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Here Are The Most Latino Overheard LA Tweets That Will Make You Jajaja

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There’s a reason that major cities in the U.S. have their own “overheard” social media account. Each city has its own brand: New Yorkers are Dead Inside; College Students are Drunk;  San Francisco Ends Relationships via The Cloud.

While Los Angeles is stereotyped for being the birthplace of wannabe influencers and self-obsessed yogis, it’s arguably the most diverse city being overheard on the Internet. We have a feeling Latinos had something to do with these *special* moments:

The classic *exotic* accent confusion.

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Honestly, we all know those people with the thick and kind of sexy accents. It is not surprising to think that someone might confuse one accent for another.

You know this girl was raised by Latino parents.

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Oh, Natasha, only your parents think you’re a disappointment. Don’t project your parents’ old-school expectations onto your friends. We live in a time when you don’t have to be married by the time you are 20 because it is time for you to shine as a strong, independent woman.

There are two alternate realities to living in LA.

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There are the people who pay $14 for a superfood, activated, soaked, medicinal mushroom and CBD infused smoothie. Or those who are okay getting a watermelon smoothie for $5 from el elotero.

When we’re not having kids and directing our love and affection a los gatos.

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If you accept the invite and don’t show, you’re dead to me. Tbh, going to your friend’s pet’s birthday party is very important in Los Angeles. Like, millennials are not wanting to bring children into this world so why not treat the rescue pets like children?

What’d I just say?

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It’s the modern day nuclear family. They had their wild days but have since raised a chihuahua that deserves a proper Latino celebration of his or her life.

Here’s a Latina daughter knowing exactly which button to press to shame her father.

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Education is everything, and if your parents didn’t sacrifice everything to put you through private school, then their parents did. I’m saving this comeback for a rainy day.

When you’ve accomplished all your parents’ hope and dreams by 20.

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The bar is really low for daughters. They just need to find a nice boy and not get pregnant until after you’re married. Sounds archaic but it is literally one of the truest things about growing up Latina.

When you’ve suddenly turned into your mother.

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The first question wouldn’t surprise a single Latina. My beauty school drop out Latina mother would shed a tear of pure pride if those words came out of my mouth.

Latina mamis coming in hot with the #DiscardedYam at Thanksgiving.

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You know this is a Latino because every time we asked our moms why they hit us this time, it was because of our personalities. Best to mask that with marijuana, mijos.

Get your domestic immigrants outta here!

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Everyone else is welcome. Any Angeleno will be snarky with you if you moved to LA from Miami, but Mexicanos, Puertorriqueños, Salvadorenos, bienvenidos a Los Angeles!

Every sister’s greatest wish at Navidad.

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What do we have to give our brothers to make them STFU? Forever bargaining with California’s greatest asset: legalized marijuana.

LA: where your yoga instructors know to qualify any reference of a Wall.

 

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Whatever your presumptions about LA, we’re also out here protesting the wall, the Drumpfs, and children in cages. Your yoga instructor is also burning effigies of the President on the weekends outside City Hall.

We’ve grown up to realize all the ghost stories our parents told us are true.

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Those stories used to scare the mierda out of us as kids. As teenagers, we scoffed at our parents and thought they were from a dumb generation. Today, we chillin’ with our parents’ ghosts and leaving their favorite spirits out. 🥁🥁🥁

Oh, you grew up with oppressive fear of inheriting the mental illness your family refuses to acknowledge exists, too?

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Didn’t realize abuelo was actually loco until we visited him at the loco hospital and that’s why mami was so afraid of us having feelings. Sooo… like, I wouldn’t be surprised if any of us woke up to voices in our heads. Just me?

We could be cousins. We could follow each other on IG. We both work in the service industry.

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In LA, you could know somebody from anywhere. Sometimes it’s from a family photo.

We need streaming content that doesn’t require tickets to a movie.

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Yeah, our parents taught us how to sneak a hot meal into a movie theater, but we have Netflix now. Let’s watch Aunt Becky go to jail over piping hot tostones.

