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alcoconutPOCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal’s epic quest for identity — Half Like Me — debuts on FUSION next Thursday.

Coconut Madrigal (white inside, brown outside) knew turning an intensely personal journey into a docu-comedy wouldn’t be one easy trick, but he never anticipated what happened next.

“I set out to dial down my pocho level from a ten to a five,” he told POCHO in a text message Tuesday night, “and ultimately something much greater and unexpected happened. I ended up not giving a shit.”

“I encourage others to try it, feels great.”

Al got some help from three mostly-reliable sources:

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Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more Ñews y Satire?
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Here’s the list o stories:

  1. SoCal Realtor™ gringa doesn’t like Mexican flag on lawn (video)
  2. Foot star Selena Gomez is top tootsie on wikiFeet (photos, video
  3. Oxford: Big butt women are smarter, healthier *UPDATED w/ VIDEO
  4. Mexican TV’s Sandra Corcuera stays cool after live ‘nip slip’ (video)
  5. Our heritage and culture are not your Halloween costume
  6. Am I a prophet? A time-traveling cartoonist? (toon, photo)
  7. Welcome to the Indian Store – Dream Catchers are on sale today (video)
  8. Everything you wanted to know about ‘Colors’ but were afraid to ask
  9. Don’t call me a ‘Mexican,’ America! Also, I’m not a ‘Latino’
  10. The Daily Show in Texas: Are Latinos worse than Chinese? (video)

Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) are México Americano. Y ustedes tambien? [Words and music by R. Fuentes.]

Mira the lyrics: [Mas…]


It doesn’t get more pocho than this! Lalo Guerrero, the father of Chicano music, tells the story of Pancho Claus, Santa’s cousin from south of the border, in this 1956 classic.

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Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more Ñews y Satire?
MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS!

Here are the Top Ten Most Popular posts this year. Do you see your favorite? What you like to see more stories like these? To keep POCHO online, we need money. Money from loyal readers like you. Can you help out with $10 or $20 or $50?

POCHO needs money for legal expenses, money for fees and licenses and taxes, money to pay for hosting, money to pay for software and hardware — it never ends.

Our ad revenues aren’t enough. We want to pay our contributors, build up our online infrastructure and make a bigger better POCHO, but we need cash.

Cash from friends like you. Please click on the DONATE button and give what you can.

Thanks in advance,

Los Pochodores

 

Here’s the list o stories:

  1. SoCal Realtor™ gringa doesn’t like Mexican flag on lawn (video)
  2. Foot star Selena Gomez is top tootsie on wikiFeet (photos, video
  3. Oxford: Big butt women are smarter, healthier *UPDATED w/ VIDEO
  4. Mexican TV’s Sandra Corcuera stays cool after live ‘nip slip’ (video)
  5. Our heritage and culture are not your Halloween costume
  6. Am I a prophet? A time-traveling cartoonist? (toon, photo)
  7. Welcome to the Indian Store – Dream Catchers are on sale today (video)
  8. Everything you wanted to know about ‘Colors’ but were afraid to ask
  9. Don’t call me a ‘Mexican,’ America! Also, I’m not a ‘Latino’
  10. The Daily Show in Texas: Are Latinos worse than Chinese? (video)


Fusion’s Pedro Andrade talked to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz about fighting for racial justice, and Lalo spilled the beans.

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Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more Ñews y Satire?
MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS!

We like making POCHO for you every day, but it takes money. Can you help?

POCHO has no big backers, no mega investors, no brand-name “sponsors.”

That’s deliberate.  We get the cash we need from you, our loyal readers, and no one tells us what we can or cannot publish. Can you help?

So once again we’re asking for donations. Ten bucks, $20 or even $50 isn’t that much once you do the math. Can you help?

Example:

POCHO typically publishes a minimum of four new posts every weekday, or 20 posts each week. If only half of those make you laugh, that’s 10 laughs a week. Fifty-two weeks of 10 laughs is over 500 laughs a year. With a $50 donation, your net cost per laugh is a less than a dime. UNDER TEN CENTS! Such a deal!

Please kick in a few bucks to keep the Ñews y Satire flowing.  We take all plastic and PayPal tambien.

Click on the DONATE button to give and thank you for your support.

Los Pochodores 

bidibom“What ARE you?” the Indian woman behind the counter asked.

I was at a Dunkin’ Donuts in New York City grabbing coffee. After handing me my change, the Indian woman wanted to know where I was from.

This happens often — whether I’m at a restaurant, an adult video store or a funeral. Inevitably someone will ask, “What are you?”

They ask in a way as if I look like the Elephant Man.

