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Mexipops

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New year, so I’m kinda thinking of doing Minipops in a new way. I’m a little bit sick of doing pop stars, and frankly, having done Ms. Hilton a few months ago, I don’t really have much of an interest in doing folks like that any more.

So to keep things interesting, and to make things less UK- and US-centric, I think I’m gonna go around the world with Minipops, focus on one country and do a bunch of Minipops from that country each time I do an update. It seemed to me that there was one place to begin this process: the place I’ve just been to.

So here’s some, ho ho, Mexipops: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, President Vicente Fox, footballer Hugo Sánchez, wrestlers Santo and Blue Demon, TV show character El Chavo del 8, Moctezuma II, Emiliano Zapata, and Subcomandante Marcos.

Any suggestions for which country should be the next focus of some Minipops?

Written by Craig

January 15th, 2006 at 11:07 pm

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  1. All I got is curiosity.

    “having done Ms. Hilton a few months ago”

    “Done” Ms Hilton? Craig, just what did you get up to on your celebrity schmooze jaunts last year?

    SCANDAL.

    pauldwaite

    16 Jan 06 at 12:02 am

  2. How about coming downunder for some AussiePops?

    Anonymous

    16 Jan 06 at 7:11 am

  3. Paul: Oh you twisty words devil you!
    Anon: Thanks, that’s a good call. There’s definitely a handful of Australians in there already (Minogue and Crocodile Dundee spring to mind), but time for a bigger effort, I agree.

    Craig

    16 Jan 06 at 10:06 am

  4. Why not Germany? It’s right in front of your door – and it has has one or the other celeb to offer.

    fishy_

    16 Jan 06 at 10:31 am

  5. Wales please:
    Gavin & Charlotte, John Cale, Dylan Thomas, Prince Charles, Ryan Giggs…

    Anonymous

    16 Jan 06 at 10:39 am

  6. Argentinapops:

    Diego Armando Maradona, Evita Peron, Carlos Menem, Cesar Luis Menotti, Mario Kempes, Gabriel Batistuta, Gauchos, Tango dancers …

    Patrick

    16 Jan 06 at 12:39 pm

  7. I was going to suggest Wales too. You could do all manner of Super Furries dressed as Yeti and inflatable good and evil bears. And stove pipe hats! Oh, the fun.
    I like the Frida Kahlo. And that tiny pixel format does wonders for her monobrow.

    What’s Welsh for Minipops? Anyone? Anyone?

    Stuart who used to work at J17

    16 Jan 06 at 1:28 pm

  8. Fishy: You’re right, but I’ve done more German ones than you’d think: Nena, Mia, Die Ärzte, Helmut Kohl, that gay fashion dude that got killed last year…
    Anon: Ryan Giggs? *shudder* He plays for, ahem, Them, so I can’t do him, really.
    Patrick: Niiice.
    Stuart: Lots of SFAs would be great. And Welsh for Minipops is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogopops.

    Craig

    16 Jan 06 at 1:47 pm

  9. SwedePops… YankeePops… BritPops… KiwiPops… McMiniPops… (that’s Scotland). Wow, the possibilities are ENDLESS! Well, almost. A see a new book beckoning… kind of an atlas with all the countries and the relevant minipops!

    p.s. still haven’t been able to find ‘fun fun fun’ yet…

  10. SwedePops… YankeePops… BritPops… KiwiPops… McMiniPops… (that’s Scotland). Wow, the possibilities are ENDLESS! Well, almost. A see a new book beckoning… kind of an atlas with all the countries and the relevant minipops!

    p.s. still haven’t been able to find ‘fun fun fun’ yet…

  11. oops, sorry for double post there. computer being stupid.

  12. Boring answer: I reckon Welsh would be Manpobs:

    Man-ddarlun is miniature
    Poblogaidd is popular

    Mark

    16 Jan 06 at 4:50 pm

  13. Boring answer: I reckon Welsh would be Manpobs:

    Man-ddarlun is miniature
    Poblogaidd is popular

    Mark

    16 Jan 06 at 4:50 pm

  14. oops I’m doing it too sorry

    Mark

    16 Jan 06 at 4:51 pm

  15. $#3&&!! blogger…

    Lost my comment.

    So I suggested NOT to do a dutch version called cheesypops, but a chinese version:
    little mao, terracotta warriors, chinese wall, dragons, olympipops…

    Hope this one gets posted…

    I like the Mexipops Craig!

    frans theunisz

    16 Jan 06 at 5:51 pm

  16. How about some Danpops. Vitus Bering, Niels Bohr, Michael Laudrup, Lars von Trier, Hans Christian Andersen and off course the greatest of the lot: Jan Mølby…

    Bisp

    16 Jan 06 at 7:12 pm

  17. Splendid idea! I’m waiting for you to call and get the full Swedish city tour and do some scetching at the same time! :)

    Elisabeth

    16 Jan 06 at 9:26 pm

  18. The World Tour of Minipops!

    Elisabeth

    16 Jan 06 at 9:27 pm

  19. No, sorry, The Minipop World Tour!

    Elisabeth

    16 Jan 06 at 9:27 pm

  20. cocopops. I just can’t think of anyone famous from the Cocoa islands tho.

    Wow, it’s been a whilse since i commented. happy new year Craig! (and all).

    ed

    16 Jan 06 at 11:51 pm

  21. But seriously, francopops would be good.

    Then (book idea) do a minipops atlas of the world. I would certainly get it.

    ed

    16 Jan 06 at 11:51 pm

  22. Nice to see so much Welsh interest, as a settled invader I don’t speak Welsh though. Clever Dave. Could it be Cymrupops? (pronounced cumry by the way)or does it mutate?
    Bullet for my Valentine from down the road are popular with my kids and could be a target. – bullet points……

    Magic Door

    17 Jan 06 at 10:30 am

  23. China! because it’s Chinese New Year. Year of the Dog.
    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Lucy Lui, Gong Li.
    Must be chinese. So sorry no George Takei.

    channauk

    1 Feb 06 at 10:28 pm

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