READ THE TERRIBLE TWELVES VIA TAPASTIC!

READ THE TERRIBLE TWELVES VIA TAPASTIC!
A YA fantasy by Emily Devenport and Ernest Hogan

Monday, March 31, 2014

DISPATCH FROM THE BRAINPAN FALLOUT FRONT



Muy misterioso. For the last month or so the most popular posting here on Mondo Ernesto has been one about Brainpan Fallout from way back in 2012. Every day follks were clicking on it. I did to, to see what the hell was going on.

Turns out it has links to the Red Dog Journal version that is still available, original typos and all.

At the end I did say that, “I'll serialize the final edit of Brainpan Fallout here at Mondo Ernesto,” and never got around to it. It's been a busy couple of years.

Since there does seem to be interest in Brainpan Fallout, I'm going to do that serialization. Besides, it will give me a break from my Mondo Ernesto duties, and give me a chance to work on all those other important projects.

So stay tuned.




Friday, March 28, 2014

CHICANONAUTICA CROSSES THE BORDER WITH ROY ROGERS Y MÁS


Chicanonautica focuses on the Roy Rogers movie, Hands Across the Border, over at La Bloga.

Among other things, it's revealed that this song became the theme to Disney's The Three Caballeros.


There's some peculiar political overtones in the Roy Rogers universe:


And, of course, Trigger is damnear supernatural:


But some things are best kept under your hat:


And how's that border fence coming along?

Monday, March 17, 2014

ST. PATRICK/DAMBALLAH RECOMBOCULTURE UPDATE 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Time to not only recognise that I'm a Chicano with an Irish heritage, but remind everyone about the the St. Patrick/Damballah connection through the cosmic symbolism of serpent imagery.

Of course, these days, St. Patrick's Day is mostly commercialismo:


And St. Paddy himself has gotten a CGI Hollywood fantasy makeover:



But Damballah is still dancing in the streets:



Ancient magic dances to new music:


It even comes through in Tongolélé's vudú from the Boris Karloff movie Snake People, that introduced me to Damballah:

Friday, March 14, 2014

CHICANONAUTICA FACES THE STRANGE DOGS OF AZTLÁN

Chicanonautica goes to the dogs, over at La Bloga.


I didn't make it up, wild Chihuahuas are terrorizing Arizona neighborhoods:


In case you need to use xoloitzcuintli in conversation:


More about the Mexican hairless:


And in Texas, if something looks like the chupacabras, it's shoot first and ask questions later:

Monday, March 10, 2014

PLUGGED INTO CARNIVAL AND MARDI GRAS IN 2014


We live in a wonderful age, kids. You can go online and plug into interesting cultural happenings all over the world. Can't make it to New Orleans or Rio? No problema! You can catch Mardi Gras and Carnival on the interwebs.

You can find longer videos on the YouTube channels, Carnaval Completo and Carnaval Carioca. But meanwhile, here are some shorter shots . . .

Let start in New Orleans, where they've got tradition:


And King Kong was manifested:


But, mostly people were happy:


Down in Rio, there was an Occupy Carnival movement. If you look close, you can see anti-government activists among the topless dancers:


Meanwhile, Planet Sambadrome came to glorious life:



And the samba schools taught some lessons in postcolonial, Afrofuturistic, alternate historic, ecstatic utopianism:


These muses should inspire you: