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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He who lives by the sword…

by Lalo Alcaraz September 23, 2014 Cartoons
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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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La Cucaracha: Hands up! No parking after 3 PM! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 22, 2014 Cartoons
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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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SoCal Realtor™ gringa doesn’t like Mexican flag on lawn (video)

by Comic Saenz September 19, 2014 El Now
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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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Feds make Sheriff Joe return military gear; he has Plan B

by Especial Correspondents September 19, 2014 Pocho Ñews Service
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(PNS reporting from ARIZONA) Racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio claims the Federal Government’s decision to reclaim “surplus” military gear (like tanks [photo] and M16 rifles) transferred to his department is no big deal since he has already procured new weapons to replace the full-auto rifles Uncle Sam wants back. “Hell no! We don’t need tanks and M16s for these illegals,” […]

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Talk (And Sing) Like A (Mexican) Pirate Day: ‘Santy Anno’ (music video)

by MOON GUAC September 19, 2014 Cultura
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It’s International Talk Sing Like A Pirate Day and we’re please to present not only a “sea shanty” about being a pirate, but one about the Mexican-American war of the 1850s. It’s even in Wikipedia! This video of Santy Anno has music by Forebitter and Lord Cavendish manga-influenced artwork assembled by uploader LordDrakoArakis, probably not […]

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La Cucaracha: Could those kid refugees be ISIS terrorists? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 18, 2014 Cartoons
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Who are these so-called U.S. ‘Hispanics’? They’re Mex to the max

by RON FLOSS September 18, 2014 Cultura
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Mexican-Americans — all 34 million — make up over two-thirds of the U.S. Latino population according to the Pew Research Organization:

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Cutty Flam’s new Spanglish ‘Sugga’ has space rocks, explosions! (video)

by MOON GUAC September 18, 2014 Cultura
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SoCal pochos Cutty Flam say their music is the sound track to a 1950′s B-Movie starring Ritchie Valens opposite Betty Page directed by Quentin Tarantino. Señor Cutty sings and plays guitar, Ms. Bang Bangs kicks butt on vocals and drums and Chewy Lewy is the man on bass. In Sugga, a black and white home […]

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Latino Heritage Month Video: Our Hero Speedy Gonzalez vs Daffy Duck

by JOAQUIN KIRBY September 18, 2014 Cartoons
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Daffy Duck is sick and tired of the Mexican meeces living in his hacienda, and decides he’s going to deport the cute little rodents. But Daffy didn’t count on our hero Speedy Gonzales, Mexico’s fastest mouse! Mexican Mousepiece is from 1966. Mel Blanc on voices. PREVIOUSLY ON PATOS LOCOS:

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La Cucaracha: So how did you celebrate El Grito? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 17, 2014 Cartoons
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‘Latinos. We are all over the f___ing place’ (music video)

by Barney Asada September 17, 2014 Cultura
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It’s Latino Heritage Month, and that means Latinos. We Are All Over the Fucking Place!

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What’s in a trend? Google tracks ‘Latino’ and ‘Hispanic’ over time

by Comic Saenz September 17, 2014 Cultura
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Hispanic or Latino? This question comes up all the time, and not just during Hispanic Heritage Month, which we insist on calling Latino Heritage Month. Is there a trend? We asked the Google NGram Viewer to search their big index of published books to see how many times the word “Latino” and the word “Hispanic” […]

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The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People: ‘Malcolm Gladwell’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé September 17, 2014 Cultura
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ZOMG, just in time! Us idiots have been trying to understand the appeal of sweet-tongued Canuckian bullshitter Malcolm Gladwell with the ‘fro and the dimples. Turns out he appeals to people who think he knows what he’s talking about and agree with him, the Smart People in this video. PREVIOUSLY ON IDIOT’S GUIDE:

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La Cucaracha: If Hollywood Latinos called the shots… (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 16, 2014 Cartoons
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