story

Yes, I’ll admit it.

I have had six Coronas too many.

I’m at the moment where everything is hilarious and I love everyone. I hug random people and tell them how great life is. I hug my brother and tell him how much I love him and hate him for reading my diary when I was 15, baboso!

Cleaning up after Gema’s wedding is so much easier now that I’m drunk. I keep seeing Hector out of the corner of my eye, watching me. We have been friends since we were in 2nd grade.

He comes over next to me grabbing the glass bottles of coronas from the tables, “Let’s get married.”

I try and look over at him but my eyes are having the hardest time adjusting to his face, “Whatever! Hurry up and pick up the bottles I want to rap!”

He starts laughing and keeps grabbing the bottles, “¡Pues oralé, rap!”

Dammit if these Coronas haven’t made me brave! [Mas…]

cucahalloweenstory


Poet Laureate of the United States 2015-2017, Juan Felipe Herrera, tells a story and plays a song for Father’s Day.

yellowcar“Okay, podemos ir a caminar pero si te cansas, es tu problema. No cargo bebes,” Lina says meanly to her four-year-old cousin.

“I’m not a baby!” says Teresita predictably but then insists on bringing her large plastic car, a hideous yellow contraption with giant painted eyeballs instead of headlights. Teresita gets in the toy car and looks at Lina expectantly. Lina sighs and begins to push her down the street.

“This is just a stroller, you know.” Lina grumbles. “You’re not making any progress into becoming a real person.”

Teresita either does not hear or pretends not to understand the English sentence. Lina suspects that rather than being a child “confused by the dichotomies of her bilingual upbringing” as the pre-school teacher suggested, that Teresita is just selectively deaf. [Mas…]

juncobrianwilliams

You could be rich and famous*

That’s right — you sitting there in your PJs, bunny slippers and Frida Kahlo unibrow.

After all, you know better than other people on the Internets, and if you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?

Donut despair! You can turn your Aztlan acumen into fame y fortune in a matter of weeks, and

It’s easier than you think.

These are the factoids:

This is a proven method that

  • propelled openly-Chicano Lalo Alcaraz and Gustavo Arellano to writing gigs at a new Fox sitcom,
  • zoomed actor and comic Al Madrigal to The Daily Show and
  • teleported NYC standup Elise Roedenbeck from dimly-lit stages in the East Village to the bright TV lights of the new FUSION network in Miami.

[Mas…]

Contribute to POCHO, get discovered, become rich and famous*

by Comic Saenz February 12, 2014 Corporate
Thumbnail image for Contribute to POCHO, get discovered, become rich and famous*

You could be rich and famous* That’s right — you sitting there in your PJs, bunny slippers and Frida Kahlo unibrow. After all, you know better than other people on the Internets, and if you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Donut despair! You can turn your Aztlan acumen into fame y fortune in a […]

[Mas…]

Flaco Jimenez vs Los Gabachos: ‘El Mojado Sin Licencia’ (music video)

by GUERILLA ICE August 16, 2013 Cultura
Thumbnail image for Flaco Jimenez vs Los Gabachos: ‘El Mojado Sin Licencia’ (music video)

The wetback drove from Laredo to San Antonio to see his girl — and that’s when the trouble started.

[Mas…]

Write for POCHO, earn the respect of your peers, mas o menos

by José Canusí August 12, 2013 Corporate
Thumbnail image for Write for POCHO, earn the respect of your peers, mas o menos

Face it, pochos, money can’t buy you love. But respect — R-E-S-P-E-C-T — well, that can go a long way towards letting your love light shine. And that’s why we want to remind you once again of a very special opportunity to earn the respect of your peers, street cred in your neighborhood and, possibly, […]

[Mas…]

The true story of ‘Two Corn Chips at the Playground’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé July 2, 2013 Cartoons
Thumbnail image for The true story of ‘Two Corn Chips at the Playground’ (video)

Once upon a time there were two corn chips, friends. They used to play together at the school playground. One chip thought the other was not playing fair, and he told him. This is their story.

[Mas…]

Write, draw or shoot for POCHO and win the respect of your peers

by Jose Canúsi, Corporate Spokesvato July 9, 2012 Corporate
Thumbnail image for Write, draw or shoot for POCHO and win the respect of your peers

Face it, pochos, money can’t buy you love. But respect –R-E-S-P-E-C-T — well, that can go a long way towards letting your love light shine. And that’s why we want to remind you once again of a very special opportunity to earn the respect of your peers, street cred in your neighborhood and, possibly, the […]

[Mas…]