Nachos Time: Nachos in the News - A convenient mouthful of short form nacho news, topped with the cheese of truth, jalapeno slices of journalism, beans of education, and other toppings of various questionable informative analogies. We bring you nacho news one chip at a time.
Welcome to Nachos Time, for when nacho related things happen in the news, but nothing in depth to write a real article about. Here’s what’s been going on with nachos recently:
ON BASEBALL NACHOS
Baseballsman Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers baseball team likes baseball. What he doesn’t seem to like too much is catching the said baseballs. Fortunately another thing he likes is eating a fan’s nachos, which he does do. If I was said fan I would be flipping out over the consumption of my nachos. But wait, I wouldn’t be at a baseball game or eating crappy stadium nachos, so that wouldn’t be a problem one way or another.
ON RICO PRODUCTS
On the subject of stadium nachos, here’s some good and bad news. Rico’s Products Inc., who were responsible for the popularization of the stadium nachos in the 70’s, are tripling their manufacturing facilities. On the one hand this is great as it is increasing the spread of nachos, but on the other hand the nachos that they’re spreading are the subpar stadium variety. Much like how I’m glad Twilight is getting kids to read books, I just wish they were reading something other than Twilight.
ON TACO BELL’S GRILLED STUFFED NACHOS
And on the subject of subpar nachos, Taco Bell is rolling out another attempt at making nachos portable. Since the Taco Bell Beefy Nacho Burrito was apparently not enough of a success in turning nachos into an on the go food, the former cylindrical version has being replaced with a large triangle, because somehow that will increase the quality of the food? It looks like it has the exact same ingredients, but I’m sure that new shape will make all the difference.
ON HATE CRIMES
But what could be worse than Taco Bell portable nacho type things? Why hate crimes of course! Now admittedly there is a thin line between the way that people dress or act at the bar for Cinco de Mayo just having a good time and a racist stereotype, but certainly nothing you would call a hate crime. Unfortunately this line gets a little blurrier when it’s the athletic department at Cornell University that puts on a Cinco de Mayo themed event and uses these same stereotypes. Now while I would go so far as to describe this as perhaps not the best idea, that’s a very long way from calling it a hate crime. I suppose the moral is that you can just never do anything that could be possibly misconstrued as invoking a stereotype if you’re an institution, so don’t. Also, Notre Dame should probably get rid of their fighting Irish image before someone there gets offended.