An Open Letter To The Selfie Stick

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Dear Selfie Stick,

While I'm writing you this letter solely because I was reading this article on how the Smithsonian no longer welcomes you - in addition to other museums - which I get since they have bans on tripods and monopods - I guess I just wanted to say that while I get you, and don't hate you by any means, and I've been known to take a selfie or two myself...


Just sometimes now...

It's okay to ask someone to take your picture...

We don't always have to rely just on you...

Or the hand that holds you...

I'm not saying you aren't useful...

Because isn't all existence useful?

I'm just saying...

Sometimes humans are O.K. too...

Umm...okay...guess that's it.

Gripping you,

Random Wall Of America Pic

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

On View March 7-Nov. 29, 2015: We are Hmong Minnesota Exhibit

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

November 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Hmong migration to Minnesota following the war in Southeast Asia. Today, the Twin Cities metro area is home to 66,000 Hmong, the largest urban Hmong population in the United States. Developed in partnership with the Hmong community, this exhibit will commemorate the anniversary and celebrate the significant political, social and economic contributions the Hmong have made to Minnesota and the nation

Justice Dept Confirms What We All Knew (But It's Good To Collect That Data): Ferguson Police And Officials Are Completely Batshit Racist

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Fine - don't take my word for it - take theirs, theirs, theirs, theirs, and theirs.

Things we've learned...

1. Ferguson Police and Municipal workers made racist jokes and comments in emails.

2. Stops and arrests of African Americans without probable cause and using unreasonable force, has been, and continues to be a pattern for Ferguson police.

3. While Black Americans in Ferguson are stopped 2x more than White Americans they are less likely to be doing anything illegal/have anything illegal on them.

4. The Justice Department highlights the fact that Ferguson used its Black residents for $$$ (jaywalking, tickets, etc.) - to help feed the economy - and in the process violating their constitutional rights.

Here's to hoping the DOJ takes this all the way.

March 4th: Honoring an American Revolutionary: A Celebration and Fundraiser for Grace Lee Boggs

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Sounds like this should be a great event - and what a great cause it is - hats off to the organizers and everyone helping to put it together. While I won't be able to go, I have purchased tickets to donate up to the cause and if you are so inclined, you can too.

Here's more info from the FB page:

Wednesday, March 4th from 6-9pm
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent St., St. Paul, MN 55102

Parking & Directions: There's an adjacent lot and plenty of street parking.

Grace Lee Boggs is an Asian American social activist, writer, philosopher, and feminist who focused her efforts on women and people of color for over seven decades, specifically the struggles of the African American community during the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement. Grace Lee Boggs is now 99 in hospice care and in need of assistance. Come join us for a night honoring the contributions of Grace Lee Boggs with a film screening of "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" and a silent auction! This event will also be an opportunity to promote community and facilitate discussion. In the face of present injustices, an event like this - in addition to others that have been occurring throughout the Twin Cities - can help build our communities' strength and voice by bringing us together in celebration and in action.

Purchase Tickets at :
Suggested Donation is $25; More if you can, less if you can’t. No one will be turned away.
You can also pay at the door (check or cash.)

6PM - Reception, Silent Auction
7PM - Introduction/Opening Performances, Screening of "American Revolutionary"
8:30PM - Post-screening Discussion, Closing Performances
9PM - Silent Auction Closed

Penumbra Theatre
Nexus Community Partners
Oyate Hotanin and Raving Natives
Aurora St. Anthony NDC
Community Action Against Racism (CAAR)
Bo Thao-Urabe
Bao Phi
Pan-Asian Voices for Equity-Minnesota (PAVE-MN)
Judge Gail Chang Bohr
Brotherhood Inc.
Embody Deep Democracy
Kaohly and Kong Her
Nick Kim
Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood

Our MCs for the evening:
Damon Drake (with Tribal Peace)
Margie Andreason (with PAVE-MN & CAAR)

Performances by:
Sha Cage + members of Million Artist Movement
Eva Song Margolis
Tom LaBlanc

WTH: Backstrom Ep. Called "Ancient, Chinese, Secret" Has Laundry, Prostitutes, Gambling, Chinatown, And More (?)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I seemed to have the unfortunate luck (or maybe fortunate depending on how you look at it) to have caught this current episode.

No wonder this looks to be getting cancelled - if this is the type of show they produce - they should get cancelled.

