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What does it mean to be vulnerable? This question comes up quite a bit in comedy. You might hear someone say, “oh, he’s so raw, so vulnerable…” It’s a common form of praise, usually for male comedians.

Former Late Show booker, Eddie Brill, named vulnerability as his favorite quality in a comedian. He seldom, if ever, booked women. Eventually, he was fired for his statements in the now infamous New York Times article. However, the crux of his argument was that good comedians reveal their weaknesses and women just don’t do that. [Mas…]

elisewhiteA few weeks ago, my aunt asked me to do a Skype Q&A with her high school students in Peru. She teaches a course on race and racial profiling and she thought it would be interesting to show her class my stand-up comedy dealing with racism then discuss the differences between American and South American racism.

However, the timing could not have been more biting. Just prior to my Skype call, news of yet another black man, Alton Sterling, slaughtered by police officers, began to circulate.

My aunt said to me, “the kids have a hard time understanding American racial profiling, for instance, why do cops target black people?” [Mas…]


POCHO’s Elise Valderrama is a Peruvian-American who moved to Florida as kid. That’s where she learned it’s not so easy being white.


Experience Valentine’s Day with Elise Valderrama (AKA @Buttronica on the Twitter) in this 2013 episode of Mija Weekly! Fall in love all over again with drones, skimpy outfits, GOP immigrant-haters and learn the true meaning of Valentine’s Day. And, says Elise, try not to go into a diabetic coma.


Back when our MiJA Elise Valderrama was on Fusion, she shared her Thanksgiving survival tips. You say you’ve never explored The Cluttered Mind of Elise, aka @buttronica on the Twitter? You’ll be glad you did.


Experience Valentine’s Day with Elise Roedenbeck (AKA @Buttronica on the Twitter) in this 2013 episode of Mija Weekly! Fall in love all over again with drones, skimpy outfits, GOP immigrant-haters and learn the true meaning of Valentine’s Day. And, says Elise, try not to go into a diabetic coma.

The pilgrims? Morons! Remembering the first Thanksgiving (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO November 26, 2014 Cultura
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Elise (@buttronica on the Twitter) Roedenbeck clears up all the old misconceptions about the first, OG, Thanksgiving. Did you know Ms. Roedenbeck has her very own content section here on POCHO? Click here for the immersive Buttronica Experience.

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Elise Roedenbeck: How to hide from drones (video)

by Comic Saenz August 27, 2014 Cultura
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Drones are chasing our Emeritus Editor Elise Roedenbeck (she’s @buttronica on the Tuiter) for all the wrong reasons. Here’s how she hides, and how you can hide too. [Editor’s note: I can’t tell you the right reason because then Ms. Buttronica would have to kill me and I think that could be quite painful.]

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Elise @Buttronica Roedenbeck reads Amazon product reviews (video)

by Comic Saenz June 4, 2014 Cultura
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Reading is hard. That’s why we’re happy to feature our MiJA, Elise Roedenbeck (she’s @Buttronica on the Twitter), reading customer reviews of Amazon.com products. Now you can sit back, chillax, watch and listen instead of trying to pick out the words, with all those darn letters. Today’s selection includes a dramatic reading of a review […]

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Watch: Elise Roedenbeck reads ‘Dinosaur Porn’ (Yes, it’s a thing!)

by Comic Saenz May 20, 2014 Cultura
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POCHO amiga Elise Roedenbeck (who is sill on our masthead as NYC Bureau Chief Emeritus the fact of which we are periodically required to remind you of as a result of the settlement order, without admitting or denying guilt and/or culpability) explores the steamy sexy world of Dino Porn. These big hunks o’ meat are […]

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Elise Roedenbeck: Top porn search terms by state (video)

by Verdana Bold April 30, 2014 Cultura
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Sweet dreams are made of this — who am I to disagree? I travel the world and the seven seas. Everybody’s looking for something. Elise Roedenbeck — she’s @buttronica on the Twitter — learned the same lesson when she investigated the top porn search terms broken down by state. Everybody’s looking for something. They’re looking […]

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Classic Elise @Buttronica Roedenbeck: ‘Mija Weekly Valentine’ (video)

by Comic Saenz February 14, 2014 Cultura
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It’s Valentine’s Day with Elise Roedenbeck (AKA @Buttronica on the Twitter) in this 2013 episode of Mija Weekly! Fall in love all over again with drones, skimpy outfits, GOP immigrant-haters and learn the true meaning of Valentine’s Day. And, says Elise, try not to go into a diabetic coma. Where is Elise now, you ask?

