cinco de mayo

ochodemayoOur Mexican friends have many misconceptions about today’s American celebration of El Ocho de Mayo. It is NOT the day the British burned the White House, for example, and it is NOT the day Gerry Rivers became Geraldo Rivera.

Help a hermano out with the Pocho Ocho Top Facts Mexicans Should Know about El Ocho de Mayo:

8. Best (Hellman’s in the East) Mayonnaise — El Jefe de Mayo — first introduced on this day in 1915.

7. Mayo West did not invent the life vest but she did flash her chichis to the sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hooter on this day in 1942.

6. The Mayo Clinic — originally established to seek cures for La Cruda — opened its doors on this day in 1955. [Mas…]

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yebbushMany politically conscious Chicanos are looking for yet another alternative way to Celebrate Cinco de Drinko but still protest the ahistorical consumer appropriation of a battle that is meaningless to most Mexicans.

Well, Jeb Bush (aka el Yeb according to his Mexican compadres) has provided us with a warm video message of solidarity this Fifth of May to honor the “honorable” way that the Mexicans fought against foreign invaders in the Battle of Puebla. Did I mention that the message is all in Spanish? [Mas…]

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lowridercincodemayoEvery year for Cinco de Mayo the lowriders cruise to Los Angeles’ Elysian park for some fun family time and spectacular hydraulic jumpin’. Sunday’s conclave was captured in this video from MancaveTV. [Hiphop soundtrack is NSFW with N-word etc.] [Mas…]

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drunktacosHow many times does Cinco de Mayo also fall on Taco Tuesday? Our guess is 14% of the time or 1/7th but math is hard, amiright?

But the odds are with us today (the Fourth Was With Us yesterday, and with you) so let’s get loqui with two of our favorite thematically-appropriate videos — Tacos by My Drunk Kitchen and Fresh Guacamole. Are you ready? Remember, kids don’t try these at home! [Mas…]

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shirtmodel(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Ruben Covarrubias astounded family and friends here Sunday night when he admitted that the history of Cinco de Mayo didn’t concern him and he’d always thought “May 5 was Mexican Independence Day, so like so what?!”

“I don’t care what it’s about, yo!” he told everyone within earshot of the backyard grill. “I just always celebrated it with MEChA and at school. Partay!”

Friends and family at the Covarrubias’ weekly carne asada were aghast. Some reconsidered whether they’d be driving back to El Sereno next week, multiple witness reported. [Mas…]

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cavewallpicnic(PNS reporting from MEXICO) Mexican researchers are baffled by the discovery of a lost tribe of Frenchmen living in an artfully-decorated cave in the foothills of Mt. Popocatépetl in the state of Puebla.

The Frenchmen, found by a group of hikers, are believed to be descended from a military patrol that went missing in 1862, during the French occupation of Mexico.

The cave was discovered when the hikers followed the distinct smell of espresso to its entrance.  Upon entering, they found the walls painted with scenes of picnics and absinthe drinkers and the floors littered with empty bottles of the hallucinatory liqueur. [Mas…]

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Ask A Mexican: How should Mexicans celebrate Cinco de Mayo? (video)

by Comic Saenz May 1, 2015 Cultura

POCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano dons traditional garb to esplain How REAL Mexicans Should Celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

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Me? I’m drinking a cerveza and contemplating Cinco de Mayo

by ABELARDO DE LA PEÑA JR. May 1, 2015 Cultura
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I approach el Cinco de Mayo with excitement and ambivalence. I learned the history of the Battle of Puebla as the son of proud Mexicans, who happened to be immigrants. The story goes: On the fifth of May 1862, a small Mexican army kicks French butt. Bueno. My dad and grandmother worked at the Cinco […]

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Puebla, MX narco cartel killers crush French gang invaders

by Comic Saenz May 1, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from PUEBLA, MX) Federales have finished cleaning up the streets of this southeastern city after a three-day battle between area gangsters and a French gang left 83 locals and 462 gabachos dead, PNS has learned. The  Marseilles gang (“La Eme”) — sent to collect a drug debt allegedly owed by the Puebla-based Ignacio Zaragosa clika […]

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: Fruity Virgin Micheladas for Cinco de Mayo

by Celina Martinez April 29, 2015 Cultura
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Hola! Is Tia Lencha here. I going to help ju make a new drink for Cinco de Mayo — next week. Is fruity and a virgin. Ju know, with no beers. Get jur mind out of the trash can, cochinos! I think of the new drink when mijo ask me to taste my watermelons michelada. […]

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POCHO Asks America: How did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

by Especial Correspondents May 6, 2014 Cultura
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POCHO sent reporters to bars and parties, barbecues and parades all across the United Estates to find out how Americans were celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Here’s what they said: CLYDE WORKMAN, DETROIT: I’m squeezing limes into my 40’s TAD BROGET, PRINCETON: Naturally, one had one’s valet bring a snifter of proper reposado PANAMA RED, DENVER: […]

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La Cucaracha: What did Cinco de Mayo teach America? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 6, 2014 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: The actual true story of Cinco de Mayo (2001 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 5, 2014 Cartoons
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Ex-President George W. Bush loves Cinco de Mayo (video)

by Especial Correspondents May 5, 2014 Cultura
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Former President George W. Bush knows what’s good about Cinco de Mayo — and he explains it in his own special way.

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PochOpinion: Here’s what I thinko about Cinco

by Lalo Alcaraz May 5, 2014 Cultura
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White folks in sombreros and serapes. Spanglish beer commercials every few minutes. Yup, pretty ridiculous, señor. I agree with most of my friend Gustavo Arellano’s Cinco de Mayo video rant, mas o menos. He says it’s ridiculous, only serves some limited purposes as far as educating about the evils of Imperialism, or the promotion of self-determination, […]

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Tribe of lost French people found living in cave near Puebla, MX

by Victor Payan May 5, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO) Mexican researchers are baffled by the discovery of a lost tribe of Frenchmen living in an artfully-decorated cave in the foothills of Mt. Popocatépetl in the state of Puebla. The Frenchmen, found by a group of hikers, are believed to be descended from a military patrol that went missing in 1862, during the French […]

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All your Cinco de Mayo memes in one click-bait listicle! (toons)

by Sara Inés Calderón May 5, 2014 Cartoons
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We scraped the Internets to bring you the very best Cinco de Mayo graphic memes.Please like and share!   Willy Wonka: Matrix Morpheus:

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Shock confession! Local man doesn’t care what Cinco de Mayo is about

by María Purísima May 5, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Ruben Covarrubias astounded family and friends here Sunday night when he admitted that the meaning of Cinco de Mayo didn’t concern him and he’d always thought “May 5 was Mexican Independence Day, so like so what?!” “I don’t care what it’s about,” he told everyone within earshot of the backyard […]

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