Lucida Grandé


What is the deal with White People and why do they love their guns so much? This animated short — A Brief History of the USA— was included in Michael Moore’s Bowling For Columbine.

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La Calavera Catrina (‘Dapper Skeleton’, ‘Elegant Skull’) is a 1910–1913 zinc etching by famous Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada.. The image depicts a female skeleton dressed only in a hat befitting the upper class outfit of a European of her time, a satirical portrait of those Mexican natives who, Posada felt, were aspiring to adopt European aristocratic traditions in the pre-revolution era. — Wikipedia [Mas…]

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Know your history: The Mayans and the Aztecs developed advanced civilizations and eight U.S. states sit on land that used to be Mexico.


Swedish sportswear brand Björn Borg orchestrated a tennis match on the US/Mexican border with one player on each side, half the court on Mexican soil and the other half in El Norte. Things didn’t work out exactly like they planned.

[Tennis Across Borders by Klaus Thymann.]


What is that shiny, solvery thing in the sky near Salta, in Northwest Argentina?

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On Cinco de Mayo, Sealy, the mattress company, shared this video about how a new mattress (from Sealy, of course) can help you fight the dread Taco Bed.. Srsly. You need an Al PastorPedic Mattress!

Old time stereographic slides show early 1900s Mexico (video)

by Lucida Grandé March 31, 2017 Cultura
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YouTube user Chubachus created an “animated” video using stereographic slides of life in Mexico in the early 1900s.

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Visit the Shrine of the Boob for Women’s History Month (video, photos)

by Lucida Grandé March 6, 2017 Cultura
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They’re not Salma Hayek’s breasts, but slight, elegant Japanese tetas. They deserve a shrine of their own — a boob shrine. Located in Soja City, in Japan’s Okayama Prefecture, Karube Shrine is dedicated to Chichigamisama, the Goddess of Breasts.

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The lucha libre wrestler’s mask: Don’t enter the ring without it! (video)

by EL RUDO March 2, 2017 Cultura
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The history of the lucha mask goes back hundreds of years. “The mask is the most important accessory in lucha libre because the mask makes a warrior,” according Magno, a luchador for over 20 years. Luchadores place such a premium on their in-ring personas that they refuse to reveal their identities whenever they appear at […]

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When Chihuahuas go bad: Puppy vs monkey (video)

by PERRO COMO February 24, 2017 Cultura
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Oh sure, everybody thinks it’s all funny and cute — a monkey grooming a Chihuahua puppy — and then THIS happens.

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Hey Vato! presents ‘A Cholo Valentine’ (NSFW video)

by LIL ANGEL February 13, 2017 Cartoons
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As Vatos Smiley and Chuy search for the true meaning of Valentine’s Day — and the place of amor in this troubled world — Smiley’s sister Angie sets them straight on how VDay REALLY works. [NSFW F-bomb.]

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Black History Video: Eddie Murphy stars as Mr. White in ‘White Like Me’

by Federico DOUGLASS February 9, 2017 Cultura
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In a Black History Month Especial Report, Eddie Murphy goes undercover to experience life as it’s lived by white Americans. PREVIOUSLY ON WHITE LIFE:

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In Japan, kids emulate what they think is ‘Chicano Culture’ (video)

by HARRY GATO January 31, 2017 Cultura
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There’s a subculture of kids in Japan that wants to be “Chicano”, although they can’t seem to differentiate between gang-banging cholos and your basic, every day Chicano. [Chicano チカーノ is a video by Louis Ellison.] PREVIOUSLY ON HECHO IN JAPAN:

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What is it? Huge 3-fingered ‘alien’ hand found in Peru (videos, photos)

by ROD ESTERLING January 3, 2017 Cultura
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First the Peruvians found an elongated unearthly skull. And now comes an astonishing new discovery: A strange, huge, 3-fingered hand. MysteriousUniverse reports: Less that two months after the revelation of the discovery in Peru of a tiny humanoid head comes another strange finding that is less humanoid and more alien-like. The hand has only three […]

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A star is born…and then: ‘Forgotten Heroes’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé December 28, 2016 Cultura
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Stars are born … and then they fade. Forgotten Heroes by Pudim is a short film made for Comic Con Brazil, produced by Stink São Paulo.

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In ‘Alike’, a father tries to put his son on the right path (video)

by Lucida Grandé December 19, 2016 Cartoons
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In a busy life, a father tries to teach his son the right way. But what is the correct path? Alike is an animated student video from Barcelona.

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When piñatas fall in love: ‘Pinata Enamorado’ storyboard video

by Lucida Grandé December 16, 2016 El Now
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“What are piñatas thinking about when they’re waiting on the ceiling of the mercado?” asks Lucia Ventura. She answers her own question with this “storyboard pitch for a short film about a paper maché donkey who chases after the one who got away.”

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The few, the brave, the greedy: THE CORPORINES! (PSA)

by Lucida Grandé November 7, 2016 El Now
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Are you brave enough? Strong enough? Willing to fight to protect the profits of the rich and powerful? Consider signing up with newest branch of the service: THE CORPORINES! Active combat deployments available now in Standing Rock, North Dakota.

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You want a wall on the border? Let’s paint it pink! (photos)

by Lucida Grandé October 28, 2016 Cultura
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Interns at Guadalajara architecture firm Estudio 3.14 came up a modern design for Donald Trump’s insane border wall. They want to paint it pink in the style of famed Mexican architect Luis Barragán. Dezeen.com reports:

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La Bruja makes an altar for Dia de Los Muertos (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 27, 2016 Cultura
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It’s all so atmospheric in La Bruja en Día de Muertos by Mexico City artist Gimena Romero.

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How to make Dia de Los Muertos calaveras (skulls) from paper (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 24, 2016 Cultura
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Hey, kids, teachers, parents, and/or enthusiastic paper cutters! Here’s how to make Dia de Los Muertos Calaveras with just a sheet of paper and a pair of scissors. [Video by art instructor Jaime Shilen.]

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A Madrefoca Film: ‘La Madre Buena’ and the Trump piñata (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 21, 2016 Cultura
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When your kid really really really wants a Donald Trump piñata for his birthday party, a good mom — La Madre Buena — knows what to do.

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Hateline, Las Vegas: This is your country on Trump (Fox 5 News video)

by Lucida Grandé October 18, 2016 El Now
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In Henderson, Nevada, an angry Anglo Trump supporter was caught on video last week cursing at Latino construction workers, calling them “illegals,” “wetbacks” and worse. Fox 5 Las Vegas reporter Miguel Martinez-Valle went to find out why the pinche potty-mouthed gringo pendejo was so angry. CALL FOR COMMENTS: Have any of you pochos been subject […]

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Tremendous Trump action figure ‘bashes all he can with his tiny hands’

by Lucida Grandé October 7, 2016 Cultura
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Sing along now: The Donald from TV, gets his feelings hurt and then becomes Tremendous Trump! America’s great again! He bashes all he can, with his tiny hands! Tremendous Trump! Tremendous Trump! Tremendous Trump! Trump!

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