hey its cinco de mayo

wheres your balloon of love? and independence?

interesting tales told via the LA Times and blogs:

– sex workers in mexico say si to condoms but oh-hell-no to swine flu masks. – La Plaza

– the real Mexican burrito – Brand X

– yao didnt look so healthy at the end of the game last night, but kobe aint 100% either

– gustavo of “Ask a Mexican” gets interrogated regarding Cinco de Mayo – The Guide

– dude who invented text messaging explains why it’s limited to 160 characters – Tech Blog

– the two most powerful men have a power lunch… in HELL – Top of the Ticket

– garbage in, garbage out: cops dont like computer program that determines parolees risk – LA Now

– Mia Farrow is on a hunger strike, via YouTube, for the people of Darfur – Tech blog

– there was a benefit for Peter Case this weekend to help pay his heart surgery. get well pete! – Pop n Hiss

– Dom DeLuise lived to 75 years old despite being obese for most of his life. my nutritionist has a lot of ‘splaining to do – Obits

– Mrs. Judd Apatow, aka Leslie Mann, used to puke, doesn;t any more – Brand X

– saddest story / photo gallery you will see all day: hatfields and mccoys have nothing on this family rivalry in Turkey as 44 are killed at an engagement ceremony in Bilge – World