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Latinos Are Laughing-Crying Playing This Tragos Drinking Card Game

Founded earlier this year, this card game was created by a Carolina Acosta from Queens who wanted to create a Latino card game designed to make us laugh at ourselves.

“Tragos was born out of an appreciation I gained after visiting South America for the first time. I fell in love with my culture again after having almost forgotten what it was to be a Latina.” During her trip to South America, Carolina became friends with John Lim and they bonded over their respective cultures. John then suggested the idea of creating a cultural drinking game and they started brainstorming until this brought this idea to life.

The rules to the game is simple: you pick a card from the deck and you or your friends drink when the card tells you to. Your party will be lit in no time!

This is Tragos:

Made with pure Latino pride, Tragos is the drinking card game that your mom will not approve. Each box holds 110 cards, designed with unique references that only Latinos will understand.

All you need to get this party game started is that precious deck, some friends, and your trago of choice. Friends and drinks not included.

There are six different types of cards.

You might pick up an “if” card, as in “If you still live with you still live with your mom, take 3 sips.” You might pick up a “categories” card, which means you go in a circle around the group naming things that fit the category (i.e. cositas your mom used to hit you with) without repeating. The person who waits longer than 5 seconds to respond is the “loser” and has to take X many sips.

For Latinos, Tragos is just a fun way to relive and laugh at the cringy experiences of our childhood, but anyone can play.

The founder of the game is from Queens, NY, but the Latinx minds that have helped make Tragos possible include cultures from Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Mexico.

Consider Tragos the social experiment you needed to find out who you can call the next time your boss calls you “fiery.”

Trust that Tragos is effectively building a support group for you post-game. But for now, Tragos is all about getting borracho and screaming, “Omg, me!” with your friends. Plus, being Latino is forever finding out that that weird thing you do (read: unable to leave a single crumb on your plate) is actually something that we all relate to.

Depending on your age and how much you can rage, Tragos is perfect for pre-gaming, a good ice breaker for a low-key Taco Tuesday, or the best way to spend your Friday night in.

There are no instructions included in the game which means you can actually turn your brain off at the end of the day and let loose. Call it a game of minimalism — all you need is what you already have: friends, alcohol and this made-by-Latinos-for-Latinos drinking game.

If alcohol isn’t your thing, you can swap tragos for a mordida and take a bit of your favorite snack every time the card says to drink.

Hint, hint: win all the hostess with the mostess points by having maduros and tostones on hand. Swapping drinks for your favorite dish is a great way to fill your tummy while getting to know your friends and family a bit better and laughing at your experiences.

The very first folks who have played Tragos say it’s “funny as hell” and a great reminder that “Latinidad is something to celebrate.”

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In an Instagram post, fan @veronicakitty_ wrote “Tragos is one of the many things in my life that remind me that my Latinidad is something to celebrate and a reminder that our culture is rich & diverse asf. And because the people behind the making of this card game are genuine, fun people marinated in sazón.” We love that!

“Tragos” keeps selling out, so get yours while they last!

Promise, your next primo party will be funny as hell when you whip out this deck and you expose which primo is the chismoso. Really, Tragos is improving public safety.

Take your family party to the next level by purchasing your own game of Tragos here. 

The game is currently on sale for $19.99, and, well, you know the stereotype. Latinos love a sale.

The Tragos game is available for pre-sale in the mitú Shop, so hurry up and buy yours before we sell out — again.

Click here to purchase your Tragos game from the mitú Shop!

 

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Joe Biden Calls Kamala Harris A ‘Fearless Fighter’ After Tapping Her To Be His Running Mate

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Joe Biden Calls Kamala Harris A ‘Fearless Fighter’ After Tapping Her To Be His Running Mate

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After weeks of speculation and anticipation, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he has officially picked his running mate.

In a history-making announcement, Biden revealed that he had tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his VP Pick.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced in a tweet.

Harris’s nomination makes her the first Black and first Indian-American woman on either major party’s presidential ticket.

Harris is a former prosecutor from California who challenged Biden in her own presidential bid last year. Her nomination makes her the fourth woman to appear on a major presidential ballot. Before her, Geraldine Ferraro ran as a Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. In 2008, Republican Sarah Palin ran as a vice presidential nominee, later in 2016, Hillary Clinton became the Democratic presidential nominee.

Biden’s choice was one that has long been in the works. In March of this year, he revealed that he would make a point to have a woman as his running mate and in July he announced that he had narrowed his picks down to four Black women.

