Twitter Me This Twitter Me That (AKA APIA Male Twitter Love And Stardom)

Monday, October 20, 2014

In their own right you can say that each one of the people on this list is a star, but I thought I'd just check out some profiles and see how many followers they had (as of a few days ago) and wondered what, if anything, that said about their future stardom.

  • Aziz Ansari 4.37 Million
  • Harry Shum Jr. 1.02 Million
  • Kunal Nayyar 955K
  • Steven Yeun 628K
  • Sung Kang 239K
  • Booboo Stewart 192K
  • Daniel Dae Kim 156K
  • Justin Chon 138K
  • John Cho 126K
  • Daniel Henney 112K
  • Ki Hong Lee 110K
  • Ryan Potter 35.2K
Yes btw, Dwayne Johnson has 7.76 M followers, but he's a superduperstar so I didn't type him into this list.

BAAF 2014 Centerpiece Film: 9-Man

Friday, October 17, 2014

PMP Philms + Secret Asian Man + Boston Asian American Film Festival (October 23rd - 26th, 2014)

Friday, October 17, 2014



http://www.baaff.org/

Run Girl Run (AKA Kathy Joo Can Beat You In A Marathon)

Friday, October 17, 2014



Who was the winner at the Long Beach marathon for female runners ages 60-64?

That would be Kathy Joo, a skin cancer survivor from Anaheim.

And yes, she's way tougher than I will ever be.

You're A First: Vanita Gupta

Friday, October 17, 2014

From the National Law Journal:

Former American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Vanita Gupta will temporarily lead the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, the department said today.

Gupta will serve as acting assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division and principal deputy assistant attorney general. She steps into the role at a time when the department has zeroed in on civil rights issues with the ongoing tension in Ferguson, Mo., and when a number of department leadership positions, including Attorney General Eric Holder’s, are in transition.

Gupta is expected to be nominated for the position permanently in the coming months, a person familiar with the administration’s conversations told the NLJ. Gupta will then face the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Nice.

Your Friday Russell Wong Pic Of The Day

Friday, October 17, 2014



From HBO Asia's Grace.

Episode 3 Best Selfie Yet

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

That's it.

Vine Star: Olivia Sui

Wednesday, October 15, 2014



You may or may not like Olivia Sui (some of the Vines I've seen are pretty funny), but you will not be able to deny her 313,000+ followers and 51 million loops.

And sure we can talk about vines and re-looping but 51 million is still, well, 51 million.

Jo Koy Goes Chinky With Small Penis Asian Jokes On @midnight

Monday, October 13, 2014

I respect a lot of work that people put into their craft,

pay their dues...

etc., etc.,

etc., etc., etc.,

and I even have a couple of posts with Jo Koy's name in it.

But MF.

Really?

That's what you go to?

Small Asian penis jokes with #asianproblems?

Even the White People looked uncomfortable...

Early Morning Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Monday, October 13, 2014

Who Needs A New Girl? Self Love Is The Best Love. Definitely (^_^) When Watching @SelfieABC + Ratings Don't Lie

Monday, October 13, 2014



Just for the record, not everything sugary and sweet tastes good to me.

But this...

I'd like more please.

More John Cho getting sucked into Facebook circa 2011 wrapped in his grandma's shawl.

More Karen Gillan smelling like dead people because that's how you know it's vintage.

And definitely more John Cho wondering if his ex sees him as a stalker with a lactation fetish because that's just the way I like it (and I hope we see him with some great women of color too).

Timing Is Everything

Even though in the first two episodes I think they're still finding that right balance between comedy and drama (e.g. when Cho is meeting with his ex and we find out he's been a workaholic to the detriment of his relationships) I say give them some time--because they'll get it right.

Blackish, which I'm loving as well, has it's own learning curves, but they're both new, something different we haven't seen.

Let's give them some room to breathe for a while.

Those Rating Numbers Don't Lie

While people can lament number drops from the pilot, the October 7th broadcast of Selfie had a total of 3.99 million viewers, more than Family Guy (1.96 million), New Girl (2.61 million), Supernatural (2.48 million), and The Mindy Project (2.19 million). At the same time its 18-49 share was also the same as New Girl and Supernatural, and more than Family Guy and The Mindy Project.

Call me crazy, but that's not something I'd let go without a fight.

My Offering To The Cult Of Jeon Ji Hyun: The Jeon Ji Hyun Phenom* Remix

Monday, October 13, 2014



A long time ago I had found this mashup video of Jeon Ji Hyun and Phenomena, but shortly after posting it, the video got deleted and while I knew the way it worked (because anything can be taken down at any time) I couldn't help but wonder...and feel a little guilty because it was such a great video...

Fast forward years later and I thought to myself that I should give back to the community...err...cult of Jeon Ji Hyun (of which I belong).

So with new 2014 commercial footage alongside some classics I humbly give my offering for as long as it stays up.


WTF: Harvard Email Death Threats

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sometimes you just have to shake your head and wonder why people send racially charged death threats...

Oh yeah...because they're idiots.

Death Threat Investigation Continues [...]

Dinner Event Focuses on Asian American Identity, Email Threat

Keeping Stats Alive: 71%-76% Obama Loving APIAs

Sunday, October 12, 2014

I was reading some strange article on the Asian Republicans...yeah, I know...that picture kinda freaks me out too, but it got me thinking and I just thought I'd post up that stat on how 71%-76% of APIAs voted for Obama (colorlines/slate/politico).

Just trying to do my part to keep stats alive.

The Explicit Spotification Of Michael Nhat + I'm Not Your Asian Sidekick

Sunday, October 12, 2014



I love it when my jaw drops because I'm just not expecting it - whatever that might be - and it was great because I was checking out Michael Nhat on Spotify and listened to his song "I'm Not Your Asian Sidekick" and it was one of those moments because it's got this hook that just draws you in and then you get lines like:

I'm the gook this country can't handle I facefuck white girls to "16 Candles"

It's kinda like the militant viet american postal service.

Kinda.

Maybe.

You know what I mean.

Maybe.

Play the album Hyenas And Hyenas.

And for reference.