Chale Knickerbocker

fathersdaychurchsignFather and Son Chile-Eating Contest: Quién es más macho? The East Pocho Optimists Club once again sets up shop at Fernando Valenzuela Field for their annual chile-eating contest, which pits father-son teams against each other to see who can ascend the Picante Podium of Pain. The winning team wins even more chiles! Sunday, noon.

Bronche: Angry Bull cocktails (Red Bull, tequila, orange juice) are just $3 and dads get all the Mexican Meatloaf Sliders they want for free on Father’s Day at TGI Viernes in the Rancho Pocho Mall. Sunday 10 AM – 2 PM. Mention my name, Chale Knickerbocker, for a blank stare. [Mas…]

WKRP in Cincinnati Thanksgiving: ‘OMG! I thought turkeys could fly!’

by JUAN E. FEVER, MD November 22, 2018 Cultura
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This is the video all the POCHODORES watch every Thanksgiving. It features WKRP’s Les Nessman reporting: I can see it now — the WKRP Holiday Helicopter is coming in low over Cincinnati!

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Mexicans take on Hollywood stereotypes in ‘Western Movies’ (toon)

by CARLOS SALDAÑA October 24, 2018 Cartoons
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Looking for a career with guns and hate and anger? ICE IS FOR YOU! (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker July 23, 2018 Cultura
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Do you have anger issues, love guns, and enjoy hate? ICE IS looking for you! [Video by Michelle Wolf.]

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Menudo Pops: This delicious popsicle is abuela-approved! (audio)

by Chale Knickerbocker July 10, 2018 Audio
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Raza Comida is your source for traditional cuisine with a modern flair, like the new and delicious Sunday morning menudo pops. [Audio via our friends @ Librotraficante.. Check out Tony and friends tonight on the radiola!]

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Around Our Town: Where to go, what to do over the July 4 break

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR July 3, 2018 Cultura

FIREWORKS: Mission Pocho Viejo American Legion Post 536 once again presents their Annual Fireworks Extravagonzo tomorrow at sunset. This year the pyrotechnics come from Los Light & Loafers Sparklistas with their presentation Rainbows of Love. Watch out for the confetti and glitter bombs! Moms: Bring your blankets and sit the kids on the grass at Sotomayor Stadium. […]

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Around Our Town: Puro Party Picks for Father’s Day Weekend 2018

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR June 15, 2018 Cultura
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Father and Son Chile-Eating Contest: Quién es más macho? The East Pocho Optimists Club once again sets up shop at Fernando Valenzuela Field for their annual chile-eating contest, which pits father-son teams against each other to see who can ascend the Picante Podium of Pain. The winning team wins even more chiles! Sunday, noon. Bronche: […]

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La Cucaracha: But I have 4.5 Estrellas on Jelp! (toon)

by Chale Knickerbocker June 6, 2018 Cartoons
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Around Our Town: What to do, where to go this Mother’s Day Weekend

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR May 11, 2018 Cultura
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BRUNCH: Nothing makes for a mellow mom like the All You Can Drink Micheladas Mother’s Day Brunch at stylish Bar Racho at the Ritchie Valens Hilton on East Olmos Boulevard. Executive Jefe Gustaco Naranjero once again promises his extensive buffet featuring a soft and hard taco station, the always-popular Holy Habanero salsa challenge and the […]

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‘Far Alamo’ is the epic battle they never taught you in school (video)

by ESPACE COWBOY May 9, 2018 Cultura
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Alien invaders tried to mess with the gringos at the Alamo in 1836, but they didn’t count on brave defenders Laurence Harvey, John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner, James Coburn, Clint Eastwood, Henry Fonda, Terence Hill, Steve McQueen, Gian Maria Volonte, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. Far Alamo documents the epic battle […]

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Ronald Reagan to Mex Prez on Cinco de Mayo: ‘Mi casa es su casa’ (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO May 3, 2018 El Now
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QUESTION: Why are Mexican rapists and drug dealers streaming North to enter the US of A illegally? ANSWER: They were invited by “The Great Communicator.” Check out this video about the 1988 Cinco de Mayo ceremony at the White House when Republican President Ronald Reagan told Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, “Mi casa […]

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Is this ‘new’ PLANET J really new or something else entirely? (video)

by ZORRO MULDER April 12, 2018 Cartoons
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A delegation to newly-discovered PLANET J says the humanoids inhabitants are obviously different from us, but they are very kind. They all live together in harmony despite their differences. Same as it ever was?

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VIDEO: How to humanely wrap your elephant seal like a burrito in a wet towel

by Chale Knickerbocker March 22, 2018 Cultura
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Wrapping your elephant seal in a “burrito wrap” is much easier if you wet the towels first. Also, don’t sit on his flippers. [Video by Stan Jensen.]

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Around Our Town on St. Paddy’s Weekend: Where to go, what to do

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR March 16, 2018 Cultura
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LUCK OF THE IRISH: Look for a pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow all weekend long 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 […]

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They painted the border wall the color of the sky (video)

by HABLO PICASSO February 12, 2018 El Now
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The border wall between Tijuana and San Diego slashes the beach and dives into the Pacific, unnaturally separating thousands of friends and families. But one woman saw things differently; Mexican-American artist Ana Teresa Fernandez recruited an artistic army to paint the fence away.

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