I-Mockery's Road Trip To Mexico!
by: -RoG-

A few months ago, we decided to take our first-ever road trip down to Mexico with some friends. I'm sure many of you saw our little day trip down to Olvera Street here in Los Angeles, but it was high time that we experienced the real deal. So we loaded up the car with all the bottled water we could carry and started heading South of the border towards our final destination: Ensenada, Mexico.

Between the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con and moving into a new place, I've been absolutely swamped over the past few months, but here are the photos from our trip to Mexico as promised. Better late than never, right? Personally, I can't think of a better way to say adios to the 2010 summer season here on I-Mockery. Enjoy!

While the drive down into Mexico was filled with wrong turns and unease (ie: going through Tijuana, passing
guards with machine guns, seeing wild packs of dogs all over the place etc.), our destination in Ensenada
was pretty damned nice looking. Great scenery indeed, but we all wanted to go check out the town itself.

The photo doesn't really do it justice, but this was one huge friggin' flag. Viva Mexico!

I'm all about tiki statues doing balancing acts on rooftops. The world needs more of 'em.

Naturally, I had to check out one of their dollar stores to see what crazy products they had.
I'm pretty sure these Fruti King and Big Cola bottles could quench your thirst for a year... and give you insta-diabetes.

My buddies Nort and George admire a SOUPer Meal! At only one dollar, that's a SOUPer deal!

Shouldn't Garfield's cereal look like lasagna?

Stars Malvavisco look tasty 'n all, but they can't hold a candle to Choco Max, defender of chocolaty breakfast freedom!

I will forever refer to Frosted Flakes as "Zucaritas" from this point forward.

Choco Ronis!

Nothing sells cereal like an overenthusiastic zebra.

Ahhh, generic brand cereals... Puffy's and Puffitos.

Who in their right mind would drink Nesquik when they can harness the power of Choco Tigri?

This is not a ninja. This is a robot.
Everything about Robot De Baterias is awesome.


You know what I really like about Super Toy?

It's the quality craftsmanship that went into making a realistic human face, complete with green mustache.

Distortion the Super Robot always wanted to join the Autobots, but they just couldn't take him seriously.

Gee, the name is different, but where have I seen this guy before? Oh right... HERE.

Hose Nose dripping booger candy and Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge taffy. Yummy!

You see that? These guys know how to start getting prepared for Halloween way in advance!
Wait, what's that? These are expired leftovers from Halloween last year? Nevermind.

That's not racist at all.

And he has a black belt too... of course!

There are still many more
photos to see from our Mexico trip!
Click here to continue onward to page 2!


Reader Comments

The Dork Knight
Aug 23rd, 2010, 05:18 AM
Hm, if it weren´t so far away!
Aug 23rd, 2010, 11:28 AM
Ha, you didn't even mention that the little boy playing on the rocks is obviously a young Waldo. And you found him!
The face of trapped wind.
Aug 23rd, 2010, 12:07 PM
For some reason it slightly tickles me that Garfield is trying to feed some of his chocolate cereal to Pookie. I think it's because I never imagined Garfield to be much of the sharing type.
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Forum Virgin
Aug 23rd, 2010, 12:50 PM
Mr. Viagra is clearly giving Rog a boner. How can i tell? Well, Rog has his "boner face" on. Too bad it's the only way to notice it...
Aug 23rd, 2010, 01:53 PM
That hammerhead shark is intense.
Amicable Herculean
Aug 23rd, 2010, 02:39 PM
I love the Japanese sun guy.
Aug 23rd, 2010, 03:14 PM
"Tacos Nemo"? Is that the best they can do? Here at Monterrey there is a small restaurant called Chicken Lee, an obvious reference to Chicken Little that even uses the mentioned character on the banner at the front of the building.

Zucaritas and Azucaradas... Yeah, these two are not the only brands of food that have strikingly similar names. Talking about potato chips, for example, there are the famous Ruffles from Sabritas, and there are also the Rugges from Leo (quite clever, as the name is derived from "ruges", first person of the verb "rugir" which means "to roar"... And Leo obviously means lion, so...).

