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Our favorite ex-con Creeper had some early success with his CholoFit classes, but a quick rise to fame led to some very public meltdowns. Now Creeper returns with CholoSpin and your loud-mouthed Tia and your neighbor’s chihuahua will finally meet their match. [Frankie Quiñones is Creeper. Some NSFW language.]

PREVOUSLY ON CREEPER: [Mas…]

“She left Santana in a Chevrolet, to visit her tia in East L.A. — but she never got there!” [F-bomb.]
SoCal punks Manic Hispanic’s 2003 version of a Ramones tune takes on new relevance with Trump’s DACA threats. The I.N.S. Took My Novia Away is from the CD/album Mijo Goes to Jr. College.

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…]


Is George Lopez just as funny when he’s a cartoon? POCHO blogs, you decide! [NSFW adult language.]

PREVIOUSLY ON GEORGE LOPEZ: [Mas…]

(PNS reporting from EAST LOS)  All people have six degrees of separation? Hells, nah! A new study by an area mathematician begs to differ.

“The truth is that, for Chicanos, there is only a single degree of separation,” says UCLA Ph.D. mathematics candidate Beto Pérez, of Painter Avenue in Whittier. “I’ve done a global calculation based on a plethora of factors and concluded that journalist Frigyes Karinthy’s theory of the general population does not apply to Chicanos.”

Pérez published his findings in article and photo essay titled, “Inlakesh: Chicano Identity One-On-One,”  in the June issue of National Geographic.

“First of all, most Chicanos have too many primos,” he told PNS, “and therefore there are never too many people you won’t know. When you add in homies and rucas, plus tíos and tías, plus people you start calling “compadres” five minutes after you meet them, you never even get to the point where more than three degrees of separation are required,” Pérez said. [Mas…]

There's something about Tio Wilfredo

8. Uncle Wilfredo from South America is a Nazi

7. The real reason your brother looks like Vicente Fernandez

6. La Otra Familia [Mas…]