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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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A homeboy in Compton fell and got an ouchie, so he called 911 for an ambulance. The conversation didn’t go as planned. [NSFW language.]

amberalertThe Golden State’s smartphone users were startled late Monday night and early Tuesday morning as their phones buzzed, beeped and/or flashed an Amber Alert, the very first issued by the California Highway Patrol.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

It’s all thanks to the Wireless Emergency Alert program, a cellphone version of the Emergency Alert System that gives you the high-pitched test tone on your television.

Cellphone owners receive messages automatically, based on their proximity to the emergency, not based on their phone number.

And while accused kidnapper James Lee DiMaggio and kidnap victims Hannah Anderson, 16, and Ethan Anderson, 8, are still missing, cellphone owners have found that their iPhones, Androids and BlackBerries have the potential to issue alerts for all sorts of things.

Here are the Pocho Ocho potential alerts you probably weren’t aware of:

8. The Meta Amber Alert: Another Amber Alert is coming soon, so don’t freak the hell out

7. Like A Good Neighbor Alert: George Zimmerman just joined your Neighborhood Watch

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Scary! Mexican students practice riding the school bus (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO July 5, 2013 Cultura
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These Zacatecas schoolboys take their school bus practice very seriously. And if this cautionary bus drill looks scary, think about the actual bus rides it must have been based on!

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Elise Roedenbeck’s ‘Mija Weekly’ breaks the ñews 02.25.13 (video)

by Elise Valderrama February 25, 2013 El Now
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This week on Mija: so much crying! I explain the sequester with a stick of butter and discuss Marco Rubio’s visit to Israel. Plus, a bunch of dead sea animals wash ashore mi tierra, Peru and I wear a sweater! Make sure to leave your questions and comments below.

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POCHO web server crashes as Doomsday Clock hits 00:00:00

by Comic Saenz December 22, 2012 Corporate
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POCHO’s web server crashed — along with the Mayan Calendar — at midnight Friday when our Mayan Apocalypse Doomsday Countdown Clock (since disabled) shut down at 00:00:00. If you stopped by after midnight — we rebooted at 7:30 AM — here’s what you saw and heard. Can you help POCHO upgrade our infrastructure?

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Pocho Ocho must-have Mayan Apocalypse survival kit items

by Especial Correspondents September 28, 2012 Cultura
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With Mayan Apocalypse Doomsday 2012 under three months away, time is running out to assemble the emergency survival supplies you’ll need in your underground shelter. [Check our countdown clock in the right column.] Remember: Unforeseen dangers and unknown entities will be lurking in your No-Tech Future Hell on Earth (think Mad Max meets the chupacabra), […]

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