Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a regional holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. The outnumbered Mexicans defeated a much better-equipped French army that had known no defeat for almost 50 years. However, Cinco de Mayo is not “an obligatory federal holiday” in Mexico, but rather a holiday that can be observed voluntarily.
While Cinco de Mayo has limited significance nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. However, a common misconception in the United States is that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day, which actually is September 16 (dieciséis de septiembre in Spanish), the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.
I finally rebought Eternal Darkness after someone stole mine years ago.
I don’t care how many times I play, the bathtub still scares the shit out of me. – Emily
Brandon: That’s because you’re a girl.
After thinking it over, I don’t understand how Claude is sadistic. Isn’t your life insurance agent happy the longer you’re alive? It felt strange to laugh at something that I didn’t even get. – Ray64
Brandon: You ask a valid question that I choose to ignore.
Being robbed at gun point sucks. You know what else sucks? Having to walk home without pants. I liked those pants 🙁 – Clintoris
Brandon: I would like more details. Also, I’m sorry. Unless it was funny.
I just bought Rhythm Heaven largely thanks to RubixsQube’s review. So far, so fun. I hope he gets a kickback check from Nintendo. – Gato
Brandon: Me too! Perhaps he can demand one if/when he goes to E3.
The existence of Waluigi doesn’t hold any rational value. If Wario is the evil version of Mario because he has an upside-down ‘M’ on his cap, then the evil incarnate of Luigi would be 7uigi. But that makes even less sense than Waluigi, because would you go around shouting “Waaaah! Seven-uigi is gonna win!”? No, because that would be pretty stupid of you. Therefore, Waluigi should not exist on the grounds that his name is completely faggy. – tubular culosis
Brandon: It sounds like you’ve put a lot of thought into this, and I’m proud of you.
If I grow up, I want to be just like you Brandon! – Mark
Brandon: I’m afraid that’s impossible.
Jesus Christ Brandon, You still at it? I love you like a fresh vegetable. Love, The Bahamian Boa. x – Drew Carey
Brandon: If answering these once a week and/or when I feel like it is “still at it” then yes! And hello, you sexy blond adonis!
Dead Space really made stomping on enemies fun again. It’d been so long! The last game that made me stomp things and have fun doing it was whichever Mario game came out before Galaxy (Galaxy was fun, of course, but it really didn’t have a lot of fun stomping going for it). So maybe it hadn’t been all that long. – Jai
Brandon: It really is hard to resist stomping on corpses. That and using kenesis to pick their body up, and shoot it through the air.
I hadn’t had a reason to click on the bottom-of-page links to look at older posts until today when I was looking for the Yoda dog, so I hadn’t noticed them. I was amused.
Back when my family got our first PC I set it up so the recycle bin emptying noise was Doc Brown saying “Erased from existence.” I felt like a clever little shit. – ANC
Brandon: What do you feel like now? I’m going to guess embarrassed.
I was thinking that Konami needs to release a version of Metal Gear Solid for the Wii. I was thinking maybe you could like hide the wiimote or something and be all stealthy and the point of the game would be to relocate your wiimote only to forget where you hid it and then repeat the process. No? – Puzzled
Brandon: No one cares about Metal Gear Solid, and if they say they do, they’re lying.
Curses, you stole my idea for a Tetrisphere novel! You will be hearing from my lawyers, no doubt. Of course, I’d be willing to trade you an autographed copy of one of my books for full IP rights to the Tetrisphere story. Perhaps even a mushroom stamp on the cover, if you are into that sort of thing. – Stephen King
Brandon: Is Tetrisphere available on the Wii Shop yet? I totally forgot how awesome that game was. And Wetrix.
In the Earth Day article, how can you mention Corneria in SF64 and not mention Katina? That place gets Independence Day’d if you fail. Also, Blast Corps? Didn’t they load the tanker onto a rocket and throw it at the moon? – Legacy
Brandon: I’m afraid I didn’t write that article, which means you’re asking the wrong person!
I like to think of ChrisV as being like Edgeworth from Phoenix Wright. Tough, prickly and a bit of a smart ass, but really just needs a good hug. – Peel
Brandon: And so huggable, too!
I noticed on the board that it’s the anniversary of your birth. Happy birthday! I will drink an extra beer tonight in honor of this happy occasion. – Gato
Happy Birthday, I hope you’re already drunk. – Trekridr
Brandon: I can’t remember.
I heard that Garman broke the forums – Mark
Brandon: I blame his shoes.
Where is the damn message board? Do you realize I actually did WORK today? I almost thought about writing an article for the site even! – Ryan
Brandon: Get outta town!
I’m bored of pig flu already. When are we going to get hit with kung flu? – Jai
Brandon: That flu is going to kick your ass. I thought of a really bad joke where the set-up involved something wouldn’t happen until pigs flied, and then the punchline would be SWINE FLU! That’s about as far as I got before not caring.
I say I say, madame, that you have impinge upon my honor and disrupted my social queue with this most UNFORTUNATE case of the vapors the Messaged-Board seems to have come down with.
I demand satisfaction- I say, I DEMAND satisfaction! – A Concerned Southern Gentleman
Brandon: You win the “this is my favorite comment of the bunch” award.
I wonder if those hot pics I posted of me and CNE in the bathtub took the forum down. Everyone knows servers can only handle so much sexiness. – Fearsomepirate
Brandon: I don’t think so. I mean, I’m on there pretty much every day.
So I finally finished the basement (see my cryptic message a few months back) then promptly sold my house. I played the first dungeon of Twilight Princess, and other than naming my horse Jai and chuckling at all the references to him being a good girl, and riding him all over Hyrule, the game is kind of underwhelming.
I will say, I think the game holds your hand less than the last couple of Zeldas, which is pleasing, but graphically it is just UGLY! They were so much more successful with expression and humor and style in Wind Waker than they have been in this game. So far, it’s been something of a let down. And the waggle controls are a pretty mixed-bag. Seems like they could have done more interesting things with most of them.
Also, since we moved out of our house last week, my absurd console collection is in storage until a new home is selected, so I’ll let you know if it gets any better when we’re moved in.
And Happy Birthday, doppleganger. I got 38 all fluffed up and comfy for you. – A Sad Pathetic Little Man
Brandon: Well, at least now I know why you’ve basically dropped off the face of the earth.
I got goosebumps and I thought it was from when the milkman came. He talked in a low, slow voice like a country man, and it was very gentle. But the goosebumps are actually from because I have to poop. What gives you goosebumps? – drc
Brandon: A good song.
I just thought I’d let you know that you (I) get run over by a hover-van in the year 2031. It really sucks, I’d avoid Northern California that year. – Future Brandon
Brandon: How the hell do you get run over by something that HOVERS?
After watching Pithchmen, King of Kong, and reading the Family Circus, I’ve come to the conclusion that anyone named Billy is a total d bag. – Ash the deadite slayer
Brandon: I like your logic.
yeah…high speed internet for the first time in 3 years. Now I can change web-pages faster than the DRCs update. – !
Brandon: Ho ho! Good one!
The front page told me to email you telling you how I feel. Right now, I’m a little warm, but I just had lunch so I’m also full. I may need to go to the bathroom in a few minutes as well. It’ll be a number two. I’ll keep you updated. – Mirage
Brandon: Please do. I’m on the edge of my fucking seat.
Well, I can’t tell you what I know, but I can tell you what I didn’t know–and it’s that the Wii isn’t HD. By the way, I am not the same Travis that wrote the article. – Travis
Brandon: But you have the same name!