Comic Saenz


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.

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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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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.]

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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…. [Mas…]

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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. (NSFW drugs and language. Yes, we re-run this video every year.)

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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
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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
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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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If Latina moms were docs, checkups would be like this (video)

by Comic Saenz January 19, 2018 Cultura
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What if real doctors took their cues from the remedios used by Latina moms? It might look something like this….

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New from Alice Bag: No (Christmas) Gifts for Nazis! (NSFW audio, lyrics)

by Comic Saenz December 23, 2017 Audio
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No Gifts For Nazis by Alice Bag SoCal pocha punk pioneer Alice Bag’s demo version of this brand new Christmasy song takes no prisoners. Merry Pinches to you! Alice explains it this way: Here is a sneak peek of a new song conceived by Candace PK Hansen. She really wanted us to have an anti-fascist […]

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Trump warns Americans about fat Mexican in a mask (photo)

by Comic Saenz December 21, 2017 El Now
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Creeper, the ex-con ‘CholoFit’ vato, meets Santa (Christmas video)

by Comic Saenz December 18, 2017 Cultura
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Everyone’s favorite reformed cholo and personal trainer, Creeper, finally gets to meet Santa Claus. Will he be naughty or nice? Frankie Quinones stars as Creeper.

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Donate today for more POCHO tomorrow (and next year too)

by Comic Saenz December 18, 2017 Corporate

Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more Ñews y Satire? MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS! ✊🏽 We like making POCHO’s Ñews y Satire for you every day, but it takes money. Can you please help? ✊🏽 We like to afflict the comfortable, comfort the afflicted, and mock the pendejos.

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Jackson Browne, Los Cenzontles: This song is for ‘The Dreamer’ (video)

by Comic Saenz December 14, 2017 Cultura
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Superstar singer-songwriter Jackson Browne teams up with POCHO faves Los Cenzontles (the Mockingbords) for The Dreamer, a new video.

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Los Hebrew Homies cook Hanukkah latkes de papas (NSFW video)

by SOY VEY December 11, 2017 Cultura
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The Jewish festival of Hanukkah חנוכה starts Tuesday night, December 12, so Hebrew hermanos Jaquann and Luis are cooking up some potato latkes (pancakes) — one of the season’s signature treats. (Totally NSFW adult language.) We’ve got cheesey avocado potato latke BREAKFAST TACOS too!

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