I didn't get a chance to watch this yet (but only because I was doing some Dr. Ken stuff myself) - but will be soon - and according to the numbers - tvbythenumbers to be exact - apparently it had ABC’s highest-rated comedy opening since 2012 (for 1/2 hour comedy's) in that time slot.
I loved me some Goodwill Hunting and some Bourne-ness but...as he says himself, I probably don't need to know that much about him...especially if he keeps on this...ummmm....track.
This post from Time I think sums it up. Here's a snippet.
The criticism of Damon’s comments on actors hiding their sexuality wasn’t that it was monstrous; it was simply the observation that a straight actor can “keep his private life private” while walking red carpets with his spouse, which a gay actor simply cannot. There are people out there who know more about the experiences of gay people than does Damon, and when they reacted to Damon’s comments, he simply kept talking over them, louder.And true - maybe it wasn't monstrous monstrous - but maybe a subtly monstrous?
Do you need more?
Well in that case...I already said that's it.
Get a dog.
When you're the most senior monk and you loot the temple, even though I don't even go to Temple (albeit I have been there more than a church in the last decade come to think of it...) I can't really help you.
Nor do I want too (and if you think that's callous that's fine but neither did anyone in his family).
Sure I understand the fun of saying "BLACKJACK!!!!" and getting some free drinks and my butt pinched in the crowd on Saturday nights (they were a nice group of ladies visiting their grandchildren and it was a quick pinch and a smile so I never even got to know their names...) but even I wouldn't use my cover as monk to loot the temple. I mean if I had to choose between that and having to lick a booger off a dog's poop shoot with a raccoon clawing at my nether regions - well - I'm gonna close my eyes, stick my tongue out, and pray there's a good plastic surgeon just around the corner.
'Cause that dude is fucked.
I'll just let Duc Nguyen say it from the article in the OC Register.
"As Vietnamese Americans, I feel we have a moral responsibility to help these people...Others helped us when we were in that situation. Now it is time to pay it forward.”
On the #ICareBecause Campaign
"The concept behind Nguyen’s campaign is to encourage people to post short videos of themselves saying, “I care because…” and declaring why they care about today’s Syrian refugees. They also can write it on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag '#ICareBecause.'"
Here's video from earlier this month with Duc Nguyen, Bao Nguyen, and Kieu Chinh. among many others.
Ken Jeong Is The Sweetest Cookie Jam Ever And Makes Me Hungry For The Series Premiere On October 2ndMonday, September 21, 2015
Now I'm hungry.
One of the best things I like about the trailer already is that Jessica is getting a massage by someone who's White (sue me if you don't like that comment) and Louis freaking out over the bill.
Yeah - this will be fun.
First I wanted to say that you are awesome.
I mean really awesome.
Running down and helping another person catch the perp who stole a purse from a momma with her baby?
If that's not awesome I don't know what is.
My only request...if you can call it that would be the following:
Can you do the same thing to Kim Davis?
Because she's still batshit crazy and I feel could use a good tackle as well (or swift kick in the ass - whichever you prefer).
Nicely done and hoping you make a trip to Kentucky,
#IStandWithAhmed + Stephen Amell Can Suck Wind (Says "Apparently I'm a white man whose hankering to be oppressed" After "Apology")Wednesday, September 16, 2015
I think that's all we need to really know about the Arrow guy - and why would I ever start watching that now?
Two wrongs don't make a right?
That doesn't even make sense.
And then he follows it up with some more dumbass tweets like the one above.
Catch more info down at MSNBC.
Here's a nice pic of Ahmed Mohamed versus the pic of the Dumbass White Dude's text who apparently still doesn't get it.
