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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Euro-wide discount supermarket chain Lidl is celebrating “Mexican Week” (it started Monday) at its stores in Romania.
We’ve traveled the world and the seven seas; who are we to disagree?
Cliches and stereotypes included at no extra charge.
The Leipzig Torn And Restored Paper Effect is a classic routine for sleight-of-hand parlor magicians. In this new video, Scott Alexander presents the prestidigitation trick “Mexican” estyle, which involves a bad bigote, a sombrero, and is that a zerape? K tricky, no? These magic papeles are for sale — only with a magician’s recommendation, of course — but if you buy them, ask the company to make the stereotypes disappear, OK?
The “legendary” El Maco at McDonalds in OZ will feed your inner Mexican, as long as he or she wants two all-beef patties, sour cream and “taco sauce.” [Mustache, charro outfit and sombrero not included. Not available at McDonalds stores near any actual Mexicans. Your bigote may vary.]
Dick Tracy’s 1961 TV cartoon partner Go Go Gomez saves the day in The Copy Cat Caper.
California cultural ambassador Joseph Alvarado wants you to learn How To Dance Like A Mexican.
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To be a Chipster (Chicano + Hipster) is not a destination, but a journey, and seekers must never rest. These are the Pocho Ocho Chipster New Year’s Resolutions our readers shared with us:
8. Despite the Indio heritage that gives me a sparse Fu Manchu facial hair configuration, I resolve to grow a Chente-strength bigote in 2014.
7. Nopalitos every day keeps the doctor away.
6. Repeat after me: Tenochtitlan, not panocha flan.
¡Peligro! ¡Bigote! From two years ago, photographer and location unknown, found on Imgur
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Ooops, we’re being heteronormative with “mujeres” in the headline. Pochas y pochos! You too can have hair and makeup like the esteemed feminist and artist including the iconic monobrow (AKA unibrow) and mustache (AKA bigote.)
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO, DF) Dead Mexican feminist artist and icon Frida Kahlo has finally come to her senses and visited a cosmetologist here to clean up her act.
Check out the old Frida and compare with the new shiny, happy Frida:
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- Grad student realizes lesbian tendencies don’t make her Frida Kahlo
- Pocho Ocho secret items from Frida Kahlo’s closet *not* on display
- Latinas largest donor group for male facial hair transplants
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TV network Univision is numero uno and Latinos are fast becoming America’s new demographic champions. Our MiJA, Elise Rodenbeck, offers some advice for gringos on dealing with this new reality. Hint: Food is “spicy,” women are not.
Are you follicle-challenged in the upper liply region?
Are you the lone bare-faced boy in a room of full of hirsute hombres?
Let’s talk turkey, carnal.
We mean Turkey with capital T that rhymes with “pee.” OK, maybe that’s a bad example. But Turkey, the sick man of Europe, may have the ‘stache you’ve been looking for.
Happy Presidents Day from Mija Weekly! This week: the State of the Union is doomed! Also, I say adios to el Popa and hello to some ruby red slippers. Last, don’t forget it’s Lent (avoid pork chops and cruise ships.)
Everything you need to know about Mexico in 72 seconds, courtesy of filmmaker Chui Galvan of Morelia, D.F., MX. Cliché, you say?
7. If you are going to speak in Spanish at the office, talk shit about your non-Spanish speaking co-workers.
6. Respond with “Yes, I am an immigrant” when your co-workers ask you where you are from. You don’t want to be rude and tell them you were actually born in Chicago, now do you?