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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) Leading Catholic personalities gathered here this week to address a simmering controversy in the official Divine Advent & Manifestation Union (DAMU): members claim that La Virgen de Guadalupe (photo, center) is a publicity hog when it comes to miraculous appearances.

“Can’t the Son of God just miraculously appear on a slice of toast without someone copying me?” asked Jesus Christ (photo, right). “Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for faith and everything, but she goes out of her way to appear on everything! Am I right, people?”

Another virgin in attendance, rarely-seen La Virgen de San Juan (photo, left), said that although she’s “totally cool” with being a lesser-known virgin, she will never be able to grow her Twitter following or sell more CDs when Guadalupe is always “hogging the spotlight.”

“The union has rules for a reason, so everyone has a chance at appearing on tortillas or an oil stain,” San Juan told PNS. “I don’t expect to be number one — I mean, c’mon, we’re talking about the Mother of God here — but I do expect my fair share.” [Mas…]


Did you know the Mexican Mole Lizard has front legs that it uses to dig borrows? It’s also a carnivore that likes to chow down on ants and termites. Nadine’s short video explains it all.

salvadorlitvakI’m pretty sure I was the only redhead at the NYU Latino Law Students Association Gala in the spring of 1990. The food was delicious, my date looked stunning, and I was glad I had jumped on the opportunity when I received the LALSA invitation.

My journey to that moment began 25 years earlier. I was born in Santiago, Chile in 1965: a third generation Chilean on my father’s side (whose people came from Odessa), and first generation on my mother’s side, who arrived when she was 12 from Hungary.

We left Chile in 1970 after the election of socialist president Salvador Allende. For Mom, socialism was close enough to the Soviet regime she’d fled in Hungary.

I started kindergarten at P.S. 81 in the Bronx. With a curly mop of flaming red hair and speaking only Spanish, I immediately embarked on a lifelong career of not fitting in. I learned English fast, but I still felt like an outsider. I got into X-Men comics because I identified with the mutants.

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jesustortillawide“A woman in southern Mexico decided to use a tortilla she had just made for spiritual, rather than physical, food after seeing the face of Jesus Christ looking back at her,” reports the Daily Mail:

Enedina Mendoza and her family make tortillas in the small Oaxacan town of Tlalixtac de Cabrera, and the baker that she [said] normally doesn’t even look at her creations.

However, instead of sending one tortilla off to become a blessed burrito, Mendoza took another glance and recognized the son of God.

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Somehow this looks and sounds familiar….

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What do they look like? How can we tell? Is my new neighbor a Latino? Please tell me #whatlatinoslooklike.

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John Vargas looks like a Mexican who could disembowel you (video)

by Soy Capitan March 6, 2014 Cultura
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Standup comic John Vargas looks Mexican (whatever that means) but he talks funny. [NSFW language.]

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Face of Jesus appears on toe of New Mexican woman (video)

by ROD ESTERLING January 30, 2014 El Now
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¡K milagro! A miracle! After New Mexican Paula Osuna’s fiancé Sikey Benavidez rubbed holy dirt on her bruised toe, the face of Jesus Christ appeared! KRQE News 13 reports. PREVIOUSLY ON JESUS CHRIST:

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Top five appearances by La Virgen de Guadalupe

by Sara Inés Calderón December 12, 2013 Cultura
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You know you’ve heard the story before. A grandmother in a faraway place has found La Virgen on her tortilla or her window or her ceiling or wherever it is that she found her. Don’t pretend like you haven’t looked for things shaped like La Virgen before! It’s all a part of our culture, but […]

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Religious figures to Guadalupe: You’re a ‘miraculous appearance hog’

by María Purísima December 11, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) Leading Catholic personalities gathered here this week to address a simmering controversy in the official Divine Advent & Manifestation Union (DAMU): members claim that La Virgen de Guadalupe (photo, center) is a publicity hog when it comes to miraculous appearances. “Can’t the Son of God just miraculously appear on a slice of […]

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Student stunned to learn blue contacts don’t make her look white

by María Purísima June 7, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) Marisa Rodriguez just wanted to look “fresh” for the summer. What she didn’t want was the public humiliation from finding out the blue contact lenses she bought at the Mothers’ Day car show and swap meet at Traders’ Village didn’t actually make her look fresh, or more white. “It happened at […]

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Breaking: San Diego firm offers Thailand plastic surgery tours

by VIN DIDO May 15, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from SAN DIEGO) Horton District travel agency Mad Mad World Tours is now offering a new cosmetic surgery/tour package featuring makeovers in beautiful Thailand, the company announced today. The tours, organized in partnership with the Bod Thai Clinic of Bangkok, Thailand, promise an all-expenses-paid two-week luxury trip to the southeast Asian country and […]

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Classic La Cucaracha: Gen X, meet Gen Mex (1994) (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 11, 2013 Cartoons
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Pocho Ocho Latinos who confuse white peeps (we all look the same!)

by María Purísima February 28, 2013 Cultura
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People are often confused by different Latinos — it’s hard to tell us apart if we all look the same, right? Here’s a quick roundup of the top eight folks who get mistaken for each other. Let us know if we missed any in the comments! 8. Pocho superstars Gustavo Arellano and Lalo Alcaraz 7. […]

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NSFW Video: (White Privilege) Wouldn’t You If You Were White?

by Comic Saenz February 18, 2013 Cultura
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“Not every white person is a racist, but the genius of racism is that you don’t have to participate to enjoy the spoils. If you’re white, you can be completely oblivious, passively accepting the status quo, and reap the rewards.” — Mychal Denzel Smith. [Video by Gene Geter.] (NSFW language.)

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By day he’s a banker, at night: ‘Facebook Gangsta’ (NSFW video)

by MARCO AZUCAR BERG December 19, 2012 Cultura
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There he is at the office, in his cube, in his suit, with the numbers, the straight-ahead business. At night he’s a player, a Facebook Gangsta. (NSFW lyrics.)

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You have been warned: The Jefe-in-Chief will be at Comic-Con (video)

by Comic Saenz July 12, 2012 Cartoons
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POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz is leaving Rancho Pocho in East Los to return his Olde Home Towne of San Diego this weekend for Comic-Con 2012. This video shows and tells how he plans to roll. Lalo’s site has the deets.

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This just in: Apparently I am an ‘obvious American!’ Happy July 4!

by Elise Valderrama July 3, 2012 El Now
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I’ve been trying to make light of the Arizona “show me your papers” law in my stand-up but I don’t think people get it. And I don’t think it’s because I’m a terrible comic (although that’s open to interpretation) but because people in general don’t really grasp what the law implies. As a South American […]

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Johnny Sanchez gets mistaken for a Middle Eastern guy (NSFW)

by Comic Saenz February 2, 2012 Cultura
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Mad TV’s Johnny Sanchez, one of the stars of the Alma Award-nominated Payaso Comedy Slam, talks about being mistaken for a Middle Eastern Guy. NSFW.

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Funny, you don’t look Mexican!

by Sara Inés Calderón December 29, 2011 Cultura
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“You don’t look Mexican” is something I hear a lot. I hear it from whites, African-Americans, Asians, Mexican nationals, Latinos from Latin America, just about everyone. Of course, in polite company, I usually respond, “Oh, yeah, I get that a lot.” In my head, however, I usually think, “What, exactly does is a Mexican ‘supposed’ […]

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