico? Here’s what you need to know. 

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The order by the judge to the country’s health authority has many wondering if one day Mexico could, at some point, legalize cocaine use, but only on a case-by-case basis. As of now, the judge’s ruling must be reviewed by a higher court panel of judges for the case to move forward. 

“We have been working for a safer, more just and peaceful Mexico for years, and with this case we insist on the need to stop criminalizing users of drugs other than marijuana and design better public policies that explore all available options, including the regulation,” Lisa Sanchez, director of MUAC, said in a statement.

The judge wrote in his ruling that the use of cocaine has certain benefits if consumed responsibly. “Ingestion can have various results, including alleviating tension, intensification of perceptions and the desire for new personal and spiritual experiences,” the judge said.

While two people have been allowed to take the drug, there is a bevy of injunctions and court orders that have followed. Which means the judge’s decisions could still be overturned.

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 Cofepris, Mexico’s national health regulator, is being ordered to authorize the two people to legally possess, transport and use cocaine. But Cofepris says that such authorization is outside its power and has now blocked the court order as a result. The rulings are set to be reviewed by three collegiate court judges that will then set forth the legal standing of judges ruling.

The next step in the decision will be an appeal to the circuit court. This essentially means that the case could land all the way up to Mexico’s Supreme Court. Even if the decision is then upheld, cocaine wouldn’t suddenly become legal in Mexico. While in the U.S., a Supreme Court ruling makes it the law of the land, In Mexico the Supreme Court must hand down similar rulings in at least four other cases.

“This case is about insisting on the need to stop criminalizing users of drugs… and design better public policies that explore all the available options, including regulation,” Sanchez said.

The ruling could be a landmark moment and opportunity for debate in Mexico, where a 15 year-long drug war has taken the lives of many. 

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Mexico has become a central battleground and transit point for cocaine being transported to the United States. Trafficking gangs have also grown immensely since 2006 when then-President Felipe Calderón sent in the country’s army to fight drug traffickers. More than 20,000 people have been killed and 40,000 disappeared since then. This year has already been a stark reminder of the deadly drug war as Mexico is on pace to have the most murders on record.

“This case represents another step in the fight to construct alternative drug policies that allow [Mexico] to redirect its security efforts and better address public health,” Sanchez said. “We have spent years working for a more secure, just and peaceful Mexico.” 

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