Yesterday marked the 153rd anniversary of General Ignacio Zaragoza defeating a French army attempting to capture Puebla de Los Angeles, a small city in Central Mexico. Outnumbered 6,000 to 2,000, the Mexican troops fortified the city under the leadership of the Texas-born Zaragoza, because if you want something done right, make sure you get an American-born to do it. The day would forever be known as “Cinco De Mayo.”
Nowadays, many people use the day as an excuse to drink. I sure did. I spent the evening downing margaritas, queso, and some fajitas. But I made sure that I wasn’t on the radar of the PC police.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim decided to celebrate Cinco De Mayo by breaking a Guinness world record. They gave over 20,000 fans sombreros — unofficially 25,111 fans to be exact. That turned out to be the world record for the largest group of people in sombreros.
With over 20K participants, we hold the Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering of People Wearing Sombreros! pic.twitter.com/auk5H445wu
— Angels (@Angels) May 6, 2015
Sure, it’s all in good fun, and I applaud them on the dumbest world record ever, but where is the outrage? Here I am tip-toeing along in life to make sure that whatever party my fraternity throws won’t make national news and lead to an eventual suspension.
The Angels don a bunch of sombreros and are lauded with a Guinness world record certificate, but when 100 fraternity guys do it, we’re given a suspension and labeled as racists. It’s all fun and games until someone throws on a sombrero..