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How much better can it get? Will the Wolf Survive? is the 1984 music video that exploded East Los homies Los Lobos into stardom. And don’t the guys look young⁈ Released 35 ago years today! Yikes.

Wikipedia:

How Will the Wolf Survive? is the major label debut album of Los Lobos. In 1989, it was ranked #30 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s. In 2003, the album was ranked number 461 on the magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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You heard it, you said it, you know it.

PENDEJO. USE IT IN A SENTENCE. ERES UN PENDEJO.

There’s the Orange Pendejo, first of all, and that pendejo down the block who parks his ranfla like a baboso. Let’s not forget that pendeja on the train with the cheap perfume and those pendejos at the construction site who cat-call every time a mujer walks on by.

But what does PENDEJO mean, exactly? If you’ve ever looked it up, the dictionary says it means “pubic hair,” but how did that turn into “asshat” or “jerkface” or “_______?”

Let’s follow along with University of Texas Río Grande Valley Profe David Bowles: [Mas…]

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Twenty-something New Mexico native Manuel Ray Perez had already been honorably discharged by the U.S. Army, but after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that started World War II, he knew he had to get back in the fight.

That determination, and a toss of the coin, put him on Omaha Beach, Normandy, Nazi-occupied France, on D-Day, 75 years ago today.

OFFICIAL DEFENSE DEPARTMENT BIOGRAPHY:

He was a yeoman on “Easy Red” sector of Omaha Beach with the 6th Beach Battalion — bullets screaming past him and hitting buddies and strangers all around during the Invasion of Normandy. And he was there because all he won a coin toss.

Retired Yeoman Chief Petty Officer Ray Perez has asked himself why he was there many times since then. He started asking in the hours after he and the 367 other enlisted men and 42 officers in his battalion cleared the way for the coming allied forces behind them. He wasn’t just there on D-Day, Perez was in one of the first units to hit the beach. [Mas…]

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Do you know the Hip Hop Hoodios — North America’s leading Jewish Latino bi-coastal hip hop collective? [Mas…]

maydaybigEnjoy the Internacional, the world-wide (Get it? It’s international!) anthem of those commie cabrones in Russia and Cuba and Venezuela and China and North Korea (and lurking in secretive anti-vaxx cells here in the Homeland but the libtard lamestream media sheeple won’t tell you that).

Today, May 1, is May Day AKA International Workers’ Day, when the comrades sing this stirring appeal, with its hummable melody and a vague vision of making the future great again that’s hard to disagree with, except maybe the LUCHA FINAL aspect. [Mas…]

Ghost of Spanish dude sighted in CDMX, and he is pissed!

by JUNCO CANCHE April 1, 2019 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) A reeking appartition dressed in the decaying uniform of a Spanish Conquistador was sighted around Mexico City last week, and boy, was he pissed! The shrieking ghost was seen haunting the Mexico City site of a 1720 battle where the indigenous Mexica Empire defeated the Spanish. Area man Pito Perez, […]

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Trump calls Beto a fake Mexican, Chewbacca a fake alien

by Comic Saenz March 29, 2019 El Now
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(PNS reporting from MAGA-LAGO) President Dotard Trump today blasted international movie star Chewbacca and Democratic presidential wannabe Beto O’Rourke as fakes.

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‘The Cisco Kid Was A Friend of Mine’: WAR music video y cartoon

by Comic Saenz March 27, 2019 Cartoons
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POCHO amigo and Long Beach homie Harold Ray Brown — founder of the internationally-famous funk/rock/jazz/Latin group WAR — saved and just posted this old cartoon version of the Cisco Kid Was A Friend of Mine lyrics from one of the band’s books of sheet music. The song was a hit in 1971.

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¡Mira! Japanese chicas who dress like cholas I mean Chicanas (video)

by Comic Saenz March 22, 2019 Cultura
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 Connie Wang travels to Nagoya, Japan to speak with local women who dress like Chicanas. You won’t believe what happens next!

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POCHO Jefe @LaloAlcaraz: Melania is welcome at my house! (podcast)

by Comic Saenz March 11, 2019 Audio
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It’s POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz, guesting on the Only in America podcast with Ali Noorani. Here’s how they describe the episode:

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It’s time for a Native American superhero! Meet REZ WUFF (video)

by Comic Saenz January 23, 2019 Cultura
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Representation matters, and Native Americans need their own superhero too. According to The 1491s, it might go something like this ….

