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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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yellowcar“Okay, podemos ir a caminar pero si te cansas, es tu problema. No cargo bebes,” Lina says meanly to her four-year-old cousin.

“I’m not a baby!” says Teresita predictably but then insists on bringing her large plastic car, a hideous yellow contraption with giant painted eyeballs instead of headlights. Teresita gets in the toy car and looks at Lina expectantly. Lina sighs and begins to push her down the street.

“This is just a stroller, you know.” Lina grumbles. “You’re not making any progress into becoming a real person.”

Teresita either does not hear or pretends not to understand the English sentence. Lina suspects that rather than being a child “confused by the dichotomies of her bilingual upbringing” as the pre-school teacher suggested, that Teresita is just selectively deaf. [Mas…]

gusradioDear POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano:

Why do Mexicans play the pinche radio so damn loud? [Mas…]

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Can you count the niños in the Mexican Car?

necklaceAs POCHO amigo Gustavo Arellano pointed out in his book Taco USA, America loves tacos.

How much does America love tacos, you ask? Taco imagery is everywhere — jewelry (necklace, above), toys, drinks, desserts, babies, kitties, doggies, purses, rear-view mirrors. And how could we make a listicle without the pink taco? [The pink taco final photograph may be NSFW depending on your work. We don’t think it is, but you never know, tu sabes?] [Mas…]

Fast y Furioso: In Cuba, auto racing is back (video)

by DANICA PATRICIO May 6, 2014 El Now
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After the Cuban Communist Revolution, auto sports were banned as elitist, but now they’re back. Hot rods are drag-racing down the streets of Havana — with the blessing of the Party! FUSION reports. PREVIOUSLY ON CUBA: Comrades: Do not ash what Cuba can do for you (video) Pocho Ocho things about the USA that surprise […]

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Remember that time we carpooled and Skeletor ate a burrito? (video)

by Lucida Grandé November 7, 2013 Cultura
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Mama Skeletor always told Baby Skeletor that breakfast was the most important meal of the day.

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Ordering ‘comida rápida’ at McDonald’s, Mexican style (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 21, 2013 Cultura
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It doesn’t make for better or faster food — or healthier — but accordian music sure makes ordering at the McDonald’s drive-through window more fun! PREVIOUSLY ON FAST FOOD BURGERS:

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Dateline Република Србија: All my friends know the lowrider (video)

by N. KULTURNY CHELOVEK June 7, 2013 Cultura
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In the formerly-Soviet Република Србија (Republic of Serbia), lowrider rides you!

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Surveillance video: Havana car thieves jack sweet Italian ride

by MS. CHIQUITA BANANA February 15, 2013 Cultura
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It’s hard to make a living as a Communist car thief in the Republic of Cuba; there aren’t many cars worth stealing. But every once in a while a hard-working Marxist-Leninist scores a sweet European import, like this stylin’ Fiat. And don’t worry about hot-wiring the ignition, either, Comrade. From each according to his ability; […]

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Live from LAX: Best police chase video ever!

by Comic Saenz January 14, 2013 El Now
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It’s never a slow ñews day in Rancho Pocho, what with the freezing temperatures, babbling stars on awards shows and fools trying to outrun the police. Take, for example, this baboso who is born to run the streets near Los Angeles International Airport…

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