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Here’s one from the vaults! Is Star Spanglish Banner a lost track from INSANE IN THE BRAIN, the unreleased 2007 album that was the subject of speculation, lawsuits and at least two shootings? Those close to HORCHATA ICE (photo) won’t say. And those ties to Biggie and Tupac? Don’t go there.

 

borderpatrolcover“Heroic” Border Patrol Agents of Lore: Or “That’s Not the Migra I Know!” More Tales of Greedy “Mexicans,” “Savage” Native Americans, and “Heroic” Uber Gringos!

Pappy’s Golden Age of Comics Blog is at it again — posting delectable artifacts from American comic book history that are also revelatory chronicles unraveling the collusion of race, ethnicity, violence, and more in popular “entertainments.” [Mas…]

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vwthang¡Mira los vintage VW bugs, Karmann Ghias, VW Things, Kombis, trucks, hot rods, and more! The Mexbugs car show in November — 12 Exhibición Nacional Volkswagen Vintage had them all. [Mas…]

fridagroupmediumThe many faces of Frida Kahlo include a somber Frida, all of 17, in a three-piece suit. [Mas…]

Fast y Furioso: In Cuba, auto racing is back (video)

by DANICA PATRICIO May 6, 2014 El Now
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After the Cuban Communist Revolution, auto sports were banned as elitist, but now they’re back. Hot rods are drag-racing down the streets of Havana — with the blessing of the Party! FUSION reports. PREVIOUSLY ON CUBA: Comrades: Do not ash what Cuba can do for you (video) Pocho Ocho things about the USA that surprise […]

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La Cucaracha: The actual true story of Cinco de Mayo (2001 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 5, 2014 Cartoons
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Sometimes you feel a little … Mexican @ Chi-Chi’s (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 23, 2014 Cultura
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Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you feel a little Mexican. Am I right, people? ¡Orale! Let’s hear it out there! Give it up for the Mexicans! You, Pedro wearing the Pendleton, put down the filero before you applaud. OK. No offense, ese. Just sayin’. Everybody feels Mexican in this this goofy 1987 commercial […]

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Throwback Thursday: ‘Those Darn White Kids’ (POCHO 2000 toons)

by Cartoonistas March 27, 2014 Cartoons
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From the year 2000 come these three rare toons from the short-lived comic strip Those Darn White Kids. Courtesy the WayBack Machine at Archive.org.

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Vintage 1968 anti-war video reborn: ‘Mickey Mouse In Vietnam’

by PREZ PIGASUS June 24, 2013 Cartoons
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This one-minute 1968 black and white short 16mm animation by Milton Glaser was thought to be lost, but it resurfaced a month ago. There are lots of versions floating around but we like this one with music. Mickey is no stranger to controversy. Here are two recent Mouse-themed toons from POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz:

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U.S. ♥ Mexico WWII propaganda film: ‘Mexican Moods’ (1942)

by JUNIOR WENCES April 21, 2012 Cultura
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Seventy years ago, when Mexico joined the Allies (AKA the United Nations) to fight against Nazi Germany, the U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs produced and released Mexican Moods praising our new BFF. Sometimes shaky period color footage is matched by shaky period narration and musical production numbers as the film celebrates Mexico’s joining the United […]

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Laurel and Hardy are El Gordo y El Flaco in ‘El Flaco Va Al Dentista’

by CISCO N. IBER March 30, 2012 Cultura
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Is Will Ferrell — currently starring in Casa de Mi Padre — the first Anglo comic actor to make a Spanish-language comedy without knowing a word of Spanish? No guey! As you can see in this old movie clip, black and white jailbirds Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel AKA El Gordo y El Flaco visited […]

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Sabado Pochonte: DTLA, Olvera St., 1937 (Vericolor, Cliché-o-Vision)

by Comic Saenz January 28, 2012 Cultura
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A Street of Memory (1937): You’ll meet “soft-speaking olive-skinned guides, languid in business” the narrator intones as he guides tourists in a walk through Los Angeles’ quasi-historic Olvera Street. Brain-exploding old school stereotypes spice up this documentary by William M. Pizor – a “Vericolor production offering touristic views of  Olvera Street and the old Mexican […]

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