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Before there was Bordertown, there was The Culture Clash show. Only about TWENTY YEARS AGO, so SUCK IT humorless haters!

(It was my first showbiz writing gig!) Big props and eternal thanks to the Culture Clash guys!

And before all of us, there was LALO GUERRERO doing Chicano satire, hell, INVENTING it! Check out Guerrero’s singing There’s No Chicanos on TV! [Mas…]


Soldados: Chicanos in Vietnam is a half-hour documentary based on the book of the same name by Charley Trujillo. POCHO salutes all our veterans for their valor and sacrifice.

outtaIn the war to control the lucrative market for street food in South Central Los Angeles, one crew fought their way Straight Outta Tacos. Video by DESMADRE. [NSFW in several languages.]   [Mas…]


What if? [NSFW pinche adult language, guey!]

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Pocho Ocho ‘things educated Chicanos like’

by Comic Saenz November 7, 2013 Cultura
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We found this blog called Stuff Educated Chicanos Like | Information on those kids from Aztlan and it’s like it was conceived and written about us here at Pocho, but no. The blog started in 2008 and hasn’t been updated since 2011, but it still makes us LOL. (We stole just eight headlines from the […]

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Twenty-one years ago today, Morrissey discovered Chicanos

by María Purísima September 10, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS ANGELES) In Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Two, Morrissey sailed the ocean blue — seeking passage to a special show in Indio. With a few wrong turns, Morrissey’s tour bus got lost on the freeway, and the British singer and former frontman of The Smiths ended up at a gas station in […]

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La Cucaracha: Welcome to Arizona and up against the wall! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 30, 2013 Cartoons
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How many generations until Latinos become ‘Americans’?

by Sara Inés Calderón May 9, 2013 Cultura
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I consider myself Latina, close to my family’s Mexican culture; I’m bilingual and I’m happy with that identity. But, more often than not, it seems like everyone else is trying to corral me into some other identity, telling me that mine is not sufficient. The neighborhood where I live (photos, above) is a perfect example. […]

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The Talking Dead: No Habla Zombie

by Santino J. Rivera December 5, 2012 Cultura
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The Walking Dead is a great television series. It has captured that attention of the nation with a human drama centered around less-than-human storylines. But it is not without its own flaws, one of which is the lack of racial diversity on the show. One of the people I follow on Twitter is Glen Mazzara, […]

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Comic Luke Torres loves La Gente: ‘Mexicans 101’ (video)

by CECI ISNOTA PIPE August 24, 2012 Cultura
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Stand-up comedian Luke Torres loves his family and his gente. Does his family seem like yours? RELATED: Luke Torres imagines the Mexican Brady Bunch and other shows

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Wikipedia: Please add these Pocho Ocho ethnic slurs for Mexicans

by Especial Correspondents August 9, 2012 Cultura
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Can’t get no respect, not even from Wikipedia. The online encyclopedia offers a comprehensive entry on ethnic slurs: Bad names for Italians? Wikipedia is right there with Dago, Goombah, Greaseball, Guido, Guinea and Wop. Wikipedia offers a shoutout to the Jews: Hymie, Kike, Mocky, Hebe and Sheeny. African-Americans? Wikipedia has you covered: Coon, Crow, Boogie, […]

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Xican@ Space Odyssey: Lance Liberty reports for 101.3 Honest Radio

by Juaquin Murrieta July 23, 2012 Cultura
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It is sometime in the near future. Laws have been set in motion to protect the American Homeland. Your freedom and sanity are at stake. Oh, and your jobs. I forgot about your jobs. And your beautifully domesticated wives and children. You pay your taxes, yet you feel one-upped. Lied to. I know. I have […]

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Pocho Ocho tips for Latino astronauts (like José Hernández)

by Al Carlos Hernandez March 27, 2012 Cultura
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So you want to follow José Hernández into outer espace as a Latino astronaut? Here’s our handy list of tips for a safe and successful mission: 8. Do not order the all-bean burrito for lunch. 7. When you fly over my house, wave or else people will think you’re stuck up. 6. Make a mean […]

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