Chale Knickerbocker


Today’s episode of Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters F and U.

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LUCK OF THE IRISH: Look for a pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow today at Gustavo O’Grady’s Bar y Grill on East Olmos Boulevard. The popular hangout will serve corned beef tacos, potato-stuffed chiles rellenos and beer-marinated enchilada irlanda sliders at $1 each during Happy Hour.

Happy Hour, you lucky leprechauns, lasts all day long, and GO’G’s always keeps 100 bottles of beer on the wall.

For $144 and a signed damage waiver, you high-rollers can try GO’G’s One Night in Dublin Lifestyle Tasting Menu — generous pours of Guinness and Jameson’s followed by a course of impassioned story-telling and poetry, more pours, then a rich hour of melancholy singing, pours again, all capped off by your choice of a bar fight or vomiting in the alley.

Wear a wee bit o’ green and Gay Gus O’Grady himself will kiss your Blarney Stone. [Mas…]

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Life can be better…. But it can be so much worse…. Those Tacos, though. [Video by Eric J. Vasquez]

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Southern California homie Rick Renteria, manager of the Chicago White Sox, visits Tours the South Side Mexican-American Culture in this video from from the team’s SoxTV.

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There's a small stretch of soil north of the Rio Grande that's still part of the United States south of the Mexican border wall. The Atlantic went inside this No-Man’s Land to uncover what life is like in a place that feels like not-quite America, but not-quite Mexico.

Antioch College student Cristian Perez-Lopez put together this cool short video for a history of film class. How many of these films have you seen? [Mas…]

Oral History: ‘I came to the U.S.A. in 1962 as a bracero’ (videos)

by Chale Knickerbocker February 15, 2017 Cultura
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When labor was short in 1950s and 60s, the American and Mexican governments worked together to import laborers across the border to work as “braceros.” The American Friends service Committee explains:

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Orange President salutes Black History Month (transcript, audio, toon)

by STEPHEN FETCHIT February 2, 2017 Audio
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Our historic President knows more about Black History Month than the last President, who was not so historic. And instead of teaching us in American, the President is going to speak English to you, you know, to class up the history of this carnage-loving people, his African-Americans. Our speech researchers here at the National Pochismo Institute took Wednesday’s […]

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In Oaxaca, the Zapotecs include a third gender: Muxes (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker January 9, 2017 Cultura
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In the indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, the world is not divided simply into males and females. The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, they call Muxes – men who consider themselves women and live in a socially-sanctioned limbo between the two genders. [Video by Ivan […]

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POCHO Public Service New Year 2017 Punctuation Alert ¡Wachale!

by Chale Knickerbocker December 26, 2016 Cartoons
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The tilde — don’t leave home without it! Please share!

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For Cyber Monday (or not): Happy Hipster Holidays! (photos)

by JAI LIGA NOCHE November 28, 2016 Cultura
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Tired of the same old same old Nativity with the holy homeless Jewish family and the animals in a manger and Los Tres Reyes Magos? So 2000 years ago, am I right? What you need is the new Hipster Nativity Set, an actual product, available from ModerNativity.com for $129 plus taxes and shipping.

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¡Orale! We’re getting $5.2 million for Christmas! (audio)

by MR. UDEAGHA OLUCHUKWU November 28, 2016 Audio
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OMG! We’re getting a $5.2 million ATM Card for Christmas! Here are the deets: GOOD DAY MY FRIEND. How are you, and with your family, All the arragement is done about your ATM CARD,there is no problem again but i let you know that . Our ATM DEPARTMENT OFFICE Benin republic here are delivery your […]

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This happened backstage today at a big store near you (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker November 24, 2016 Cultura
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It takes a tough team of retail warriors to work at the Big Store in the Big Mall on Thanksgiving Day, and a tough manager to keep ’em in the game. [Video by Más Mejor.]

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Superman’s 1960 Refugee Policy: ‘Lend a friendly hand’ (toon)

by HABLO PICASSO November 21, 2016 Cartoons
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Help the refugees, kids, said Superman in this 1960 one-page PSA. Lend a friendly hand! is from DC’s World’s Finest #111, August 1960. It was World Refugee Year on a distant planet just like Earth where people just like Americans cared about others.

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POCHO History 101: Illegal Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving (video)

by JUAN DON GAMERA November 21, 2016 Cultura
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The Pilgrims, after all, were boat people fleeing religious oppression, ordinary families seeking freedom in a new land. But no one expects the Algonquin Migra. [Video by the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors.]

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OPINION: We’ve got to get back to the Hotel California

by KAT AVILA November 11, 2016 El Now
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Return your focus to powerhouse California: Don’t let post-election blues stop you in your tracks As I write this, it appears the Democrats won the popular vote but lost the presidency, and did not gain control of the House or Senate. The Democratic Party is INCLUSIVE – embracing all racial and ethnic groups and religions […]

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Day of the Dead: Los 4 Judios Mas Importantes de la Historia (video)

by ONO MISTERBILL November 1, 2016 Cartoons
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The Four Most Important Jews in History are back from the dead just in time for Dia de los Muertos. Can they all just get along? [Video by Abraham Luna.]

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Oh, hi! My name is Frida — Frida Kahlo (animated GIF)

by HABLO PICASSO October 18, 2016 Cultura
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These are the DOs and DON’Ts of online dating (video)

by KAY RIDO September 22, 2016 Cartoons
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Can you find true love online? Maybe you can, but there are some things you need to learn first.

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The secret to a perfect body? Try GENETICS™ (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker September 13, 2016 Cultura
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You’ve tried a dozen different diets, you’ve exercised until you could barely walk, and yet the pounds and the inches stick around like bad karma or that weird kid Rob from ninth grade who stalks you on Facebook. What exactly is the secret to a perfect body? It’s simple: GENETICS™

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Take pounds off and keep them off with the all-new Churro Diet (video)

by LA FLACA August 12, 2016 Cultura
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Santa Monica celebrity lifestyle guru Marisol Weaver shows how you can eat all the churros you want and still lose weight — if you follow her Churro Diet.

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Na-nu na-nu! Shazbot? KO! We miss Robin Williams (toon, videos)

by Chale Knickerbocker August 11, 2016 Cartoons
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America’s favorite funny man, Robin Williams, died on this day in 2014.

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