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The Hey Vato! show’s Chuy and Smiley wonder if it’s possible to put away those childish things, like that Corinthian dude said, and enjoy an afternoon of beisbol with Los Doyers.

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Thanks to Professor Eliza Rodriguez Y Gibson who pointed my now-scalded eyes, my scarred Mexican-American soul, to this fantabulous atrocity!

Haute couture non-mexican “cholos”!!!! Holy Baudrillard meets Eddie J. Olmos’s Pachuco — who would be rolling over in his grave if he weren’t still thriving in Hollywood! [Mas…]


This is an acrylic on a wood cut-out in the New Mexico style of Santo paintings. It’s about 17 inches high and maybe 7 inches wide at its widest point, kind of a coffin shape. The bridge in the back is the Coronado Bridge and Santo Cholo is holding a low rider and the Kiosko from Chicano Park.

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As Vatos Smiley and Chuy search for the true meaning of Valentine’s Day — and the place of amor in this troubled world — Smiley’s sister Angie sets them straight on how VDay REALLY works. [NSFW F-bomb.]

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There’s a subculture of kids in Japan that wants to be “Chicano”, although they can’t seem to differentiate between gang-banging cholos and your basic, every day Chicano. [Chicano チカーノ is a video by Louis Ellison.]

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Vacay is over! Time for Creeper’s CholoFit After School Program (video)

by Comic Saenz January 19, 2017 Cultura
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As a condition of his parole from San Quentin, Creeper has to perform 20 hours of community service every week, so he’s serving the barrio by helping the kids work out with his CholoFit After School Program. [Frankie Quinones stars as Creeper.] PREVIOUSLY ON CREEPER:

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Creeper is back with the CholoFit Advanced Workout (video)

by Comic Saenz October 24, 2016 Cultura
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Our favorite OG, Creeper, shares the exercise techniques that kept him strong and healthy when he was in San Quentin, including his exclusive weighted chancla routine — in CholoFit Advanced. [Frankie Quiñones stars as Creeper.] PREVIOUSLY ON CREEPER:

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Vato loco calls Compton 911 for an ambulance (NSFW video)

by Bronco del Camino September 27, 2016 Cultura
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A Compton homie fell down and went boom, so he called 911 for a medical assistance. The conversation didn’t go as planned. [NSFW language.]

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Frankie Quiñones is “The World’s Smartest Man” (video)

by Comic Saenz September 7, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO regulars know comic and actor Frankie Quiñones as Creeper the Cholo, but there’s another side to his life. Quiñones is so intelligent and well-read many consider him the “World’s Smartest Man.” What can we learn from Quiñones? Well for one thing, he has some very smart dating advice. PREVIOUSLY ON FRANKIE QUIÑONES:

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Al Madrigal and the ‘Cholo Soccer Dad’ (#TBT 2010 video)

by Comic Saenz August 25, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal – who admits to not being a very good Mexican – will never forget the parents he met when he took his kid to the park. PREVIOUSLY ON AL MADRIGAL:

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The rarest Pokémon of them all: The elusive Pikacholo (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 15, 2016 Cartoons
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POCHO HISTORY 101: Los Pachucos Indigenas (toon)

by JAKE PRENDEZ July 28, 2016 Cartoons
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[You can see lots more from JAKE PRENDEZ — and buy prints — at his website.]

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This Chicano hates Cholula, backs Trump, ese (video)

by Verdana Bold June 17, 2016 Cultura
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“Build a wall, ese? Hell! I’ve got my wheelbarrow right here,” says Texas-born Donald Trump supporter Pizarrón aka The Chalkboard. He’s the artist formerly known as Ernest Acosta.

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Smokey the Cholo 4/20 Video Blog: ‘Guess Who Is A Mexican!’ (NSFW)

by FAY PORIZER April 20, 2016 Cartoons
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Smokey the Cholo, a veterano from East Los, shares his cultural knowledge — Guess you didn’t know so-and-so is a Mexican! — and plenty of, uhm, atmosphere. From Raul Aguirre, Jr. (NSFW language.)

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Hey Vato! It’s ‘A Cholo Valentine’ (NSFW video)

by LIL ANGEL February 12, 2016 Cartoons
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As Vatos Smiley and Chuy search for the true meaning of Valentine’s Day — and the place of amor in this troubled world — Smiley’s sister Angie sets them straight on how VDay REALLY works. [F-bomb.]

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Cholo Electronics Show CES 2016 spotlights latest in High Aztech

by Especial Correspondents January 6, 2016 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from LAS VEGAS) The very latest in High Aztech is on display at the fifth annual Cholo Electronics Show (CES) opening here today. Generating the biggest buzz is the new “freemium” app Chologram™ from Oakland’s Firme Junior Systems. The free at first Instagram challenger showcases La Vida Loca Lifestyle® image effects, including the one-tap application of teardrop tattoos to a facial image. The […]

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French band The Madcaps is crazy ’bout that ‘Taco Truck’ (video)

by Soy Capitan December 22, 2015 Cultura
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It’s Tuesday, and The Madcaps, from Rennes in western France, want tacos from the Taco Truck. In this just-released music video, that means cactus, chiles, Dios de los Muertos, sombreros, mariachis, French approximations of cholos in Pendletons, associated hynas, tequila shots, and luchadores. Plus some ugly-looking tacos.

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Hey Vato! How to read emojis (video)

by Comic Saenz November 11, 2015 Cultura
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In the latest episode of Hey Vato!, Chuy gets a mysterious text message full of emojis from a potential ruca, and asks Smiley and his sister Angie explain what the symbols mean.

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Wassup with San Diego college guys in ‘cholo pantalones?’

by WILLIAM A. NERICCIO July 22, 2015 Cultura

Ozzie Monge unearthed this little tidbit of San Diego State University history — a bizarre attack on Mexican attire that ran in the student newspaper in 1922. Foreshadowing Donald Trump, the students are quite sure about Mexico. “There,” they explain, “poverty is a profession.” In Monge’s words: Racism and Anti-Mexicanism at San Diego State College […]

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Hey Vato! Let me show you ‘how to talk to a hyna’ (video)

by Comic Saenz May 21, 2015 Cultura
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Sure that fine chica gave you her number, but what are you going to do to seal the deal? Hey Vato’s Chuy gives Smiley a lesson in how to talk to the hynas.

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I pity the vato loco who messes with a crow (NSFW video)

by ZORRO MULDER March 5, 2015 Cultura
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A homie chillin’ on the back porch gets dissed by a most unexpected character — your neighborhood smart-ass crow. [NSFW F-bombs.]

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Hey Vato! Are you staring at me? (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz March 3, 2015 Cultura
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Hey Vato! Smiley and Chuy discuss the meaning of respect with a little help from existentialist soap tycoon Albert Camay. For a while, anyhow. [NSFW F-bomb.]

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Parking lot foot race: Hipster in thrift store shirt vs OG cholo (video)

by Andalé Mono September 9, 2014 Cultura
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The competition is set for the parking lot behind the bleachers in hot and windy El Monte, East Los, Califas. Can tattooed veterano Rizer put down his mocoso and beat hipster Ben, even if Ben is wearing his magic $3 thrift shore shirt? It’s a thrill-packed race up to the chain link fence and back […]

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