Mas…La Cucaracha: This one cool trick makes spy balloons disappear forever!
Here he comes to save the day! Super Vaccine Vato is on the way!
Pocho Villa Productions proudly presents Super Vaccine Vato, the new Lalo Alcaraz public health hero. Stay tooned for new episodes of SVV as he takes on public health emergencies for CovidLatino.org and the ASU School of Transborder Studies.
Hey Vato! presents ‘A Cholo Valentine’ (NSFW video)
As Vatos Smiley and Chuy search for the true meaning of Valentine’s Day — and the place of amor in this troubled world — Smiley’s sister Angie sets them straight on how VDay REALLY works. [NSFW F-bomb.]
This is true story of my fight to earn the right to be Smiley #1
My mother, Carmen, often sent me to La Paloma Market, while my brother Salomon watched I Love Lucy re-runs. We lived in East Los Angeles’ Ramona Gardens housing project, where I had to be selective about the routes I took.
Since I feared the barking dogs along the alley, I always took a shortcut through the hill that was controlled by a local gang, the Hill Boys. The homeboys never bothered me on my daily trip for groceries, especially since we attended Murchison Elementary School at the same time.
Mas…This is true story of my fight to earn the right to be Smiley #1
‘Hey Vato!’: One does not simply ENJOY a Doyers game! (2014 video)
The Hey Vato! show’s Chuy and Smiley wonder if it’s possible to put away those childish things, and enjoy beisbol with Los Doyers.
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
Santa Muerte? So last year! Meet Santo Cholo! (toon)
This is an acrylic on a wood cut-out in the New Mexico style of Santo paintings. It’s about 17 inches high and maybe 7 inches wide at its widest point, kind of a coffin shape. The bridge in the back is the Coronado Bridge and Santo Cholo is holding a low rider and the Kiosko from Chicano Park.
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#TBT 2012: Meet our newest sponsor – RentALatino!
In our ongoing search for advertisers to match our diverse audience, it looks like we have found a winner – a company with deep pockets and its heart in the right place.
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In Japan, kids emulate what they think is ‘Chicano Culture’ (video)
There’s a subculture of kids in Japan that wants to be “Chicano”, although they can’t seem to differentiate between gang-banging cholos and your basic, every day Chicano. [Chicano チカーノ is a video by Louis Ellison.]
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Mas…In Japan, kids emulate what they think is ‘Chicano Culture’ (video)
Vacay is over! Time for Creeper’s CholoFit After School Program (video)
As a condition of his parole from San Quentin, Creeper has to perform 20 hours of community service every week, so he’s serving the barrio by helping the kids work out with his CholoFit After School Program. [Frankie Quinones stars as Creeper.]
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Mas…Vacay is over! Time for Creeper’s CholoFit After School Program (video)
Creeper is back with the CholoFit Advanced Workout (video)
Our favorite OG, Creeper, shares the exercise techniques that kept him strong and healthy when he was in San Quentin, including his exclusive weighted chancla routine — in CholoFit Advanced. [Frankie Quiñones stars as Creeper.]
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Mas…Creeper is back with the CholoFit Advanced Workout (video)
Vato loco calls Compton 911 for an ambulance (NSFW video)
A Compton homie fell down and went boom, so he called 911 for a medical assistance. The conversation didn’t go as planned. [NSFW language.]
Frankie Quiñones is “The World’s Smartest Man” (video)
POCHO regulars know comic and actor Frankie Quiñones as Creeper the Cholo, but there’s another side to his life. Quiñones is so intelligent and well-read many consider him the “World’s Smartest Man.” What can we learn from Quiñones? Well for one thing, he has some very smart dating advice.
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Al Madrigal and the ‘Cholo Soccer Dad’ (#TBT 2010 video)
POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal – who admits to not being a very good Mexican – will never forget the parents he met when he took his kid to the park.
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Mas…Al Madrigal and the ‘Cholo Soccer Dad’ (#TBT 2010 video)
POCHO HISTORY 101: Los Pachucos Indigenas (toon)
[You can see lots more from JAKE PRENDEZ — and buy prints — at his website.]
Hey Vato! It’s ‘A Cholo Valentine’ (NSFW video)
As Vatos Smiley and Chuy search for the true meaning of Valentine’s Day — and the place of amor in this troubled world — Smiley’s sister Angie sets them straight on how VDay REALLY works. [F-bomb.]
Cholo Electronics Show CES 2016 spotlights latest in High Aztech
(PNS reporting from LAS VEGAS) The very latest in High Aztech is on display at the fifth annual Cholo Electronics Show (CES) opening here today.
Generating the biggest buzz is the new “freemium” app Chologram™ from Oakland’s Firme Junior Systems.
The free at first Instagram challenger showcases La Vida Loca Lifestyle® image effects, including the one-tap application of teardrop tattoos to a facial image.
The premium version ($5.99) features one-tap removal of teardrop tattoos from a facial image.
Mas…Cholo Electronics Show CES 2016 spotlights latest in High Aztech
French band The Madcaps is crazy ’bout that ‘Taco Truck’ (video)
It’s Tuesday, and The Madcaps, from Rennes in western France, want tacos from the Taco Truck. In this just-released music video, that means cactus, chiles, Dios de los Muertos, sombreros, mariachis, French approximations of cholos in Pendletons, associated hynas, tequila shots, and luchadores. Plus some ugly-looking tacos.
Mas…French band The Madcaps is crazy ’bout that ‘Taco Truck’ (video)
Hey Vato! How to read emojis (video)
In the latest episode of Hey Vato!, Chuy gets a mysterious text message full of emojis from a potential ruca, and asks Smiley and his sister Angie explain what the symbols mean.
Wassup with San Diego college guys in ‘cholo pantalones?’
Ozzie Monge unearthed this little tidbit of San Diego State University history — a bizarre attack on Mexican attire that ran in the student newspaper in 1922.
Foreshadowing Donald Trump, the students are quite sure about Mexico. “There,” they explain, “poverty is a profession.”
In Monge’s words:
Racism and Anti-Mexicanism at San Diego State College in the 20’s? Say it isn’t so….Anglos hating on Mexicans, hating on Indians, yet they proudly declare that their school is Del Sudoeste (a product of the imagined, romanticized Spanish past – and Eurocentrism) and will later take on the moniker Aztec from the imagined, romanticized version of the conquest they developed.
Mas…Wassup with San Diego college guys in ‘cholo pantalones?’
Hey Vato! Let me show you ‘how to talk to a hyna’ (video)
Sure that fine chica gave you her number, but what are you going to do to seal the deal? Hey Vato’s Chuy gives Smiley a lesson in how to talk to the hynas.
I pity the vato loco who messes with a crow (NSFW video)
A homie chillin’ on the back porch gets dissed by a most unexpected character — your neighborhood smart-ass crow. [NSFW F-bombs.]