Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Every Theory in "Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the 'Mexican' in America" Proved Right!


Yikes! Source here. More on the genre of 1970s-era pulp classic mags here.

Classic Frito Bandito Commercial: Mel Blanc and Friz Freleng Back in the House

Though Chon Noriega has cornered the market on the Frito Bandito in the history of American cultural studies, I like to think my notes in Tex[t]-Mex and here in the Galleryblog are useful as well! Happy Thanksgiving!

Daniel Hernandez on CURRENT TV: Santa Muerte


More on the History of Race in American Entertainment


Time and again I get asked why I spend so much energy on cartoons--as if the animated fare consumed by children did not rise to a level of importance suitable for the airy heights of the ivory tower. Moronic, but common.

That as a lead-in for a link and a blog site (with video) that feature a series of excised scenes from Walt Disney's masterpiece Fantasia. The most outrageous video, featuring a young, female, African centaur named "Sunflower," appears below. Viewer WARNING, it is quite brief, and features a new take on "spitshine" that is bracing.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Richard Rodgriguez on Gay Marriage, the Catholic Church, and the Faces of Our New America

Regular contributor and Sage Publishing editor John Paul (not the Pope) Gutierrez writes in to point my eyes to an interview with my fave Tex[t]-Mex whipping boy, Richard Rodriguez--the full text is at Salon.com; hit the image below!