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(PNS reporting from RANCHO POCHO ESTATES) In a shocking file uploaded to the Internets last week, a mom in suburban Southern California has been captured on video feeding her baby hot salsa in a baby bottle in order to pay for her husband’s “picante burger” habit.

In the video, a spicy burger pusher known only as “Jack” — his true identity hidden by a grotesque disguise — rings the family’s doorbell and pretends to be religious missionary so the neighbors don’t suspect. “Do you have three minutes to talk about spicy hamburgers?” he asks burger-junkie Juan Desperado, who opens the door.

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That awkward moment when you turn into an elephant. I hate when that happens! [Spanish with English captions.]

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Fifty years ago tonight, pop music was reborn when four lads from Liverpool astounded America with their debut performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. They write their own songs, you say? They play their own instruments? They sing, too? In the era of Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello and manufactured “teen entertainment,” the Beatles were revolutionary. In this fan-dub video, the lovable Mop Tops sing a (deservedly obscure?) Spanish version of And I Love Her.

Los Beatles weren’t universally popular, however. The band’s debut was “appallingly unmusical” and “destined to fade away,” critics wrote. [Mas…]

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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.]

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Sunday’s Coca Cola’s Super Bowl commercial spotlighting America the Beautiful (sung in the languages of immigrants who built and continue to build our country) predictably pissed off the Internet haters who have been waiting to dis little patriotic kids since Sebastien de la Cruz sang The Star-Spangled Banner at last year’s NBA finals.

Didn’t see it? Not pissed off enough? Some people love America in Arabic: [Mas…]

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The late Pete Seeger always got everyone in the audience to sing along for Guantanamera — in Spanish. (Editor’s Note: That’s why they call it folk music. It’s music you sing, not just music you hear.)

Wikipedia:

Seeger ['s] intention [was] that [Guantanamera] be used by the peace movement at the time of the Cuban missile crisis. He urged that people sing the song as a symbol of unity between the American and Cuban peoples, and called for it to be sung in Spanish to “hasten the day [that] the USA… is some sort of bilingual country.”

RIP.

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Survey says? Pocho Ocho top Chipster New Year’s Resolutions

by Especial Correspondents January 15, 2014 Cultura
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To be a Chipster (Chicano + Hipster) is not a destination, but a journey, and seekers must never rest. These are the Pocho Ocho Chipster New Year’s Resolutions our readers shared with us: 8. Despite the Indio heritage that gives me a sparse Fu Manchu facial hair configuration, I resolve to grow a Chente-strength bigote […]

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¡Wachale! POCHO Public Service New Year 2014 Punctuation Alert

by María Purísima December 28, 2013 Cartoons
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The tilde — don’t leave home without it! Please share! PREVIOUSLY ON HOLIDAY CULTURE ALERTS:

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A message on ‘El Contestador (The Answering Machine)’ (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada December 26, 2013 Cultura
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WTF? It’s an old answering machine — a gift from Mom — with a disturbing voicemail message from Abuelita. What to do? [NSFW adult language en Espanish.]

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Construction Zone: Must wear hard hat and mustache (photo)

by EresNerd December 19, 2013 Cultura
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¡Peligro! ¡Bigote! From two years ago, photographer and location unknown, found on Imgur PREVIOUSLY ON BIGOTE/MUSTACHE:

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Mami, it’s cold outside (video)

by HELLA HIELO December 18, 2013 El Now
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Post by DigiBunch. That awkward moment when your boogers freeze and you miss the nice warm playa back in the DR. ¡Mami!

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Public Service Announcement: No such thing as a ‘tamale’ (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN December 13, 2013 Cultura
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As POCHO Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón (she’s @SaraChicaD on the Twitter) noted the other day, there is no such thing as a “tamale.” There is one TAMAL and and there are plural TAMALES. Thanks in advance for your cooperation in getting this distinction across. PREVIOUSLY ON TAMALES:

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Bad Accent Video Theatre: ‘El Amor de Mi Amante’ (My Lover’s Love)

by EresNerd December 5, 2013 Cultura
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Student film? Bad Accent Video Theatre? Whatever! El Amor de Mi Amante is mini-telenovela brought to you by Taco Bell and this year’s hottest new fragrance – Twist! PREVIOUSLY ON BAD SPANISH ACCENT VIDEO THEATRE:

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New! From Univision: ‘Los Walking Dead’ (telenovela video)

by Moctezuma Cortés November 15, 2013 Cultura
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When Hell is full, the dead will walk the earth — ¡Los Walking Dead! — on Univsion!

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Swiss band Pizza Prostata says ‘Buenas Tardes, Innuendo’ (video)

by MOON GUAC November 4, 2013 Cultura
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Bern, Switzerland band Pizza Prostata wishes a good afternoon to Innuendo.. The band, aside from using random Spanish words as lyrics, specializes in “great songs, badly played, but with passion.“

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Will Smith: ‘Principe del Rap en Bel Air’ opening theme (video)

by MOON GUAC October 30, 2013 Cultura
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It’s not only a fun video, but the YouTube comments provide a wonderful example of how trolls and flame wars know no language barriers. Here’s Will Smith in English:

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Freddy Fender Hispanic Heritage Music Video: ‘Cielito Lindo’

by MOON GUAC September 25, 2013 Cultura
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Ai, yai, yai yai! The late great Tex-Mex music superstar Freddy Fender has his way with the 1882 ranchera classic Cielito Lindo. But do you know the words? ¡Ajua! Here are the lyrics via Wikipedia:

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UPDATED: GTA5 TV: Learn Spanish with ‘Paco the Taco!’*

by Comic Saenz September 18, 2013 Cultura
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*UPDATED WITH (POTENTIALLY NSFW) VIDEO 4:40 PM PDT Sept. 19, 2013: Tired of jacking cars? Committed enough crimes for today? Come on home, sit on the couch, spark a blunt and learn everyday Spanish with Paco the Taco, new on Grand Theft Auto 5 TV. WTF? Your cable company doesn’t carry GTA5? Huh? You have […]

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