Rudy Martinez, killed at Pearl Harbor, was WWII’s first Latino casualty

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on this date in 1941, Mexican-American sailor Rudy Martinez, from San Diego, was one of the 2000-plus servicemen killed. On the “Date That Will Live In Infamy,” he became the first Latino casualty of the Second World War.

Fox News Latino shared the story:

Mas…Rudy Martinez, killed at Pearl Harbor, was WWII’s first Latino casualty

Pocho Ocho worst Twitter #JeSuisCharlie hashtag fails

hashtagheatmapSome Twitter users are just unclear on the concept, especially when it comes to the appropriate use of the #JeSuisCharlie hashtag, the most popular ever (“heat map,” above). The viral slogan — coined after the massacre at Paris satire magazine Charlie Hebdo — affirms support of free expression.

French-deficient? “Je suis Charlie” means “I am Charlie.”

The Pochodores combed the Internets for these Pocho Ocho top Twitter #JeSuisCharlie hashtag fails:


Mas…Pocho Ocho worst Twitter #JeSuisCharlie hashtag fails

HOW IS THIS APPROPRIATE? Frank Zappa: You are what you is (video)

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention tested the limits of free expression and racial taboos in this 1984 music video for You Are What You Is. The hippie-light-show-solarized extravaganza features a harmonica-playing Ronald Reagan, dancing African “natives,” scantily-clad ladies (sexy nurse? sexy stewardess?) and the N-word. It’s all inappropriate and it’s offensive and rude. It’s nothing but things nice people don’t say. And it’s all true. We’ve got lyrics:

Do you know what you are?
You are what you is
You is what you am
(A cow don’t make ham…)
You ain’t what you’re not
So see what you got
You are what you is
An’ that’s all it ’tis

Mas…HOW IS THIS APPROPRIATE? Frank Zappa: You are what you is (video)

Forget that ‘Duck’ guy, Steve Yamamoto is a Free Speech Hero (video)

You can exercise your First Amendment rights as a homophobic racist fool on A&E or as an anti-corporate viral video dude on the Internets. You be the judge.

A Chicago employee of the Safeway/Dominick’s supermarket chain (which is closing 72 stores eliminating 6000 jobs) was suspended after he posted this YouTube video — Thanks, Safeway — portraying the store closings as a vicious attack by space aliens.

Steve Yamamoto was suspended Saturday, when he showed up for his last day at work.

NBC Chicago reports:

Mas…Forget that ‘Duck’ guy, Steve Yamamoto is a Free Speech Hero (video)

Breaking: Obama says U.S. will bomb Twerky

obamatwerkyyy(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON) President Barack Obama has abruptly dismissed the possibility of launching a U.S. military action against Syria and opted for another world trouble spot.

“I am making preparations to bomb Twerky,” the President declared in a nationally-televised speech Friday afternoon. “It is clear that Syria has used banned chemical weapons against its own people, but I must be guided by what is in the best interests of the United States, and the actual clear and present danger to our nation is coming from Twerky.”

Mas…Breaking: Obama says U.S. will bomb Twerky

Update: We made it through the hack attack but still need your help

loadsmThis graphic shows how hackers overwhelmed the site one day last week. Those three “load” figures at the top should be close to “1.” All the “USERS” you see on Comic Seanz’s screen cap show our webserver software (Apache) trying to keep up with bullshit requests from evil hack robots.

Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more ñews y satire?

The hackers who overwhelmed our site are gone — for now. But we still need your help so we can beef up POCHO’s infrastructure. Money help.

  • Bringing in security pro to sweep our site will cost at least $100 — and could cost more if she finds something.
  • Updating our hosting package — now provided as a public service by our friends at — means more dinero — over $100 more each month.
  • Upgrading our WordPress theme software (the recent upgrade left a slew of bugs we’re trying to iron out), is another hundred or so plus expensive web developers.

We don’t have the money to do this stuff — without you.

Mas…Update: We made it through the hack attack but still need your help

POCHO is in danger and needs your help: Please PayPal us $50 today!

lockoutIf you’re one of our Facebook friends, you already know been under attack by international hackers who are trying to find holes in our website software so they can infiltrate our system for reasons only they know.

These attackers overwhelm our site, slow it to a crawl, make unusable. It’s horrible. A nightmare. is a website with no corporate backers, no cash-flushed angels. Everything you see here has been built and maintained by volunteers. It’s hard enough “bootstrapping” a new venture without actual enemies trying to shut you down. But that’s our reality.

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Don’t mess w/ Texas! ‘ThumbSnatchers from the Moon Cocoon’ (video)

Guns don’t kill people, opposable thumbs that pull triggers on guns kill people. And that’s why our Alien Overlords have returned to end our evil ways — by ending our evil thumbs. But the invading Thumb Snatchers from the Moon Cocoon (stupid lunar Daleks with green blood) didn’t reckon on Texas Sheriff Huckiss. The law in Texas doesn’t give much slack to illegal aliens.

North Korean space shuttle attacks U.S., Manhattan on fire (video)

North Korea’s Glorious Space Program, launched by Eternally Alive Fearless Leader Kim Jong-Il, has crushed the American Capitalist Running Dogs, destroyed flag-shrouded New York City, all while you sleep, accompanied by the luscious sounds of the Marxist Muzak Orchestra playing We Are the World — and we’ve got video!

Mas…North Korean space shuttle attacks U.S., Manhattan on fire (video)

Dia de Los Muertos Argentine mutants are people too, my friend (video)

The band: El Mató a un Policía Motorizado. The video: Día de Los Muertos. We don’t know why, exactly, but one of the mutants from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall is involved, and he is not muerto. We advise you, therefore, that the events depicted in this video are probably not a true story but rather a sequence of images strung together to go with the music. That’s how they roll in Argentina.