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olive3Popeye’s beloved, the willowly Olive Oyl, thinks the country would be much better off with a lady president — President Olive Oyl!

olive1Her platform includes housing the homeless, a shorter work week, sweet sexy dreams, more silkworms, more drumsticks per chicken, and nuking a recalcitrant Congress with love darts.

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The crunch of a Taco Bell taco was all Cold War warriors Rocky & Bullwinkle needed to escape from the clutches of Russki villains Boris and Natasha.


In Mexicali Shmoes, a 1959 Looney Tunes cartoon, our hero Speedy Gonzales must outrun singing gatos Jose and Manuel. Speedy’s primo, Slowpoke Gonzales, has a cameo.

The plot, according to Wikipedia: [Mas…]

guardianA wandering Everyman arrives at a metaphysical gate, controlled by a fearsome Guardian. He tries to pass through, but is denied.

Everyman and Guardian, however, are the same person. Each of us must confront his own fear, or else the shapeless Guardian who controls us will close the doors on the possibilities of our lives. We have nothing to fear, tu sabes, but fear itself. (Also mind killer.) [Mas…]


When Mexican mice take over a bullfight ring, they cook up a new contest, with our hero Speedy Gonzales playing El Toreador and Sylvester the Cat subbing for El Toro. It’s Mexican Cat Dance, from 1963.


It’s Raining Tacos, you say? Yum yum yum, yummity yum! It’s like a dream!

POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz explains ‘Bordertown’ to ‘The World’ (audio)

by Comic Saenz May 22, 2015 Audio
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Carol Wills of PRI asked POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz to explain himself and this Bordertown thing to The World. Let’s listen in as Lalo, at Pasadena’s KPCC, talks with Carol, at WGBH in Boston….

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La Cucaracha: The proper use and abuse of cartoons (cartoon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 19, 2015 Cartoons
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Texas Muhammad cartoon trolls poke snake, get bit (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA May 7, 2015 Cartoons
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Frida La Luchadora: ‘The Legend of the Flying Tomato’ (video)

by LEW CHADOR April 8, 2015 Cartoons
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Young luchadora wannabe Frida (check her eyebrows) has trouble finding success in the ring – until she finds herself and becomes The Flying Tomato.

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Pie Fight at High Noon: ‘The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete’ (video)

by ROY O. SECO April 7, 2015 Cartoons
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Somewhere in the Old West, there’s saloon with swinging door, a card game, a bad guy pie, a sheriff pie and a sweet little orphan pie with a bow in her hair. You won’t believe what happens next!

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Washington’s Birthday: The good, the not so good (toon + NSFW video)

by JIMI CHANGA February 16, 2015 Cartoons
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The Good: George Washington’s birthday is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of Los United Estates, aka The Father of Our Country. Some people call it Presidents Day (sometimes spelled Presidents’ Day or President’s Day.) Schools and banks and government offices will be closed. The […]

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Latino Cupid Valentine’s Day cards for these tough times (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 13, 2015 Cartoons
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Little love scamp Latino Cupid presents his special Valentine’s Day cards for tough times. As they say around here, Happy Valentimes Day!

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Live on Stage: El Chapulin, Pancho Villa, Frida Kahlo, El Santo (video)

by Soy Capitan February 9, 2015 Cartoons
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Back from the dead and live on stage: El Chapulin Colorado, Pancho Villa, Frida Kahlo and El Santo are El Macheen! [Video by Raul Aguirre, Jr.]

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Pocho Ocho worst Twitter #JeSuisCharlie hashtag fails

by Especial Correspondents January 15, 2015 Cultura

Some Twitter users are just unclear on the concept, especially when it comes to the appropriate use of the #JeSuisCharlie hashtag, the most popular ever (“heat map,” above). The viral slogan — coined after the massacre at Paris satire magazine Charlie Hebdo — affirms support of free expression. French-deficient? “Je suis Charlie” means “I am […]

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Charlie Hebdo: A fair and balanced approach (toon)

by GALAC TICO January 13, 2015 Cartoons
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I Am NOT Charlie Hebdo, nevertheless… (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA January 13, 2015 Cartoons
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Nothing to kill or die for: #CharlieHebdo editorial meeting (2006 video)

by Comic Saenz January 12, 2015 Cartoons
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The New York Times was in Paris in 2006 and video’d an editorial meeting at Charlie Hebdo magazine, as the staff brain-stormed a special Mohammed issue.

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Yo Dawg: I heard you hate people drawing your prophet (toon)

by YO SOY CHARLIE January 9, 2015 Cartoons
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[Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story included a Norman Rockwell spoof from 2010’s “Draw Mohammed Day.” With the death of the cartoon killers in Paris, we decided to replace the cartoon with an image that may or may not be a target. #satirematters] PREVIOUSLY ON MOCKING PROPHETS AND SAINTS:

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Kim Jong-Un condemns attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’ (photo)

by Comic Saenz January 8, 2015 Cartoons
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