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FBLA 20 Questions: Jim Mendiola

mendiola.jpg Writer/director Jim Mendiola has an impressive list of credentials, including awards for his film, Pretty Vacant, about a Sex Pistols obsessed Chicana punk rocker. He’s now working on other equally impressive projects — including the new, hilariously named blog, Ken Burns Hates Mexicans.

He took some time out of his travel schedule today to answer a few of our patently stupid questions:

1.What newspapers do you read? LAT, NYT, San Antonio Express News (online)

2.Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? Any George Will column.

3. Which Web sites (aside from Fishbowl LA, of course) are on your favorites bookmark?
thinkprogress, crooks and liars, john august screenwriting blog, hasta los gatos quieren zapatos, jeff chang’s can’t stop won’t stop, status ain’t hood, Daniel Hernandez, defamer.com,

4. Where do you get your car washed? Outside on the street when it rains.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? I think it’s Jeff.

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when? I hope not. i like reading them at the Starbucks in the Lucy’s on sunset. And on planes. I like that they don’t need batteries.

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Ken Burns Hates Mexicans

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You find a local Web site with a better name than this one by “self-exiled Tejano living in Echo Park,” Jim Mendiola. Go ahead, we dare you.