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Hey Vato! Smiley and Chuy discuss the meaning of respect with a little help from existentialist soap tycoon Albert Camay. For a while, anyhow. [NSFW F-bomb.]

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pochoquestPOCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal gets some help from POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo Arellano as he tries to understand what it means to be half-Mexican in America. [Mas…]

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Dear Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano:

Is it true that the way to a Mexican guy’s corazon is through his panza? And if so, why?

[Possible F Bomb at the tail end of this video.]

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[8:48PM PST] Whoa! LOL funny! Sorry you missed the live webcast.  We don’t know if a re-run will be available, but we’ll let you know.


Check it out! POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal and friends at the All Things Comey Podcast, LIVE from NerdMelt Comics on the Sunset Strip!
All Things Comedy Live Podcast by allthingscomedy

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It’s complicated, but Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano considers the future of Mexican-Americans in the South and suggests it’s the new, unconquered Aztlan ripe for the Reconquista Part II. After all, paisas and good ole’ boys are the same with the horses and the whiskey and the marrying their second cousins, right? (Gustavo’s art courtesy Memo Nerricio’s Tex[t]-Mex Gallery and Steve Alvarez’ Mexington.

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The ¡Ask A Mexican! Why do Mexicans OVER-PRONOUNCE Spanish? video prompted California Report’s Queena Kim to call POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo Arellano for more info.

No, it’s not really pronounced “Kimm,” she explains. It should be pronounced more like “Keeeem.”

C’est la vie.

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Experience Valentine’s Day with Elise Roedenbeck (AKA @Buttronica on the Twitter) in this 2013 episode of Mija Weekly! Fall in love all over again with drones, skimpy outfits, GOP immigrant-haters and learn the true meaning of Valentine’s Day. And, says Elise, try not to go into a diabetic coma.

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burritotweeterMeet @BurritoPatents (aka Burrito Inventions), a bot by @JoeMFox, which reports hourly on developments on the cutting edge of burrito-related patents.

This is why Al Gore invented the Internets. [Mas…]

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Pocho Ocho top rules Republicans think you should be able to ignore

by Comic Saenz February 5, 2015 El Now
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Citing the burden of compliance with “big government,” Senator Thom Tills (R-North Carolina) (photo) would let restaurants “opt out” of regulations requiring employees to wash their hands before returning to work. This isn’t the only rule Tills would eliminate, and he isn’t the only Republican with this opinion. These are the Pocho Ocho top rules […]

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Today is the day the music (and Ritchie Valens) died

by Comic Saenz February 3, 2015 Cultura
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Today marks the sad anniversary of “the day the music died,” the 1959 airplane crash that took the lives of rock stars Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens. Valens, from the L.A. suburb of Pacoima, was born Richard Steven Valenzuela and some consider him the father of Chicano rock. Pocho Valens didn’t espeak […]

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More Spanish words Anglos can’t pronounce (video)

by Comic Saenz February 2, 2015 Cultura
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There are some Spanish words English-speakers can’t wrap their tongues around. PREVIOUSLY ON SPANISH WORDS:

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Ask A Mexican: Who should Mexicans root for in the Super Bowl? (video)

by Comic Saenz January 29, 2015 Cultura
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You’ve got a question for a Mexican? A vexing, emotional sports question with racial, demographic, ethnic and regional Razafications? Luckily for all of us, POCHO amigo Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano is prepared to answer what has to be the biggest pregunta in football fandom today: Who should Mexicans root for in the Super Bowl? The […]

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Pocho Ocho top things people blame on El Chupacabra (videos)

by Comic Saenz January 29, 2015 El Now
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Johnny Depp couldn’t just cop to being a day late to the Japanese press conference. No, this wannabe Tonto had to blame his tardy-ass rudeness on an attack by a cruel and vicious Mexican — El Chupacabra (video, above). And the interpreter and the reporters are all like jajaja WTF but in Japanese. Johnny Depp […]

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Elise @Buttronica Roedenbeck: Do computers zap our creativity? (video)

by Comic Saenz January 27, 2015 Cultura
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MiJA Elise Roedenbeck, formerly a professional geek*, wonders if computers make our brains less creative. Since half of Elise’ cabeza is exposed to Mutant Moon Rays from Outer Espace synergistically multiplied by the Reality Distortion Field generated by her MacBook Pro, it was urgent she get an answer as quickly as possible. In this case, it […]

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Watch! Al Madrigal: ‘Half Like Me’ (Al meets with a Minuteman)

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal’s new docu-comedy Half Like Me went live on FUSION Thursday night. In this clip, Al meets up at the US-Mexican border with a patriotic member of the Minutemen. Also, Borderlandia looks familiar somehow. PREVIOUSLY ON HALF LIKE ME:

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Ask A Mexican: Here’s an idea – Learn to love hipsters (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2015 Cultura
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In between the Mexican curse words, Gustavo Arellano has a modest proposal: Learn to love your local hipster and/or chipster. We’re still trying to figure out what and who ¡Asked A Mexican! That cartoon, though! [NSFW adult language.] CHIPSTERS? Are you a Chipster (Chicano + hipster)? There are Pocho Ocho ways to tell. You might […]

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Ask A Mexican: Why do politicians hate taco trucks so much? (video)

by Comic Saenz January 20, 2015 Cultura
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Even in Santa Ana, Orange County, Califas (it’s actually “Santana,” Gustavo Arellano notes), the Latino-controlled city council dislikes taco trucks. To find out why, it seems prudent to once again ¡Ask A Mexican!

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America pauses for Ricky Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015

by Comic Saenz January 16, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause Monday to remember the life and message of Ricky Martin Luther King Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever. Post offices and other public facilities will be closed, banks and stock exchanges are taking the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie […]

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Al Madrigal is a coconut on a quest for identity: ‘Half Like Me’ (video)

by Comic Saenz January 14, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal’s epic quest for identity — Half Like Me — debuts on FUSION next Thursday. Coconut Madrigal (white inside, brown outside) knew turning an intensely personal journey into a docu-comedy wouldn’t be one easy trick, but he never anticipated what happened next. “I set out to dial down my pocho level from a […]

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Vive La France: I AM JUIT (toon)

by voidmstr January 13, 2015 Cartoons
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Nothing to kill or die for: #CharlieHebdo editorial meeting (2006 video)

by Comic Saenz January 12, 2015 Cartoons
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The New York Times was in Paris in 2006 and video’d an editorial meeting at Charlie Hebdo magazine, as the staff brain-stormed a special Mohammed issue.

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Ask A Mexican: Why do Mexicans OVER-PRONOUNCE Spanish? (videos)

by Comic Saenz January 8, 2015 El Now
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Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano is always ready with answers to your preguntas:

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Official Report: La Migra’s border drone results not on fleek (videos)

by Comic Saenz January 8, 2015 El Now
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The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General may not have the sad, exactly, but his end-of-2014 report on border-patrolling drones was not very happy. Tio Sam, the Inspector General recommended, should spend his Migra-Industrial Complex money somewhere else. More drones are not on fleek, the report concluded. The LexisNexis newsroom pulled this quote from the […]

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Kim Jong-Un condemns attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’ (photo)

by Comic Saenz January 8, 2015 Cartoons
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