Comic Saenz


Hello, White People! Are you having a sad because there’s a family enjoying a picnic in the park while being Black? Did the customer in front of you just speak a language that makes you irrationally angry? Ask your doctor if Mind Your Own F**king Business is right for you. [NSFW language. Video by Cat Adell and friends.]

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Two Mexican singing crows are starving and try to catch a grasshopper in this 1956 animated short from Merrie Melodies/Warner Bros. What could possibly go wrong? It’s like a toon starring our hero Speedy Gonzales, Mexico’s fastest mouse, except no Speedy. Substitute crows for gatos and a grasshopper for Speedy and you get the idea.

One IMDB reviewer had a plot of praise for this toon: [Mas…]

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In Great Big Story: Love Beyond Borders: Mom and Daughter by haimy assefa, a mother and daughter get a rare chance to hug when the border fence is briefly opened. I’m not crying you’re crying


Flor Amargo has amazing energy, and sings and plays piano like nobody we know. In this newish video, she burns through the traditional Oaxacan waltz La Sandunga with so much energy we’re afraid for the poor upright piano.

And check out what she does with La LLorona: [Mas…]

pueblacartel640(PNS reporting from PUEBLA, MX) Federales have finished cleaning up the streets of this southeastern city after a three-day battle between area gangsters and a French gang left 83 locals and 462 gabachos dead, PNS has learned.

The  Marseilles gang (“La Eme”) — sent to collect a drug debt allegedly owed by the Puebla-based Ignacio Zaragosa clika (the “Zetas”) — was overwhelmed by the fierce Mexican gangbangers.

Faulty HUMINT (human intelligence) was also a factor.

Based on bogus tips from informants who called themselves “los mentirosos,” which La Eme interpreted as “mentors,” the frogs engaged the enemy at noon. La Eme expected the Zeta sentries to be taking siestas with their sombreros pulled so low they couldn’t see the advancing gunmen. And the close-by burros? The French plan relied on the overhwhelming odor of naturally estanky donkeys to mask the telltale scent of French breath-de-fromage.

But the Zetas were not asleep and those weren’t your mother’s burritos. [Mas…]

maydaybigEnjoy the Internacional, the world-wide (Get it? It’s international!) anthem of those commie cabrones in Cuba and Venezuela and China and North Korea (and lurking in secretive Jill Stein 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…]

Hope Sandoval and Mazzy Star: ‘Quiet, the Winter Harbor’ (video)

by Comic Saenz April 23, 2018 Cultura

East Los pocha Hope Sandoval and her group Mazzy Star’s Quiet, the Winter Harbor — their latest release — is both lovely and disturbing. As always, Sandoval shines with the most distinctive and memorable voice in rock music today, and the atmospheric production makes the melody soar. Mazzy Star is on Facebook. PREVIOUSLY ON HOPE […]

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The Gipsy Kings: ‘La Cucaracha – Marijuana Que Fumar’ (video, lyrics)

by KANDY KUSH April 20, 2018 Cultura

The Gipsy Kings burn it up in this version of the traditional song about that nasty Cockroach (La Cucaracha) who is a mota-smoking fool, doncha know. MIRA LAS PALABRAS:

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When just any weed won’t do, call Chris Garcia, Weed Sommelier (video)

by Comic Saenz April 20, 2018 Cultura

Does Chunky Diesel go well with carne asada? Is Girl Scout Cookies a good cannabis pairing for kale tamales? You won’t mess up your meal with a marijuana mistake when your Weed Sommelier is POCHO amigo Chris Garcia!

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Manic Hispanic’s love song for the president: ‘Naranjo’ (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz April 3, 2018 Cultura
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Hardcore SoCal homies Manic Hispanic reserved a special color for the president – orange – and a pet name – something about “pendejo” – in this brand new video. [NSFW in Spanglish.] PREVIOUSLY ON MANIC HISPANIC:

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Is your Tio like this or only at SARAPE’s GRILL? (toon)

by Comic Saenz April 3, 2018 Cartoons
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POCHO amigo Arnie Bermudez’ new cartoon series follows events at your favorite local taqueria, SARAPE’s GRILL. Let’s take a look as Tio Sarape reveals his latest plans….

