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elreycoverThe Big Fancy Coloring Book offers something special for odd grownups, peculiar kids, and lovers of absurd drawings of tacos, Frida Kahlo and/or Chiquita Banana and/or Carmen Miranda, luchadores and armadillos. It’s the latest creative product from our mysterious amigo, The Painter of Arizona Light, whose Internet spokespern is known as El Rey Del Art (so-called self portrait, above).

We’ve secured especial permission to share four of El Rey’s droppings here: [Mas…]

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Speaking of underwear, I wear black lucha libre chonies because that’s how I feel inside. This is a real product, as manufacturer WrassleRoos esplains: [Mas…]


It’s Tuesday, and The Madcaps, from Rennes in western France, want tacos from the Taco Truck. In this just-released music video, that means cactus, chiles, Dios de los Muertos, sombreros, mariachis, French approximations of cholos in Pendletons, associated hynas, tequila shots, and luchadores. Plus some ugly-looking tacos. [Mas…]


Luchador El Hijo del Fantasma says he and wrestling partner Vladimir Putin would beat President Obama and Mexican Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto in a tag team match.

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vivaluchaWhen El Rey, the greatest Luchador ever, leaves the ring to live a normal life, things don’t go as planned. Nevertheless, VIVA LUCHA! [Mas…]


Passions run hot in the lucharrific Aztec Gold Dating Game featuring the Glorious Gabacho, Gabe “The Babe” and filmmaker Erik Bosse; all three are vying to be the valentine of a smoldering San Antonio señorita. [Aztec Gold Dating Game by me, Victor Payan.]

Mex techno duo in luchador masks rocks NYC subway station (video)

by QUESO QUESEM November 14, 2014 Cultura
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The band is called Chango and they played Wednesday in the Delancey Street Station in Lower Manhattan.

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He’s big gay Cassandro, the ‘Liberace of Lucha Libre’ (video)

by GORGEOUS JORGE October 17, 2014 Cultura
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He’s here, he’s queer and he’s the three-time world champion. Meet Cassandro, Luchador Exotico. Arielle Castillo reports for Fusion Live.

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Russki electropunks Barto live at a Yucatan mezcaleria (video)

by MOON GUAC August 21, 2014 Cultura
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Barto, Барто in Russki, an electropunk combo from Saint Petersburg, rocks the Chalupa “Hostal & Mezcalería” in this new video. The “hostal” is in Tulum in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucutan Peninsula. Also, luchadores. Schizflux reports: Their arrival on the scene prompts the managers of wholesome pastime to just in case […]

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La Cucaracha: OMG, it’s a topless beach! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 14, 2014 Cartoons
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Frida the Luchadora: ‘The Legend of the Flying Tomato’ (video)

by JEFE VENTURA July 9, 2014 Cultura
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Red-headed Frida wants to triumph in lucha libre but she needs to find some inner strength first, not to mention her secret ingredient. PREVIOUSLY ON LUCHA LIBRE:

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El Conjunto Nueva Ola vs. A-Ha: ‘Take On Me’ (music videos)

by MOON GUAC June 11, 2014 Cultura
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A 1985 A-Ha award-winning music video gets cumbia-nated and lucha-fied in this just-released re-make from hometown heroes El Conjunto Nueva Ola. It’s not Take On Me, they say. It’s Taco Me. Look for the Spanglish captions! 😉 Here’s the A-Ha video:

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¡Lucha! Wrestlers never rest (video)

by MEL SANTO January 16, 2014 Cartoons
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The match doesn’t always end at the bell, because in Lucha Libre, wrestlers never rest. PREVIOUSLY ON LUCHADORES:

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Navidad (toon)

by HABLO PICASSO December 6, 2013 Cartoons
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El Santo Claus is just one of many cool images by POCHO amigo El Rey Del Art. Check out El Rey’s Zazzle store for more! PREVIOUSLY ON EL REY DEL ART:

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Scandal! Kids in Halloween costumes they don’t understand (photos)

by CARLOS SLIM REAPER October 21, 2013 Cultura
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Kids! Shorties! Juniors! Little mocosos! They’re ours to play with, especially on Halloween, right?

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Luchadores on vacation: The phony masks come off! (photos)

by EL BONGO October 16, 2013 Cultura
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When luchadores go on vacation, their phony masks come off — revealing the real masks underneath.

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La Cucaracha: Latino Heritage Month? Traditional costumes! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 20, 2013 Cartoons
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If El Santo is having a bad day doesn’t mean you should (video)

by Verdana Bold August 6, 2013 Cultura
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An attack on another is an attack on oneself. El Santo learns his lesson, Jodorowsky style.

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Luchador Peatonito is Mexico City’s ‘Defender of Pedestrians’ (video)

by PATRICIA DANICIA May 31, 2013 Cultura

In Mexico City, a superhero luchador fights for the rights of pedestrians. The Wall Street Journal reports: If you ever get stuck in gridlock at an intersection in this crowded capital city, you can’t expect help from a street cop. But you might try “Peatónito,” the protector of pedestrians who dresses as a Mexican wrestler. […]

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Denver’s Itchy-O marching band — because electric sombreros (videos)

by MOON GUAC May 10, 2013 Cultura
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What am I looking at? What is this noise? It’s just drums. Like — crazy marching band drums. Denver’s Itchy-O? They do have electric sombreros, it is true. And lucha libre masks and space mariachi outfits. OK then. Are they on Facebook? Show me an explanatory video, like the one that just came out:

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Japanese city council bans masked councilman ‘Skull Reaper A-Ji’

by DAPHNE STRASSMAN March 18, 2013 Cultura
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A storm is percolating in the southern Japanese city of Oita, where a politician a la Santo Enmascarado refuses to take off his luchador mask in order to attend city council meetings. The council members are prohibiting newly-elected Skull Reaper A-Ji from participating in city business unless he is unmasked. Reaper A-Ji refuses to give […]

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Valentine passions run hot in ‘Aztec Gold Dating Game’ (video)

by Victor Payan February 14, 2013 Cultura
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Passions run hot in the lucharrific Aztec Gold Dating Game featuring the Glorious Gabacho, Gabe “The Babe” and filmmaker Erik Bosse; all three are vying to be the valentine of a smoldering San Antonio señorita. [Aztec Gold Dating Game by me, Victor Payan.]

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