When an important pop culture artifact like a Kanye West CD (or baby) drops, smart pochas y pochos step back from the frenzy and take a dispassionate look at WTF is going on.
That’s why ourMiJA,Elise Roedenbeck, at her new gig down there in Miami with Fusion, embarked on a dramatic reading of the West composition I Am A God, from the album Yeezus.(SAFE FOR WORK. ALL LYRICS HAVE BEEN SANITIZED FOR YOUR PROTECTION.)
A huge rolling tractor tire gathers no moss, especially if you and a buddy are curled up inside going downhill. Kids, don’t do this at home without a safety helmet and a chase truck. Also, please remember Brazil is in the Southern Hemisphere, where everything is upside down and bass-ackwards. If you try this in the U.S., position the tire to roll uphill.
True story! My mom went on a game show and won a cruise vacation and left me home alone so I took the 1974 Dodge Dart with my crew and went cruising. Across the country. We paid our turnpike tolls and hit the road, taking turns driving so people could sleep in the back. Then we got lost in the middle of the desert. And look at this — a four-foot dude in a big sombrero. Hey, Pedro do you know where we can get gas and food? Sure, says Pedro, over there in El Segundo….
Peruvian immigrant and naturalized citizen Elise Roedenbeck has nothing to hide from Uncle Sam. [Disclosure: Roedenbeck, the pocha formerly known as MiJA, is POCHO's New Jack City Burro Jefe Emeritus.]
The compleat Elise Roedenbeck’s MiJA Weekly is here.
Joe the Barber — like lots of San Antonio (including young Sebastien de la Cruz) — is all about NBA home team the Spurs. And when true fans who want roundball players’ likenesses sculpted into their haircuts, he’s the guy. [Video by Jim Mendiola.]
Just before Kim Kardashian was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in West Hollywood to deliver a daughter (with babydaddy Kanye West), she was at Lamaze classes with unwed teenage mom-to-be Rosalinda Guzman. (NSFW language.)
The view is from Mulholland Drive, the fabled road that follows the crest of the Santa Monica Mountains, looking north into the San Fernando Valley toward Pacoima, hometown of Ritchie Valens. But wait, what’s that, up in the air…
From Brazil: Young Luiz Antonio asks Mom about the octopus (polvo) they’re having for lunch: Is an octopus an animal? Where is his head? Why did he have to die? Is a chicken an animal? A cow? I don’t want them to die. Why are you crying, Mommy? RELATED: Criança de 2 anos canta ‘Don’t [...]