Liz Phair – “Cinco de Mayo”

Woah, 1994.

For those that are into celebrating and stuff.  Did you know that today is not just a day for drinking Corona’s and tequilla, but is actually a celebration in the state of Puebla (not so much the rest of the country) that commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on this day in 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.

Until that point, the French army hadn’t really been defeated much, which seems laughable know given their ignominy the past century and a half, but still.  So, today is a day for the state of Puebla and frat boys and sorority girls everywhere to get fucked up.

This country might as well just roll up St. Patty’s Day and Cinco de Mayo into one holiday in the middle of April and call it a day.

[via Perpetua]

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