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The internet is so much about what to look at.

For me, that’s weird. You see the bulk of the first part of my life was bound up with reading—which is all about looking at things, reading words, but has little to do with seeing, with reading pictures.

It is true that as a kid, I was all about reading while seeing, with Richie Rich, Mad Magazine, Vampirella, Batman, Eerie, and Plop! infecting the technicolor corridors of my imagination.

But after that came college and graduate school with a major in literature—so novels took over (that and critical theory), so words came to dominate the scene of my life. [Mas…]

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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. [Mas…]

chanclastreeDear 2016:

Don’t let the door hit you on the nalgas on the way out, you horrible year, you. Buh bye. Scram. Get lost. A la chingada!

Every juan here at POCHO tried her hardest in 2016. We were the online world’s premier Mexclusive supplier of

What what did we get? Pinche President-elect Trump.

And now the struggle moves to a new stage.

Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more Ñews y Satire?
¡GRACIAS!

Here’s the thing. POCHO costs money to run. The ads you see don’t generate the cash we need to expand our coverage, beef up our hosting or pay our writers, artists and videographers. We need cash donations from loyal readers like you.

Can you kick in $10, $20 or $50 to help out? Please click on the DONATE button and give what you can.

With your help, maybe – just maybe – POCHO can make a difference in 2017.

Gracias,

Los Pochodores

 

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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 help?

POCHO has no big backers, no mega investors, no brand-name “sponsors.”

That’s deliberate.  We get the cash we need from you, our loyal readers, and no one tells us what we can or cannot publish. Can you help?

We need cash. Ten bucks, $20 or even $50 isn’t that much once you do the math. Can you help?

Example:

POCHO typically publishes a minimum of four new posts every weekday, or 20 posts each week. If only half of those make you laugh, that’s 10 laughs a week. Fifty-two weeks of 10 laughs is over 500 laughs a year. With a $50 donation, your net cost per laugh is a less than a dime.

UNDER TEN CENTS!

Such a deal!

Please kick in a few bucks to keep the Ñews y Satire flowing.  It doesn’t have to be $50 – ten bucks, twenty, whatever, it’s all good. We take all plastic and PayPal tambien.

Click on the DONATE button to give and thank you for your support.

Los Pochodores 

Hola! My Mexican-American family and I don’t speak Spanish (video)

by Andalé Mono November 11, 2016 El Now
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It’s not easy being a pocho. That’s the premise of The Loteria, by Santa Cruz, CA film student Joseph Cueto-Araiza. He grew up in a Mexican-American family where nobody could speak Spanish, and that includes Joseph Cueto-Araiza.

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Want more Ñews y Satire? Sure! Send POCHO some money! Please.

by COMIC SAENZ, EL JEFE DE CONTENT October 2, 2016 Corporate
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Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more Ñews y Satire? MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS! We like making POCHO’s Ñews y Satire for you every day, but it takes money. Can you please help? We like to afflict the comfortable, comfort the afflicted, and mock the pendejos. Please, can you help? POCHO […]

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Face of Jesus appears on flour tortilla in San Antonio (photo, video)

by ZORRO MULDER January 7, 2016 Cartoons
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Jesus Cristo has appeared on a tortilla in San Antonio, Texas. His burnt, crusty face showed up (photo) on a homemade flour tortilla just after his mom, La Virgen de Guadalupe, appeared on another flour tortilla in nearby Mexifornia. News4SanAntonio reports:

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Year-End Roundup 2015: POCHO’s Top Five Most Popular Posts

by Especial Correspondents December 31, 2015 El Now
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We cranked up the old stats machine to find out the 2015 stories you liked the most and copied and pasted them into this post here. Some of these stories are News and others are Ñews. We post, you decide.

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This L.A. pocha wishes she could speak better Spanish (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 16, 2015 Cultura
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Los Angeles pocha Natalie Munguia didn’t learn Spanish when she was growing up, and now she feels left out, as she explains in this video for Sociology 244 at Whittier College. FYI, here’s the course description:

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Ñews y Satire < 10¢ per laugh when you donate $50!

by Barney Asada December 7, 2015 Corporate
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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 help? POCHO has no big backers, no mega investors, no brand-name “sponsors.” That’s deliberate.  We get the cash we need from you, our loyal […]

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Ñews y Satire is under 10¢ a laugh when you donate $50!

by José Canusí December 2, 2015 Corporate
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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 help? POCHO has no big backers, no mega investors, no brand-name “sponsors.” That’s deliberate.  We get the cash we need from you, our loyal […]

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La Cucaracha: Halloween or Day of the Dead? (#TBT 2007 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 22, 2015 Cartoons
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POCHO fan emails a selfie: ‘My tat says proud POCHO!’ (photo)

by Comic Saenz July 31, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO’s newly-designated Kansas massage therapist Berny Damian Hernandez emailed us a selfie Thursday and wrote: I had this tattoo done nine years ago; just decided to share. I’m glad somebody else is using this word proudly! ¡Orale!

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La Cucaracha: A verse grows in Fresno (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 30, 2015 Cartoons
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Ñews y Satire: Only 10¢ a laugh when you donate $50!

by Comic Saenz June 15, 2015 Corporate
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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 help? POCHO has no big backers, no mega investors, no brand-name “sponsors.” That’s deliberate.  We get the cash we need from you, our loyal […]

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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: SCAN THIS QR CODE (toon)

by Comic Saenz June 10, 2015 Cartoons
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Angry area youth calls menudo ‘yucky,’ demands pizza

by ESTEFANIA ZAVALA May 18, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from ALTADENA) Javier “Flaco” Hernandez outraged his family Sunday night when he refused to eat his bowl of menudo. “It’s yucky!” the 8-year-old shouted as he repeatedly banged his spoon on the dinner table and insisted on pizza instead. Flaco’s refusal ticked off his mom, who had spent hours preparing the beef stomach broth […]

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Al Madrigal’s ‘Pocho Quest’: ‘Half Like Me’ (complete video)

by Comic Saenz March 2, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal gets some help from POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo Arellano as he tries to understand what it means to be half-Mexican in America.

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Al Madrigal is a coconut on a quest for identity: ‘Half Like Me’ (video)

by Comic Saenz January 14, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal’s epic quest for identity — Half Like Me — debuts on FUSION next Thursday. Coconut Madrigal (white inside, brown outside) knew turning an intensely personal journey into a docu-comedy wouldn’t be one easy trick, but he never anticipated what happened next. “I set out to dial down my pocho level from a […]

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