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“Whale sharks and giant mantas swim gracefully in the waters around Isla Mujeres, Mexico. I swim with and photograph these gentle giants as they feed,” videographer Gregory Sweeney explained. “My, what a big mouth you have!” he didn’t say, but could have.

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Today’s Black History Month salute goes out to Freddy “Fruit-Loop” Jenkins, the passionate trailblazer who broke out of the closet in the early 1900s as the country’s first openly-gay African-American man. Mohammed King reports. [NSFW adult language maybe.]

happymexicanWhy are Mexicans happier than the average bear?

It’s in their genes, according to a new scientific paper, which asserts that nations with the highest prevalence of the A allele also perceive themselves happiest — countries like Ghana and Nigeria in West Africa, and northern Latin American nations like Mexico and Columbia.

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True story! In a cantina in the deserts of MexiArabia, the customers ate so many Cheetos Flames that their lips turned red. To cover up, they grew mustaches, and the donkeys too.

For those keeping track, a donkey in Arabic is “alhimar” الحمار . [Gracias to POCHO amigo BAF in Q8 for the translation help.]

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Speaking of underwear, I wear black lucha libre chonies because that’s how I feel inside. This is a real product, as manufacturer WrassleRoos esplains: [Mas…]


When Chilean TV reporter Bernardita Middleton was challenged to take a dip in chilly ocean during a live shot, she lost her bikini top in the Pacific.

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Bizarre Transmissions from The Bermuda Triangle — hosted by Funk Overlord Buddha Gonzalez — features wild and one-of-a-kind music videos from all genres mashed up with classic horror and sci-fi themes, an artist spotlight, special guests and demented humor.

Tonight’s New Year’s Eve Special features Jerry Moore (Karlos Borloff) of Monster Madhouse TV, Butch “Eddie Munster” Patrick , Pat “Marylin Munster” Priest of 1964’s The Munsters. [Video via Outer Space International.]


Battle of the Clowns/Payasos: Payaso Platanito clowns around with Donald Trump with helpful captioning in English and Español tambien. PRO TIP: Platanito means “Little Banana.”

Hillary: I’m like your abuela! Twitter: #NoMames #NotMyAbuela

by Verdana Bold December 23, 2015 El Now

Hillary Clinton’s campaign shared the “7 Ways Hillary Clinton Is Just Like Your Abuela” on her website Tuesday (photo), after daughter Chelsea announced that she was pregnant. “[Hillary] isn’t afraid to talk about the importance of el respeto,” the site proclaimed, and “she knows what’s best.” Also, we learned, “she reacts this way when people […]

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Sra. Antiga’s 3rd grade kids make a Mexican Christmas star (video)

by HABLO PICASSO December 17, 2015 Cultura
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Ms. Antiga’s students at a Chesterbrook Academy somewhere, show and tell how to make a Mexican-style paper Christmas star, en Español.

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This gato is puro pari (GIF)

by HOLA GATITA November 23, 2015 Cartoons
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Day of the Dead M-A-C makeup video has TMI but no skull *UPDATED

by Verdana Bold October 29, 2015 Cultura
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* UPDATE #4 1:50 PM PST 11-02-2015: What’s wrong with this picture? [Hint: Got diversity? IG photo via @IncludeLatinos.] Remember that time when #Legend @patricia_field styled you in #VintageCouture and the one and only @officialdanilohair styled your hair into a sculpture for your very own @maccosmetics #PhotoShoot, where #JamesGager watched the entire filming from the […]

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So Frida Kahlo: This Halloween you’re going as a boy? (1924 photos)

by Verdana Bold October 26, 2015 Cultura

The many faces of Frida Kahlo include a somber Frida, all of 17, in a three-piece suit.

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Attention, West Coast: El Niño is coming – are you prepared? (photos)

by Verdana Bold October 19, 2015 El Now

Meteorologists expect epic rains for the West Coast this winter as powerful storm elements gather strength in and over the Pacific Ocean. Also, El Niño is coming! Are you ready, West Coast pochas y pochos? Are you ready for El Niño? Don’t be a Gloomy Gus like this negative neighbor:

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Naco Ñewsday: ‘Naco art’ according to Instagram (photos)

by HABLO PICASSO October 6, 2015 Cartoons
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Let’s define our terms: According to the Daily Texican, “naco,” not a nice word, is Mexican slang for a lower class, ignorant country bumpkin, and/or a derogatory term for an “Indio” or native. “Naco art,” therefore, is the Mexican version of lowbrow “art” like Elvis paintings on velvet or sad clowns and/or big-eyed “Keene” people. […]

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Got bacon, chopsticks, bag o’ beans? Let’s make ‘Mexican Pizza’ (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE September 30, 2015 Cultura
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When in Vietnam, do what the Vietnamese do, and make Mexican Pizza. Get your bacon, chopsticks, and refried-frijoles-in-a-bag ready and you’re good to go! [Video by Ẩm thực cho mọi nhà.]

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Luchadores are Mexico’s ‘real life superheroes’ (BBC video)

by Verdana Bold September 16, 2015 Cultura
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“Lucha Libre – or free fighting – is a Mexican style of wrestling,” writes the BBC World Service. “Katinka Herbert documents the secret lives of these so-called luchadores known for their outlandish outfits and garish masks.”

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First-generation Felipa was born ‘North of the Border’ (#TBT 1970 video)

by Verdana Bold September 3, 2015 Cultura
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First-generation Texas-born Filipa wants to be teacher, and she gets some early experience when she helps her uncle learn English so he can obtain a driver’s license for a new job. The documentary short Felipa: North of the Border is from 1970 and aired on CBS.

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Yes, this woman threw a quinceañera for her cat (photos)

by Verdana Bold August 21, 2015 Cultura
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San Francisco-based photographer Kira Stackhouse’s cat Ponette recently turned 15, and Ponette was all like I CAN HAZ QUINCE? so Kira threw Ponette a party.

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This is not your pineapple under the sea (videos)

by Verdana Bold August 12, 2015 Cultura
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Picking pineapples is hard work!

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Watch: Frida Kahlo inspired this short video ‘For the girl’

by Verdana Bold August 3, 2015 Cultura
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A quote from Frida Kahlo inspired this video by Lillian Santacrose:

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…And that’s how the Mexicans make fish tacos, Skippy (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE July 30, 2015 Cultura
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And that’s how they make fish tacos in Centla, in the state of Tabasco, on the Gulf Coast, in southeast Mexico.

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Hello, gringos! Eat like a Mexican (but we won’t say that) [video]

by JEFE BOYARDEE July 27, 2015 Cultura
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Wow. There is this seasoning, Cappy, and you too, Kirsten and Brooke – there is this TAJIN seasoning for your fruit AND veggies! Spicy! Salty! Lime! Totes, like, amazeballs! It adds a ZING! to everything! I wonder where they get these ideas? PREVIOUSLY ON TAJIN:

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Watch Alondra de la Parra conduct the Orchestre de Paris

by Verdana Bold July 21, 2015 Cultura
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Energetic and expressive Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra — they call her “la jeune chef mexicaine” — rehearses the Orchestre de Paris in Danzon n°2 by Arturo Márquez, a contemporary Mexican composer.

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