LA: where the class gap is so large, sexism isn’t your only problem.

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Hi, this is your friendly reminder that Latinas earn just 53 cents for every dollar a white man earns, and it shows. It’s sexist and classist, honey.

If you know, you know.

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It’s not just East LA. It’s the Inland Empire. It’s really easy and there are so fewer yogis and $14 smoothies. That’s all.

I love this woman.

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Wait, was that me? I love myself.

When your life’s purpose has to live up to the blood, sweat, and tears your parents put in to get you there.

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It’s called immigrant guilt and the irony of including this into a blog post does not escape me. 😅

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SPOILER ALERTS: The Latest Episode Of HBO’s ‘Los Espookys’ Is Proof It Could Surpass GOT In Cult Status

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SPOILER ALERTS: The Latest Episode Of HBO’s ‘Los Espookys’ Is Proof It Could Surpass GOT In Cult Status

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On June 13 2019, HBO premiered “Los Espookys,” it’s Spanish-language horror comedy from the mind of Fred Armisen. Needless to say, we were immediate fans. Between the subtly hilarious script and its impeccable delivery, the series proved from episode one that it’s worth the watch. Don’t even get us started on how much we love the horror elements we’ve seen so far.

The second episode of “Los Espookys” is just as addictive and entertaining as the first. Titled “El Espanto de la Herencia,” the episode is so good, it demands a recap.

Here are some of the most spooky and most hysterical parts of “Los Espookys” episode two.

Last week, we met Renaldo, Úrsula, Tati and Andrés, four friends bonded by their love of horror.

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The gang was encouraged by Renaldo’s uncle, Tio Tico, to pursue that passion and turn it into a career. Calling themselves Los Espookys, they were approached by a mysterious woman who wants to use their terrifying talents. With this in mind, it’s time to brainstorm how they’ll approach this next job.

However, before we can check in with Los Espookys, the series introduces us to the US Ambassador.

Horror DNA

Her name is US Ambassador Melanie Gibbons and she’s received an important letter. The letter — which is in Spanish, not coded as she first suspects — informs her that her friend Ignacio Ferracuti has died. However, he’s left his 18.9 billion peso fortune to whoever can survive a night in his haunted mansion.

To borrow Ambassador Gibbons words, “Okay, twist!” She’s been chosen as one of five strangers to compete for his fortune. It’s all very exciting for her.

Similarily, Los Espookys are excited for this upcoming challenge.

Horror DNA

We finally get to see to the official Los Espookys headquarters — which happens to be Renaldo’s garage. While Andrés pushes for avant-garde and challanging tricks, Renaldo wants to stick to the basics. Úrsula just wants confirmation that they’re going to be paid.

Meanwhile, back in LA, Tio Tico is in an unusual situation.

Horror DNA

Following last week’s encounter at a major celebrity party, Tico has been mistaken for an elusive artist. Due to this mix-up, he’s been roped into speaking at an art panel. The whole thing has snowballed and Tio Tico is just along for the ride.

Unfortunately, Andrés is finding it hard to balance his life as Prince of Chocolate and his spooky calling.

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Being the heir to a chocolate fortune is hard. As his boyfriend reminds him, Andrés has duties he needs to commit to or else he will be removed as heir. However, the curious man is preoccupied with uncovering the mystery of his birth and his new side gig. What is a Chocolate Prince to do?

Finally, it’s the big night!

Horror DNA

Too bad Renaldo has been ditched by the other members of Los Espookys. Andrés, Úrsula y Tati have all shown up last minute, leaving Renaldo to set up. What’s worse, nobody hired the actors they need so Renaldo has to step in as the creepy butler. Let’s just say, the role is out of his range.

Still, the goal of the haunted house is to get rid of one contestant in particular. The Mysterious Woman announces to Los Espookys that Sr. Ferracuti’s son is a contestant and must not win. However, he seems impossible to shake with the frankly unimpressive scares.

Los Espookys are in a funk and they need some serious rallying.

