Andalé Mono


We all know it’s hard to make money, and even hard to hold on to it. That’s why idiots like us need to who’s really picking our pockets and how they do it. And that’s why we recommend The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People: ‘Money’. [This video is NSFW if the word sh!t or however smart people spell it is a bad word at your job. You do have a job, right?]

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ranchosWhen Los Angeles was a still a little pueblo in the northern part of Mexico known as Alta California, Spanglish was born.

Public Radio International’s Global Nation explains:

…living in the a rancho just north of the pueblo was a young Scottish adventurer named Hugh Reid. In the 1830s he left the old world for the new — Mexico. And in his adopted home he was rechristened with an additional Spanish name, Perfecto Hugo Reid. Reid would eventually settle down on a ranch in southern California near the San Gabriel mission in what’s now Arcadia, a suburb of Los Angeles, where he married a local woman, Doña Victoria.

Robert Train has been obsessed with Hugo Reid’s backstory for the last few years. Train is a professor of Spanish at Sonoma State University. We met recently at the Huntington Library archives in Pasadena, to read Reid’s extremely yellowed letters.

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lalostanfordPOCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz spoke last month with Stanford Hispanic Broadcasting’s Iso Jubes about his nationally-syndicated comic La Cucaracha, his work on FOX’s Bordertown, his books and America’s Latino future.

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A “Vaca Loca” from Mexican dairy company Alpura dances her tetas off in a promotional appearance at a supermarket, but nobody seems to care.

We think it’s because a dancing cow from a dairy company needs to be — ahem — anatomically complete: [Mas…]

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This is your MIGRA on Brazil.

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raquel1This sci-fi fantasy B-movie trailer is so old-school it’s prehistoric! Pocha pin-up (Jo) Raquel (Tejeda) Welch co-stars in One Million Years B.C. [Mas…]

toplessprotestWe can’t publish this video because NSFW but we can link to it. Hundreds of members of the 400 Pueblos movement protested Monday in front of the National Action Party (PAN) headquarters in Mexico City, many of them topless. Semi-nude protests — by men and women — have been a tactic of the group for over a decade.

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Everybody in Cleveland sure Loves You Some Indians, says Navajo poet Rowie Shebala. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, doncha know. We’re honoring your culture.

Will Shakila become the next ‘Christmas Idol’? (video)

by JUAN-DMC December 25, 2014 Cultura
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The Christmas Idol panel of judges is as tough as a grand jury. Santa Claus, Lady Sharoun the Purple, and Jesus H. Christ Himself can make a contestant’s dreams come true or break her heart. Can Shakila (Roberta Valderrama) win them over with her hot hot hot version of Feliz Navidad?

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It has finally come to this: Kim Kardashian butt piñata, the video

by ENDES NAI December 8, 2014 Cultura
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A small piñata shop in the Rio Grande border town of Reynosa now offers a piñata of the infamous Paper Magazine shoot in which Kim Kardashian appears nude, RT reports: Inspired by Kim Kardashian’s rising popularity throughout Mexico, shop owner Dalton Javier Davalos decided to make a pinata of the star’s posterior for the Posadas […]

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Magic mushroom tea time in San Jose Pacifico, Oaxaca, Mexico (videos)

by Andalé Mono December 2, 2014 Cultura
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In San Jose Pacifico, Oaxaca, Mexico, you can take tea and see. Magic mushroom tea, that is; psilocybin. [NSFW adult language and (legal) drug use.]

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Jon Stewart: How Obama’s amnesty shreds the Constitution (video)

by Andalé Mono November 19, 2014 El Now
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With the midterm election over, President Obama’s plan to use his executive powers to ease immigration issues for DREAMers, Central American refugees and others has Republicans up in arms about so-called “amnesty.” Obama is “shredding the Constitution,” they claim, and even Mitt Romney, for Pete’s sake, has to remind Obama that he, Obama, is a […]

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Charlie Chicken, Canine Artist: A Puerto Rican perro in NYC (video)

by Andalé Mono November 18, 2014 Cultura
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He’s only a small town dog from Puerto Rico, scoffers say. But seriously, can Charlie Chicken, Canine Artist, make it in the uber competitive New York artistic scene? Charlie’s creations (his mixed media are poop and urine) are regularly featured all across Brooklyn, the short documentary explains.

