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This Is The One Thing That Unites All Children Of Immigrants

If you’re the kid of immigrants or exiles, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed one particular ~quirk~ that unites us all, no matter where our families came from:

NAPKIN HOARDING.

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You have napkins. All of the napkins.

Think about it. Look around your home. Your car. Inside your bag. There are napkins there, right? Well, you’re not alone, my friend.

Studies show* that, if you’re the offspring of immigrants, your car is 82% napkins.

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*(this is a lie)

However, you would be pretty hard pressed not to find an immigrant or child of an immigrant who doesn’t hoard napkins. You just never know when you are going to need to clean something up in an instant.

Because how can you drink something if it’s not wrapped in napkins? I mean. It’s the civilized way.

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The car is the best place to hoard your napkins. That’s just a fact. The glove compartment gives you the perfect place to hide your napkins for an emergency.

And you never know when you’ll need one. Or 872. So better keep a ton around.*

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*Please note that this is also true for ketchup packets. There is no shame in this game at all. It might seem odd but when you need the napkins, it is a great thing you kept them all.

Because “glove compartment” actually stems from the ancient term for “napkin house.”

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True fact. But don’t get discouraged. You can hoard and hide your napkins anywhere and everywhere. That is what makes them so magical.

You were trained in the napkin arts from a young age…

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I cannot remember the number of times I have been told by my mom to keep taking napkins until she said stop so we could have some for the car. As a good child, I listened and did as I was told.

…learning from true masters.

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I mean, why not? It saves money and ensures you’re clean and neat at all times. It is definitely something people need to do more of. It isn’t our fault they just leave the napkins out there to be taken.

And your desk? Is basically just a hotel for napkins.

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So next time you find yourself drowning in napkins, just remember: It’s cultural. And it unites us. Keep taking and hoarding them. They are going to come in handy and you will end up using them all.

Now. Does anyone have a napkin I can borrow?

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Diego Luna Joins A Long List Of Latinos In Sci-Fi

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Diego Luna Joins A Long List Of Latinos In Sci-Fi

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Diego Luna, who’s made a career of being a heartthrob on planet Earth, looks to expand his reach into a galaxy far, far away.

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Luna will star alongside Felicity Jones in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”  

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We don’t know much about the film, other than it’s set shortly before “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope,”  and that it will be focused on a rebel mission to steal the plans of the Death Star.

Disney is being so secretive that we don’t even know what Luna’s role in the film will be.

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From what we can tell from the trailer, Luna’s character has that whole Han Solo/”don’t mess with me” vibe going on, which we seriously dig.

This, of course, isn’t Diego Luna’s first sci-fi rodeo. He starred with Matt Damon in 2013’s “Elysium.”

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And he’s not even the first Latino to be featured in a “Star Wars” film.

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Let’s not forget about internet boyfriend Oscar Isaac, who played Poe Dameron in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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The film was a box-office hit and has garnered more than  $2 billion worldwide.

But before there was Poe, there was Senator Bail Organa, played by Jimmy Smits.

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Senator Organa was instrumental in both “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith.”

It’s not just the “Star Wars” universe. Latinos are popping up elsewhere. Benicio del Toro had a brief role as the Collector in “Guardians Of The Galaxy.”

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Playing a bigger role in that Marvel cinematic universe movie was Zoe Saldana, who brought Gamora to life.

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Yes, Zoe, the same actress in James Cameron’s “Avatar.”

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Oh, and did we mentioned she plays Uhura in the “Star Trek” reboot?

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Also kicking ass and taking names for Latinos everywhere is Michelle Rodriguez.

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She’s the ruthless and indestructible Rain Ocampo in the “Resident Evil” franchise.

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But before any of these A-listers broke into the sci-fi realm there was…

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Ricardo Montalban.

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He appeared in “Star Trek: The Original Series” as Khan Noonien Singh in 1967.

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A role he would later reprise in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” in 1982.

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KAAAAAHHNNNNN!!!!!!

And, this time he had no mercy.

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That same year, Edward James Olmos, one of Latino cinema’s OGs, appeared in “Blade Runner.”

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For the unfamiliar, “Blade Runner” is about as close as you can get to a sci-fi masterpiece.

But he didn’t stop there. Decades later, he gave life to Commander William Adama in “Battlestar Galactica.”

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This, of course, is nowhere near a complete list of Latino contributions to sci-fi. If anything, it’s just a reminder that Latinos have always played a prominent role in the genre.

Who are some of your favorite Latino sci-fi characters?  Don’t forget to share this story with your friends by clicking the button below!

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