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Andrés is obsessed with the dead ends he keeps getting in his search for his origin. Úrsula is obsessed with getting paid. Tati is obsessed with Snap Chatting her shady internet boyfriend.

Renaldo is about to give up but some unexpectedly good advise from Tati inspires him. After a rallying call from Renaldo, Los Espookys are back. They’re going to pull off the scariest trick they can.

We don’t want to give away the ending, but the episode wraps up with the possibility of more jobs in their future.

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Will Tati continue her internet relationship? Will Andrés learn the origins of his birth? What sort of adventure will Los Spookys get into next week? We’ll have to watch to find out.

This Woman From NYC Did A ‘Why I’m Single Brochure’ And She Totally Roasted Her Tía

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This Woman From NYC Did A ‘Why I’m Single Brochure’ And She Totally Roasted Her Tía

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We all know what it’s like to mentally prepare to see family after you’ve moved away from home. You’re going to hear all of the “ay, que flaquita” and “¿y el novio?” questions all in one breath. Those are just the most common questions. We all know that it never ends there. People are going to ask you about your job a million different ways, and still not get it.

Of course, every single viejo is going to ask you why you’re still single. “Mejor sola que mal acompañada,” so they say. Well, Melissa Croce had a lot more than that to tell her family and her reaction is something that can help all of us get ready for that family reunion.

Melissa Croce wanted to nip all questions in the bud with a handy brochure.

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Apparently, it all started as a joke between Croce and her coworkers, but she couldn’t let go of the idea. After you read her brochure, you’ll understand why it’s so cathartic.

“So You Haven’t Seen Melissa Croce in Several Years: A Primer”

Here’s a lil life update on the subject of your chismosando, honey. “She’s beauty and she’s grace. She’ll say it to your face.” Boom. Roasted. Who hasn’t felt the same way when getting ready to see your family?

Croce handily has two separate columns for Job vs New York FAQS.

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So many folks had a good laugh at the “Should you, though?” in response to “I should come visit you!” We’ve all braced ourselves through a fake grin answering highly judgmental questions. When they go low, we go high. When they go low, we go high. This brochure is pure low. 😂

You open the brochure to the question of the house: “Why is Melissa Single?”

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You can choose whatever adventurous conversation experience you are initiating. What a perfect way to let the family know what they’re getting themselves into by passing judgment on single, working women.

Croce tweeted out her brochure and may have started a new side hustle for herself!

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Follow your passions and everything else will follow. Even though Latinas can all relate to being asked this question, sexism is universal. Croce might have a new career calling!

Even folks are asking for her career advice at this point.

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When you see success, you chase it, right? Croce works for a publishing company but isn’t editing or reading books. She’s marketing children’s books. You know, in case you didn’t read the brochure.

Croce didn’t actually pass out the brochures.

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Of course, one *man* commented that, “The only thing that would be more petty than this would be actually giving it to people at the wedding.”

Croce told Buzzfeed, “I didn’t hand the brochures out! For one thing, I like my cousin, and secondly, I don’t think my aunts and uncles would’ve been too pleased with me if I did — but I did have to answer many of the questions on the brochure, so maybe I should’ve after all!”

One fan took the opportunity to formally ask Croce to be her life coach.

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Croce was surprised to learn how relatable her experience was–“going to a big event and exposing the basics of your life to people who mean well, but are also strangers in many ways.”

She said yes, of course.

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We’re glad some folks are appreciating Croce because the sexism hasn’t relented since she tweeted out the brochure. Folks have been telling her, “boo hoo, suck it up,” and “we get it, you’re sexist and hate men.”

Nope. Women expressing their frustration with sexism is not allowed in a patriarchal society, and that’s not stopping anyone.

So many people are taking this brochure to heart and figuring out how they can make it their own.

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Thank you, Croce, and we hope the half dozen folks who have publicly reached out asking for their own brochure. If you’re reading this, Croce, we’ll leave you with this friendly message from @jmlandais:

“You definitely are good at your work. Turned your angst in a great brochure that stroke a nerve. I think you can ask for a raise.”

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