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Happy Sink o’ de Mayo

Our 2008 Cinco de Mayo post is getting lots of traffic today so we thought we’d bring it back with a few added Mayos.

  1. Not A Native
    May 5, 2011 at 9:39 am

    This is sooo last year.

  2. longwind
    May 5, 2011 at 9:40 am

    But this is the year that Sundberg Sunk a Mayo, no?

  3. May 5, 2011 at 9:45 am

    True dat.

  4. Plain Jane
    May 5, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Feliz Cinco de Mayo, amigos!

  5. Jose Ole
    May 5, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Free meth in every burrito today!

  6. Wikipedia
    May 5, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla.[1][2][3][4] The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride,[5] and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War.[6] In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.[7][8] Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day,[9][10] the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico, which occurs on September 16th.

    Late in 1861, a well-armed French fleet stormed Veracruz, landing a large French force and driving President Juárez and his government into retreat.[13] Moving on from Veracruz towards Mexico City, the French army encountered heavy resistance from the Mexicans near Puebla, at the Mexican forts of Loreto and Guadalupe.[14] The 8,000-strong French army attacked the much more poorly equipped Mexican army of 4,000. Yet, on May 5, 1862,[15] the Mexicans managed to decisively crush the French army, the best army of the time.[16]

    The Mexican victory, however, was short-lived. Thirty thousand troops and a full year later, the French were able to depose the Mexican army, capture Mexico City, and establish Emperor Maximilian I as ruler of Mexico.[14] However, the French victory was also short-lived, lasting only 3 years, from 1864 to 1867. With the U.S. Civil War over in 1865, the U.S. was able to provide more assistance to Mexico to expel the French, after which Maximilian I was executed by the Mexicans, along with his Mexican generals Miramón and Mejía, in the Cerro de las Campanas, Queretaro.[14][19]

  7. Patrick Henry
    May 5, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Jose Ole 10:12 am You ignorant racist moron.

  8. Anonymous
    May 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Half a century later, U.S. war ships also bombed Vera Cruz, killing hundreds of men, women and children, with the alleged purpose of diverting attention from the bodies of the men, women and children discovered murdered by the U.S. National Guard in Colorado’s Ludlow massacre of 1914. (People’s History, Howard Zinn).

    When G.W. Bush claimed, “they hate us for our freedoms”, he never specified which “freedoms” he was referring to. How many innocent generations will suffer from the depleted uranium we’ve left in the Middle East?

  9. Plain Jane
    May 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Our freedom to exploit less powerful people and their resources, of course.

  10. Walt
    May 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Our freedom to vote Republican. . .permanently.

  11. Not A Native
    May 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Hey H. where’s the love? Just remembered, two years ago I originally suggested the personality part of this idea:

    Not A Native says:
    May 5, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    Would be funny if it was a photoshopped pic of the recently appointed director of the MCSD in a leaky boat.

    Heraldo says:
    May 5, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    Dammit! Why didn’t I think of that?

  12. doggerelface
    May 5, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    When he dranks his tequiler, he’ll get muy feo

    All those hippie tree-huggers he’d like to kayo

    Of monster truck power, he gives a vulgar displayo

    Across Clam Beach little birdie brains he will splayo

    Their crushed tiny bodies in the ruts they will layo

    Out in the pasture kickin’ cow pies all dayo

    With rifles and shotguns he likes to playo

    At beer cans on fence posts all day he’ll blaze awayo

    To not accidentally blast his own bird brain his friends they should prayo

    Good ol’ boy connections he did parlayo

    To a seat on the planning commish much to Heraldo’s dismayo

    Shady back room dealing just like Tom Delayo.

    Because good ol’ boy cronies, he will never betrayo

    And from his shit kickin’ ways he will never strayo

  13. touché
    May 5, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    la cara es un acto difícil de seguir

  14. Plain Jane
    May 5, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    si, muy.

  15. Julie Timmons
    May 6, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I emailed Heraldo asking that this post be taken down in view of the fact (apparent fact-reported in the Times-Standard obituaries) that Mr Mayo’s father died a couple of weeks ago in Washington state.. I guess cheap jokes trump respect.

    IF it was a different Dennis Mayo in McKinleyville that lost his parent, I stand corrected. If not, this is mean-spirited and a apology would seem to be in order. But then I’m old-fashioned.

  16. May 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    My condolences to Dennis.

    I don’t believe this post is mean-spirited and believe Dennis has a sense of humor.

  17. May 6, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    But will he ever beat Miracle Whip?

  18. May 6, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    This type of post is the worst of the Herald. Almost on a par with the Mirror.

