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Those awkward moments when
- An Oklahoma mayor’s husband thinks dressing up in white sheets and carry burning torches like the Ku Klux Klan would be a fun Halloween idea and
- The president of the University of Louisville, KY dresses as a “Mexican.”
Everyone is sorry now, OK? Can we please move on?
West Los Angeles supermarket Bristol Farms (formerly the Westwood Ho) has a good idea for those trying to figure out who they’ll be this Halloween.
Also, El Niño is coming!
Are you ready, West Coast pochas y pochos? Are you ready for El Niño? Don’t be a Gloomy Gus like this negative neighbor:
SpotSound.co.uk has you covered, as long as you have £300 ($465). For some reason we don’t think the Queen’s English is their first language. Check it out:
Native American (Apsáalooke) designer Bethany Yellowtail’s latest fashions are perfect on Ojibwe model Jade Willoughby and Tlingit/Koyukon/Athabascan model Martin Sensmeier. No cultures were appropriated in the making of these garments, these photos or this video.
PREVIOUSLY ON UNFUNNY JOKES TOONS:
I made this cartoon, in collaboration with Native actress MorningStar Angeline, for the petition drive @ Change.org. Here’s the petition text and the complete toon [click on the image to enlarge]:
I’ve decided on my Halloween costume for this year. I’m going as La Pequeña Hillary Hulk.
For one Friday, students were encouraged to wear items representing their backgrounds, and some did. Students walked around campus in a combination of family heirlooms and seemingly exaggerated symbols to reflect their racial/ethnic groups.
The rationale underlying this day was cultural celebration, and families and students were representing their own heritages in ways that they wanted. On the face of it, this seemed like good ole’ fashion fun where dressing up breaks the routine of school and students show-off their family backgrounds.
If you’re gonna quit your shitty insurance company job, why not make it a fiesta? All you need is a banana suit and some mariachis….
PREVIOUSLY ON MARIACHIS:
“Mom, I wanna be Batman!” “¿Que, mijo?”
What should I do for Halloween? Do you have any costume suggestions? I am out of ideas.
Unhappy Hyna in South Carolina
South Carolina? Oh, Dios Mio, you have to get out of there pronto! But until you do, I think I can help you with some Halloween costume ideas. It’s one of my fave holidays — I put on my red pumps and go out and get a little crazy. Virgins just wanna have fun, tu sabes?
And I’ve worn a bunch of different costumes over the years, like this astronaut outfit in the pic. Or see if my other photos offer a look that’s right for you!
Your BV, Mary
Check out these cool shots:
You know, sometimes it’s hard being Latino. You wake up, go about your day, do your business, and then people ask you where your donkey is, or whether your family is from Mexico.
And, you know, it may be that your family has been in the U.S. longer than theirs, or that no one in your family has a moustache, but why burst peoples’ bubbles with inconvenient truths like that?
So here’s a list of the Pocho Ocho indispensable Latino props — for those days that you forget you’re supposed to be a stereotype!
8. Sombrero — Don’t forget your hat, amigo!
7. Moustache — You know it does go with the sombrero, as does the poncho and/or donkey. Wouldn’t want you to leave home without it!