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?”

Quote of the day

Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?

–Robert DeNiro

Newt Gingrich wants the president to apologize for this, by the way.