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Hot under the collar in Mexico City? Tizne Tacomotora has ice cream tacos!


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


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!]

elotessignFIREWORKS: 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.

Dads: Do NOT bring your own fireworks like last year.

INK AND DRINK: Two businesses in the El Rancho Pocho Downtown Historical District are getting together for a patriotic combo deal that’s hard to beat.

Get any flag or patriotic tat at Inky Dinky’s House of Pain on Porciuncula Place this week and Inky will slide you a $10 pre-paid bar tab for the Loco Lounge next door.

And guys, if you like thick chicks, you’ll love new tattoo artist Salma’s Fernando Botero-inspired portraits of your true hyna, right over your heart. [Mas…]

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…]

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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Open your mouth and close your eyes it’s raining tacos (nude video)

by Chale Knickerbocker January 30, 2018 Cultura
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Alex sure does love those tacos! [Video by Broderick, who we hope is Alex’ dad.]

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This image of a ‘Tamalada’ is in the Smithsonian collection (toon)

by HABLO PICASSO December 19, 2017 Cartoons
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Tamalada, a lithograph by Chicana artist Carmen Lomas Garza, is in the collection of the Smithsonian. Looks sorta like your family, right, primo?

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Dr. Jean remixes ‘Banana Song’, adds guacamole for Christmas (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker December 14, 2017 Cultura
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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.

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Los Hip Hop Hoodíos spark ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ for Chanukah (videos)

by SOY VEY December 12, 2017 Cultura
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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:

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Supercut Video: Our hero Speedy Gonzales yells “Yeehaw!”

by Chale Knickerbocker December 11, 2017 Cartoons
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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.

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Looking to get lucky on ZOOSK? Fill your dating profile with guacamole!

by Chale Knickerbocker December 5, 2017 Cultura
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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’ […]

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A two-year old’s Chicano Christmas

by FRANK SOLIS November 28, 2017 Cultura
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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 […]

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‘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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