MLK: “Do you aspire to greatness? You have to serve!” (video)
The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., are moving, literally, in this “kinetic typography” homage.
Feliz Día de la Bastilla a nuestros amigos franceses en ‘Casablanca’
The Nazis are all, “Hey let’s sing our Nazi song!” but the freedom-loving Frenchies hanging out at Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca are all, like, “Non. Non! NON!”
Mas…Feliz Día de la Bastilla a nuestros amigos franceses en ‘Casablanca’
Area man happy to share new Spanish tips with co-workers
(PNS reporting from HUNTINGTON BEACH) Area sales manager Rick Miller is happy to share his new-found Spanish vocabulary with co-workers, buds from the office disclosed Tuesday.
Miller (photo), who explained that he went to a barbecue Sunday over at his new Mexican-American neighbors’ house, informed early arrivals at yesterday’s quarterly sales meeting that a limon is actually what we call a lime in English, and lemons are limas in Spanish.
Mas…Area man happy to share new Spanish tips with co-workers
MashiMachine makes Ecuador’s president say what you want
Check out this web app where you can make a video with the words you put in the mouth of Rafael Correa, the anti-free speech President of Ecuador.
And here he thought he was the only person allowed to say anything without fear of repression. Not on our Internet, amigo.
I’d love to see a Trump version of MashiMachine!
Felipe Esparza: The Seven Spanish Cuss Words (LatinoUSA audio)
“There are some words, not many, just a few — that we decided, we won’t use them all the time,” said the late comedian George Carlin in his famous routine about the “seven dirty words.” If you aren’t familiar with it –– the skit tries to pinpoint a definitive list of words you can never say on radio and television [See NSFW video below.]
Mas…Felipe Esparza: The Seven Spanish Cuss Words (LatinoUSA audio)
Aamer Rahman: What’s the deal with white people? (video)
Australian comic Aamer Rahman — half of Fear of A Brown Planet — discusses the pitfalls of trying to joke about race, color and ethnicity.
PREVIOUSLY ON MAKING FUN OF WHITE PEOPLE:
Mas…Aamer Rahman: What’s the deal with white people? (video)
Freddy Fender Hispanic Heritage Music Video: ‘Cielito Lindo’
Ai, yai, yai yai! The late great Tex-Mex music superstar Freddy Fender has his way with the 1882 ranchera classic Cielito Lindo. But do you know the words? ¡Ajua!
Here are the lyrics via Wikipedia:
Mas…Freddy Fender Hispanic Heritage Music Video: ‘Cielito Lindo’
Pocho Ocho best words the French gave to Spanglish
The French have contributed a great deal to pocho culture, including some choice palabras. We got a few of them together for your review:
8. Mamón You might think it means “asshole,” but in French it sounds like “mother.” Don’t be a douche.
7. Chingadeaux It sounds fancy when you spell it in French, but in Spanish it’s an expletive.
6. Le Cuchí In French it means “smart woman.”
Pocho Ocho best definitions in the new ‘Republican Dictionary’
Hoping to capitalize on the enormous groundswell of support they’ve generated with their new definitions of life, marriage and assault weapons, the GOP braintrust is planning to premiere a Republican Dictionary at next week’s convention in Tampa, FLA.
We got a brief peek at a draft (the “rape” definition was leaked Monday); check out the Pocho Ocho best definitions:
8. Rape: When a man loves a woman
7. Voting: What white people get to do
6. Minorities: Three-fifths of a person
Mas…Pocho Ocho best definitions in the new ‘Republican Dictionary’
Offensive? Skweezy Jibbs calls homie Jose ‘a crazy Mexican’ (NSFW)
There’s a fine line between an honest expression of one’s feelings and being a pendejo. Does YouTube rant-meister Skweezy Jibbs cross the line? Skweezy’s description of his homeboy Jose as “a crazy Mexican” offends a party-goer and sets Skweezy off on a three-minute rant. (Totally NSFW rude language and rude ideas.)
So what do you think? Are people today just way too gosh darn sensitive?
Tell it like it is in the comments below!
Pocho Ocho words that should be in the dictionary
Sometimes finding the right word can be tricky, so you need to look them up. That’s why these eight pocho words need to go into the English dictionary:
8. Irregardless – That this word does not officially exist has never stopped anyone (including me) from using it. Why use regardless or irrespective when this one sounds so much better? If Sarah Palin can do it…
7. Expecially – Used to emphasize things that don’t really need emphasizing, such as “I love chocolate, expecially when it’s sweet.”
6. Libary – Often confused with library. No one really needs the second R and people will think you’re conceited if you use it. It’s still the same definition, just different a word.
Pocho Ocho words we should banish in 2012
8. Anchor baby (noun) – Wait- this is an anti-Latino slur? FAIL. Seriously, this just makes us picture an infant so cute and fat we could use it for a boat anchor. Just chuck it in – kerPLOP! – you can drift and chug Coronas all afternoon. Do better, wingnuts.
7. Arpaio (proper noun) – Actually, we’d just like to banish this one from the government payroll, strip it down to its pink underwear and let it play where’s-the-soap for 99 to life.