Pocho Ocho top reasons I’m still scared of taco trucks on every corner


Remember that Latinx Trump supporter who told us to be scared, because if Hillary were elected there would be taco trucks on every corner? This vendido:

 

Dude was right, and here are the Pocho Ocho Top Reasons Why:

8. I’ll be forced into a perpetual cycle of “How many tacos can I eat in one sitting?”

7. Increased likelihood I’m ordering after a white guy who speaks better Spanish than me (shot-out Mormon missionaries, I see tu’).

6. In the first week, I’ll lose three fingers from frostbite after digging out my Mexican Coke from under the avalanche of shaved ice.

Mas…Pocho Ocho top reasons I’m still scared of taco trucks on every corner

Tamaleros on every corner are a good idea, too (videos)


See the guy with the tamales in the hot box on wheels? He’s well-known in San Pedro, home of the Port of Los Angeles, on the south side of the City of Angels. This vato — The Tamale Guy — even has his own reviews (good ones!) on Yelp:

tamaleguyreview

Legalizing street vendors like the Tamale Guy is one of the key elements of the Manifesto of The Taco Truck Party, announced on POCHO last week by our Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask a Mexican! Arellano.

Via our friends at LatinoLA.com, here’s an academic analysis of the issues involved:

Why the City of Los Angeles Should Legalize Street Vending

Street entrepreneurs should not be criminalized

By Vanessa Alcantar and Robert D. Flores Jr.

“¡Tamales! ¡Tamales! ¡Tamales!”

Growing up in the East L.A. and Pico Union neighborhoods of Los Angeles, this shouting is something everybody in the neighborhood is accustomed to because it provides a sense of home. To everyone in our households, this is the cue to scour through the house for cash and hurry outside to catch the tamale lady in time before she takes off.

Mas…Tamaleros on every corner are a good idea, too (videos)

Taco trucks deserve their own haikus! Add your haiku here

haikusvignetteDo you love tacos and the trucks that bring them to every corner?

Write a haiku to show your love!

The Japanese poetic form consists of 17 syllables, in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5.

Wikipedia:

The fundamental aesthetic quality of … haiku is that it is internally sufficient, independent of context, and will bear consideration as a complete work.

Here are a few for inspiration:

Pollo, carnitas
Different strokes for different folks
TACO USA

Mas…Taco trucks deserve their own haikus! Add your haiku here