Comic Saenz

coyotetopEvery day, twice a day, Monday through Friday for six months, the coyote (or human smuggler) concealed and transported migrants across the border from Mexico to Los Estados Unidos. El Coyote — based on a true story — has some NSFW words in Spanish and English. There’s lots more about filmmaker Javier Barboza and the making of this stop-motion and animated video at Barboza’s website.
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Gentrification is TERRIFIC with GENTRÍFIA®!

“I used to worry about gentrification squeezing out local businesses,” says Monica Galvanes of Eagle Rock, a Los Angeles neighborhood in transition. “And then I heard about GENTRÍFIA®. Now I don’t give a shit!”

Her reaction explains the great success of GENTRÍFIA®, according to its manufacturer, STFU PHARMA.

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THROWBACK THURSDAY #TBT August 2005 (found on our answering machine): Aaron Judgement, a (former?) member of the Arizona border Minutemen anti-immigration vigilante group, makes a shocking confession: [Mas…]

3mariachis(PNS reporting from GUANAJUATO, MX) Solar-powered mariachis have begun coming off production lines here in the high tech manufacturing city of Guanajuato, Mexico, musical soldiers in the war on climate change.

The eco-friendly musicians use renewable energy from the sun instead of traditional musical fuels like frijoles, tacos y cerveza, all of which produce the damaging “greenhouse gas” behind global warming.

The solar-powered trio – maracas, trumpet, and guitar – were recently spotted playing an unpublicized gig at a 99 Cents Only store in the Houston, Texas area, according to Juan of Words, who took the photo above.

YouTuber David Diaz spotted another trio dancing silently in a letterbox, and added his own music: [Mas…]

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where-are-they-now-jeff-cohen-goonies-590x350POCHO amigo Jeff B. Cohen, a child actor (Chunk in The Goonies) who grew up to be a Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer, learned the hard way that rolling a burrito on a hot grill is no piece of cake. [NSFW F-bombs.]

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pocholiptatPOCHO’s newly-designated Kansas massage therapist Berny Damian Hernandez emailed us a selfie Thursday and wrote:

I had this tattoo done nine years ago; just decided to share. I’m glad somebody else is using this word proudly! ¡Orale!

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, and other Warner Bros, Looney Toons and Merrie Melodies cartoon characters were brought to life by artist Chuck Jones. Here’s a short look at how he made his magic. Chuck Jones – The Evolution of an Artist/a> is by Tony Zhou.

This is how Los Angeles welcomed Donald Trump Friday (video)

by Comic Saenz July 13, 2015 El Now
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Dennis J. Romero of LAWeekly.com was on the scene at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in Brentwood Friday afternoon as Donald Trump came to speak to a private GOP gathering: Donald Trump’s mouth might be the most uncivilized thing to have graced the blue-blood hills of Brentwood, but those reacting to the GOP presidential […]

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David Crosby, David Hidalgo, La Marisoul: The Dead’s ‘Ripple’ (video)

by Comic Saenz July 5, 2015 Cultura
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David Crosby of CSN is in there, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos is in there, La Marisoul is in there, Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead is in there along with a cast of hundreds from around the world in the Playing for Change version of the Dead anthemic Ripple.

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Ted Cruz Sings the Blues: Promo video for new autobiography

by Comic Saenz July 2, 2015 Cultura
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Senator Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican and GOP nominee wannabe, released this video Wednesday to promote his new autobiography A Time for Truth. Campaign officials describe the video as “musical Cliff Notes — an easy way for him to say what makes Ted Cruz roll that way.”

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Happy Canada Day! CruzFoodz: Hecho en Canada con Cuban Ingredients

by Comic Saenz July 1, 2015 Cartoons
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Two drivers stop, get out, and confront anti-immigration H8RZ (video)

by Comic Saenz June 30, 2015 Cultura

Hooray! We found a new video upload from the same white winger who gleefully shared the dancing Raza 1 Racists 0 video. This new upload features the irony-impaired videographer and his know-nothing posse out on the streets waving American flags and ranting about “illegals.” Then two different guys drive by and stop their trucks, get […]

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NBC dumps Trump

by Comic Saenz June 29, 2015 Cartoons
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Randy Newman: ‘Sail Away’ to Charleston, America’s #1 slave city

by Comic Saenz June 22, 2015 Cultura
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Attention, you Africans, sings Randy Newman. Sail Away to Charleston, SC. In America, you’ll get food to eat, and won’t have to run through the jungle and scuff up your feet! Charleston was America’s top port of entry for African slaves.

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@AlMadrigal reports: Campaign 2016 begins in Iowa (video)

by Comic Saenz June 16, 2015 El Now
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As the 2016 presidential election campaign starts up, all eyes turn to Iowa, traditionally the first place Americans get a chance to vote for their candidates. Jon Stewart and The Daily Show sent POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal to the Hawkeye State to find out why exactly Iowa rates this singular honor.

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Ñews y Satire: Only 10¢ a laugh when you donate $50!

by Comic Saenz June 15, 2015 Corporate
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Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more Ñews y Satire? MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS! We like making POCHO for you every day, but it takes money. Can you help? POCHO has no big backers, no mega investors, no brand-name “sponsors.” That’s deliberate.  We get the cash we need from you, our loyal […]

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Californian @AlMadrigal is all about the H20 on Jon Stewart (video)

by Comic Saenz June 11, 2015 El Now
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POCHO’s Migrant Editor Al Madrigal – who lives in Los Angeles – had to make lifestyle changes because of the California water shortage. In New York, where there’s more than enough H20 to go around, Al can let it all hang out, as he explained to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. PREVIOUSLY ON CALIFORNIA […]

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Guadalajara kids dance with swastikas. No prob, OK? (video)

by Comic Saenz June 11, 2015 El Now
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What exactly is going on here? Sure, the swastika is/was an ancient symbol of good luck that has been tarnished by the slaughter of untold millions, but wassup with the Nazi-rally-sounding soundtrack? And the flags? And the stormtrooper choreography? The uploader says this video is from May 31 in Guadalajara, Mexico. It doesn’t seem very […]

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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: SCAN THIS QR CODE (toon)

by Comic Saenz June 10, 2015 Cartoons
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Hey Vato! Chuy needs to go but Angie is all ‘Chola Selfie’ (video)

by Comic Saenz June 9, 2015 Cultura

It’s time for old girlfriends, secret tears and family dynamics in the latest episode of Hey Vato! When Chuy’s sister Angie hogs the bathroom taking selfies, Smiley interrupts the subsequent sibling discussion with insight from author, artist and poet e.e. cummings.

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Looks legit: Help the wealthy with American Gold Cross (video)

by Comic Saenz June 4, 2015 Cultura
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It’s a tragedy that happens every day – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Please reach deep in your pockets to help the extremely wealthy, with American Gold Cross.

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How to sell stuff to passionate, emotional Hispanics (1-minute video)

by Comic Saenz May 28, 2015 Cultura
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You’re passionate, Mr. and/or Ms. Hispanic, and emotional. You like stories, and web video stories under one minute long especially. Do we have some stories for you! Also tacos, which all Hispanics love, futbol ditto, and la musica, piñatas and burros tambien. HEY! WHAT ABOUT SPICY?

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POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz explains ‘Bordertown’ to ‘The World’ (audio)

by Comic Saenz May 22, 2015 Audio
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Carol Wills of PRI asked POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz to explain himself and this Bordertown thing to The World. Let’s listen in as Lalo, at Pasadena’s KPCC, talks with Carol, at WGBH in Boston….

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