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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!

They may not be the heroes that Ecuador needs or deserves but they sure do get pissed off when you don’t know where a comma goes.

Since January, vigilantes in Quito, Ecuador have been correcting mistakes in the city’s graffiti.

These guerillas use stencils cut from pizza boxes to add commas, question marks and, ah yes, even accent marks to imperfect street art around town.

The members of Acción Ortográfica Quito take their pseudonyms (or superhero names) from punctuation marks: Diéresis, Tilde and Coma.

Diéresis, a 30-year-old lawyer/vigilante, told The Guardian in an interview, “Grammatical errors cause stress. We only make texts comprehensible that otherwise would not send any message whatsoever.” [Mas…]

burrito12vPictures speak a thousand (very orange) palabras, and when it comes to words, we can’t do any better than the self-penned description of Burrito, a Mexican restaurant in Belgrade, Serbia, in the former Yugoslavia, right by the Nikolai Tesla Museum (see map below): [Mas…]

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Just like I promised the Washington Post, here are some photos from Comic-Con in San Diego:

Let’s start with the first of several selfies.  Here I am with Ramon Ramirez of Smarty Cartoons:

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What do you need to know when crossing to El Norte from Tijuana? One artist who lived that life incorporated all she learned into origami “cootie catcher” fortune teller paper tip sheets. (Silent video, above.)

Isabella Cruz-Chong grew up in Tijuana, she explained to POCHO in an email, “and I would constantly cross between Tijuana and San Diego. The instructions originated from common rules most people from there know, personal instructions that my parents used to tell me when I was growing up. Some are my own that I have learned that are important to be aware of. All of the instructions are written in my own words.” [Mas…]

girlbootsIt’s summer now, and it’s hot out. And big bulky cowboy boots are far from ideal when it comes to keeping your tootsies chill. What’s a sweaty-footed cowgirl or cowboy to do? [Mas…]

twomodelsNative American (Apsáalooke) designer Bethany Yellowtail’s latest fashions are perfect on Ojibwe model Jade Willoughby and Tlingit/Koyukon/Athabascan model Martin Sensmeier. No cultures were appropriated in the making of these garments, these photos or this video. [Mas…]

What would Frida Kahlo grow? Exhibit shares her plants (video, photos)

by HABLO PICASSO May 22, 2015 Cultura
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Just opened at the New York Botanical Garden, this exhibition examines Frida Kahlo’s love for nature, as seen in her home and garden, as well as the complex use of plant imagery in her artwork.

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@SaraChicaD on Instagram: Here are my nails on tacos (photo)

by Sara Inés Calderón May 20, 2015 Cultura
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#Tacos on my #nails #nailart #tacos4eva A photo posted by Sara Inés Calderón (@sarachicad) on May 19, 2015 at 4:47pm PDT PREVIOUSLY ON SARACHICAD’S NAILS:

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Unseen for half a century: Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe (photos, video)

by LOU NASOL May 7, 2015 Cultura
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Selected photos of Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe – locked away for half a century – will go on exhibit in London next week. Dangerous Minds reports: After Kahlo’s death in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera shut her belongings in a bathroom at their Mexico City home, the Blue House, the marvelous house they shared—and then insisted that […]

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My report and photos from the set of Adam Sandler’s ‘Ridiculous Six’

by RICARDO CATÉ April 29, 2015 Cultura

I had to post this after reading that the actors who walked off Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous Six set get tagged as heroes and those who stayed, like me, get belittled. My photograph (above) shows two of the men who walked off and the lady who stayed. They’re discussing the film’s infamous script, just after they […]

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Frida Kahlo takes a selfie [photo?]

by HABLO PICASSO April 14, 2015 Cultura
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[Original image from a series by SAMSUNG.]

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Happy Easter, Pochos! From Our Gang to Yours (photo)

by José Canusí April 5, 2015 Corporate
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Happy Easter from Los Pochodores! (Left to right) Lalo Alcaraz, Victor Payan, Sara Inés Calderón, Dennis Wilen. Not pictured: Al Madrigal, Celina Martinez, Elise Roedenbeck, Eres Nerd, Gustavo Arellano.

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Rare photos show Frida Kahlo in the 1950s

by Lucida Grandé April 2, 2015 Cultura
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In 1950, photographer Gisèle Freund began a two-week visit to Mexico – and stayed for two years. In Mexico City, Freund hooked up with artistic power couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Her black-and-white photographs of the pair are now available in the newly published Frida Kahlo: The Gisèle Freund Photographs.

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GOP presidential wannabe Saint Ted Cruz is on fire (photo)

by Especial Correspondents March 31, 2015 El Now
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Hail, Senator, full of crap. Special art thou among pendejos. Photo via imgur.

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Breaking Ñews: White women found in Indianapolis (photo)

by La Chata March 25, 2015 Cultura
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Thank God they found them! How did they manage? What are the odds?

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This is your anti-immigrant GOP House of Representatives on GIFs

by Comic Saenz March 19, 2015 El Now

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 […]

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What’s for breakfast? Breakfast tacos or breakfast burritos?

by Barney Asada March 13, 2015 Cultura

Here in Los Angeles, we like breakfast burritos. We like the breakfast burritos so much that breakfast burritos can be enjoyed in Jewish delis, Chinese restaurants, Greek diners, burger stands, sushi joints, lunch trucks, Mexican restaurants, old-school coffee shops and fancy places near the beach. LA.Eater, for example, just published a list of three dozen […]

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When you search DamnYouAutoCorrect for ‘Mexican’ (photos)

by Especial Correspondents March 11, 2015 Cultura
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Meet Biography.com’s ‘Notable Hispanic Women’ (photos, Frida video)

by Andalé Mono March 10, 2015 Cultura
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Biography.com offers up this Frida Kahlo video and a big list of Notable Hispanic Women for Women’s History Month.   Here’s their big list of mujeres:

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Cinema sweetie Raquel Torres stole Groucho’s heart (photos, video)

by Andalé Mono March 2, 2015 Cultura
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In the 1933 Marx Brothers classic Duck Soup, Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) is introduced to the fetching Vera Macal (Raquel Torres), “a famous dancer.” “I could dance with you ’til the cows come home,” Groucho tells her. “On second thought, I’d rather dance with the cows ’til you come home!”

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At the Texas-Mexico border, re-imagine a dream (toon photo)

by JULIO SALGADO March 2, 2015 Cartoons
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#ReImaginingBorders A photo posted by @juliosalgado83 on Mar 1, 2015 at 2:04pm PST For more information, visit Culture Strike.

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Even more trouble for Sean Penn – at Sean Penn’s house (photo)

by CINDY PAPELES February 26, 2015 El Now

[Photo courtesy the robots at Add Letters.]

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