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Saturday, January 28, 2006

People in funny suits

Back when Paul used to blog and I was in Mexico, I posted a number of pictures in funny suits in Mexico. Because of a corrupted photo card, I also lost a picture of me with a Mexican drugstore mascot.

Well, Thursday night, I was able to snap a picture of the drugstore mascot in Monterrey. S/He was dancing to techno.



posted by Michelle @ 8:12 PM,

5 Comments:

At 1/30/2006 2:49 PM, Blogger JOSE SANCHEZ ZOLLIKER said...

And this mascot is called "Dr. Simi" as Similar (for drugstores and similar or non patented medicines) which is the bussines owned by Mr. Victor Gonzalez Torres (aka Dr. Simi too), who by the way, tried to become presidential candidate of the new party Alternativa, in a some how "coup de etat"... (spanish link http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/325088.html) which didnt turn out well for him. Greetings!

 
At 1/30/2006 9:08 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Good point. I hadn't caught that. But I do remember fondly the billboards throughout Mexico with a picture of "Dr. Simi" that gradually morphed into a cartoon of Dr. Simi. Looks like a good link. Thanks!

 
At 2/05/2006 2:48 PM, Anonymous Jeff said...

Wow, this mustachioed guy gets around. I see him on the streets of Buenos Aires, where he is known as Dr. Ahorro. (Always makes me smile). Evidently, the Argentine stores are owned by Victor's brother Javier and there's quite a fierce competition between the two brothers.

 
At 2/05/2006 8:43 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

I never noticed the chain in BA, but I was only there a month. I wonder where else they have expanded their chains?

 
At 7/09/2006 2:19 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Have you seen Dr. Simi in a commercial?

 

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