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How to pronounce ‘pocho’ (audio)

by Comic Saenz October 9, 2014 Audio
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It’s on the Internetz so it’s got to be right! Here’s how to pronounce “pocho,” according to Forvo.com. It’s a Spanish word, don’t you know. “What exactly IS all this pocho talk?” you might ask. Click for the answer.

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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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Alfonso Ochoca: Don’t hate me because I don’t speak Spanish (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 2, 2014 Cultura
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Ever have an awkward moment when you have to pretend to be an Anglo at the taqueria because you don’t speak Spanish? Alfonso “White Boy Mexican” Ochoa reports.

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Hate Letter of the Day: Dear Lala, you racist hypocrite

by Mexi-Hipocritas July 16, 2014 Cultura
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Mexicans and Anglo Americans are exactly alike. You are just as racist Mejicanoh, oh wait, I mean, Chicano… Meixcan American… I forget, you don’t consider yourselves Mexican… or do you. You MeCHA Aztlanersss get me all confused. Or wait, you don’t consider yourselves Latino but rather.. MESSICAN! ANYWAYS… so, as I was saying, you share […]

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White Boy ChIcano (a poem)

by MICHAEL MONTENEGRO July 8, 2014 Cultura
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White Boy Chicano It’s an identity crisis My parents are Mexican migrants, who stay busy all the time Spanish is my first language, then almost losing it because of time My TV only showed Mexicans involved in crime The stereotypes didn’t represent me My school peers didn’t believe me I wasn’t Mexican or White Being […]

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Guy practices L.A. driving directions like his Mexican mom (video)

by Lucida Grandé June 27, 2014 Cultura
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OMAIGA! Practice makes perfect, as Francisco Hernandez tries to get his Mexican-mom-style driving directions exactly right.

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TSA at LAX stops POCHO editor for ‘red powder’ in purse (photos)

by Comic Saenz June 16, 2014 El Now
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Transportation Security Adminstration officers at Los Angeles International Airport stopped and questioned POCHO Music Editor La Chata Monday afternoon, allegedly because of a suspicious substance in her handbag (photo.) Her Facebook status explains:

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From Our Gang to Yours: Happy Easter! (photo)

by José Canusí April 20, 2014 Corporate
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Happy Easter from Los Pochodores! (Left to right) Lalo Alcaraz, Victor Payan, Sara Inés Calderón, Dennis Wilen. Not pictured: Eres Nerd, Santino J. Rivera, Elise Roedenbeck, Al Madrigal

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Lisa Lisa/Cult Jam: I Wonder If I Take You Home (video)

by EresNerd March 21, 2014 Cultura
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Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam is an iconic Latino group.  At the forefront of “freestyle,” Lisa Velez fronted the group, which released the album Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force. 

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Man disappointed with ‘What Selena Character are You?’ quiz result

by EresNerd February 21, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) During his morning coffee break, local accountant, Lawrence “Lencho” Flores, completed a survey that appeared on his Facebook timeline called, What Selena Character are You? According to sources, Flores was deeply disappointed with the result of Yolanda Saldivar as his character. According to the quiz, Flores is Yolanda Saldivar who […]

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Did I ever tell you that I’m half Mexican? (Vine video)

by EDUARDO BURRO February 6, 2014 Cultura
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Brandon Calvillo tells his friend David Lopez that he, Brandon, is half Mexican. Lopez, it seems, is not all that pumped. [Remember, with these Vine videos, you need to hover and click on the top left corner of the graphic to hear the audio.] PREVIOUSLY ON VINE VIDEOS:

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@Omgitseddieg is thankful: ‘Soy pocho, y que?’ (video)

by CHUY TABASCO November 28, 2013 Cultura
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Eddie Gee (@omgitseddieg on the Twitter) is all about the pochismo and explains why. Don’t miss the quick graphic shoutout to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz. PREVIOUSLY ON SOY POCHO:

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Mom puts cross on son’s front lawn to mark another failed relationship

by EresNerd October 14, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from HOUSTON) Sara Maestas placed a two-foot-high cruz on her only son’s lawn early this morning — a cross in remembrance of his latest failed relationship. The 32-year-old transactional lawyer got dumped Saturday night by his novia, less than 20 minutes after he blew off a dinner date. And now his mother’s white […]

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[Breaking] Back to School: Boys named ‘José’ get new names

by EresNerd September 5, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) All across America, elementary school teachers performed a traditional back-to-school ritual this week — the ceremonial renaming of thousands of boys named “José.” The annual ritual is performed when teachers take roll in the morning: First, teachers call the boys named “José” by new “American” names, typically “Joe,” “Joey,” or […]

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