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“The Zorro story, invented in 1919 by pulp fiction author Johnston McCulley, tells the tale of an aristocrat in Spanish California who dons a mask to fight against corrupt colonial officials on behalf of the oppressed,” writes Marlon Bishop of Latino USA. [Mas…]

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If you don’t know how to make toast from bread, this is the video you’ve been waiting for. Next week: How to make ice from water, and vice versa.

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toiletThe new DEUCE app is #1 when it comes to scheduling your #2s. [Mas…]

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fartThey taste sort of like Mexican Twinkies, or Cool Ranch Doritos, or chips … until they don’t. [Mas…]

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How long will it take competitive eater Matt “Megatoad” Stonie to polish off the 2-pound Burritozilla from Iguanas in San Jose, CA? [POCHO NEWS INTERJECTION: San Jose will soon to be re-named Sanjay, CA.] The last time Megatoad tried to scarf down a Burritozilla, it took him 15 minutes.

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In Los Angeles, everyone eats at taco trucks. [Video by Ran Zhang.]

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drunktacosHow many times does Cinco de Mayo also fall on Taco Tuesday? Our guess is 14% of the time or 1/7th but math is hard, amiright?

But the odds are with us today (the Fourth Was With Us yesterday, and with you) so let’s get loqui with two of our favorite thematically-appropriate videos — Tacos by My Drunk Kitchen and Fresh Guacamole. Are you ready? Remember, kids don’t try these at home! [Mas…]

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axolotlThey’re native to the Mexico City lake/lagoon ecosystem, but they’re endangered in the wild and people in Japan raise them for food. But the cute axolotl in this aquarium (six months old in this video) don’t care about that, because TGIF. ¡Orale! [Mas…]

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Stephen Colbert: Mexican Baloney Invasion (#TBT 2012 video)

by Barney Asada April 23, 2015 Cultura

Undocumented migrants aren’t the only brown threat at our southern border — illegal Mexican sausage is making its way into the sandwiches our precious children pack for lunch. Stephen Colbert reports:

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IBM’s Watson concocted a burrito and it totally sucked

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 22, 2015 Cultura

IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence supercomputer plays chess, searches out lung cancer cures and creates recipes like delicious BBQ sauce. But when Watson used its big silicon cabeza to come up with a burrito, Big Blue flunked the taste test. Mark Wilson reports:

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After lunch at the cafeteria, ‘Taco Tuesday’ looks like this (video)

by Barney Asada April 21, 2015 Cultura
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Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. [Video by Oscar H. Perez.]

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You know what’s cool? Benny & Jerry’s 4/20 BRR-ito (video)

by DAVE SNOWDEER April 20, 2015 Cultura
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American sure love Mexican food — as POCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican Arellano noted in his best-selling book Taco USA. And Mexican-inspired dishes are everywhere, like deep-fried nachos on a stick in Milwaukee,, Arizona’s potentially dangerous churro dog and kosher carnitas y nopales burritos inside a donut here in Los Angeles. Today, on Munchie […]

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Taste testing London’s top three taquerias (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 17, 2015 Cultura
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It’s hard to find decent Mexican food in London, but critic Richard Vines found three taquerias worth visiting in a report for Bloomberg TV. We were puzzled that the Limeys spell Oaxaca “Wahaca” but then we remembered that Brits are stupid with “foreign” terms — they pronounce “filet” like “fill-it,” for example. Food critic Vines […]

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Texas man gets ticket for riding horse to Taco Bell (video)

by GUY D'YAPPE April 13, 2015 El Now
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We have no problem with the guy riding a horse, but with all the possible places for xlnt tacos in the Great State of Tejas, this baboso goes to Taco Bell?

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Kids, don’t try this at home: Making the Redneck Margarita (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE April 10, 2015 Cultura
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Mixing up 10 gallons of tequila, margarita mix and ice cubes is a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it!

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Hey Vato! If loving tacos is wrong, I don’t wanna be right (video)

by Barney Asada April 8, 2015 Cartoons
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The Hey Vato! homies have a change of heart about the tacos they get from the Taco Lady. Or is that heartburn?

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Everybody loves elotes! (幻の真珠とうもろこし video)

by Barney Asada April 7, 2015 Cultura
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Everybody loves corn – including this Japanese perro.

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Welcome to Si Racha, Thailand, home of that sauce (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 6, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO loves hometown favorite salsa picante Huy Fong Sriracha, we cannot lie. We like Tapatio and Cholula and Valentina, sure, but the garlicky sweet red sauce from Irwinwindale, CA is special. That’s why we were intrigued by this video visit to a chile-loving town in Southeast Asia – Si Racha, Thailand. PREVIOUSLY ON SALSA:

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Passover matzo balls with Hebrew homies Luis and Jaquann (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE April 3, 2015 Cultura
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On Passover (“Pesach” in Hebrew), los Judios eat “bitter herbs” to remember “the bitterness of slavery in Egypt.” In this video, Hebrew homeboys Jaquann and Luis start out with a sweeter herb and then have to satisfy their munchies with matzo balls. Passover starts at sundown tonight. (NSFW drugs and language.)

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Wassup foo? Felipe Esparza says it’s ‘Taco Tuesday’ (NSFW)

by Barney Asada March 31, 2015 Cultura
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Wassup foo? Felipe Esparza say it’s Taco Tuesday! [NSFW adult language.]

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‘Avocados from Mexico’ commercial is 50 shades of huh? (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 30, 2015 Cultura
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Is that an avocado in your pantalones or are you just happy to see me?

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Finally! Deep-fried nachos on a stick come to Milwaukee (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 27, 2015 Cultura
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Milwaukee Brewers fans can hit a home run this season at Miller Park with every order of Inside The Park Nachos. ESPN reports:

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In San Diego, burritos have French fries inside (Zagat video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 27, 2015 Cultura

Why does San Diego think its burritos are California’s best? It’s because they have French fries inside, at least according to the Zagat restaurant guide people.

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McDonalds (Australia) helps you feed your ‘Inner Mexican’ (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 26, 2015 Cultura
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The “legendary” El Maco at McDonalds in OZ will feed your inner Mexican, as long as he or she wants two all-beef patties, sour cream and “taco sauce.” [Mustache, charro outfit and sombrero not included. Not available at McDonalds stores near any actual Mexicans. Your bigote may vary.] ¿Me encanto?

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