  19. Bien Padre
    May 6, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    You are getting old.

  20. May 6, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    There is no criticism of Dennis in this post. It was meant to be lighthearted and silly.

  21. Anonymous
    May 6, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    While we’re reading pleas for reverence of human suffering…

    Can we now ask that tiny minority and their political lap-dogs to stop pulling every punch to continue cramming environmental indifference, low-wage big box jobs and more $350,000 homes down our throats…(in the interest of having a little recognition, reverence and empathy for the chronic human suffering, poverty, homelessness, and environmental degradation their profitable model of development has bequest us)?

  22. May 7, 2011 at 7:22 am

    The Mayo Photoshop jumble isn’t as revolting as the images at The Mirror, and it lacks the patently offensive caption that’s a standard Mirror treatment, but it’s headed down that road. Why go there?

  23. May 7, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Putting him a bikini and making comments about his mother would have been Mirror-like. This was not.

  24. mresquan
    May 7, 2011 at 9:11 am

    “Putting him a bikini and making comments about his mother would have been Mirror-like.”

    Or better yet,you could have claimed that Dennis was a pedophile,and was friends with the police chief who covered up the situation.That shot against Larry Glass was the lowest blow ever issued on the local blogs.

    May 7, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Heraldo says light-hearted and funny.

    Hmm, I dunno what the pure intent was, but it is name exposure, either way, which helps Dennis out which is good :-)


  26. May 7, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Thankfully, I missed the Larry Glass post that mresquen referred to. In my opinion, a good political blog introduces topics, asserts ideas and tries to persuade with an appeal to reason. Personal attacks are for the infantile and the dimwitted.

  27. Slime
    May 7, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Kinda like calling people “infantile” and “dimwitted” eh, Mielke?

  28. May 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Those are fair adjectives. At least I don’t call them “slime,” Slime.

  29. a non
    May 7, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I don’t read the photo as an attack. It is a play on words. The sink. The Mayo(naise) and the Mayo man. Dennis probably likes the attention.

    Joel, can you be more specific about how Dennis has been attacked? Or maybe you should get a sense of humor.

  30. Anonymous
    May 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Putting him a bikini and making comments about his mother would have been Mirror-like. This was not.

    also would have been funny….

  31. May 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Oh gee, let’s imagine: perhaps if Heraldo or a-non appeared in a blog from the enemy camp with photos of them in a sink with some crappy food product product that’s a bad pun (pardon the redundancy) based on their last name they’d feel slighted. Nevertheless, I think that Mayo’s political ideas (e.g., the swollen population of smart investors in monster trucks should be able to drive around on the beach) are nuts, but I’d rather argue against his ideas than make fun of his name.

  32. a non
    May 7, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    The big H and the little a non are anonymous. Dennis Mayo is a non-anonymous, he is a plitical figure (MCSD, PC. Get the difference?

    Enemy camp? Your take.

    Crappy food? I LOVE mayo. Have to moderate the intake though.

    Lighten up Joel.

  33. a non
    May 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    corrects the typos

    he is a political figure (MCSD, PC).

  34. May 7, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I infer from a-non’s comment that he approves of the Mirror’s posts because they are anonymous and their targets are public people. That’s a sloppy philosophy, but anonymity has nothing to do with my complaint.

  35. May 7, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    If you think Spectrum’s organic mayo is crappy food you are out of your gourd.

  36. Plain Jane
    May 7, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    I am reminded of Mielke’s cartoon “12 Angry Men” portraying posters from this blog, but 2 of them were women. Wasn’t calling “Jane” and “Iris” men an insulting attack?

  37. Mitch
    May 7, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Now if someone’s last name was Scumbag, maybe this sort of composite photo of them would be insulting.

    But Mayo? On Cinco de Mayo? In a sink? Maybe it’s not particularly funny, but it’s a bi-i-i-g reach to find a way to consider this offensive or hostile.

    Well, maybe if you’re allergic to eggs.

    BTW, I clicked on the 2008 link and ended up going to the right brain / left brain dancer illusion. I can’t see it as anything but clockwise, no matter how hard I try. Others see it both ways, even while I’m looking at it myself; otherwise I wouldn’t even believe it could be seen two ways. Hmmmm.

  38. a non
    May 8, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Joel, your last post was a non sequitur. You infer too much about people you don’t know.

    Some of your cartoons make fun of political figures, so it is logical to associate you with the Mirror. Right?

    Mayo has been a well known gadfly for years. He like being a celebrity. Lampooning comes with the celebrity turf.

