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It's National Taco Day! Wee Man of Jackass fame talks tacos and more

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Wee Man at KNPR on Sept. 30, 2022.

National Taco Day falls on Taco Tuesday this year. Que bueno!

To celebrate this very important occasion, we have a special guest to taco about it. Remember Wee Man from the Jackass TV series and movies? Jason Acuna is also an investor in the Chronic Tacos franchise, which has a shop at the Palms Casino Resort.

He said he can eat tacos while skating a halp pipe.

Oh, hell yeah, you can. Easy.

According to, Americans ate 4.5 billion tacos last year. That’s 490,000 miles of tacos, enough to get you to the moon and back! Acuna, whose father is Mexican and mother is German, said he also loves menudo, a traditional Mexican soup made with cow's stomach, also known as tripe.

When you’re a kid, your parents kind of feed you things, and they don’t want to tell you yet what it is ... I just thought I was eating a different style steak.”

Al pastor is his favorite taco meat "because it's spicy and sweet," kind of like his fans. Because of  Jackass, Acuna said his fans have unusual requests when they meet him.

‘Kick me in the nuts’ is the biggest thing people wanna do. And it’s funny, because 2016 to 2017, we went on the road, and we were doing these storytelling shows. And I tested it out, and I’m like, ‘Who wants to get kicked in the nuts?’ And dudes would be jumping in the air like they won something huge. People would be bummed if they didn’t get picked.


Jason Acuna (Wee Man), partner/spokesperson, Chronic Tacos

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Lorraine Blanco Moss is the host of KNPR's award-winning Asian American Pacific Islander podcast, Exit Spring Mountain. She's also a former producer for State of Nevada, specializing in food and hospitality, women's issues, and sports.