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“Island music” from the Royal Samoans, a dark-skinned Betty Boop, Bimbo the dog, hot jazz, LOL Yiddish jokes, ooga-ooga natives, this cartoon has it all!


It doesn’t get more pocho than this! Lalo Guerrero, the father of Chicano music, tells the story of Pancho Claus, Santa’s cousin from south of the border, in this 1956 classic. [Mas…]


Santa Cleese? The vato with bony knees? Sure, I know him, man. We used to gig together. [Mas…]

bennyblancMel Blanc, the amazing voice artist who brought our hero Speedy Gonzales to life, is the man behind this November 1957 novelty record, The Hat I Got for Christmas is Too Beeg: [Mas…]


East Los homies Delinquent Habits made people pay attention with Tres Delinquentes, the music video for a song on their self-titled first studio album. This music video has it all! English, Spanish, Spanglish, hiphop, rap, mariachi, moshing, hynas, scratching, lowriding, little people, Blaxicans, and, of course, burros.

bennyblancMel Blanc, the amazing voice artist who brought our hero Speedy Gonzales to life, is the man behind this November 1957 novelty record, The Hat I Got for Christmas is Too Beeg: [Mas…]

WKRP in Cincinnati Thanksgiving: ‘OMG! I thought turkeys could fly!’

by JUAN E. FEVER, MD November 26, 2015 Cultura
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This is the video all the POCHODORES watch every Thanksgiving. It features WKRP’s Les Nessman reporting: I can see it now — the WKRP Holiday Helicopter is coming in low over Cincinnati!

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Video: Best (and longest) death scene ever in the history of cinema?

by CALLE DU CINEMA March 23, 2015 Cultura
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Now that poor Turkey, the sick man of Europe, is under the control of an egomaniacal historically ignorant Ottoman wannabe, it’s comforting to look back on the glory days of Turkish cinema with 1974’s Karate Girl. We love Karate Girl’s film making genius since we discovered this excerpt — the “best death scene ever”:

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Watch: Rita Hayworth, JLo dance in ‘They’re Bringing Sexy Back?’

by Verdana Bold March 13, 2015 Cultura
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They’re bringing sexy back?? Director Liz Bar does not like the way these damn kids today dance. It’s not like the old days, she writes:

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Watch this thrilling vintage video game mashup: ‘Contra vs Tetris’

by Barney Asada January 28, 2015 Cartoons
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Contra is just trying to get through his day, ya know, and it’s hard enough without pinche Tetris blocks dropping from the sky. What’s a poor action hero to do? [2010 video from those rock-n-roll Rooski revolutionaries @ Red Medusa Studios. Don’t stare at the Medusa, whatever you do.]

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Los Lobos: Will the Wolf Survive? (classic music video)

by Comic Saenz January 7, 2015 Cultura
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How much better can it get? Will the Wolf Survive? is the 1984 music video that exploded East Los homies Los Lobos into stardom. And don’t the guys look young⁈ Thirty years! Yikes. Wikipedia: How Will the Wolf Survive? is the major label debut album of Los Lobos. In 1989, it was ranked #30 on […]

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Mel Blanc/Speedy Gonzales: Hat I Got for Christmas is Too Beeg (videos)

by Comic Saenz December 24, 2014 Cultura
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Mel Blanc, the amazing voice artist who brought cartoon hero Speedy Gonzales to life, is the man behind this November 1957 novelty record, The Hat I Got for Christmas is Too Beeg:

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Lalo Guerrero: Pancho Claus (Santa’s cousin from south of the border)

by QUESO QUESEM December 23, 2014 Cultura
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It doesn’t get more pocho than this! Lalo Guerrero, the father of Chicano music, tells the story of Pancho Claus, Santa’s cousin from south of the border, in this 1956 classic.

