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elisewhiteA few weeks ago, my aunt asked me to do a Skype Q&A with her high school students in Peru. She teaches a course on race and racial profiling and she thought it would be interesting to show her class my stand-up comedy dealing with racism then discuss the differences between American and South American racism.

However, the timing could not have been more biting. Just prior to my Skype call, news of yet another black man, Alton Sterling, slaughtered by police officers, began to circulate.

My aunt said to me, “the kids have a hard time understanding American racial profiling, for instance, why do cops target black people?” [Mas…]

poniesEconomists say once a person has been unemployed for six months it is highly unlikely they will reenter the workforce.

It’s been a year since I was fired from my job and I feel like a BIG GIANT LOSER.

It wasn’t anything I did in particular. I thought for sure that one time I asked Floyd Mayweather if “he likes to take his work home with him” would do me in, alas, it was far more uneventful.

“We’ve decided not to renew your contract.”

“Um, OK.”

And it’s not like I’m totally unemployed. I regularly walk a dog named Jimmy Fallon — this causes great confusion when I nonchalantly say, “Jimmy Fallon growled at me today,” (though for the most part he is quite lovely, other than eating his own poop). [Mas…]


POCHO’s Elise Valderrama, aka @buttronnica on the Twitter, reconsiders that one time she went to Taco Bell.


Experience Valentine’s Day with Elise Valderrama (AKA @Buttronica on the Twitter) in this 2013 episode of Mija Weekly! Fall in love all over again with drones, skimpy outfits, GOP immigrant-haters and learn the true meaning of Valentine’s Day. And, says Elise, try not to go into a diabetic coma.


Back when our MiJA Elise Valderrama was on Fusion, she shared her Thanksgiving survival tips. You say you’ve never explored The Cluttered Mind of Elise, aka @buttronica on the Twitter? You’ll be glad you did.


Experience Valentine’s Day with Elise Roedenbeck (AKA @Buttronica on the Twitter) in this 2013 episode of Mija Weekly! Fall in love all over again with drones, skimpy outfits, GOP immigrant-haters and learn the true meaning of Valentine’s Day. And, says Elise, try not to go into a diabetic coma.

Elise @Buttronica Roedenbeck: Do computers zap our creativity? (video)

by Comic Saenz January 27, 2015 Cultura
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MiJA Elise Roedenbeck, formerly a professional geek*, wonders if computers make our brains less creative. Since half of Elise’ cabeza is exposed to Mutant Moon Rays from Outer Espace synergistically multiplied by the Reality Distortion Field generated by her MacBook Pro, it was urgent she get an answer as quickly as possible. In this case, it […]

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@LaloAlcaraz fights for Truth, Justice y la Vida Pocha (video)

by Comic Saenz December 4, 2014 Cartoons
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Fusion’s Pedro Andrade talked to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz about fighting for racial justice, and Lalo spilled the beans.

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Elise Roedenbeck: How to hide from drones (video)

by Comic Saenz August 27, 2014 Cultura
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Drones are chasing our Emeritus Editor Elise Roedenbeck (she’s @buttronica on the Tuiter) for all the wrong reasons. Here’s how she hides, and how you can hide too. [Editor’s note: I can’t tell you the right reason because then Ms. Buttronica would have to kill me and I think that could be quite painful.]

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Expectation Management: Secret path to happiness (video)

by Bronco del Camino March 13, 2014 Cultura
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Elise Roedenbeck (@Buttronica on the Twitter) reveals the one little secret to happiness that can change your outlook forever. After all, the lower your expectations, the less chance you have of being disappointed. PREVIOUSLY ON @BUTTRONICA:

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Elise Roedenbeck’s ‘Mija Weekly’ breaks the ñews 02.04.13 (video)

by Elise Valderrama February 4, 2013 El Now
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This week on Mija Weekly I discuss immigration and la ganga de ocho, Obama’s love of skeet, and I celebrate Black History Month Peruvian style — all while battling the flu! Don’t forget to leave me your comments below; I promise I’m not contagious. PREVIOUSLY ON MIJA WEEKLY…

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