I'd get you some photos if I have the chance.
Is a RoboCop.
Aug 23rd, 2010, 03:32 PM
Soon sharks will be extinct and we will have only Mexico to blame.
aint nobody
Aug 23rd, 2010, 03:40 PM
those shark heads are gnarly looking, could hang them to ward off unwanted visitors

and noticed Fly Fowl's weapon is the sword of Grayskull (2002 version)
I hate this hacker crap!
Aug 23rd, 2010, 04:41 PM
Stolen WoW art? Don't mind if i do!
taco loving zombie
Aug 23rd, 2010, 06:04 PM
i'm gonna do one like this when the dia de muertos market comes here it gets really close since i live sandwiched by two cementeries
also one thing you should have bought in mexico cajeta delicious candy made of just milk and sugar
Aug 24th, 2010, 04:13 AM
Did you go to Mexico with Maddox?
Commarade General
Aug 24th, 2010, 10:56 AM
Good to see you visited Mexico RoG.

Your astonishment about the Frosted Flakes being called "Zucaritas" over here reminded me of, when I was a little lad, I was in my school and our English teacher told the class we had to make a sketch about cereals for the following open class (a kind of stage show for the parents in which the students show off what they do in school and what they are supposed to be learning). As I had lived abroad, everyone asked me the names of the regular cereals were called in English, like Corn Flakes, Cheerio's, Honey Smacks and the like. Most of them were the same in the Mexican market, but no one believed me -not even my teacher- when I told them that Zucaritas are just called "Frosted Flakes" in English. Thinking I was joking with them, they decided to use the weird sounding name "Sugaritas" (pronounced like Sugar with the "-itas" ending) for the sketch. If I had known better, I would facepalmed sooo bad that it would still have medical repercussions today.

And since youre venturing into our country, I once again suggest going to Real de Catorce, a small town in central Mexico that used to be a mining town during colonial days. Since you love the eerie stuff, you'll love that town. It has a strange aura floating on it, you can almost feel your energy being drained while staying in the town.

But unluckily, it doesn't have any drug-discount stores selling Cialis and Viagra, so no Viagra-man.

Aug 24th, 2010, 02:57 PM
Dude la cochinita is the best japaneses food place in all of México EVER !
With More Yes Than Ever
Aug 24th, 2010, 03:45 PM
Captain Pecker will haunt my nightmares forever.
Aug 25th, 2010, 12:42 AM
Aug 25th, 2010, 09:02 AM
Those shark skulls and neon-painted skulls should team up.

Oh, knockoff Cliffjumper, where would we be without you? Probably teamed up with Ben 10 and Naruto, that's where.
Forum Virgin
Aug 27th, 2010, 02:22 AM
Another great city you could visit is Zacatecas. They have what I believe is the only underground night club in the world (built inside a mine).
A person.
Aug 27th, 2010, 10:52 PM
Did you see any bootleg NES/FAMICOM games? I love that stuff.
As u wish...
Sep 1st, 2010, 01:47 AM
fantastic article!! maakes me wish i could go to juarez now....*darn, u drug cartel!!!*
Pickled Patriarch
Sep 1st, 2010, 02:51 AM
Originally Posted by snoogans View Post
Did you go to Mexico with Maddox?
Yep, he and some other friends of ours went. It was quite a fiesta.

Originally Posted by Commanderraf View Post
Good to see you visited Mexico RoG.
Me too, it's something I'd been meaning to do every since we moved out here. Thanks for the suggestions in case we do get a chance to go back for another visit.

Originally Posted by Yizas View Post
Dude la cochinita is the best japaneses food place in all of México EVER !
Really? I wouldn't know... I ate Mexican food the entire time I was there. Go figure.

Originally Posted by DougClayton4231 View Post
Captain Pecker will haunt my nightmares forever.
He's a party wrecker, that one.

Originally Posted by MS-DOS4 View Post
Did you see any bootleg NES/FAMICOM games? I love that stuff.
Haha, I kept an eye out for them, but didn't see any in Ensenada or any of the other areas we stopped by. Maybe next time. Have you picked up any?
Sep 7th, 2010, 06:47 AM
I'm mad as hell that they don't have Garfield cereal in the states I would totally eat that.
Forum Virgin
May 11th, 2011, 07:30 PM
hmm..., i do live out herein Texas...

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