With Respect To Sherman Alexie, The Best (Or Almost Possibly Best) American Poetry 2015, And Yi-Fen Chou (AKA M.D.H)Friday, September 11, 2015
I read through Sherman Alexie's response to the Yi-Fen Chou/Michael Derrick Hudson controversy surrounding the The Best American Poetry 2015 (where Michael Derrick Hudson used a pen-name alluding to the fact that he was Asian American - because this is the best American poetry) and I can't help but have some thoughts:
1. I hope this can be used as a learning experience for everyone involved even if it is at the expense of the Asian American community (in a general sense). The speaks to the fact that even though as communities of color we share inequities, there are still differences - and that lateral oppression, prejudice, and consequences born out of misplaced POV's brought about by misunderstandings or misinformation, can and still do occur.
2. The response from Sherman Alexie I believe on a whole was genuine and truthful and I respect that.
3. At the same time, it felt a little ambiguous for the sake of ambiguity, and at moments in CYA mode.
4. While 1/2 - 3/4's of the response was dedicated to what Sherman Alexie has done and how he had chosen poems and the general writer community, the details and time spent on anything pertaining specifically to the Asian American community and the effect of his decision wasn't addressed, and I think that's important because even though the issue is about a White writer impersonating an Asian American writer, we're still not even truly addressed in the response.
5. Out of everything said in the response, I noticed that there wasn't an "I'm sorry" or "I may need to apologize" or any other statement like that even though Sherman Alexie is aware that he is "committing an injustice against poets of color, and against Chinese and Asian poets in particular".
And to be even more particular - Asian American poets.
6. "I chose a strange and funny and rueful poem written by Yi-Fen Chou, which turns out to be a Chinese pseudonym used by a white male poet named Michael Derrick Hudson as a means of subverting what he believes to be a politically correct poetry business".
When people use "politically correct" it basically means that they tire of hearing how others have been oppressed and don't want to update their own language to reflect equality - because they're lazy and feel their own entitlement slipping away into a fair and equitable playing field which does not coddle or placate to their specific needs - in this case a White Man.
In that way alone, the premise by the writer is inherently prejudiced and I don't feel, armed with that knowledge, it should have been selected.
7. While I understand the ideas behind blind readings or not wanting to know anything about a writer before you read a book because it may influence the interpretation of that text - in this context those are purely analytical and data-driven because we aren't talking about just the text. You can't argue just data and analytics because everything has a context and even Sherman Alexie himself says "Bluntly stated, I was more amenable to the poem because I thought the author was Chinese American."
The two are, and were, intertwined.
8. Here's a longer quote from the response:
"If I'd pulled the poem then I would have been denying that I gave the poem special attention because of the poet's Chinese pseudonym. If I'd pulled the poem then I would have been denying that I was consciously and deliberately seeking to address past racial, cultural, social, and aesthetic injustices in the poetry world. And, yes, in keeping the poem, I am quite aware that I am also committing an injustice against poets of color, and against Chinese and Asian poets in particular. But I believe I would have committed a larger injustice by dumping the poem. I think I would have cast doubt on every poem I have chosen for BAP. It would have implied that I chose poems based only on identity."
When I read that passage I couldn't help but think #3 above and that at the end of the day, part of the decision was about ego and vanity (which we all have), possibly economics (for himself and others) - and how those overrode the cultural and racial implications of the decision.
9. If the tables were turned, I just wonder how Sherman Alexie would feel and what he would want to hear from - well in this case himself - and I have to think he would have wanted more.
10. While I'm fine with pen-names and pseudonyms (as I too have used them) what I'm not fine with are those that are created and used for the sake of misleading others. If my pseudonym was anything other than Slanty/Slant-Eye as I've used in the past, and connoted that I was *not* an Asian American, but rather someone from the African American, or Latino communities - it would be misleading because it brings a false context to what I'm writing about - anything I'm writing about - because on face value it says I have one POV when in reality I do not.
11. Check out the poem response from Franny Choi down at Angry Asian Man to "m.d.h" because no matter what book or who selected the poems, or the legacy of the series - this will always be better than the one by "Yi-Fen Chou". See her site @ http://frannychoi.com.