When Times Are Tough, Ask: What Would Julio Iglesias Do?

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By El Guapo
Published on LatinoLA: February 16, 2009

When Times Are Tough, Ask: What Would Julio Iglesias Do?

As a student of history...as a student of the world...as a problem solver...I see what others cannot. My eyes pass through the fog which envelops you. I am, you could say, a prophet...and as a great summer movie starring Tobey Mcguire once had as its tag-line - "With great power, comes great responsibility."

And with this said, we must look at our past to find the spirit and example that can allow us to handle challenges with grace, to rise above the fray, and to kick our way through difficult times. With this idea, I introduce a segment to eljumpingbean in which we look at what Julio Iglesias would do if and when he was to encounter specific challenges - be these problems personal, national, or global in nature. Needless to say - he is a man who teaches through example, but he will not do for us what he thinks we can and/or should do for ourselves.

"C'mon, El Guapo, Julio Iglesias is just a man. He sings. He might even have furthered the Latin Lover stereotype. [Truth be told it's the only legitimate and verifiable Latino stereotype out there]. He had a notable career, but how can he help me, my community, my world?" If you are asking this, you are silly and naive and I demand you stop reading this and punch yourself in the face repeatedly for failing to recognize the awe-inspiring power which was divinely poured into this man.

Well, through his examples, we can find the path that we seek. Times are tough. Julio can help.

If Julio Iglesias was attacked by an alligator...

he'd put his finger softly on the alligator's lips. Julio'd open an extra button on his already opened shirt. He'd finish uncorking a wine bottle, and he'd serve the alligator a healthy amount. Before the alligator could even figure out what was going on, it'd be carrying an Iglesias.

If Julio Iglesias' luggage was lost on a flight...

he'd stare seductively into the distance all pensively...the airport would screech to a halt as his plane would race to retrieve his bags, in reverse. Sort of like what Superman did at the end of the first Superman movie. The sheer power of Julio's will would make this happen.

If Julio Iglesias was cut off in traffic...

he'd stare seductively at the driver in question through the driver's rear view mirror. The driver would get lost in Iglesias' eyes, swerve into another lane, and then -- splat. Don't mess with the Julio. Don't.

If Julio Iglesias unwittingly encountered a poltergeist on an ancient Indian cemetary...

he'd romance the lamenting Native American and comfort her/him for the sad history of subjugation (All romancing would be done in a culturally respectful way).

If Julio Iglesias was challenged to hand-to-hand combat by a mix martial arts master...

he'd allow the martial art master to attempt his first strike, but the mixed martial arts master's hands would betray him and would be unable to strike the Julio. They would suddenly reverse and begin beating their master's face into a bloody hamburger-like pulp.

If Julio Iglesias lost his girl to another man...

[trick question...This would never happen!] Seriously...just wouldn't...not a freakin chance...Ni madre...

If Julio Iglesias was captured by Al Queda...

they'd beg to be trained in his ways, turning in their suicide bomber cards and signing up to be suicide lovers...lovers.

About El Guapo:
Enjoys poking ideas, things, and people with a stick...a sharp, bloody satirical stick.
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