There are some phrases in the (Mexican) Spanish slang lexicon that we truly need to express ourselves — Diego Luna taught some of these to Conan O’Brien.
His reasons for the Spanish lessons were legit since 41 million Latinos speak Spanish in the U.S. To put this into perspective, Spain has a population of 47.7 million people. By 2050, this country is set to be the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world with 138 million Spanish-speakers! ¡No mames!
Which brings us to Conan’s first lesson. After a quick tutorial on how and when to use it, he jumped on the no mames train…although Diego had to stop Conan from using the term around children.
Now what happened when Diego taught Conan “¿qué pedo?” Watch above and find out.
Diego Luna is more than just an actor. Luna is using his name and his fame to create a space for important ideas to be discussed. His new show “Pan Y Circo” on Amazon Prime is tackling the major issues.
Diego Luna’s “Pan y Circo” is an in-your-face show tackling major issues confronting society.
“Pan y Circo” is a new Amazon Prime show created by Mexican actor Diego Luna. The actor has a table of people including politicians, activists, and entertainers. The first episode focuses on race, a topic that is seeing some global attention following recent events. The discussion got frank with Luna admitting that he has benefited from the system as it stood.
The dinner party atmosphere is something that we can relate to further drawing us into the conversation.
For Luna, according to the LA Times, the dinner conversations are a cal back to a tie when these kinds of hard discussions happened over dinner. This was a time when these kinds of conversations were taken for granted because they were so common that it was normal.
The topics are going to be tough for many in the Latino community because they are so frank.
Abortion is one of the most taboo conversations in the Latino community. The topic is something the divides the Latino community, most commonly on generational lines. Luna’s decision to take this conversation to the mainstream is a major moment for the Latino community.
The first episode of “Pan y Circo” is out now on Amazon.
The next episode will be out on Friday, August 14.
There are seldom things to get overly excited about these days but people are still trying to make us all laugh. Conan O’Brien has been doing shows from his home like so many other late show hosts and even “Saturday Night Live.” Thankfully, Lin-Manuel Miranda recently joined O’Brien and it was magic.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Conan O’Brien “collaborated” on a new song and it is already a hit.
“OK Boomer” was born out of two things: O’Brien being able to talk about his day in great detail and Miranda’s musical genius abilities and willingness to listen. At the beginning of the video, Miranda asks O’Brien to tell him about his day. O’Brien delivers a very detailed account of his day and in the end, Miranda took that information and gave us “OK Boomer.”
“OK, Boomer. When are you gonna leave home? I go to the Zoom, I enter the room,” Miranda sings. “I want to see if I look cute and if I can temporarily unmute with the space bar. So, I ask my son, ‘Hey, do I hit the f—ing space bar?’ And he says to me, ‘OK, Boomer.'”
The songs bring the two grown men to fits of laughter and it is clear why. The song is as ridiculous as you need to find some humor during these crazy times. It also shows that not even a quarantine can break the human spirit.
Fans are already loving the song because of what it is about.
The comedy of the song is enough to make people laugh and forget their issues for a short while. Who else doesn’t feel like their life has become so mundane that it is hard to find some humor? Miranda is there to show us all that there are things that will still make you smile and laugh.
Some people want to let it get them through the day.
Just listen to it once all the way through. It is a song that doesn’t get to wild and is hard to get annoyed with. It will make you laugh and smile. It truly shows the selflessness that Miranda embodies on his day-to-day.
Some people just wish they could be as comforted by Miranda.
For people isolating alone, it can be very lonely. With no one to talk to, it is easy to feel so disconnected from the world because we are all just tucked away in our spaces. Imagine being able to talk to Miranda and have him listen to you so intently that he sings you a song that captures what you said. Wouldn’t that just make you feel so seen?
Thank you, Lin-Manuel Miranda.
You are a small piece of the puzzle that helps us make sense and find peace in this whole mess.