Comic Saenz

chanclaszapatero(PNS reporting from CHICAGO) Chuy’s Choo Repair on Ashland has been fixing heels, stretching boots and giving new soles to tired oxfords since 1956, but owner Eddie Calderon doesn’t know how long he can keep his shop open.

Calderon (photo, right), whose father opened the business when he returned to Chicago after the Korean War, says he can’t keep up with cheap imported shoes flooding the country.

“Look at the pinches chanclas on sale at the Dollar Store!” Calderon told PNS as we toured the neighborhood (photo, top.) “If people can buy new Chinese chanclas for 60 cents at the stupid Dollar Store, why would they want to get them repaired if a strap breaks? It’s not worth it!” [Mas…]

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Danny Gonzalez’ East Los-styled cholos and hynas Homies toys were a big hit for a while in New York-based vending machines, and then not so much. [NSFW adult language.]

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Jorge Ramos, of Univision and FUSION, says there is but one moral choice for America: We have to treat child refugees like the children they are — with love.

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This Reuters news video spotlights the luxury transportation the brown-skinned, drug-smuggling, disease-spreading, job-stealing illegal invaders use to travel across Mexico to infect our God-given homeland, all part of the Kenyan Muslim Obummer socialist plot to destroy America.

POCHO ÑEWS SERVICE PNS IS A WHOLLY-FICTITIOUS SUBSIDIARY OF POCHISMO INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, WHO IS A PERSON ACCORDING TO THE SUPREME COURT. DON’T ASK US, WE JUST WORK HERE.

 

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paracasPochos, we have the sad.

When we reported in February that the famous ancient elongated skulls of Paracas, Peru contained alien DNA, we thought it was all scientific and stuff.

Here’s what we wrote. [Mas…]

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Amigo Flavio Morales of Big Vida Entertainment just uploaded this gem to Vimeo. Here’s how he describes it:

[Oct. 2, 2000] Lalo Alcaraz interview supporting his projects and video from the ILLEGAL intern 10 year anniversary from the El Rey Theatre part of La Banda Elastica’s concert series Las Noches del Dragon.

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‘Mexican Elephant’ loves futbol, so TGIF and ‘Shabbat Shalom’ (video)

by Comic Saenz June 27, 2014 Cultura
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We don’t know why this video is called Mexican Elephant, or why the commentary is in Hebrew, since we think this footage was shot in Thailand. Nevertheless, we agree with the announcer: Shabbat Shalom! !שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

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Columbus-ing: Gringos discovering ‘new’ things that aren’t new (video)

by Comic Saenz June 26, 2014 Cartoons
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QUESTION: What do you call it when white hipsters “discover” new things that aren’t new? ANSWER: Columbus-ing. Wait. What do you call it when College Humor dot com, who just released this ^^^^ video, discovers a June 6 La Cucaracha toon by POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz? PREVIOUSLY ON DISCOVERIES:

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Damn You Auto Correct! DYAC, Mexican food style (photos)

by GAUCHO MARQUEZ June 24, 2014 Cultura
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Where do you want to go to eat?

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Al Madrigal ruffles feathers in ‘Chicken Boxing’ exposé (video)

by Comic Saenz June 20, 2014 El Now
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Al Madrigal (Señor Latino Correspondent on The Daily Show with Juan Estuard on basic cable and POCHO Migrant Editor on the Interwebs)* is the fox guarding the Louisiana henhouse in this exposé of the state’s cock-fighting and chicken-boxing rackets. That Al is as smart as a chicken. PREVIOUSLY ON AL MADRIGAL:

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¡Ask A Mexican! Is yelling ‘puto’ at futbol homophobic? (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz June 20, 2014 Cultura
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Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano continues on his World Cup kick with a discussion of the Mexican team’s performance in their tied match with Brazil and the spectators’ habit of calling the opposing team putos. [NSFW adult language.] P.S.: Spoiler warning: You may be a puto if….