Because they obviously are too lazy to come up with something other than just...wth...

Let's just run down a quick list.

1. The title of the episode alone is simply FUBAR.

2. Of course it's set in Chinatown.

3. With a laundry store.

4. And there's underground gambling.

5. In the laundry.

6. Prostitutes (because we're in Chinatown!).

7. And in one scene, the main character played by Rain Wilson, after stating that they have a search warrant (for the laundry/gambling house) looks at an Asian woman working in a red dress and also talks about how it covers strip search too. Basically a white cop molestation fantasy. With an Asian woman.


White On White: Dale Hansen + Smacking Down His People On WFAA-TV Of Dallas/Fort Worth

Thursday, February 26, 2015

We can't do it alone - so I'm glad to see Dale Hansen use his position for a little news smackdown.

#saveSelfie update: CAPE podcast

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Net Neutrality + Winners: Mignon Clyburn, Tom Wheeler, And Jessica Rosenworcel + Bad Bad Ajit Varadaraj Pai + Why Bet Against Vinton Cerf And Tim Berners-Lee?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mignon Clyburn, Tom Wheeler, Jessica Rosenworcel

I'm glad to see that at least sometimes we can come to our senses in this country.

Most of us...

Well..not Ajit Varadaraj Pai who voted against it - dissenter.

But who cares?

He lost anyway.


Serves him right to go against Vinton Cerf And Tim Berners-Lee - you know - two guys who helped create the Internet and Web...

Mignon Clyburn, Tom Wheeler, and Jessica Rosenworcel?


Hallmark It + In Pics + Ashley Argota

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Asking the hosts some questions she looked comfortable (next tv job perhaps?)

Tickets To Nowhere? Bobby Jindal Goes Completely CPAC

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I'm not going to CPAC.



Unless it's to laugh...

Or point fingers...

Or laugh and point fingers...

But that doesn't need to stop the rest of us.

Or Bobby J.

The J to the B.

The Jindal With The Windmiaaaaaall!!!*

Contender in 2016?


I won't vote for him...but we deserve - just like with trashy television (and yes that is the measuring stick we can go by) - to see ourselves reflected...somewhat...

Because I'm not South Asian.

*Sorry, that's all I could come up with and I don't even know if he can windmill dunk like Dr. J....

So No Asian Americans On American Idol? None? Nada? Is This The Future Of Music Without Us? How Bland And Tasteless.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015




Spending Cash: Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

From Forbes:

Tickets have not gone on sale to the public yet, but they are expected to start at $1,000 with ringside seats fetching a face value of $5,000. This will result in a total gate of around $40 million for the 16,800-seat MGM Grand Garden Arena. It would double the previous biggest gate in boxing history, which was $20 million for the Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez fight billed as “The One” in September 2013.

Two Asian Americans. One Office.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Yes. Yes you can. It's becoming almost - normal?

Okay - maybe not that normal quite yet (as much as White and Black candidates).

But we're getting there.

From the Korean American Democratic Committee (KADC)

Let's help elect a Korean-American to the LA City Council!

For the first time, there are TWO Korean-American candidates vying for a City of Los Angeles Council seat! It will all be decided with the City of LA Primary Nominating Election, to be held March 3, 2015.

DAVID RYU - Candidate for Council District 4
GRACE YOO - Candidate for Council District 10

There has never been a KA on the City Council - and the last Asian-American Councilmember was Michael Woo over 20 years ago!

To help elect our very first Korean American Councilmember(s), KADC will be holding 2 phonebanking events for each candidate. Please join us for as many of these events as you wish!! If none of the dates and times work for you, we have also included the hours for each respective campaign office - go by at any time!

For David Ryu's campaign:
KADC Phonebanking Event
Monday, Feb. 23: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 1: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
* Light refreshments will be provided

521 N. Wilton Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(213) 973-8350 |

Regular Campaign Office Hours:
9am-10pm, 7 days a week.

For Grace Yoo's campaign:
KADC Phonebanking Event
Tuesday, Feb. 24: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 28: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
* Light refreshments will be provided

3962 W. 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(323) 487-2310 |

Regular Campaign Office Hours:
M-Sat: 9am to 9pm | Sun: 12pm to 9pm

On Sale Now: Romeo & Juliet vs. Zombies By Koji Steven Sakai

Friday, February 20, 2015