Kamala Harris was elected to Congress in 2016.

This has been Harris’ first term as a senator. Before, she served as the California attorney general. During her time as AG, Harris formed a lasting friendship with Biden’s late son Beau who was attorney general at the time in Delaware. Writing about Beau’s death, in her memoir The Truths We Hold, Harris recalled that “there were periods when I was taking the heat when Beau and I talked every day, sometimes multiple times a day,” she wrote in her memoir. “We had each other’s backs.”

Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer. Harris attended his funeral.

During his announcement, Biden mentioned Harris’ friendship with his son.

“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” Biden tweeted. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

So far, it seems there are quite a bit of Harris x Biden supporters.

Fans were quick to give their support and applaud her candidacy.

In a tweet acknowledging her nomination, Harris wrote “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Here’s to 2020 y’all. Get ready to make history.

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From That Picture With George W. Bush To Dakota Johnson’s Memeworthy Confrontation— A Timeline Of Ellen DeGeneres’ Downfall

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From That Picture With George W. Bush To Dakota Johnson’s Memeworthy Confrontation— A Timeline Of Ellen DeGeneres’ Downfall

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Last Thursday, American comedian, television host, and Finding Dory actress Ellen DeGeneres penned a personal memo to the employees of her talk show in an effort to address recent allegations of workplace toxicity.

“My name is on the show and everything we do and I take responsibility for that,” she said while addressing recent complaints about her contributions to a toxic work environment on the show. “Alongside Warner Bros, we immediately began an internal investigation and we are taking steps, together, to correct the issues. As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”

Writing about what she has learned in recent weeks, DeGeneres vowed to push herself “to learn and grow.”

“We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others, and I’m glad the issues at our show were brought to my attention,” she went on to write. “I promise to do my part in continuing to push myself and everyone around me to learn and grow. It’s important to me and to Warner Bros. that everyone who has something to say can speak up and feels safe doing so.”

DeGeneres’s letter comes at a time when serious allegations have been made about her and the executive producers on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Still, while current complaints have gone viral recently, they only seem to be part of an upset over the comedian’s behavior that has been years in the making

Check out the timeline of her downward spiral below:

December 2018 – The New York Times publishes the “Ellen DeGeneres Is Not as Nice as You Think” headline

In a New York Times profile, reporter Jason Zinoman examined the comedian’s happy television host persona against her 2018 Netflix stand-up special, titled “Relatable”. With a headline that read “Ellen DeGeneres Is Not as Nice as You Think,” Zinoman wrote, “In sharp contrast to her public image as everyone’s good friend, happy to listen, she presents herself — with tongue in cheek — as cartoonishly aloof and indifferent, stuck in a privileged bubble, cracking several jokes, for instance, about her fabulous wealth.”

January 2019 – Defense of Kevin Hart and dismissal of his disappointed fans as “haters”

Soon after comedian and actor, Kevin Hart was ousted from his position as an Academy Awards host due to a series of discovered homophobic tweets and jokes he’d made, DeGeneres, invited him to come on her show.

During her interview with him, DeGeneres urged Hart to ignore the backlash he’d received and dismissed his critics as “haters.” Soon after, she appealed to the academy to hire him for the Oscars once again much to her supporters’ chagrin.

October 2019 – DeGeneres takes a photo with George W. Bush

In the fall of 2019, DeGeneres was pictured with former president George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys-Green Bay Packers game. The photo sparked backlash and expressions of disappointment online. After all, during his presidency, Bush pushed for bans on same-sex marriage.
DeGeneres belittled negative comments about the photo writing, “People were upset. They thought, ‘Why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president?’ “Here’s the thing: I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have. We’re all different, and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s okay that we’re all different.”

November 2019 – Dakota Johnson calls DeGeneres out for lying on her own show

Known as the incident that might have first brought down Ellen, Johnson’s 2019 appearance on the comedian’s daytime show undoubtedly opened the floodgates. During an interview with the Fifty Shades Of Grey actress, DeGeneres commented about not being invited to her 30th birthday party asking “How was the party? I wasn’t invited.” Johnson was quick to defend herself in an awkward but honest moment saying “Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen. You were invited.”

Oof.

March 2020 – And of course, that viral Twitter post

Months after Johnson’s appearance, a Twitter thread posted by “Gilmore Guys” podcast co-host Kevin T. Porter went viral after he petitioned for negative stories about DeGeneres’s behavior in “exchange for food bank donations.”

The tweet reeled in over 16K comments and a whole lot of horrifying stories about the actress.

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