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I had to post this after reading that the actors who walked off Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous Six set get tagged as heroes and those who stayed, like me, get belittled.

My photograph (above) shows two of the men who walked off and the lady who stayed. They’re discussing the film’s infamous script, just after they talked to one of the assistant directors about the script.

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PREVIOUSLY: Why I didn’t walk off Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous Six set
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Just before he leaves, the man on the right attempts to gather as many of the 100-plus extras into a holding tent like the one pictured (below). [Mas…]

(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause Monday to remember the life and message of Ricky Martin Luther King Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever.

Post offices and other public facilities will be closed, banks and stock exchanges are taking the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie – his favorite snack combo – will go on sale all across America. Monday would have been RMLK’s 39th birthday.

Despite his tragic death in 2007 (he was shot and killed by the president of his fan club before an appearance in Dallas) King’s promotion of “love, equality, justice, innocence, malice, refuge, oppression, freedom” has continued to resonate for confused African-Americans, Latinos, Afro-Latinos and Anglos alike. [Mas…]

hashtagheatmapSome 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 Charlie.”

The Pochodores combed the Internets for these Pocho Ocho top Twitter #JeSuisCharlie hashtag fails:

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bigcharliecover“All is forgiven,” says the weeping Prophet Mohammed on the cover of the first post-massacre issue of Charlie Hebdo. “I am Charlie,” reads the sign.

Read more at The Washington Post.

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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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La Cucaracha: The day the (ñews y) satire died (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 8, 2014 Cartoons
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Openly-Latino Lalo Alcaraz explains himself and ‘Bordertown’ (video)

by Comic Saenz August 15, 2014 Cartoons
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FUSION Live’s host Mariana Atencio came to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz’ studio to get up close and personal with the openly-Latino cartoonist. FUSION’s story is here….

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White privilege explained in a great comic

by Andalé Mono February 19, 2014 Cartoons
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This white privilege comic is awesome. Unfortunately, Internet trolls and racists ran off the poor girl who created it. You can see the whole thing here, and we promise it’s worth the click!

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America to pause Monday for Ricky Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014

by Comic Saenz January 17, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause Monday to remember the life and message of Ricky Martin Luther King Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever. Post offices and other public facilities will be closed, banks and stock exchanges take the day off and salsa picante and sweet potato pie – […]

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War on Christmas: ‘Santa Claus and His Old Lady’ [Cheech and Chong]

by Lucida Grandé December 20, 2013 Cultura
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High with the Spirit of Christmas, Cheech and Chong tell the story of Santa Claus, you know, that band that played last year at the Fillmore.

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As the Duck Farts: El Pato demands POCHO retract ‘sketchy salsa’ story

by DENNIS WILEN AKA COMIC SAENZ August 2, 2013 Corporate
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An attorney who claims to represent Walker Foods, U.S. distributors of El Pato (The Duck) salsa, demanded Thursday that POCHO “retract and correct” parts of our story Pocho Ocho sketchy substances in Mexican hot sauce besides lead, even though he acknowledges it is satire. Downtown Los Angeles lawyer Robert M. Newell, Jr. also wants POCHO […]

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POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz explains himself (audio)

by José Canusí June 26, 2013 Audio
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It’s Ray’s Podcast — from the Ciudad of Brotherly Love.

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Merry Christmas from ‘Pancho Claus’ and Lalo Guerrero (videos)

by QUESO QUESEM December 21, 2012 Cultura
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Pancho Claus? He’s Santa’s cousin from south of the border! Long before he recorded novelty tunes, Lalo Guerrero was a star. Some call him the Father of Chicano music.

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¡Mira! Cheech and Chong ‘Santa Claus and His Old Lady’ (video)

by OLIVE THE OTHER REINDEER December 19, 2012 Cultura
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Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are high with the Spirit of Christmas as they consider the timeless tale of Santa Claus and His Old Lady in this fan-created video – a mashup of photos and the classic recorded comedy bit. Tommy Chong is still out there representing. He posted this Instagram photo of himself yesterday:

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Laugh your nalgas off with ‘The Best of Culture Clash’ (video)

by TANGO CHUTNEY November 10, 2012 El Now
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Enjoy this hour-long compilation of skits from the pioneering Chicano Los Angeles comedy troupe’s television program. LOLz guaranteed or your money back.

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Chuy, Smiley, Bob Barker, Drew Cary star in ‘Hey Vato!’ (NSFW video)

by MARIO CHI April 18, 2012 Cultura
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The Price Is Right game show and a public service announcement inspire the Hey Vato! couch potatoes Smiley (left, in the bandanna) and Chuy to reconsider their personal policies on spaying and neutering their pets, and, in a broader, more holistic sense, their life priorities. (NSFW language.)

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Will Ferrell sings? In Spanish? ‘Yo no se’ from ‘Casa de Mi Padre’

by Manila Envelopé March 9, 2012 Cultura
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Of course he sings in Spanish! The movie is IN Spanish! Wikipedia: Casa de Mi Padre (English: My Father’s House) is an upcoming Spanish-language American comedy film. The film stars Will Ferrell, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna and Génesis Rodríguez with Matt Piedmont directing a screenplay written by Andrew Steele. The film has been described […]

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