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mexicansuperbowlYou’ve got a question for a Mexican? A vexing, emotional sports question with racial, demographic, ethnic and regional Razafications?

Luckily for all of us, POCHO amigo Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano is prepared to answer what has to be the biggest pregunta in football fandom today:

Who should Mexicans root for in the Super Bowl? The Seattle Seahawks or the New England Patriots?

And Gustavo answers in this video. But not on the pinche phone. Boricua shout out, too!

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Johnny Depp couldn’t just cop to being a day late to the Japanese press conference. No, this wannabe Tonto had to blame his tardy-ass rudeness on an attack by a cruel and vicious Mexican — El Chupacabra (video, above). And the interpreter and the reporters are all like jajaja WTF but in Japanese. Johnny Depp Bill Murray in Japan, apparently.

But El Deppo wasn’t the first to blame his own bads on this famous Mexican monster. Here are the Pocho Ocho top things people blame on El Chupacabra:

8. The chupacabra ate my homework … AND MY DOG!

7. Sorry for the mess. A chupacabra went through my dirty clothes hamper and left all my chonies in piles on the floor.

6. But Your Honor! I was just estanding on the corner minding my own business when El Chupacabra ran by and handed me that iPhone 6! [Mas…]

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Our friend Flavio Morales dug this oldie up out of the secret vaults that hold the treasured recordings of his groundbreaking TV program Illegal Interns: Live concert footage from 1997 of Take the Power Back by Rage Against the Machine. [RATM are raging so NSFW F-bombs etc. Also, if play it loud you can sing along and no one will know.]

LOS LYRICS: [Mas…]

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pricklyChicago cartoon star Scott Stantis, creator of Prickly City, had changing demographics (and gentrification?) on his mind when he drew and wrote this two years ago:

For those of you who may not recognize the characters with Winslow and Carmen, they are from the comic strip La Cucaracha by my friend, Lalo Alcaraz.

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lasbrowniesThey’re young, they’re determined and they’re not about the cookies. Meet the newly-organized Radical Brownies of Oakland, CA.

browniesmartinezFUSION’s Jorge Rivas explains: [Mas…]

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Contra is just trying to get through his day, ya know, and it’s hard enough without pinche Tetris blocks dropping from the sky. What’s a poor action hero to do? [2010 video from those rock-n-roll Rooski revolutionaries @ Red Medusa Studios. Don’t stare at the Medusa, whatever you do.]

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“You shoulda told me you was married, baby,” she said. Those were the last words he ever heard. Flaco Jimenez and Ry Cooder explain: That’s the way the girls are in Texas! If not, we’ve got lyrics: [Mas…]

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Who looks ridiculous now? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 27, 2015 Cartoons
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What are America’s Pocho Ocho Top Brownest Jobs?

by Especial Correspondents January 27, 2015 Cultura
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The Atlantic analyzed the stats and guess what!? Some professions in the United Estates are positively teeming with white people — jobs like veterinarian, espeech sangwich pathologist and meelrye (chart excerpt, above). Hurm, we said, perhaps we can fabricate a similar list of America’s brownest jobs. “So let it be written, so let it be […]

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Elise @Buttronica Roedenbeck: Do computers zap our creativity? (video)

by Comic Saenz January 27, 2015 Cultura
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MiJA Elise Roedenbeck, formerly a professional geek*, wonders if computers make our brains less creative. Since half of Elise’ cabeza is exposed to Mutant Moon Rays from Outer Espace synergistically multiplied by the Reality Distortion Field generated by her MacBook Pro, it was urgent she get an answer as quickly as possible. In this case, it […]

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Germany’s ‘Mexican’ thrill ride has its ups and downs (video)

by Lucida Grandé January 27, 2015 Cultura
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Auf Deutschland, thrill-seekers experience authentic pre-Columbian Mexico with every Talocan thrill ride at Phantasialand, the gigantor theme park in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia. [Beer and wurst slightly wurstier east of the Seine. Fire and water included. Earth and wind available at extra charge. Ask your cartel liason about extra-judicial disappearances and Aztec sacrifices.]

