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starexpodeHere’s one from the vaults! Is it a lost track from INSANE IN THE BRAIN, the unreleased 2007 album that was the subject of speculation, lawsuits and at least two shootings? Those close to Horchata Ice won’t say. And those ties to Biggie and Tupac? Don’t go there.

More cool fireworks GIFs like this one right here at Tumblr.

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warcincoThis 1981 single from WAR was the first time many non-Latinos heard of Cinco de Mayo. This photo shows the original guys at the Sunset Grill (7439 Sunset, next to their offices (Far Out Productions) at 7417 Sunset. The Guitar Center swallowed up 7417 a while back.

L-R: Charles Miller (sax, RIP), Lonnie Jordan (keyboards, the only original member in the new so-called WAR), Howard Scott (guitar, Lowrider Band), Harold Brown (drums, Lowrider Band), BB Dickerson (bass, Lowrider Band), Lee Oskar (harmonica, Lowrider Band). Not pictured, Papa Dee (RIP, percussion).

[DISCLOSURE: I was WAR’s National Director of Album Promotion for a while and ate so often at the Sunset Grill (like in the Eagles song) I had credit.] [Mas…]

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Knock Knock. All the Christian missionary at the front door wants to know is if they have a few minutes to talk about “Our Lord and Savior.” Knock Knock.  But no one ever expects the lesbian inquisition. Video by German Torres. [NSFW language.]

Today we observe Veterans Day, AKA Armistice Day, which marks the end of the first World War. The conflict started 100 years ago last Summer.

Dulce et Decorum est was written by poet Wilfred Owen in 1917, and published posthumously in 1920. Owen’s poem is known for its horrific imagery and condemnation of war.

They don’t use poison gas too much any more (attention ISIS and Bashar Al-Assad) but phosphorous flares and drone strikes aren’t much fun either.

POCHO dedicates this poem to all our veterans in gratitude for their service and sacrifice and with the hope no child will ever be sent into war again. [Mas…]

La Cucaracha: All we are saying is ‘Give tacos a chance’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 18, 2014 Cartoons
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Orbitas: In space, no one can hear you hug (video)

by Verdana Bold August 11, 2014 Cartoons
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Down on the planet, it’s war. But for two astronauts from “enemy countries,” Orbitas is a trajectory for love. [Short video from Spanish animation school PrimeFrame.]

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe: I ain’t gonna study war no more (music video)

by Soy Capitan July 23, 2014 Cultura
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The people who count things and make lists say there are over three dozen wars going on right now. Some “experts” insist this is inevitable, but others offer a different vision. One opposing point of view comes from a dead dude we know as Isaiah:

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Happy July Fourth! ‘Star Spanglish Banner’ by Horchata Ice (audio)

by QUESO QUESEM July 3, 2014 Audio
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Here’s one from the vaults! Is it a lost track from INSANE IN THE BRAIN, the unreleased 2007 album that was the subject of speculation, lawsuits and at least two shootings? Those close to Horchata Ice won’t say. And those ties to Biggie and Tupac? Don’t go there. More cool fireworks GIFs like this one […]

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U.S. sends kids to war, then ignores them when they return (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA June 26, 2014 Cartoons
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‘Tokyo: Living La Vida Lowrider’ by Luis J. Rodríguez

by Luis J. Rodríguez February 12, 2014 Cultura
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A row of bald-headed, broad-shouldered young men stand together in the middle of a small smoky dance club called Sound Base. They wear well pressed Dickies pants, Locs (wrap-around shades), extra-long flannel shirts or long cotton athletic shirts in black and gray. A few had T-shirts with images of lowrider cars as well as cholas […]

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‘Think’ for yourself — all the kool kids are doing it! (video)

by BUSTER BOWLES January 14, 2014 Cartoons
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Think before you leap.

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Advanced Mexican leaf blower powers new Pentagon/Google robot

by EDUARDO BURRO December 16, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from GUANAJUATO, MX) State-of-the-art leaf blower technology developed in Mexico’s Silicon Barrio is at the heart the Pentagon’s latest robot warrior, PNS has learned. The PopoPotencia leaf blower engine powers the WildCat, a Boston Dynamics combat robot (video) built for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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For the Vets: Anti-war poem from WWI: ‘Dulce et decorum est’

by Comic Saenz November 11, 2013 Cultura
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Today we observe Veterans Day, AKA Armistice Day, which marks the end of World War I. Dulce et Decorum est is a poem written by poet Wilfred Owen in 1917, during the War, and published posthumously in 1920. Owen’s poem is known for its horrific description of chemical warfare and condemnation of war. The Masters of […]

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The U.S. is drowning in debt — what to do? (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA October 23, 2013 Cartoons
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Venezuela’s Maduro Tweets to Obama: ‘Don’t bomb Syria’

by Comic Saenz September 3, 2013 El Now
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This is the letter, which as a human cry, I sent to Obama. Let’s mobilize public opinion and stop war!! http://t.co/RgckDZ2RgV — Nicolás Maduro (@maduro_en) September 2, 2013 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro knows what to do about Syria, based on careful study of the works of Jesus of Nazareth, Susan Sontag, Brother Malcolm X, the Rev. […]

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Lowriders in Thailand ride a little lower (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés August 26, 2013 Cultura
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How low can you go? This Thai lowrider scooter also rides a little slower. MORE LOWRIDERS:

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Vintage 1968 anti-war video reborn: ‘Mickey Mouse In Vietnam’

by PREZ PIGASUS June 24, 2013 Cartoons
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This one-minute 1968 black and white short 16mm animation by Milton Glaser was thought to be lost, but it resurfaced a month ago. There are lots of versions floating around but we like this one with music. Mickey is no stranger to controversy. Here are two recent Mouse-themed toons from POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz:

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Happy Summer Solstice from Tonatiuh and WAR (video)

by MOON GUAC June 21, 2013 Cultura
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Enjoy this summertime classic from East Los faves WAR (the original, OG lineup.) The homies are “rappin’ on the CB radio in the van.” The image? The Aztec sun god Tonatiuh, from the Codex Telleriano-Remensis (16th century.)

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Whitest Kids U Know: Hey, kids, aren’t you lucky?! (music video)

by Andalé Mono June 10, 2013 Cultura
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Aren’t You Lucky to be born in the only place that always gets it right? The Whitest Kids U Know sing.

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Welcome to the George W. Bush Presidential Library (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 26, 2013 Cartoons
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