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La niña más guapa de México

It’s hard enough to juggle my priorities between achieving world peace, curing cancer, and finding a source of cheap, vast, clean, reusable energy as it is; and now I need to add another thing to be responsible for:

After an excruciating selection process, my cousin Yael got nominated  as a finalist for the coveted title of La niña más guapa de México” (Best looking girl in Mexico), which is given out by the very important website Quien. The way it goes, those candidates that don’t make this list are bumped down to the next best thing: the Nobel prize candidate list. And as luck would have it, instead of using a panel of experts to pick the winner, they are leaving it to the fair and balanced democratic process of online voting to pick out the winner!

So here’s what I ask you to do:

  1. Go to the voting page for La niña más guapa de México.
  2. If you see Yael Sandler, give her five stars.
  3. If you see someone else, give her one star.
  4. Leave a comment on The MKX® to let Yael know that your vote has been recorded.
  5. If she wins, everyone who voted and commented here will be flown to the celebration party in Monaco, where all the other candidates will also be present and sad and vulnerable and looking to make new friends.

Easy enough, right? So go vote!

5th Annual Kosher Chili Cook-off

5th Annual Kosher Chili Cook-off

This afternoon the 5th Annual Kosher Chili Cook-off was held at the JCAA. This is a probably the only kosher chili contest in the world – blending Texan and Jewish culture together (although I’d prefer a kosher BBQ cook-off).

I promised last year to enter for 2010, but due to unforeseen reasons, I did not. Most of the chilies I tried were not very spicy, but there were some good things out there. I’m warming up to the idea of vegetarian chili. What’s wrong with me? Well, perhaps I will enter in 2011.

I didn’t stick around until they announced the winner, so please comment if you know. In the meantime, a few photos after the break.

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The MKX® Reader Contest: Winner!

On April 22nd we announced our first reader contest. It was a huge success with over four participants! (read all about it).

Here are the entries:

  • Edy: $125
  • J Kings: $195
  • Jaquito: $250
  • Jack: $255
  • Moi: $504
  • Marcos S: $446
  • Zepeda: $99
  • Manuel: $268
  • Picho $138.5
  • Isaac: $287.75
  • ME: $163
  • Pastor: $240
  • Sofia: $182.50
  • Daniel Jaramillo: $558
  • Carlos Slim: Poquito.
  • Thelma Says: $354
  • Neil Feiereisel: $347.50
  • Arturo: $555
  • Amit: $72

Keep on reading to see the winner!

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