I rededicate it to #Kavanaugh #KavaNOPE (I actually won an award for best collegiate cartoon for this!)
POCHO amigo and contributor William A. “Memo” Nericcio is a professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. The school him sat down in the red chair and shot this video, and we’re glad they did.
Did you know that Memo LITERALLY WROTE THE BOOK on our hero Speedy Gonzales?
And since it’s #TBT Throwback Thursday, let’s go back to 2010 when Memo kicked off his blog with a video of his visit to Mami Chula Drive-Thru Beer Run in Laredo, Texas:
This Bruxie chicken and waffles restaurant — near the college home of the Aztecs, the campus of San Diego State University — wants you to know their Aztec Meal Deal Carnitas “Torta” is “Available to Everyone!”
Also, you can double down on the waffle thang with waffle fries.
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.
Two years ago, POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz (San Diego State University 1987) told folks at his alma mater how college days during the Reagan era led to his split personality. The two halves of his brain are now the two main characters in his syndicated daily comic La Cucaracha.