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La Cucaracha: Lowrider hydraulics are harder than they look (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 26, 2015 Cartoons
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Watch the ‘Smooth Criminal’ salsa version you crowdfunded

by Soy Capitan January 26, 2015 Cultura
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Peruvian-born percussionist and wannabe record producer Tony Succar heard a dream that included a salsa-style big band fronted by Boricua singer Jean Valdez performing Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal, a dream you could help him realize if you would only please please CLICK HERE TO DONATE $10,000 on his crowdfunding website. And you did, so here […]

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Mexico City street art is full of anger, longing, regret (photos)

by HABLO PICASSO January 26, 2015 Cultura
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Over at FUSION, Rafa Fernandez De Castro curated a nice photo gallery of street art in Mexico DF — beautiful and haunting and angry. Here are some of the photos she found that we especially liked.

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Watch: Moms in Peru punk sexist street harassers (video)

by Barney Asada January 26, 2015 Cultura

Fed up with ignorant cat-calls, lewd, rude and suggestive remarks from sexist men on the street, women in Lima set up hidden cameras and — dressed up as “MILFs” — went for a stroll down the calle…walking right by their ignorant, lewd, rude and suggestive…WAIT FOR IT…sons.

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La Cucaracha: This congressman is all about the race (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 23, 2015 Cartoons
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What are you doing? What am I doing? Be careful out there!

by Kat Avila January 23, 2015 Cultura
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“What are you doing?” I asked the teenage boy who was gleefully tagging a repainted space at Santiago Park in Santa Ana. Alarmed, he jumped down the small ledge to look up at the bridge where I was standing. Others emerged from beneath the bridge to see where the stranger’s voice was coming from. There […]

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Mexican volcano video way more dramatic with orchestral strings

by DON JUAN GAMERA January 23, 2015 El Now
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If you’re going to upload a Mexican volcano webcam video of Colima exploding on January 21, be sure to add tension and release with a dramatic soundtrack featuring orchestral string and horn sections. Srsly! Check out the same volcano-cam video uploaded by news channel RUPTLY without the music:

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The sad true story behind ‘Spare Parts’ (videos, audio)

by Verdana Bold January 23, 2015 Audio
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In 2004, an Arizona high school team beat the odds by topping M.I.T in an underwater robotics competition. The undocumented team members’ stories inspired a book, a documentary, and now a feature film produced by and starring George Lopez. Spare Parts (trailer, above) is in theaters now. This interview with two original team members by […]

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Watch! Al Madrigal: ‘Half Like Me’ (Al meets with a Minuteman)

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal’s new docu-comedy Half Like Me went live on FUSION Thursday night. In this clip, Al meets up at the US-Mexican border with a patriotic member of the Minutemen. Also, Borderlandia looks familiar somehow. PREVIOUSLY ON HALF LIKE ME:

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La Cucaracha: Does detection of methane mean life on Mars? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 22, 2015 Cartoons
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Ask A Mexican: Here’s an idea – Learn to love hipsters (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2015 Cultura
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In between the Mexican curse words, Gustavo Arellano has a modest proposal: Learn to love your local hipster and/or chipster. We’re still trying to figure out what and who ¡Asked A Mexican! That cartoon, though! [NSFW adult language.] CHIPSTERS? Are you a Chipster (Chicano + hipster)? There are Pocho Ocho ways to tell. You might […]

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Pocho Ocho top reasons Obama’s State of the Union gave us a sad

by ERES NERD Y PROFESSOR EQUIS January 22, 2015 El Now
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Despite the his many significant accomplishments and chingon new proposals, we were disappointed by what President Obama didn’t say at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. Here are the Pocho Ocho top reasons Obama’s SOTU gave us a sad: 8. Still no federal funding for Flying Trocas research. 7. Didn’t announce plan to make […]

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