Chale Knickerbocker

Tamalada, a lithograph by Chicana artist Carmen Lomas Garza, is in the collection of the Smithsonian. Looks sorta like your family, right, primo? [Mas…]

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Dr. Jean Feldman, whose original Banana Song has racked up more than 18 million views on YouTube, returns with a holiday remix. We thank God for Dr. Jean — her guac is not extra. [Mas…]


Feliz Hanukkah from POCHO and the Hip Hop Hoodíos! Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sunset tonight and lasts eight days: Ocho noches means Ocho Kandelikas.

This salsa version of Ocho Kandelikas comes from swingin’ L.A. Cantor Kenny Ellis. The lyrics are in Ladino, the Sephardic language with roots in Spanish and Hebrew: [Mas…]


Mexico’s fastest mouse, our hero Speedy Gonzales, yells “Yeehaw”” over and over in this three-minute supercut cartoon video. SPOILER: The various gatitos and perritos are not amused.

Looking for love with the dating app ZOOSK? That’s why God created aguacates y guacamole! Members with guacamole in their dating profiles got 142% more inbound messages than other would-be lovers.

ZOOSK reports:

“…We analyzed 3,733,185 dating profiles and 364,609,566 first messages to find out how mentioning different foods and food-related phrases changes online daters’ romantic interactions. In addition, we also surveyed over 7,000 singles to get some insight into how food and dating intersect. [Mas…]

You’re not going to believe this,
but I was born sitting at the kitchen
table with a tamale already in hand.
Of course, some say, that I was born
on a pool table, but that’s another
story.

I still remember the hogs head
simmering in a pot as my uncle
Louie and his buddies sat listening
respectfully as my grandfather
spoke about times gone by. [Mas…]

‘Remember Me’ from ‘Coco’ by Miguel y Natalia Lafourcade (video)

by QUESO QUESEM November 27, 2017 Cartoons
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R&B singer Miguel and beloved Mexican icon Natalia Lafourcade join forces on Coco’s signature song Remember Me.

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T-day makeup that doesn’t mock N8Vs? Yes, please! (NSFW video)

by Chale Knickerbocker November 21, 2017 Cultura
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Yes, you can do Thanksgiving makeup without ripping off the 566 Federally-recognized American Indian tribes. Sailor J and the Center for American Indian Research & Native Studies explain in this NSFW (F-bomb) video.

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

by JUAN DON GAMERA November 21, 2017 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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Natalie Scenters-Zapico: Poems about La Migra and more (video, text)

by Chale Knickerbocker November 3, 2017 Cultura

Profe and poet Natalie Scenters-Zapico, with violinist Ernesto Villalobos (of the Villalobos Brothers), served up some powerful music and poignant poemas at a recent perfomance in CDMX. [Video by Di/Verso Encuentro de Poemas en la Ciudad de México, a program from the city government.] Here are the palabras:

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Asian Mex food chain partners with Google for burritos by drone (video)

by CAPTAIN JACK October 18, 2017 Cultura
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Oz-based taqueria chain Guzman y Gomez sells Mexican food on the other side of the world. Project Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet (Google’s parent company), is working on local delivery drone copters. It was a match made in heaven. Read more at Guzman y Gomez’ website.

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Schoolhouse Mock! Music Video: I am a slave, yes I’m only a slave

by FREDERICK DOUGLASS October 16, 2017 Cartoons
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From the The Roots and crew at black-ish, this Schoolhouse Rock! inspired video celebrates our proud Southern Confederate Heritage through the eyes of a slave. PREVIOUSLY ON SCHOOLHOUSE MOCK:

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The 1491s: Hell, no! My culture is not your Halloween costume (video)

by ELLEN DIO October 13, 2017 Cultura
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N8V jokesters The 1491s go to a Halloween party, and you won’t believe what happens next! [NSFW F-BOMB.] PREVIOUSLY ON THE 1491s:

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Burning Spear: ‘Christopher Columbus is a damn blasted liar’ (video)

by RASTA REFRIED October 9, 2017 Cultura
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I and I all I know I and I all I say I and I reconsider I and I see upfully that Christopher Columbus is a damn blasted liar Christopher Columbus is a damn blasted liar Yes Jah He’s saying that, he is the first one Who discover Jamaica I and I say that, What […]

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Got Leche? Ask your doc if UFO cow nipple is right for you! (video)

by EL GOJIRO September 27, 2017 Cultura
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We asked Google Translate for help with the title of this video –らくのうマザーズCM らくのう牛乳 牛乳ビーム編. Here’s what we got back: “Ramones no Mothers CM Dairy milk milk milk beam.” The text under the video? “Milk is poured directly from the UFO into the cup which the children have! What? I express taste direct delivery.” So now you […]

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This is your brain on Trump (toon)

by SERG HERNANDEZ August 25, 2017 Cartoons
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Before Fox News, ‘fake news’ was ‘yellow journalism’ (toons)

by HORATIO GREELEY August 24, 2017 Cartoons
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Nasty lying scoundrels, despicable peddlers of lies, and, mostly, people who published stuff others hoped would never see the light of day, were called “Yellow Journalists” in the 19th Century. Who is the villain in the cartoon above? The sensational newspapers spinning “twaddle” about an election. Public Domain Review, which curates public domain images like […]

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Everything old is new again, like Loteria cards for Millennials (toons)

by Chale Knickerbocker July 19, 2017 Cartoons
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Guatemalan artist Mike Alfaro is the creator of “Millennial Lotería” — updated Lotería cards for a “new generation.”

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Feliz Día de la Bastilla a nuestros amigos franceses en ‘Casablanca’

by CALLE D. CINEMA July 14, 2017 Cultura
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The Nazis are all, “Hey let’s sing our Nazi song!” but the freedom-loving Frenchies hanging out at Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca are all, like, “Non. Non! NON!”

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The French Revolution . . . In A Nutshell (video)

by CHE POUPON July 14, 2017 Cartoons
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You say you want a Revolution? You know you’ll maybe lose your head. In this episode of History in a Pinche Nutshell, the French king, the Nobility, the Clergy and the Peasants move into This Modern World as the Dangerous Ideas of the Enlightenment turn the old order in La France upside down. Also, gillotines.

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And that’s how they make tacos in Tijuana, Baja California (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker July 12, 2017 Cultura
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If this short video featuring the preparation of tortillas and tacos in TJ doesn’t make you hungry, ask your doctor if having Don Jr. jerk your email chain is right for you.

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New ‘Amigous’ cerveza from Mexico trolls Trump (video)

by SIR VEZA June 16, 2017 El Now
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Mexican and U.S. brewers have reinvented Donald Trump as a gun-slinging mariachi to promote a new beer celebrating cross-border cooperation.

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