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It’s brutal out there, pochos — it’s cut or be cut to save $20 on an iPhone X — and that’s why we’ve compiled the Pocho Ocho Best Ways to Survive Black Friday:

8. In the event store security confiscates your Mace®, pick up some Aqua Net™ on Aisle 3.

7. Shoppers who carry their own rolls of yellow “crime scene” warning tape can easily discourage other shoppers from entering the Home Entertainment Department.

6. Successful shoppers are well-equipped shoppers. Must-have items include snacks, a gas mask, body armor where available and a small knife (plus a newspaper to hide the knife.) Experienced shoppers only: Weaponized chanclas.
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Meanwhile, Zesty Nacho? Huh? “TFW you become a demographic stereotype,” writes Twitter photo uploader Nick Riccardi.

Chipsters? Chicano hipsters of course.


Have you been watching Highland Park on the YouTube? We’ve got all the episodes right here for your binge-watching convenience. You can start with this trailer (above), or dive right in (below). [NSFW. Adult situations, language.]

In Episode 1, Los Angeles locals Juanita and Diego had a holy vision in Highland Park. Who knew Tonantzin, Aztec mother goddess, had a cousin named Concepción? [Mas…]

La Cucaracha


Los Angeles locals Juanita and Diego had a holy vision in Highland Park. Who knew Tonantzin, Aztec mother goddess, had a cousin named Concepción?

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No peas, no chance! This Christmas we’re serving KaleMole (photo)

by María Purísima December 14, 2015 Cultura
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At Stew Leonard’s, guacamole is its own ingredient — just add kale! This the beginning of the end of the American middle class. Chunky Guacamole Stew’s Chunky Guacamole is prepared fresh daily by our culinary team with whole avocados, tomatoes, red onions, jalapeno peppers, a dash of salt, and a splash of freshly squeezed lime […]

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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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Prickly City by Scott Stantis: Maybe we’re in the wrong hood (toon)

by Cartoonistas January 28, 2015 Cartoons
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Chicago cartoon star Scott Stantis, creator of Prickly City, had changing demographics (and gentrification?) on his mind when he drew and wrote this two years ago: For those of you who may not recognize the characters with Winslow and Carmen, they are from the comic strip La Cucaracha by my friend, Lalo Alcaraz.

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Ask A Mexican: Here’s an idea – Learn to love hipsters (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2015 Cultura
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In between the Mexican curse words, Gustavo Arellano has a modest proposal: Learn to love your local hipster and/or chipster. We’re still trying to figure out what and who ¡Asked A Mexican! That cartoon, though! [NSFW adult language.] CHIPSTERS? Are you a Chipster (Chicano + hipster)? There are Pocho Ocho ways to tell. You might […]

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La Cucaracha: Who exactly is behind those pricey taco$? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 20, 2014 Cartoons
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PREVIOUSLY ON HIPSTER TACOS:

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‘What Is Hip?’ Tower of Power and Carlos Santana (video, lyrics)

by QUESO QUESEM October 1, 2014 Cultura
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We borrowed the title of this Tower of Power mega-hit for POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz’ toon about San Francisco hipsters so it’s only fair we show our true love for the Bay Area in general and TOP in particular. Check out TOP’s performance of What Is Hip? live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2006 […]

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Columbus-ing: Gringos discovering ‘new’ things that aren’t new (video)

by Comic Saenz June 26, 2014 Cartoons
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QUESTION: What do you call it when white hipsters “discover” new things that aren’t new? ANSWER: Columbus-ing. Wait. What do you call it when College Humor dot com, who just released this ^^^^ video, discovers a June 6 La Cucaracha toon by POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz? PREVIOUSLY ON DISCOVERIES:

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New @ The POCHO Store: Chipsters Anonymous 2013 merch

by José Canusí December 18, 2013 Corporate
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We just opened a new section at our CafePress.com store filled with Chipsters Anonymous 2013 merchandise, inspired by our wildly-popular Are You A Chipster? article. The Chipsters Anonymous section stocks your tshirts, your hoodies, your mugs, your tote bags, all the chachkas that CafePress offers. Go there NOW and BUY BUY BUY. And if you […]

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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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[Chamber music for chipsters] Dorian Wood: ‘La Cara Infinita’ (video)

by Comic Saenz September 27, 2013 Cultura
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Dorian Wood is a Los Angeles-based avant garde (“alternative” is not a big enough word) composer and performer who publishes his own compositions via a company called Why Are You Doing This Music which maybe gives you a hint of what to expect from his self-produced album Rattle Rattle. This version of the Echo Park […]

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