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All you pochos: What are the names of the letters, besides “equis” which you only know because beer? What do you call “Ñ”?

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We borrowed the title of this Tower of Power mega-hit for POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz’ toon about San Francisco hipsters so it’s only fair we show our true love for the Bay Area in general and TOP in particular.

Check out TOP’s performance of What Is Hip? live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2006 (with guest star Carlos Santana.)

By the way, these are some hip lyrics:

So you want to jump out your trick bag
And ease on into a hip bag
But you ain’t just exactly sure what’s hip
So you start to let your hair grow
Spend big bucks to cop you a wardrobe
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They’re letting anybody fall in love and get married these days! But what if you don’t want a long-term stable, loving, mutually-supportive relationship. Try new Ratch dot com.

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Every new smartphone from cellphone company Life in Belorussia includes festive Mexican mariachis! Order today!

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What’s the deal with this Hispanic Heritage Month? What we need is a White History Month, and our own soft drink!

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latinavaginaDear Straight Dudes:

Why, hello there, I’m a Latina vagina and I have a message for heterosexual guys. Now I know what you’re going to ask me: “How well-groomed am I?”

No seas cochino! That’s none of your business, that’s personal. But I am here to, uh, talk business because I’m tired of all of these assumptions people make about me! [Mas…]

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Felipe Esparza: The Seven Spanish Cuss Words (LatinoUSA audio)

by CHING AH September 29, 2014 Audio
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“There are some words, not many, just a few — that we decided, we won’t use them all the time,” said the late comedian George Carlin in his famous routine about the “seven dirty words.” If you aren’t familiar with it –– the skit tries to pinpoint a definitive list of words you can never […]

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La Cucaracha: Does the Kennedy Center speak Latino? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 26, 2014 Cartoons
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Hey! You’re lookin’ for tacos in all the wrong places (photos)

by MOSCA MEXICAN September 26, 2014 Cultura
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As POCHO amigo Gustavo Arellano pointed out in his book Taco USA, America loves tacos. How much does America love tacos, you ask? Taco imagery is everywhere — jewelry (necklace, above), toys, drinks, desserts, babies, kitties, doggies, purses, rear-view mirrors. And how could we make a listicle without the pink taco? [The pink taco final […]

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Flashback Friday: Where are they now? (video)

by Barney Asada September 26, 2014 Cartoons
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Sure, they’re older now, but are they obsolete? Our childhood heroes: Where are they now?  Popeye is apparently no longer “strong to the finish,” for example. What’s up with that? Is spinach too expensive for retired sailors on a fixed income?

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Instant karma is alive and well in Brazil, San Berdoo (video)

by CRASH CARGO September 26, 2014 Cultura
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“Instant karma’s gonna get you,” John Lennon sang. This is true in both Brazil and San Bernardino County.

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In Beverly Hills, a cardboard gardener ‘represents’ (photos, video)

by HABLO PICASSO September 25, 2014 Cultura
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We first met West Hollywood artist Ramiro Gomez when he began placing his hand-painted cardboard figures of immigrant laborers in prominent public spaces in Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Even as his audience has expanded via out-of-town art exhibits and a documentary film, he still plants cutout cardboard workers in places where their real-life counterparts […]

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New Mattel-Disney dolls for ‘Crucifiction’ movie cause furor

by Chalupe Lopez September 24, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from ANAHEIM) Movie executives here are scrambling to respond to the fury over just-announced Christian religious figures re-imagined as Barbie dolls. The Kens and Barbies are slated to promote the Mattel-Disney movie Crucifiction that “rebrands” the Passion of Jesus. The film is set for Xmas release. The Disney reps — now on the defensive […]

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Mexico’s Olympic Curling Team needs your help (video)

by Especial Correspondents September 24, 2014 Cultura
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The Mexican Curling Team that will be going for gold at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang 2018 is training hard. Your modest cash contribution can help these brave young vatos as they go to SWEEP THE GOLD! How did they get started with this less-than-mainstream sport? Consuela, of course:

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Rosh HaShanah kosher nachos: Totopos de gribeñes con guacamole

by JEFE BOYARDEE September 24, 2014 Cultura
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Chicharrones are off limits for traditional Jews — pork is not kosher. But that doesn’t mean hungry Judios have to go through life without delicious fried cracklings of their own — they chow down on a crispy fried chicken skin preparation called gribeñes.

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Happy Rosh HaShanah from the Jews of Tijuana (video)

by Victor Payan September 23, 2014 Cultura
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Tijuana was a welcoming destination for Jewish refugees who fled Europe, Asia and the Mideast looking for a better life. This is one family’s story, and a POCHO Rosh HaShanah (New Year) tradition because shanah sorta rhymes with Tijuana. The Jewish year 5775 begins at sundown Wednesday, September 24; we wish all who celebrate a […]

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Crossing ‘Rush Hour’ streets in Buenos Aires is magical (videos)

by CALLE D. CINEMA September 23, 2014 Cultura
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Check out Rush Hour, another mind-bending video from Argentine director Fernando Livschitz. Here’s a bonus video from Livschitz; it’s called Wind Up Bots: PREVIOUSLY ON FERNANDO LIVSCHITZ VIDEO THEATRE: Watchale! The invisible roller coasters of Buenos Aires In Buenos Aires, look both ways before crossing the street (videos)

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Winnipeg’s Mariachi Ghost ‘La Llorona’ is a cappella amazing (video)

by QUESO QUESEM September 23, 2014 Cultura
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Ih the glorious echo-ey Millennium Centre in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canuckia, the a cappella harmonies of The Mariachi Ghost almost bring the weeping, legendary La LLorona to life. PREVIOUSLY ON LA LLORONA:

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Latino Heritage Month Hero Video: Dick Tracy’s sidekick Go Go Gomez

by P. D. GONZALEZ September 22, 2014 Cartoons
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Dick Tracy’s 1961 TV cartoon partner Go Go Gomez saves the day in The Copy Cat Caper.

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George Mason band kills RATM’s ‘Killing in the Name Of’ (videos)

by QUESO QUESEM September 22, 2014 Cultura
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George Mason University’s Mean Green, under the direction of Dr. Michael “Doc Nix” Nickens, takes Rage Against the Machine’s Killing in the Name Of to new musical heights. Here’s the RATM original audio track with a sing-along lyrics. Do you think the university knows what the song’s about? Follow the banging skull!

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‘Washington Redskins’ offended by ‘South Park’ (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker September 21, 2014 Cartoons
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Dan Snyder, the owner of the hatefully-named Washington Redskins football team, is offended that South Park is using their (no-longer-trademarked) name, even though Cartman is only trying to honor the team’s awesome heritage. PREVIOUSLY ON WASHINGTON REDSKINS:

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Was Batman really BatMayan? One artist says ‘¡Si!’ (photos)

by HABLO PICASSO September 19, 2014 Cultura
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Long story short: Batman is 75 years old and Warner Home Entertainment Mexico and the Mexican Museum of Design commissioned local artists to make their own Batdudes — en estilo mexicano. Behance.net esplains:

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