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Elise Roedenbeck: Uncle Sam’s Propaganda Video History Roundup

by Comic Saenz June 20, 2014 Cultura
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With the United States government hitting the digital airwaves with an anti-Boko Haram TV channel (we loved their Whiter Shade of Pale but kidnapping those girls in Nigeria was too much), our MiJA, Elise Roedenbeck, dusts off some old Uncle Sam propaganda for historical context and stuff. On the Twtter, btw, she’s @buttronica.

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Goodbye, Washington ‘Redskins’ (toon)

by Comic Saenz June 18, 2014 Cartoons
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TSA at LAX stops POCHO editor for ‘red powder’ in purse (photos)

by Comic Saenz June 16, 2014 El Now
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Transportation Security Adminstration officers at Los Angeles International Airport stopped and questioned POCHO Music Editor La Chata Monday afternoon, allegedly because of a suspicious substance in her handbag (photo.) Her Facebook status explains:

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Abuelita Reviews for Father’s Day : Famous Dads (video)

by Comic Saenz June 13, 2014 Cultura
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Who knows dads better than grandma? Abuelita reviews some famous fathers, including Don Francisco, Jack Black, Hugh Jackman and David Bowie. PREVIOUSLY ON ABUELITA REVIEWS:

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¡Ask A Mexican! Why do Mexis swim with clothes on? (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz June 12, 2014 Cultura
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Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano answers a summertime pregunta: Why do Mexicans go to the beach and swim with their clothes on? [NSFW partial nudity.] PREVIOUSLY ON ¡ASK A MEXICAN! VIDEO THEATRE:

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El Conjunto Nueva Ola vs. A-Ha: ‘Take On Me’ (music videos)

by MOON GUAC June 11, 2014 Cultura
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A 1985 A-Ha award-winning music video gets cumbia-nated and lucha-fied in this just-released re-make from hometown heroes El Conjunto Nueva Ola. It’s not Take On Me, they say. It’s Taco Me. Look for the Spanglish captions! Here’s the A-Ha video:

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Behind the scenes at the L.A. County Museum of Art (photos)

by Comic Saenz June 6, 2014 Cartoons
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POCHO amigo Ramiro Gomez, a SoCal guerrilla artist who we first met when he started placing cardboard cut-outs of previously-invisible immigrant workers around Beverly Hills and Hollywood, now has his work in art museums (as well as in the homes of private art collectors.) Recently, he visited to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art […]

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Elise @Buttronica Roedenbeck reads Amazon product reviews (video)

by Comic Saenz June 4, 2014 Cultura
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Reading is hard. That’s why we’re happy to feature our MiJA, Elise Roedenbeck (she’s @Buttronica on the Twitter), reading customer reviews of Amazon.com products. Now you can sit back, chillax, watch and listen instead of trying to pick out the words, with all those darn letters. Today’s selection includes a dramatic reading of a review […]

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Taco Tuesday Video: Tacos El Yaqui Perrones, Rosarito, Baja

by Comic Saenz June 3, 2014 Cultura
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In Rosarita, Baja Mexico, every day is taco Tuesday at Tacos El Yaqui Perrones, where the specialty of the house is wood-grilled flank steak piled on melted cheesy flour tortillas. These are not just tacos WITH cheese. The cheese is not an afterthought, not a garnish. Melted cheese on a flour tortilla (are we not […]

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Wyatt Cenac : Sorry, brown-skinned actors can’t be Hobbits (video)

by Comic Saenz May 30, 2014 Cultura
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The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac reveals a dark (skinned) secret about the casting of background extras for the Hobbit movies. PREVIOUSLY ON CASTNG:

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American Jews: Maybe your grandparents were ‘illegals’ too (audio)

by Comic Saenz May 28, 2014 Audio
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In my family, they say that Abuelo Abraham Saenz, wearing his WWI U.S. Army uniform, “smuggled” one of his sisters (photo, above) into the country via the Port of Philadelphia, wrapping the girl up in a fur coat so she looked like a rich lady. The scheme was “dress to impress” so the MIGRA wouldn’t […]

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