Are you buying a new dress, ladies, perhaps a chingon chapeau? Inviting the family over for a Sonoran hot dog party? After all, National Hispanic Heritage Month 2012 starts on Saturday. Your special month is brought to you by the good folks at Tio Sam Dot Gov, the same people who thought “Hispanic” made sense on U.S. Census forms.
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.
While we’re sure the gente in Washington are doing their very best, we have our own list of the pocho ocho “Hispanic” iconic items that should be in the Smithsonian:
8. Salma Hayek’s boobs
7. Nike Cortez sneakers
6. Arpaio Viejo Tequila
5. Vicks Vapo Rub
4. Aqua Net Hair Spray
2. The Breakfast Taco with the Face of Jesus
And the numero uno “Hispanic Heritage” item that should be in the Smithsonian is…
Rita Hayworth screenshot from National Hispanic Heritage Month 2012 website.