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America pauses Monday for Dr. Ricky Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2019

by Comic Saenz January 18, 2019 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) America will pause Monday to remember the life and message of Dr. Ricky Martin Luther King, Jr., whose Tengo a Dream y Dance! speech changed the nation forever. Post offices and other public facilities not already closed by the shutdown will be shuttered, banks and stock exchanges are taking the day […]

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Two versions of ‘Soy Chicano’: Flaco Jimenez vs Rumel Fuentes (videos)

by Comic Saenz January 14, 2019 Cultura
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Who does it better? The late Rumel Fuentes or Tex-Mex superstar Flaco Jimenez? Here’s Rumel: And here’s Flaco:

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My my, hey hey: POCHO backs UTLA! ¡Viva La Huelga! (toon)

by Comic Saenz January 14, 2019 Cartoons
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Rick Trevino y Flaco Jimenez: Love, but ‘I Am A Mexican’ (video)

by Comic Saenz January 11, 2019 Cultura
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It’s a sad, sad country music tale of a “mixed love affair” gone bad. He needs America, America needs him, Rick Trevino sings, but I Am A Mexican. There’s also La Migra to keep things interesting. Tex-Mex legend Flaco Jimenez backs Trevino up on accordion, and as chance would have it sings a song on […]

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And the winner is … METALACHI and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (music video)

by SOY CAPITAN January 10, 2019 Cultura
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 Our favorite heavy metal mariachi band — Metalachi — serves up a spectacular video for their version of Bohemian Rhapsody, featuring special guest star Felipe Esparza. Their third album — inexplicably called Tres — is available now. PREVIOUSY ON METALACHI:

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POCHO OVAL OFFICE THEATER TRIPLE FEATURE: Blood In, Blood Out; El Norte; y Mi Vida Loca; PLUS Our Hero, Speedy Gonzales, in Mexicali Shmoes

by Comic Saenz January 8, 2019 Cultura
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Anything good on tonight? Why yes there is, and thank you for asking:

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Where is The Chavez Ravine? Lost in the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ (video)

by Comic Saenz December 7, 2018 Cultura
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 East Los rockers The Chavez Ravine‘s new music video takes us to the mysterious zone known as the Bermuda Triangle, where being buried in a shallow grave doesn’t mean your love affair is over. [Video by MANDO+KEVIN. The Chavez Ravine is Manny Nieto (vocals/guitar), Mando Lopez (bass), and Phil Guerrero (drums).]

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Los Hebrew Homies make Hanukkah potato latkes (NSFW video)

by SOY VEY November 27, 2018 Cultura
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The Jewish festival of Hanukkah חנוכה starts Sunday night, so Hebrew hermanos Jaquann and Luis prepare potato latkes (pancakes) one of the season’s signature treats. (Totally NSFW adult language.)

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Top Chef Katsuji Tanabe: ‘Got salsa, chips? Make chilaquiles!’ (video)

by Comic Saenz November 13, 2018 Cultura
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POCHO amigo Top Chef alumnus Katsuji Tanabe doesn’t want you to waste food. That’s why he’s sharing his recipe for chilaquiles.

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Election Mediation: Breathe in, breathe out, VOTE BLUE (video)

by Comic Saenz November 5, 2018 Cultura
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Radical reiki master and post-modern yoga guru Shea Depmore wants you to breathe, breathe out and VOTE BLUE.

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GODZILLA MADNESS: Nightmare on Burrito Street (toon)

by Comic Saenz October 18, 2018 Cartoons
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Chicana punk icon Alice Bag: ‘I Believe Her, Do You?’ (new music, lyrics)

by Comic Saenz September 28, 2018 Audio
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I Believe Her, Do You? by Alice Bag East Los pocha Alice Bag aka Alicia “Alice” Armendariz (formerly of the The Bags) just released this track in support of Professor Christine Blasey Ford, Ph.D.’s testimony about rapey Judge Brett Kavanaugh. MIRA LOS LYRICS:

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