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#TodosSomosAyotzinapa: We (43) are all Ayotzinapa (video)

by Andalé Mono November 6, 2014 El Now
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“Estamos indignados,” 43 different people say. “We are indignant!” Los nayaritas estamos indignados ante los sucesos de violencia y represión ocurridos en Ayotzinapa Guerrero.

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Chile bus driver beats purse snatcher with a bat (video)

by Andalé Mono October 23, 2014 El Now
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It was a bad day to be a purse snatcher on this bus in Chile. Three cheers for batman!

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Dancing Tijuana Cop: The White Zone is for Moonwalking only (video)

by Andalé Mono October 22, 2014 Cultura
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“Police officer Jose Ruben Echeverria showed he had the moves Sunday in the Mexican city of Tijuana, dancing to some of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits while directing traffic. Numerous bystanders snapped photos of the dancing police officer, with some even joining in with him. Echeverria says he dances while directing traffic to make the experience […]

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Extraterrestres y UFOs/OVNIs visit Santa Rosa, Argentina

by ROD ESTERLING October 15, 2014 El Now
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Reports of vari-colored luminous OVNIs and strange beings with big heads are coming from “dozens of eyewitnesses who claim having seen them in broad daylight and under various circumstances. Not merely one, but several of them flying over the city of Santa Rosa, La Pampa [Argentina], and several localities of this region,” according to Inexplicata:

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In the name of Jesus! This Mexican kid is harassing me! (video)

by Andalé Mono October 9, 2014 Cultura
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Too much caffeine? A “Christian” lady in an Oklahoma coffee shop has hella angry feels. “In the name of Jesus!” she exclaims. “This Mexican kid is harassing me!” We’re confused. Do you think his name might be Jesús? The video is from 2011, but crazy H8RZ are forever.

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East L.A. Play by Play: ‘Undocumented Football’ (poetry video)

by GUILLERMO CHESPIR October 8, 2014 Cultura
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It’s the fall football classic — Garfield versus Roosevelt — the East Los high school football rivalry that has lasted generations; David A. Romero supplies the play by play. Romero goes on a national tour starting next week. Here’s his schedule.

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New perfumes offer scents of dead Reds Che and Chavez (video)

by FREON TROTSKY September 30, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from HAVANA) Hey, kids! Now you can smell like dead Commies Che Guevara and/or Hugo Chavez with these two new scents from Cuba’s Labiofarm labs. (That’s “labio” not “labia,” you freaks.) The just-announced perfume products could be a big source of hard currency for Venezuela‘s flagging economy, which Chavez poisoned and current Commandante […]

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Parking lot foot race: Hipster in thrift store shirt vs OG cholo (video)

by Andalé Mono September 9, 2014 Cultura
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The competition is set for the parking lot behind the bleachers in hot and windy El Monte, East Los, Califas. Can tattooed veterano Rizer put down his mocoso and beat hipster Ben, even if Ben is wearing his magic $3 thrift shore shirt? It’s a thrill-packed race up to the chain link fence and back […]

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Jalisco woman who ‘cooked for Pancho Villa’ is 127 years old (video)

by Andalé Mono September 4, 2014 Cultura
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Leandra Becerra Lumbreras, reportedly the oldest person in the world, turned 127 on Sunday, at her Zapopan home in the Mexican state of Jalisco. This raw footage comes from RU.TV, the Berlin-based Russian-owned TV network. Here’s their shot log, including translations:

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Lalo Guerrero via Culture Clash: ‘There’s No Chicanos on TV’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM August 27, 2014 Cultura
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The late Chicano musical pioneer Lalo Guerrero called out Hollywood on its racist casting practices on last century’s Culture Clash TV show. Culture Clash, however, is still around but so is racist casting. Our favorite Lalo Guerrero song is Chucos Suaves:

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Tony Montana accepts the Emmy on behalf of all Latinos (video)

by CISCO YBERRA August 26, 2014 Cultura
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In case you missed it, here is Tony Montana’s acceptance speech from last night’s Emmy Awards.

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