Backstory summary

Because my English teacher told me I’m “telegraphic” and tend to assume everybody knows what the fuck I’m talking about.

Stephen Colbert has a television show in which he plays a right-wing conservative.  He was trying to skewer R*dskins owner Daniel Snyder, who set up a charitable foundation called “The Washington R*dskins Original Americans Foundation.”  So Colbert said he was going to set up a foundation called “The Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.”

Many people thought it was failed satire and writer Suey Park started the Twitter hashtag #CancelColbert.  Continue reading

Not really grieving.

I’m busily catching up on popular culture, which meant a recent viewing of the movie Serenity, a continuation of the popular but short-lived television series.

There are a lot of little Asian-like things dropped into this future world, including some mangled Mandarin phrases. I didn’t even recognize the language as Mandarin until quite some time has passed. Actual Asians, however, don’t feature very prominently.

But here is my favorite Asian-like tchotchke, worn by a character at a funeral. It’s a 雙喜 (double happiness) necklace. Almost as good as a smiley face. :)

Would you like fries with that?

Subtitled: I must be a bad person, because this made me hungry.

Apparently “Potato Parties” exist in the real world.  And here’s a picture that is purportedly of some kids doing just that.

True story:  I once went to Mickey D’s and ordered just fries, and the kid working behind the counter asked “Would you like fries with that?”