Is highly entertaining cow man Devin Nunes actually beloved mama’s boy Ñoño from El Chavo del Ocho?
A Picture is Worth 1000 Palabras
At San Diego Comic-Con and Chicano Con, a good toon was had by all (photos)
San Diego Comic-Con International 2018 is one for the books — a glorious cosplay and comics extravaganza.
A personal highlight for POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz was his first-ever spot on the Quick Draw panel, said to always be the funniest panel at Comic-Con. This year’s group featured the rapid-fire Sharpies of comics god Sergio Aragones (photo ^^) and “has drawn everything” cartoonist Scott Shaw:
Mas…At San Diego Comic-Con and Chicano Con, a good toon was had by all (photos)
NYC profe visits East Los, eats tacos, takes photos, buys Doyers shirt
From #PueblaYork to #OaxaCalifornia
I live in NYC, and I have to admit, it had been a long time since I spent time in L.A., close to a decade.
In 2008, I visited my tía abuela who lived in Orange County. She drove me up to L.A. to see Olvera Street and a quick drive through Boyle Heights. It’s been a decade since then, and this summer I had a few days and a rental car, so I saw some things. I had some taco literacy work to do, but more than that, I wanted to learn more about the gente, to visit some places that have been mythologized for me, a Chicano from rural Arizona.
Califas, as I heard y’all refer to yourselves, I had come to get to know you better.
Mas…NYC profe visits East Los, eats tacos, takes photos, buys Doyers shirt
#WeCallBS! POCHO readers #STANDwithEMMA (photos)
We asked POCHO readers — on Twitter and IG and Facebook — to send in selfies with the Lalo Alcaraz EMMA GONZALEZ poster (she approves, by the way — see below) and here is what we got.
Chicano Park Autodefensa: ¡Victoria!
They came, on Saturday, they saw, and they were escorted out, as the home team chanted “fuera”… Once again.
Attempting to re- ignite the alt-right revolution with greasy pizza, local hater Roger Ogden and the Border Town Patriots, Inc. (sic) came down to San Diego’s Chicano Park to host “Patriot Picnic 2.0” promising to bring in a large number of supporters — all 25 of them — to stand up against the hundreds from the Chicano Park Autodefensa.
Unlike their response during the first confrontation last October, San Diego Police Department closed Logan Avenue and placed barricades, insuring that both “Patriots” and Autodefensa members remained separate (keeping the “Patriots” enclosed for a few hours until once again escorted out by SDPD).
New Mex restaurant used to be Chinese? No problema! (photo)
So your new Mexican restaurant is taking over a space formerly occupied by a Chinese restaurant and there’s a big pandas mural painted on the wall? No problem! (Snagged from REDDIT.)
The time MLK sent a telegram to Cesar Chavez (photo)
“I am deeply moved by your courage,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, wrote to UFW founder Cesar Chavez in 1966.
“As brothers in the fight for equality,” he wrote, “I extend the hand of fellowship and good will and wish continuing success to you and your members. The fight for equality must be fought on many fronts –- in the urban slums, in the sweat shops of the factories and fields. Our separate struggles are really one — a struggle for freedom, for dignity and for humanity.”
See more at Stanford’s King Encyclopedia.
Before the Doyers: ‘Once Upon A Time in Chavez Ravine’ (videos, photo)
Although we root root root for the home team, we can never forget the gente who were forced out of their homes in Chavez Ravine to make way for Dodger Stadium.
Last night Chavez Ravine looked like this …
Mas…Before the Doyers: ‘Once Upon A Time in Chavez Ravine’ (videos, photo)
Bed, Bath and Taco Trucks? And they appear to be on sale!
Spotted and photographed in the wild by Guatemalan-American Facebook friend Carolina E. Barillas, so don’t know if they are discontinued, on sale, or destined to be ON EVERY CORNER.
In the Bed, Bath online store, they come with gummy worm straws and “chopsticks” (!) for $23.99:
We are like, “OK, sure but hold the worms.”
The Kate Spade ‘Taco Truck Purse’ is a Latino cultural barometer
A Guide To Understanding The
Differences Between Different Kinds Of Latinos,
As Manifested By Responses
T O T H I S
Kate Spade Taco Truck Purse ($251)
· Mexican: Ay, no.
· Mexican-American: Hell. No.
· Latinx: That’s cultural appropriation.
· Tex Mex: OMG I WANT THIS PURSE!!!!!!
Mas…The Kate Spade ‘Taco Truck Purse’ is a Latino cultural barometer
Make America Truck Again – in Spanglish! (photo)
Looks legit and it’s good advice, too. No passing on the right! [Stolen from REDDIT.]
