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(PNS reporting from RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA) Factional fighting among Spanglish speakers, academics, and Raza activists doomed the first Spanglish grammar conference, held here Sunday.
“The idea was to create some foundational principles and ground rules for our people’s language,” co-organizer Lourdes Cervantes-Borges of the Professional Organization of Chican@s Oppressed by Society (POCHOS) told PNS. “We wished merely to memorialize those rules in a book of proper Spanglish Style, a Estronque y Blanco if you will, but then these know-nada nacos had to get involved.”
“No manches, son puras pendejadas! I ain’t down with all of that academic bullshit,” countered East Los delegate-at-large Oscar “Mocoso” Chavez. “Nuestra lengua is from the streets, and I ain’t talking ’bout that chingon taco troka on the corner of Beverly Boulevard.”
The Jewish festival of Hanukkah חנוכה starts Tuesday night, so Hebrew hermanos Jaquann and Luis prepare potato latkes (pancakes) one of the season’s signature treats. (Totally NSFW adult language.)
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This song and video is FOR THOSE, for those 43 kids who were “disappeared” in Mexico. It was filmed at their college, Rural Normal School Ayotzinapa, in Guerrero. Participants in the project, organized by graphic artists Grand OM, were musicians Lengualerta (México), Wally Warning (Aruba-Alemania), Ana Sol (Argentina), Dj Saeg (México) and Eduardo Morris (Argentina-Suiza). There’s more on their YouTube page.
There’s an audio version, too:
At Mexico City’s famous Pinche Gringo BBQ, there may be lines for food all the time, but when it’s your turn to pay, you can cough up the cash with PayPal. Pagar sin efectivo ni tarjetas sólo podría ser mejor si te regalaran algo y eso fue precisamente lo que PayPal hizo en Pinche Gringo BBQ, un lugar que preparara auténtico barbecue estilo tejano y donde además puedes pagar con tu smartphone.
Hola. Is Tia Lencha here. My heart is broke. I no have a novio anymore. My comadre say there is something wrong with all the mens on the Google. Is true. In this case, I wasn’t enough of a man for him. Oh gwell.
I oso a little heartbreak because my carro (thas car for ju pochos) die. My comadre say that only my luck gwith mens is worser than my luck gwith carros.
Oso, I am very heart break because of the 43 estudents that got kill and throwed away in Mexico.
Then I saw Mijo look sad jesterday and ask him what wrong. He say that he is sad because the police who kill Michael Brown and Eric Garner got out for free. He say this country is no the country of freedom if black mens cannot gwalk the streets without getting kill.
♫ ♬ Masa roasting by an open fire… ♫ ♬
Wait; that masa thing doesn’t sound right. Dear Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano: Why do Mexicans eat tamales during Christmas?
Previously on tamales:
Can you count the niños in the Mexican Car?
Don Cheto and Marisol y Vicky Terrazas de Horóscopos de Durango are All About the Face.
Two years ago, Don Cheto was all about the Ganga Style:
Most white Americans are biased against blacks, but it differs across the country. In this map, the redder the state, the higher the hate. Michigan, in gray, is in middle, bias-wise, and the bluer states are less biased than Michigan.
There’s some tricky methodology involved, and there may be some “selection bias,” but if anything, the survey results may underestimate the prejudice.
A white cop encounters an unarmed black dude and you won’t believe what happens next!
It’s hard being an Asian in America, Tony Vinh explains to the crowd at Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, TX. For example, you can get racially profiled and people think you have a small penis. [NSFW adult language.]
This video from Bolivia’s Alma Eterna is a couple of years old but the message is timeless. In Ayotzinapa and Ferguson, we are all Guerreros for La Liberatad — fighters for freedom.
Food porn meets taco porn as the Los Angeles Taco Company (available for bookings now!) shows how they do it in Session. Cumbia available for an additional fee; ask your server.
Inspired by Kim Kardashian’s rising popularity throughout Mexico, shop owner Dalton Javier Davalos decided to make a pinata of the star’s posterior for the Posadas festival taking place later this month. In making the pinata, Davalos said that he didn’t forsee the international spotlight his shop would receive as a result.
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Chubby Bobby Gomez gets invited to a quinceañera as a chambelan, but he can’t find a tuxedo that fits. Dad drags out the outfit he wore when he got married in 1972 and El Tux turns out to be a blessing in disguise.
As long as we’re talking quinceañera and chambelans, here’s maybe the greatest quince video ever made: Colibritany’s Mi Sexy Chambelan. 28 million YouTube views can’t be wrong!
In the Plaza Mexico shopping center in the working class Los Angeles suburb of Lynwood, a specialty store advertises “Vestimos y Reparamos Niños Dioses.” The dresser and doctor, Cuban-American Concepcion “Connie” Rivero, told her story to KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez:
Fusion’s Pedro Andrade talked to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz about fighting for racial justice, and Lalo spilled the beans.
Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano recalls America’s history of police brutality against people of color in his latest video: Why Mexicans Should Care About Michael Brown and Ferguson. The author and editor (OC Weekly) reprises a 2007 toon from POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz to prove his point. One additional pregunta, though: Is Gustavo’s hoodie fashion forward, rain gear or a political statement? [NSFW F-bomb.]
Beware of El Lado Oscuro!
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Every year it’s the same crap over and over again. I mean, I wasn’t even finished pretending not to eat Halloween candy before people started playing that Christmas music — don’t even get me started on the music! It’s like, let’s take a has-been artist and have them pump out some horrible tripe and force everyone to remember why they became irrelevant in the first place, all the while pretending like we’re enjoying the tunes.
You know, all those songs were written during a time when my grandparents weren’t even allowed to go into certain restaurants. “No Mexicans, No Dogs” is what the door signs used to say. “White Christmas” indeed!