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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Ruben Covarrubias (photo) astounded family and friends here Sunday night when he admitted that the history of Cinco de Mayo didn’t concern him and he’d always thought “May 5 was Mexican Independence Day, so like so what?!”

“I don’t care what it’s about, yo!” he told everyone within earshot of the backyard grill. “I just always celebrated it with MEChA and at school. Partay!” [Mas…]


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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Tia Lencha: What pochos need to know about El Dia de Los Muertos

by TIA LENCHA October 31, 2016 Cultura
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Happy Day of the Dead! Is Tia Lencha here. Many people ask me questions about Dia de Los Muertos. I answer the questions today. Question numero one: Tia Lencha wass this Dia de los Muertos? Is it the Mexican Halloween? Gwell, kind of, I say. Except that the Day of the Dead celebrations come from […]

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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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Meteorologist Chris Farley: I’m El Niño and I’m coming (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés January 5, 2016 Cultura
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Weatherman Chris Farley is El Niño and he’s coming your way. But what does “El Niño” even mean, though?

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Why in the world are sneakers hanging from telephone lines? (video)

by Lucida Grandé August 27, 2015 Cultura
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The Mystery of Flying Kicks from Closer Productions seeks to explain a world-wide phenomenon. Why do people hang old sneakers on telephone lines?

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Area man doesn’t care what Cinco de Mayo is all about, yo!

by María Purísima May 4, 2015 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Ruben Covarrubias astounded family and friends here Sunday night when he admitted that the history of Cinco de Mayo didn’t concern him and he’d always thought “May 5 was Mexican Independence Day, so like so what?!” “I don’t care what it’s about, yo!” he told everyone within earshot of the backyard […]

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How to pronounce ‘pocho’ (audio)

by Comic Saenz October 9, 2014 Audio
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It’s on the Internetz so it’s got to be right! Here’s how to pronounce “pocho,” according to Forvo.com. It’s a Spanish word, don’t you know. “What exactly IS all this pocho talk?” you might ask. Click for the answer.

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Shameless! Charo finally reveals the meaning of ‘Cuchi-Cuchi’ (videos)

by Moctezuma Cortés June 5, 2014 Cultura
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Mystery of the ages! You won’t believe what this actress and flamenco guitarist said! The one weird phrase that turned a Spanish ingenue into a superstar! I never expected I’d react like this when watching a video from Oprah! When this blonde chica began playing, the audience gasped! Charo fans: You know you’ve been waiting […]

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La Cucaracha: What did Cinco de Mayo teach America? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 6, 2014 Cartoons
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Shock confession! Local man doesn’t care what Cinco de Mayo is about

by María Purísima May 5, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Ruben Covarrubias astounded family and friends here Sunday night when he admitted that the meaning of Cinco de Mayo didn’t concern him and he’d always thought “May 5 was Mexican Independence Day, so like so what?!” “I don’t care what it’s about,” he told everyone within earshot of the backyard […]

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Life of Brian: ‘Always look on the bright side of life!’ (video + lyrics)

by MOE HADDOW April 20, 2014 Cultura
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We’re with Brian: “If life seems jolly rotten, there’s something you’ve forgotten!” Happy Easter! (NSFW because they sing “shit.”) Sing along with these handy lyrics (and guitar chords):

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina explains El Dia de Los Muertos for you pochos

by TIA LENCHA November 1, 2013 Cultura
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Happy Day of the Dead! Is Tia Lencha here. Many people ask me questions about Dia de Los Muertos. I answer the questions today. Question numero one: Tia Lencha wass this Dia de los Muertos? Is it the Mexican Halloween? Gwell, kind of, I say. Except that the Day of the Dead celebrations come from […]

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Latina discovers talent for poetry by saying random words slowly

by María Purísima April 22, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from SAN FRANCISCO)  Marce “More-Say” Figueroa discovered her talent for poetry this time last year when her roommate told her she was talking in her sleep. After that conversation, Figueroa started writing down the random words that popped into her head when she woke up. Soon, she realized what she was really writing […]

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Life of Brian: ‘Always look on the bright side of life!’ (video + lyrics)

by MOE HADDOW March 31, 2013 Cultura
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We’re with Brian: “If life seems jolly rotten, there’s something you’ve forgotten!” Happy Easter from all the Pochodores! (NSFW because they sing “shit.”) Sing along with these handy lyrics (and guitar chords):

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Pocho Ocho other Papal smoke signals beside black and white

by JOHN PAUL RINGO IV March 12, 2013 El Now
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The Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church locked themselves inside the Vatican’s historic Sistine Chapel Tuesday to choose the next Pope.  In accordance with tradition, they will communicate the results of their deliberations to the outside world via smoke signals. Black smoke means no one got enough votes (two-thirds of those voting must agree) to become Pope, […]

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What did Obama tell the DNC? We did the word salad arithmetic!

by BARACK SPINOZA September 7, 2012 El Now
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POCHO was so inspired by Bill Clinton’s espeech, with all the math and stuff, that we decided to arithmetically analyze President Obama’s address to the Democratic National Convention. What does it all mean? Dunno. Math is hard. What do you think? Some top phrases containing 8 words (without punctuation marks) Occurencies harder but it leads […]

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Hey Vato! Will new rims make my life better? (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz May 9, 2012 Cultura
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Chuy’s car might look a whole lot better with new rims, but is that really the way to improve one’s life, or to score with the ladies? Smiley offers an alternative approach to the existential question. (NSFW language.)

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Pocho Ocho ironic nicknames that aren’t as insulting as they seem

by María Purísima May 3, 2012 Cultura
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8. Gordo/a – This word (it means “overweight”) seems like an insult, but  it’s just another way to say, “Hey you!”  You don’t have to be fat to get this nickname. 7. Flaco/a –  And you don’t actually have to be skinny to get this nickname. Of course, you could be relatively skinny compared to […]

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Lalo Alcaraz draws his split personality in ‘La Cucaracha’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé March 22, 2012 Cartoons
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Two years ago, POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz (San Diego State University 1987) told folks at his alma mater how college days during the Reagan era led to his split personality. The two halves of his brain are now the two main characters in his syndicated daily comic La Cucaracha. 

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