Comic Saenz

vatoselenaEast Los vatos Smiley and Chuy still have a soft spot for Selena, 20 years after her tragic passing. Or is it Salinas? [Mas…]

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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) sing The Dreamer, composed by Eugene Rodriguez and Jackson Browne, in a just-released video by Emiliano Rodriguez. [Click on CC for English/Spanish captions.]

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hhhfranceOur mailbox here at POCHO fills up with a lot of questions, and none of them is “Why are the Hip Hop Hoodios — North America’s leading Jewish Latino bi-coastal hip hop collective — so gosh darn popular in France?” OK, so some questions go unasked, sure, but that doesn’t mean they should remained unanswered. Yo quiero video! [Mas…]

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Net Neutrality Showdown!

MARCO RUBIO vs MARK TANAKA

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IN THIS CORNER:

  • takanoMark Allan Takano (born December 10, 1960) is the United States Representative for California’s 41st Congressional District. A Democrat, former Inland Empire school teacher Takano is the first openly gay person of color in Congress.

IN THAT CORNER:

  • rubioMarco Antonio Rubio (born May 28, 1971) is the junior United States Senator from Florida, serving since January 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives (2007–2009).

THE MATCH (as posted on Facebook)

  • Dear Mario:
    I only break out the red pen on special occasions. So when I saw Marco Rubio’s recent op-ed on Net Neutrality, you know I couldn’t resist. It is intentionally misleading, poorly researched, and littered with errors.
    Marco, please don’t draft essays on your return flight from Iowa. See me in my office and I’ll walk you through Net Neutrality.
    Mark

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From the party who brought you

REPUBLICAN LETTER TO IRAN!

No shit. We grabbed all the text and images from your House Judiciary Committee’s website as soon as we saw it so we could present it to you in all its animated GIF-y wonder. We made it better, though, since the GOP geeks apparently don’t know how to resize GIFS, even though they’re all GIFs of white people! And they do not — I REPEAT DO NOT — like President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

This webpage is called “AT THE FLICK OF A SWITCH”

¡Mira!


Mar 18 2015

1. Right now, one single person – the President of the United States – can turn off the enforcement of our immigration laws unilaterally. For real.

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gusradioDear POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano:

Why do Mexicans play the pinche radio so damn loud? [Mas…]

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[Toon mashed up from the Internets. Original source unknown.]

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The San Patricio Batallón: The Irish heroes of Aztlan (music videos)

by Comic Saenz March 16, 2015 Cultura
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This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion. The unit of 200 mostly Catholic Irish immigrants deserted the United States Army and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S.A. in the Mexican–American War. Scots-British post-punk The Wakes Band offer their version […]

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Ask A Mexican: Why do Mexicans hate yellow cheese so much? (video)

by Comic Saenz March 12, 2015 Cultura
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When POCHO’s Associate Naranjero, the esteemed Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano, watched the video of BuzzFeed feeding Taco Bell to actual Mexicans (photo), he knew he needed to set the record straight regarding the yellow cheese that tops lots of Mexican-American food. Because queso, k no? Yellow cheese, says Gus, has an honorable history — […]

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Pocha Yari Rodriguez wants to live (and die?) on Mars (video)

by Comic Saenz March 9, 2015 Cultura
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California-born Yari Rodriguez wants to be a crew member on that one-way trip to Mars – but she’s scared. For Smith College engineering grad Rodriguez, the most terrifying thing about a one-way trip to Mars isn’t a rocket malfunction, lack of oxygen, or the probability of death on Mars, she told Fox News Latino. It’s […]

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Speedy Gonzales: Los Gatos Bandidos (SNES video game)

by Comic Saenz March 5, 2015 Cultura
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Did you ever play this 1995 SNES video game featuring our hero, Mexico’s fastest mouse, Speedy Gonzales? ¡Andale! ¡Andale! Wikipedia: Speedy Gonzales: Los Gatos Bandidos is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game that was released in 1995 to an exclusively North American audience.

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Hey Vato! Are you staring at me? (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz March 3, 2015 Cultura
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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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Al Madrigal’s ‘Pocho Quest': ‘Half Like Me’ (complete video)

by Comic Saenz March 2, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO 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.

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Ask A Mexican: Do all Mexiguys want a woman who cooks? (video)

by Comic Saenz February 26, 2015 Cultura
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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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Live! All Things Comedy Podcast @AlMadrigal (NSFW Video)

by Comic Saenz February 19, 2015 Cultura
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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 […]

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Ask A Mexican: Should Mexicans move to the South? (video)

by Comic Saenz February 19, 2015 Cultura

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 […]

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Why does @GustavoArellano say his name so Spanish? (audio)

by Comic Saenz February 17, 2015 Audio
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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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Classic @Buttronica: ‘Mija Weekly Valentine’ (video)

by Comic Saenz February 12, 2015 Cultura
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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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Meet @BurritoPatents, the burrito-oriented bot with a Twitter account

by Comic Saenz February 10, 2015 Cultura
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Meet @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.

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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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