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Cheech and Chong: Santa Claus and His Old Lady (video)

by Barney Asada December 22, 2014 Cultura
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Santa Cleese? The vato with bony knees? Sure, I know him, man. We used to gig together.   *** HOUSE AD ***   Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more Ñews y Satire? MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS! We like making POCHO for you every day, but it takes money. Can you […]

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WKRP’s Happiest Thanksgiving: ‘OMG! I thought turkeys could fly!’

by JUAN E. FEVER, MD November 26, 2014 Cultura
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This is the video the entire POCHO family watches every Thanksgiving. It features WKRP’s Les Nessman reporting: I can see it now — the WKRP Holiday Helicopter is coming in low over Cincinnati!

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WKRP’s Happy Thanksgiving: ‘OMG I thought turkeys could fly!’ (video)

by JUAN E. FEVER, MD November 27, 2013 Cultura
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Les Nessman reporting, live! I can see it now — the WKRP Holiday Helicopter is coming in low over Cincinnati!

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Freddy Fender Hispanic Heritage Music Video: ‘Cielito Lindo’

by MOON GUAC September 25, 2013 Cultura
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Ai, yai, yai yai! The late great Tex-Mex music superstar Freddy Fender has his way with the 1882 ranchera classic Cielito Lindo. But do you know the words? ¡Ajua! Here are the lyrics via Wikipedia:

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Racist? Jack Benny meets a ‘Mexican’ at the airport (video)

by ANNE YEJO July 18, 2013 Cultura
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This classic Jack Benny routine with Mel Blanc from the 1960s was the inspiration for the caption for Tuesday’s comical caballo #FAIL video. Jack’s deadpan pauses make for major LULz in B&W. But is this vintage comedy sketch racist, just old school or both? Mel Blanc talks in a “Mexican” accent but does his portrayal […]

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@Chicano_Soul’s photographs ride lower and slower

by ART MEZA May 6, 2013 Cultura
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I don’t consider myself a photographer but I do enjoy walking through car shows, up and down the aisles admiring the bombs, lowriders and classics and snapping a few pix while I’m there. I photograph the rides and sometimes their owners standing beside them. I started off using the camera on my Samsung phone but […]

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Happy T-Day from WKRP: ‘OMG I thought turkeys could fly!’ (video)

by JUAN E. FEVER November 22, 2012 Cultura
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“I can see it now — the WKRP Holiday Helicopter is coming in low over Cincinnati!” Les Nessman reports.

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End of an era: The 1964 Chevrolet Impala is extinct in the wild

by EresNerd October 16, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from NEW MEXICO) The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has offically declared the 1964 Chevrolet Impala “extinct on the streets of the nation” according to USDOT spokesperson Pablo Boone, who said yesterday the last remaining unmodified Impala was “poached earlier this month in Northern New Mexico.” The 64 Chevy Impala SS Sports Coupe […]

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Cri-Cri, El Grillito Cantor: ‘La Marcha De Las Letras’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM October 12, 2012 Cultura
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Face it — you could use some remedial work on your Spanish vowels (las cinco vocales.) But when everyone’s favorite singing cricket is around, mijos, it’s easy! Cri-Cri is here with La Marcha De Las Letras. (Yes, we know about the flaca and the gorda and the letters I and O. This song is from […]

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Remake of Spanish classic, this ‘Lazarillo Z’ has zombies (trailer)

by CISCO YBERRA August 9, 2012 Cultura
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In this remake of the 16th-Century Spanish-language novel, The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes and of His Fortunes and Adversities, we follow the adventures of young Lazarillo Z. He’s just a poor boy, from a poor family, who has to live by his wits after being sold to a series of cruel masters. In this […]

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‘El Santo vs El Chupacabra’ in Quebec: French things happen (video)

by ALEJANDRO TRIBECA June 22, 2012 Cultura
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Day-to-day life in Canadia, our northern neighbor, looks perfectly normal (i.e., like Los United Estates) until something distinctly Canadian happens. ¿And Quebec? Vive la difference! Students in the Creative Arts program at Champlain College Saint-Lambert find inspiration in cheesy Mexican horror flicks as they re-imagine El Santo Contra El Chupacabra.

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