Excerpted and translated from the photo caption on the front page of Milenio, a Mexican newspaper, about the 1-0 U.S. victory over a soccer nemesis: “The goal scorer was the Mexican-American Michael Orozco.”
And that’s one reason why I very much love America.
Oh my God, the U.S. threaded like seventeen different needles on that play.
FIRST! Defender Michael Orozco Fiscal celebrates after scoring a goal in the 80th minute of a friendly between the United States and Mexico, which the U.S. won 1-0 before a stunned crowd at Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium. The victory is the first-ever American win on Mexican soil and the first in 24 matches; earlier this year, the U.S. also defeated Italy for the first time. (Photo: Edgard Garrido / Reuters via The New York Times)
TIERRA DEL FUEGO A forest fire burns in Guadalajara, Mexico, in the early hours of April 24. The fire, which began on April 21, has affected 3500 acres of forest is now threatening Guadalajara’s urban area. (Photo: Ulises Ruiz Basurto / EPA via MSNBC)
Okay, I hate to be one of those pareidolia people but I see a face in that smoke plume — and you do too.
NB: “Customer” is an industry term that could mean a single household or an entire building, and thus “customers” is not always synonymous with “people.” E.g., “50,000 customers are without power” does not always translate to “50,000 people are without power.”
Another photo of those massive, tightly-packed schools of fish in the waters off of Acapulco, Mexico, a phenomenon thought to have been caused by the recent tsunami. (Photo: AFP-Getty via the Daily Mail)
Because neither the Manila Bulletin nor the Philippine Daily Inquirer have their front pages up yet, here’s one from Frontera, published in Tijuana, Mexico—boxer Antonio Margarito’s adopted hometown.
If I’m not mistaken, that caption begins with the (translated) words “In your his face.” Heh.
AGONY AND ECSTASY South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, center, applauds a goal by South Africa’s midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala while Mexico’s President, Felipe Calderon (left), isn’t amused by your shenanigans. (Photo: Christian Charisius / Reuters via the New York Times)
This’ll probably be one of my favorite sports-related images of all time.