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Those awkward moments when

  • An Oklahoma mayor’s husband thinks dressing up in white sheets and carry burning torches like the Ku Klux Klan would be a fun Halloween idea and
  • The president of the University of Louisville, KY dresses as a “Mexican.”

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fridagroupmediumThe many faces of Frida Kahlo include a somber Frida, all of 17, in a three-piece suit. [Mas…]

No Halloween costume yet? Here’s a good idea! (photo)

by EVE CANYON, FACEBOOK AUTHORITY October 22, 2015 Cultura
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West Los Angeles supermarket Bristol Farms (formerly the Westwood Ho) has a good idea for those trying to figure out who they’ll be this Halloween.

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Attention, West Coast: El Niño is coming – are you prepared? (photos)

by Verdana Bold October 19, 2015 El Now

Meteorologists expect epic rains for the West Coast this winter as powerful storm elements gather strength in and over the Pacific Ocean. Also, El Niño is coming! Are you ready, West Coast pochas y pochos? Are you ready for El Niño? Don’t be a Gloomy Gus like this negative neighbor:

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Taco Tuesday Sale: Taco Costumes Just £300 ($465) [video,photos]

by Barney Asada September 22, 2015 Cultura
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Stuck in England on Halloween without your trusty taco costume? No worries, governor! SpotSound.co.uk has you covered, as long as you have £300 ($465). For some reason we don’t think the Queen’s English is their first language. Check it out:

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Native Americans, Native American-style (photos,video)

by POCHA JANTAS May 26, 2015 Cultura

Native American (Apsáalooke) designer Bethany Yellowtail’s latest fashions are perfect on Ojibwe model Jade Willoughby and Tlingit/Koyukon/Athabascan model Martin Sensmeier. No cultures were appropriated in the making of these garments, these photos or this video.

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Unfunny Jokes: Do you know how to get to Coachella? (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ May 18, 2015 Cartoons

PREVIOUSLY ON UNFUNNY JOKES TOONS:

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Hey, Coachella: My heritage is not your ‘costume’ (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ April 16, 2015 Cartoons
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I made this cartoon, in collaboration with Native actress MorningStar Angeline, for the petition drive @ Change.org. Here’s the petition text and the complete toon [click on the image to enlarge]:

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Pocho Ocho most popular Latin@ Halloween costumes of 2014

by Victor Payan November 4, 2014 Cultura
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Halloween costumes get better and better every year, and it’s hard to pick the best one. But we’re professionals, so we made up a fake most popular list to highlight the top outfits that feathered our serpent, if you know what we mean. Here are the Pocho Ocho most popular Latin@ Halloween costumes of 2014: […]

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My Halloween costume? I’m going as La Pequeña Hillary Hulk (video)

by Gabacho Borracho October 29, 2014 Cultura
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I’ve decided on my Halloween costume for this year. I’m going as La Pequeña Hillary Hulk.

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Our heritage and culture are not your Halloween costume

by Enrique C. Ochoa and Gilda L. Ochoa October 28, 2014 Cultura
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A school in our neighborhood recently held a “Dress as Your Heritage Day.” For one Friday, students were encouraged to wear items representing their backgrounds, and some did. Students walked around campus in a combination of family heirlooms and seemingly exaggerated symbols to reflect their racial/ethnic groups. The rationale underlying this day was cultural celebration, […]

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Video: Guy dresses as banana, hires mariachis, quits job

by María Purísima June 4, 2014 Cultura
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If you’re gonna quit your shitty insurance company job, why not make it a fiesta? All you need is a banana suit and some mariachis…. PREVIOUSLY ON MARIACHIS:

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Dear Virgin Mary: What should I wear for Halloween? (photos)

by B. V. MARY October 23, 2013 Cultura
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Dear Blessed Virgin Mary: What should I do for Halloween? Do you have any costume suggestions? I am out of ideas. Unhappy Hyna in South Carolina Dear Hyna: South Carolina? Oh, Dios Mio, you have to get out of there pronto! But until you do, I think I can help you with some Halloween costume […]

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When Santas Go Wild! Photos from L.A. SantaCon 2012

by POLLO ROID December 14, 2012 Cultura
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Photographer Dan Cooke AKA The Steel Shark was Santa on the Spot at Los Angeles 2012 SantaCon Saturday. Check out these cool shots:

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Pocho Ocho props you need to be a proper Latino

by Sara Inés Calderón February 28, 2012 Cultura
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You know, sometimes it’s hard being Latino. You wake up, go about your day, do your business, and then people ask you where your donkey is, or whether your family is from Mexico. And, you know, it may be that your family has been in the U.S. longer than theirs, or that no one in […]

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