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Hebrew homies Jaquann and Luis get munchies, make matzo balls (NSFW video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE March 28, 2018 Cultura
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On Passover (“Pesach” in Hebrew), los Judios eat “bitter herbs” to remember “the bitterness of slavery in Egypt.” In this video, Hebrew homeboys Jaquann and Luis start out with a sweeter herb and then have to satisfy their munchies with matzo balls. Passover starts Friday night a little after 4:20 — sundown, to be exact. […]

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Best Prez Barry O’Bama Wishes You A Happy St. Patrick’s Day (photo)

by Comic Saenz March 17, 2018 Cartoons
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‘Cuerdas en la vida’: Cut the ties that bind in order to be free (video)

by Comic Saenz March 16, 2018 Cultura
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Film-festival favorite Cuerdas en la vida – Ropes in Life reminds us that we are in charge of our own freedom. This Jalisco-born stop-motion video has a killer concept, startling models/marionettes, amazing live action and sound integration, plus pinpoint pacing. [Directed by Gerardo González Pérez.]

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You never know what will happen next at SARAPE’s GRILL! (toons)

by Comic Saenz March 15, 2018 Cartoons

POCHO amigo Arnie Bermudez has started up a new cartoon series set at your favorite local taqueria, SARAPE’s GRILL. Let’s take a look, shall we?

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New generation defends San Diego’s Barrio Logan, Chicano Park (video)

by Comic Saenz March 8, 2018 Cultura
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It’s been five decades since San Diego’s Barrio Logan activists (like POCHO fave Chunky Sanchez) fought for Chicano Park. Now a new generation is stepping up to make sure this vital community resource thrives. One of them is POCHO’s Chicano Punk Rock Artesano Joaquin “Junco” Canché who is concerned with the effects of gentrification. (His […]

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The Mexican Standoff made a video about the border wall, ‘El Muro’ (video)

by Comic Saenz March 2, 2018 Cultura
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DREAMers from SoCal’s alt Mex music scene teamed up as The Mexican Standoff to record El Muro because they have feels about Trump’s wall. They never say his name, however. On YouTube they explain:

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#WeCallBS! POCHO readers #STANDwithEMMA (photos)

by Comic Saenz February 21, 2018 Cartoons

We asked POCHO readers — on Twitter and IG and Facebook — to send in selfies with the Lalo Alcaraz EMMA GONZALEZ poster (she approves, by the way — see below) and here is what we got.

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‘Soldado LatinoAmericano’ is about, by, and for the DREAMers (video)

by Comic Saenz February 15, 2018 Cultura
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We somehow missed this when it came out in November, but the music video Soldado LatinoAmericano (Latin American Soldier) by LA-based filmmaker Carlos Hurtado and grupo Voz de Mando puts the hopes and dreams of innocent kids who grew up in American in a new light.

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Everyone sing along now and ask for ‘Uno Mas Cerveza’ (audio)

by Comic Saenz February 12, 2018 Audio
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When he taught ESL, POCHO amigo Eric Holland learned that a song is a great way to teach students a new language. He wrote this song to teach English-speaking [adult] gabachos a few useful words en Español. PREVIOUSLY ON ERIC HOLLAND:

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It CAN happen here: 20,000 Nazis rally at Madison Square Garden (video)

by Comic Saenz February 9, 2018 Cultura
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There’s a former American Nazi Party official running on the GOP ticket for United States Congress in Illinois. Trump defended the Nazis who marched and murdered in Charlottesville. His administration demonizes and criminalizes the lives of people of color, non-Christians, LGBT citizens, and immigrants. And in 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in Madison Square Garden to […]

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Live in a piña under the sea just like ‘Bob Esponja!’ (photo, video)

by Comic Saenz February 6, 2018 Cartoons
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He lives in a piña under the sea — Bob Esponja — and you can too! Two lovely pineapples for just 25 pesos, or about $1.33. Test your piña for ripeness by pulling out a leaf at the top as you sing along with the Sponge Bob theme song below. If it pulls out easily, […]

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$8 tacos? Sure–with micro-cilantro, uni, and legit masa (audio)

by Comic Saenz February 2, 2018 Audio
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POCHO amigo Javier Cabral, aka freelance food writer TheGlutster, talked to Southern California Public Radio’s Larry Mantle about why $8 tacos may be worth it. Cabral wrote about this for our compas at L.A. Taco. Frankly, you had me at the uni.

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New Mex restaurant used to be Chinese? No problema! (photo)

by Comic Saenz February 1, 2018 Cultura
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So your new Mexican restaurant is taking over a space formerly occupied by a Chinese restaurant and there’s a big pandas mural painted on the wall? No problem! (Snagged from REDDIT.)

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