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Elise Roedenbeck’s Cluttered Mind: Job tips for you kids (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker November 14, 2013 Cultura
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Our MiJA, Elise Roedenbeck, knows it’s tough out there getting a job, especially for new grads. And when prospective employers want you to work for free so they can “try you out,” it can seem like modern-day slavery. Elise is here to help and also available for consultation (at her day rate) on the Twitter, […]

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That new mammal they discovered in the Andes? Delicious! (video)

by Comic Saenz August 27, 2013 Cultura
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It’s called an olinguito. Freakin delicious, too! Elise Roedenbeck reports: Olinguito, the cute new mammal discovered in the Andes, is nature’s newest little surprise. The small creature, related to the raccoon, looks like a cross between an Ewok and a rat. However, anyone who’s ever lived in the Andes can tell you meat is meat. […]

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Elise Roedenbeck: U.S. needs to adjust to new Latino reality (video)

by Comic Saenz August 1, 2013 Cultura
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TV network Univision is numero uno and Latinos are fast becoming America’s new demographic champions. Our MiJA, Elise Rodenbeck, offers some advice for gringos on dealing with this new reality. Hint: Food is “spicy,” women are not.

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Pocho Ocho ways to tell you’re watching ‘Latino ñews’

by Especial Correspondents July 24, 2013 Cultura
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It’s no surprise to us Pochodores — it’s why we started POCHO.COM: Actual research reveals more and more U.S. Latinos are getting their ñews in Ingles — ñews from respected journalists like brothers Jorge Cooper-Ramos (right), and Anderson Ramos-Cooper (left.) OK, sometimes Latinos get their ñews from Gustavo Almadovar live in the O.C., but not lately. Meanwhile, Univision is leading […]

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Elise @buttronica Roedenbeck VS the Pope — on Twitter (video)

by Comic Saenz July 19, 2013 Cultura
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Our MiJA, Elise @buttronica Roedenbeck, doesn’t want much. She just wants additional followers on the Twitter as part of her plan for worldwide social media domination. Follow Elise to win a small box lunch with individual carafe of wine plus other cool incentives like scribbled notes and video winks (must be over legal drinking age […]

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What’s Independence Day all about? Classic @buttronica 2013 video

by Comic Saenz July 4, 2013 Cultura
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Our MiJA Elise Roedenbeck aka Valderrama hits the streets of Miami to find out what your average Floridian knows about July 4, Independence Day. Special appearance by Thomas Jefferson courtesy ThreeFifthsofAPerson.info.us. You can follow Elise on the Twitter, where she is known to her minions as BUTTRONICA.

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Elise Roedenbeck Filibusters: ‘How To Do the Wendy’ (video)

by Comic Saenz June 28, 2013 El Now
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It’s not easy standing up for women’s rights in Texas, but the heroic filibuster by State Sen. Wendy Davis kept the GOP’s anti-abortion SB5 from passing Tuesday night. Our MiJA, Elise Roedenbeck, learned how to Do the Wendy for the camera. [Disclosure: The settlement agreement approved by the judge means we must stay at least […]

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Kanye West’s ‘I Am A God’ as read by Elise Roedenbeck (video)

by MOON GUAC June 19, 2013 Cultura
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When an important pop culture artifact like a Kanye West CD (or baby) drops, smart pochas y pochos step back from the frenzy and take a dispassionate look at WTF is going on. That’s why our MiJA, Elise Roedenbeck, at her new gig down there in Miami with Fusion, embarked on a dramatic reading of […]

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Elise @buttronica Roedenbeck’s ‘MiJA Weekly’ now on Fusion (video)

by Comic Saenz May 24, 2013 Cultura
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Our video sweetheart, Elise @buttronica Roedenbeck, is back with MiJA Weekly — now on Fusion, the mutant offspring of ABC and Univision. Our girl’s back in her old room in her mom’s house in Miami, and boy are her arms tired! On Twitter, she’s @buttronica PREVIOUSLY on MiJA Weekly…

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MiJA Weekly’s Elise Roedenbeck joins new TV network in Miami

by Comic Saenz May 11, 2013 Corporate
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Many have you have written in and asked about Elise Roedenbeck’s MiJA WEEKLY video series and why it disappeared. We have good news and bad news. Bad news first: There will be no more MiJA WEEKLY. The good news? Important people in the Network Television World were so taken with Elise and MiJA WEEKLY that […]

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Elise Roedenbeck’s ‘MiJA Weekly’ Tax Day Espectacular 4.15.13 (video)

by Elise Valderrama April 15, 2013 El Now
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Happy Tax Day, pochos! This week on MiJA I discuss the near conclusion of back-room negotiations on immigration “reform” and delve deep into the heart of the Internets to discover Barbies of the World. You think Mexican Barbie is bad — Peruvian Barbie comes with an anchor baby (and she’s not the worst of them!)

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Elise Roedenbeck’s ‘MiJA Weekly’ A Lovin’ Tribute 4.08.13 (video)

by Elise Valderrama April 8, 2013 El Now
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This week on MiJA, AP drops the term “illegal” and I drop some phat moves while paying tribute to the late Roger Ebert. Don’t forget, Tuesday April 9 is Equal Pay Day. Pocha power activate! Previously on MiJA Weekly…

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