  39. May 8, 2011 at 9:13 am

    When a-non said, “get the difference?” he must have been talking to himself.

    May 8, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Joel Mielke says:
    May 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    Oh gee, let’s imagine: perhaps if Heraldo or a-non appeared in a blog from the enemy camp with photos of them in a sink with some crappy food product product that’s a bad pun (pardon the redundancy) based on their last name they’d feel slighted. Nevertheless, I think that Mayo’s political ideas (e.g., the swollen population of smart investors in monster trucks should be able to drive around on the beach) are nuts, but I’d rather argue against his ideas than make fun of his name.

    Response: Ah, making fun of a name as compared to making fun of a name like Joel attempts below…..

    Henchman of Gibberish says:
    May 7, 2011 at 11:30 pm
    Cheatin’ shot bootleg foreclose, havin’ it darn pigs poker pick-up em. Snakeoil, fussin’ java jail mobilehome hardware, fire him trespassin’, fit. Barrel plug-nickel gal whiskey, if caboose hogjowls coonskin rottgut cooked aunt, ain’t coonskin has. Fer his up drinkin’ cheatin’ fricaseed creosote, ails, hairy. Give where, greasy fer gonna down chew, give than shotgun firewood. Sam-hell muster stew give landlord whoopin’ jail beer rottgut where yer co-op no.

    Tornado guzzled havin’ farmer co-op lordy jezebel preacher nothin’ fightin’ hogjowls. Skanky fussin’ jiggly dirt mobilehome havin’ roped. Coonskin fart driveway, right how yonder. Crazy, fish catfish ain’t took salesmen, a inbred tools me, skanky huntin’.

    Response: Yep, Joel spends and inordinate amount of time on making fun of names, let alone spending copious amounts of time working on his english writing skills. The work of someone who is deeply affected in a negative manner by what is written by another.

    Anyhow, Joel’s response was a bit funny for a Sunday morning comic read, but also hypocritical. Apparantly, Joel is not arguing issues like he admits he does.


    May 8, 2011 at 9:55 am


    or the intent by whomever was to tie Mayo to “No toxins down the drain”; and, maybe it was a spite to say Dennis is toxic, etc… I dunno what the intent was, but Dennis is a good person and has been actively involved in the community for YEARS. So, again, any exposure like this thread is good exposure for Dennis or anyone else under the artist’s photoshop efforts to placard.


  42. Not A Native
    May 8, 2011 at 10:25 am

    You know Joel you’re just silly. I thought this up two years ago as a sort of word play. You should look it up.

    Its nothing like the Mirror becuase its a stretch to construe ANY political or negative symbolic meaning to associating a person and a condiment. Depending on circumstances, it could even be a term of endearment.

    In fact, when I thought it up, I was thinking about the movie “An officer and a gentleman”. If you saw it, you’ll remember the hero is a plebe, also named Mayo. He begins with the expectation he’s destined to wash out. But ultimately, he finds inner character and succeeds. In one scene, the drill instructor is urging him to try harder and calls him ‘mayonaise’ as incentive to persevere despite his self doubt from former failures.

  43. May 8, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Sorry “Henchman,” I was making fun of what you write. Your name takes care of itself.

  44. May 8, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    White Power!

  45. a non
    May 8, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Joel, for a “humorist”, that is, one who creates cartoons, you possess little sense of humor. You are very literal. No silliness, no spontaneity. Oh well, trudge on.

    Maybe I should be offended because the surname Mayo indicates lineage to County Mayo, Ireland. Being fractionally Irish, I should get bent about the image of Mayo in a sink.

    Hmmm…lemme dink about dat.

    May 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    No problem Joel,

    Your name speaks for itself too, man and woman.


  47. May 8, 2011 at 7:25 pm
  48. May 8, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Henchman reminds me of a SNL skit last night in which Tina Fey played Sarah Palin. She announced that she had signed up for Rosetta Stone in English.

  49. May 8, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Now that’s funny.

  50. Reinventing The Wheel
    May 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Outrageously shocking and bitterly angry cartoons demand attention.

    They have played a critical roll in this nation’s social movements and protests since inception.

    Systemic political corruption, social injustices, biodiversity collapse, record human suffering, an empire-gone-wild, and we can’t find one “community newspaper” willing to publish cartoons of corporate-offender’s heads being lobbed-off!?

    Is that because they’re considered “people” now?

    The clever cartoonists are still out there.

    Although Mayo was a silly play on words, biting lampoons of opponents can educate, whip up emotions, get people talking, keep them focused on injustice…and it sure beats violence.

    Instead of repressing a legacy, offer suggestions to resurrect it.

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