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So you remember those cutesy Buick commercials from the past couple of years, the series that featured a chirpy synth soundtrack and beautiful people being surprised that beautiful people drive the General Motors brand and they all say “Is that a Buick” or some phrase of disbelief?

And how you laughed at the commercials, because no way on Earth would strangers or friends really congratulate you for driving a Buick? [Mas…]

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Hot sexy salsa dancers! A party — or is it a fiesta? Hopping lowriders! Flags of many nations! Something for the kids! Did Charter/Spectrum/TimeWarner/RoadRunner miss any Latinx cliches?

We asked our favorite ad maven Bernadette Rivero what was missing and what was happening in this spot:

“Missing?” she emailed back. “An abuela kicking a soccer ball with her feet while batting a piñata with one hand and making a call to Latin America.”


Hey, girl! Here is your chance to hook up with an available Mexican male. Robert is drinking a beer and is a knight in shining armor who stands by his woman. He’s a good listener, too.

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Bay Area artist Favianna Rodriguez illustrated a quote from Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel. R.I.P. [Mas…]

‘Panama Wash’ detergent gets out the bloodstains (1976 advert)

by LEVON D. RIA April 7, 2016 Cartoons
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[Historical magazine advertisement scanned at Scarfolk Council.]

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Ethical issues? Ask your doctor if MORALAX® is right for you (video)

by Barney Asada March 11, 2016 Cultura
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Are you having issues with ethical problems at work? Trouble reconciling a decent and moral life with actual reality? Stuck in world where your conscience and scruples are keeping you down? Ask your doctor if MORALAX® is right for you. MORALAX® is brought to you by the makers of COCKBLOK® — Stop those ignorant cat-calls […]

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La Cucaracha: So Hillary is like my abuela? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 15, 2016 Cartoons
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Ask your doctor if Nature Rx is right for you (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 2, 2015 Cultura
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Tired, irritable, stressed out? Try Nature! This non-harmful prescription is shown to relieve the crippling symptoms of modern life. Side effects may include confidence, authenticity, and being in a good mood for no apparent reason. Ask the doc fer sure. About Nature Rx.

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SPONSORED: Take the worry out of gentrification – with GENTRÍFIA®

by Comic Saenz August 24, 2015 Cultura
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Gentrification is TERRIFIC with GENTRÍFIA®! “I used to worry about gentrification squeezing out local businesses,” says Monica Galvanes of Eagle Rock, a Los Angeles neighborhood in transition. “And then I heard about GENTRÍFIA®. Now I don’t give a shit!” Her reaction explains the great success of GENTRÍFIA®, according to its manufacturer, STFU PHARMA. Carlos Robles […]

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There’s a poop for that! DEUCE schedules your sh!ts (video)

by Barney Asada May 19, 2015 Cultura

The new DEUCE app is #1 when it comes to scheduling your #2s.

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GOP Strikes Back: Hillary is ‘Soft on tacos, soft on Iran’ (toon)

by Comic Saenz April 13, 2015 Cartoons
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Blacks, Latinos slam Beerchata’s new ‘I Have A Drink’ ad campaign

by Victor Payan January 19, 2015 Cultura

(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) Latino and African-American activists hate Beerchata’s new TV ad campaign. The first scheduled commercial, which airs today, repurposes old video of the late Ricky Martin Luther King to sell the new alcoholic concoction. The ad shows King, digitally inserted into classic footage of a 1963 civil rights rally at the […]

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The Bodega: Attention NYC hipsters, get turnt here! (videos)

by Comic Saenz August 14, 2014 Cultura
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Two brothers working in their dad’s New York City Bodega try to get rich quick by turning the store’s back room into an underground “Bodega Bar” night club for hipsters. Will their plan make enough bank get them out of working at the bodega? What happens next? Here’s episode two:

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Be all that you can be, en la Marina mexicana (video)

by Soy Capitan August 12, 2014 Cultura
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PREVIOUSLY ON MEXICAN NAVY COMMERCIALS:

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Looking for a lawyer? We specialize in ‘Accidentes!’ (videos)

by Lucida Grandé July 31, 2014 Cultura
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When you’re involved in one or more traffic accidents, or Accidentes as we like to call them, you need a good lawyer. But if you can’t afford one, call us! Wait! This looks somewhat familiar. Haven’t we seen this before?

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Sombreros? [X] Burros? [X] Gritos? [X] Del Monte® tours Mexico (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker June 12, 2014 Cultura
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The Del Monte® tomatoes travel to Mexico to become pico de gallo but not before the obligatory burros, sombreros y gritos. This begs the question: Where are the cacti and serapes? PREVIOUSLY ON WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK:

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Throwback Thursday: Don’t be the GIRL who has to telephone BOYS

by Chale Knickerbocker June 5, 2014 Cartoons
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Avoid Offending. Girls who want to be popular never risk “undie odor” – they whisk undies through Lux after each wearing. Click on image to enlarge. [#TBT image via the Kitsch Bitsch. Thanks!]

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Excuse me, stewardess, the seating is unacceptable (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 25, 2014 Cultura
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The human rights marketeers are dead set against *&^%$#@ snakes on a plane. You’d think that with all the groping and X-rays, the TSA could easily detect assholes, but not so much.

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Sometimes you feel a little … Mexican @ Chi-Chi’s (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 23, 2014 Cultura
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Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you feel a little Mexican. Am I right, people? ¡Orale! Let’s hear it out there! Give it up for the Mexicans! You, Pedro wearing the Pendleton, put down the filero before you applaud. OK. No offense, ese. Just sayin’. Everybody feels Mexican in this this goofy 1987 commercial […]

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Pizza Patron: Our ‘La Chingona’ pies sold despite haters (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 18, 2014 Cultura
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Last month we made fun of the out-of-touch radio stations who wouldn’t run commercials for Pizza Patron’s massive pepperoni and jalapeño topped pie because the La Chingona name was too, uhm, spicy. Silly squares! The joke was on you, and the triumphant mad men and marketeers at the Texas-based company posted this video Thursday to […]

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Hello, Egypt: Enjoy our delicious ‘Mexican’ chips! (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 2, 2014 Cultura
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Cairo, Egypt’s Impact BBDO advertising agency has ‘Mexican’ chips for you! Our question: If this is Mexico, why is the WANTED sign on the sheriff’s office (and the sheriff’s sign) in English? PREVOUSLY ON ‘MEXICAN’ COMMERCIALS:

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And now a generic commercial from some brand (video)

by Barney Asada March 26, 2014 Cultura
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At [insert company name here] we care about the __________, the __________ and the ___________ so you and your family can ____________ and the world _______________. [Your mileage may vary. This product is meant for educational purposes only. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. Void where prohibited. Some assembly required. […]

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