Does this tortilla have a message for me? (photo)
The Zoot Suits you are looking for are in Ciudad Juarez (photos)
Just across the Rio Grande from El Paso is Ciudad Juarez, where suits are still zoot and chucos are still suave.
Photographer Francesco Giusti shared his Ciudad Juarez photos with Roads and Kingdoms and we’re sharing some with you.
Mas…The Zoot Suits you are looking for are in Ciudad Juarez (photos)
Trump piñata gets gig as carpool lane dummy (photos)
I’m bored bigly and I’m tired of just hanging around! Sad!
High fashion lets you look like a cholo – if you have the dinero
Thanks to Professor Eliza Rodriguez Y Gibson who pointed my now-scalded eyes, my scarred Mexican-American soul, to this fantabulous atrocity!
Haute couture non-mexican “cholos”!!!! Holy Baudrillard meets Eddie J. Olmos’s Pachuco — who would be rolling over in his grave if he weren’t still thriving in Hollywood!
Mas…High fashion lets you look like a cholo – if you have the dinero
L.A. movie money gives Hamilton chola eyebrows (photo)
Bro: if you’re gonna slip a fake ten at least don’t give Hamilton chola brows. Nice try, though. [Spotted at The Echo Saturday night.]
Quick-thinking tourist snaps photo of MR. POCHO in Puerto Vallarta
What was Our Fearless Leader MR. POCHO doing in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico on Tuesday? We can’t tell, but it was NOT COLLUSION and NO GLOWING ORBS were involved.
We CAN say this:
Mas…Quick-thinking tourist snaps photo of MR. POCHO in Puerto Vallarta
Soup_or_Sara: ‘I stitched my favorite conversation starter’ (photo)
Reddit user soup_or_sara has the right idea!
Nam nam? Spanish ‘Tapas’ magazine features Trump on cover (photo)
¿Cuáles son los platos favoritos de los amos del mundo? ¿Y del presidente @realDonaldTrump? Averígualo en el nuevo número de @TapasMagazine. pic.twitter.com/cyuybb1kCa
— Tapas Magazine (@TapasMagazine) May 3, 2017
Bananas. Ham? Baloney? Salami at the bottom? We haven’t seen an actual print copy. Have you?
Please tell me this is not a real photo of ‘vegan chorizo’
COINCIDENCE OR CHIPSTER CONSPIRACY?
Yesterday we published this shocking photo:
Mas…Please tell me this is not a real photo of ‘vegan chorizo’
Chipsters’ Delight: Zesty nacho-flavored kale chips (photo)
Meanwhile, Zesty Nacho? Huh? “TFW you become a demographic stereotype,” writes Twitter photo uploader Nick Riccardi.
Kids aren’t born racist. Hate is something they learn (photo)
Nick and I told Sophia that after 1 whole month of going poop on the potty, she could pick out a special prize at Target. She, of course, picked a new doll. The obsession is real. While we were checking out, the cashier asked Sophia if she was going to a birthday party. We both gave her a blank stare. She then pointed to the doll and asked Sophia if she picked her out for a friend. Sophia continued to stare blankly and I let the cashier know that she was a prize for Sophia being fully potty trained. The woman gave me a puzzled look and turned to Sophia and asked, "Are you sure this is the doll you want, honey?" Sophia finally found her voice and said, "Yes, please!" The cashier replied, "But she doesn't look like you. We have lots of other dolls that look more like you." I immediately became angry, but before I could say anything, Sophia responded with, "Yes, she does. She's a doctor like I'm a doctor. And I'm a pretty girl and she's a pretty girl. See her pretty hair? And see her stethoscope?" Thankfully the cashier decided to drop the issue and just answer, "Oh, that's nice." This experience just confirmed my belief that we aren't born with the idea that color matters. Skin comes in different colors just like hair and eyes and every shade is beautiful. #itswhatsontheinsidethatcounts #allskinisbeautiful #teachlove #teachdiversity #thenextgenerationiswatching
The Barrio Nostalgia of ‘Veteranas and Rucas’ on Instagram
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…The Barrio Nostalgia of ‘Veteranas and Rucas’ on Instagram
RIP Rosie ‘Angel Baby’ Méndez Hamlin of Rosie and the Originals (video)
Que en paz descance oldies but goodies sweetheart, a pocha rock ‘n’ roll original, Rosalie “Rosie” Méndez Hamlin.
Hamlin, lead singer of Rosie and the Originals, the early Sixties group that scored a hit with their timeless single Angel Baby, died March 30th. She was 71.
Mas…RIP Rosie ‘Angel Baby’ Méndez Hamlin of Rosie and the Originals (video)