Welcome to your future, Citizen Worker Alice. Click here (videos)


“Machines could take 50% of jobs in the next 30 years,” according to Rice University comp sci professor Moshe Vardi. What will that mean for Alice, holder of the last job on Earth?

Do not fear this dystopian future, pochos. The Last Job on Earth is a good thing, at least according to The Guardian.

On the other hand, if your job involves putting chairs back in place after a meeting in the conference room, you are out of luck. Check this video from Nissan:

Mas…Welcome to your future, Citizen Worker Alice. Click here (videos)

Paletas y Racismo: I was a teenage paletero – in Georgia

omarAfter we published our shocking story about a missing El Paso paletero, a real-life former ice cream man reached out to POCHO on Facebook.

Jonathan Omar Ramirez (Facebook profile pic, right) had been a teenage paletero, he said. We asked him for his story:

POCHO: So what led you to become a paletero?

Well my friends from high school told me about it. Many did it before and they said there was a lot of cash involved and within a couple of hours of work. Also I was very poor.

POCHO: Was this right after high school?

No [it was] while I was in high school. Still I got money to go to the movies and for food or whatever I wanted to buy

POCHO: Wow, cool! So were you allowed to eat your own ice cream? Did you just have to pay it back?

Mas…Paletas y Racismo: I was a teenage paletero – in Georgia

iJuan, smartphone app for day labor, scores $3,500,000 investment

ijuan(GUANAJUATO, MEXICO) iJuanCo, creator of iJuan, the first smartphone app to directly match day laborers and potential bosses, has secured a $3.5 million dollar investment from venture capital fund XS Dinero, iJuanCo company president Grito Del Toro announced here today.

Day laborers using the app will be able to register their schedules, skill set and service areas via iJuan, saving potential employers the hassle of cruising to Home Depot to hire workers while lessening the need for trabajeros to chase patrons’ trokas around the parking lot.

“We aim to disrupt the day labor market,” Del Toro said. “We’re turning wetbacks into techbacks!”

Mas…iJuan, smartphone app for day labor, scores $3,500,000 investment

La Santa Cecilia picks Beatlefruit in ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ (video)


Beatle John Lennon’s song about playing in the Salvation Army’s Strawberry Fields children’s home near his casa in Liverpool becomes an animated allegory about who picks the juicy red fruits and the crop’s journey from farm to table table to farm as East Los homies La Santa Cecilia transform Strawberry Fields Forever.

PREVIOUSLY ON LA SANTA CECILIA:

Mas…La Santa Cecilia picks Beatlefruit in ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ (video)

Brazil sex workers learn English to prep for World Cup (NSFW video)


The Association of Prostitutes of Minas Gerais is teaching English to sex workers to help them deal with foreign customers. The state will host a match between Costa Rica and England and expects horny hordes of visiting futbol fans. Monday’s class, run by Igor Fuchs, was the last before today’s formal start of the games in Sao Paolo. [NSFW adult language and images.]

Along with normal conversational vocabulary, the students also learn words which might be used during encounters with clients. Sex work has been legal in Brazil since the year 2000.

Ex-Daily Show contributor John Oliver (Last Week Tonight on HBO) has some excellent World Cup coverage, too:

Mas…Brazil sex workers learn English to prep for World Cup (NSFW video)