A Quick Note To Michael Moore On Grassroots And Occupy Wall Street

Saturday, October 29, 2011

I know we all love us some Michael Moore and no - there's really no tongue n' cheeekiness going on there with that statement whatsoever (although I do know how that sounds). Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, a little bit of Roger & Me -- Moore gets down to business when business needs a bright light shined up its gaping corporate political agenda'd perfectly lubed wouldn't it look good in Sodommania #301 take a piece of me for a price PPS (I'll let you nuzzle your nose up against that one if you care).

But watching CNN this morning I heard Moore say the following:

"It happened organically, from the grassroots, the true grassroots, and in my lifetime I have never seen a movement like this take hold this fast with this many people all across the country," Moore said.
Is the OWS movement doing it grassroots? Is it being supported by organizations that cross racial lines? Is it a good thing? Absolutely I say to all.

But Moore was born in 1954 and while he was young at the time wasn't the Civil Rights Movement still within his lifetime?

Wasn't that grassroots too?

If you factor in inflation - thinking instead of Web sites, Twitter, Facebook and the pipeline of instant information versus dollars and cents - what do you think the Selma/Montgomery Marches would have looked like then?

And weren't they already impressive enough?

Call me crazy, but as much as I like Moore - he's still an OWG regardless of if he's backing the OWS.

It's Kollaboration 11

Friday, October 28, 2011

It's that time again for the group that never sleeps to bring you the showcase of APIA talent that you know you love (and want to get tickets for).

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011
Time: 7PM
Venue: NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live
777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Ticket Prices: PRESALE PRICES!!
Premium Orchestra - $45, Orchestra - $30, Loge/Mezzanine - $15

Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.kollaboration.org/kollaboration-11-tickets

FAQ: http://www.kollaboration.org/news/upcoming/item/114-kollaboration-11-faq

Andrew Figueroa Chiang and the Blazing Rays of the Sun
Emanon Dance Crew
Inch Chua
Monsters Calling Home
Noel Kunz
Lions Ambition (poll winner based on audience online voting)

Guest Performers:
G.NA - Kpop Singer
PK - Comedian
Clara C - Singer/Songwriter
Ensemble Memo - Opening Act
and more!!

Guest Judges:
Jin Akanishi - Top-Selling Japanese Singer, Songwriter & Actor
Ashley Choi - Head of International Business and Marketing for Blvd 34 Music Group
David Choi - Singer/Songwriter
Ryan Higa - Youtube Star
Kelly Hu - Actress

Reprint: Empowerment + Native Hawaiian And Pacific Islander Communities

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

From one blog to another:

Posted by Kiran Ahuja on October 25, 2011 at 11:46 AM EDT

With the introduction of the President’s American Jobs Act, I am reminded of the critical role nonprofits play in rebuilding our economy. For the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, we know that small businesses and community organizations play a significant role in this effort, whether providing housing counseling and servicing community health clinics or hiring our long-term unemployed and providing important training and language assistance to transition AAPIs into 21st century jobs. To support these groups in the critical work that they do, we recently created a Guide to Federal Agency Resources to provide vital information on federal grants and programs.

Though Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities face significant economic challenges, there are tremendous non-profit assets and leadership on the ground making a world of difference in their communities. And we found out recently the incredible impact they have had, improving the quality of life of NHPIs around the country, especially on the islands.

The Initiative recently partnered with the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement to host a Pacific Islander Philanthropy Forum in Honolulu for their Annual Convention. The purpose of the forum and workshops that followed was to increase the more than 1000 participants’ knowledge about foundations and philanthropy and the work of the growing number of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community-based organizations.

The growth of NHPI community-based organizations and their ability to address numerous challenges in their communities is truly astounding. These organizations tackle significant health, poverty, and education disparities, and high unemployment rates by re-connecting to their histories and traditional practices of farming, fishing, and building sustainable projects that honor and preserve the land and also create jobs. Following the all-day forum, the Initiative, foundation and community leaders conducted site visits on Oahu and Kauai to see what this work looks like on the ground.

We visited Native Hawaiian charter schools on Oahu and Kauai that are exploding at the seams, but documenting great academic success among their students because, for one very important reason, they are grounded in building self-esteem, knowledge and appreciation for the Native Hawaiian culture and language. Almost half of all charter schools in Hawaii are considered Native Hawaiian immersion schools and located near Native Hawaiian communities or homelands. The Native Hawaiian community has utilized the charter school movement in a unique way by not only supporting youth at-risk and improving overall education outcomes for all children in Hawaii, but by also preserving the Native Hawaiian language and culture.

In addition, we visited projects on Hawaiian homelands and in Kalihi Valley, Oahu; a Native Hawaiian health clinic; and MA’O Organic Farms where AAPI Commissioner Kamuela Enos spends his days. MA’O employs, trains and educates young people to be farmers, and supports their education at a local community college.

The Pacific Islander Philanthropy Forum is one example of how the White House Initiative seeks to empower communities and build a more economically vibrant and healthy society for all of us by highlighting and supporting community assets in AAPI communities. The forum would not have been possible without the support and leadership of Mrs. Irene Hirano Inouye who is President of the U.S.-Japan Council, Chair and board member of the Ford Foundation, and board member of the Kresge Foundation; Robin Danner, President & CEO of the Council on Native Hawaiian Advancement; and the many foundations and organizations that supported this effort.

Kiran Ahuja is Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Korean American Democratic Committee: Fall Networking Mixer – “Celebrating Women in Politics”

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mix. Match. Network your heart out.

The Korean American Democratic Committee (KADC) cordially invites you to the KADC Fall Networking Mixer. The theme is Celebrating Women in Politics.

When: Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Izakaya and Bar Fu-Ga, 111 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles CA 90012

Admission: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $25 for membership and admission. Free parking with validation.

Appetizers will be provided.

For more information or to confirm your attendance please contact Hanna Yoon at hannayoon at gmail.com

Come Together Home: MOCA

Monday, October 24, 2011

From the filmmaker Ivy Lin:

Come Together Home (my second feature about the history of Chinese in Portland) will be screened at Museum of Chinese in America in NYC Chinatown on Thursday, 11/17, 6:30pm. It’s a FREE screening with Q&A. If you are in NYC on 11/17, I hope to see you at the screening!!


Come Together Home is a story about the first Chinese burial ground in Portland’s oldest cemetery and the final journey home of the remains of early Chinese immigrants in Oregon. Come Together Home has screened 8 times in Portland last year and it was also selected to screen at two film festivals: Minneapolis St. Paul Asian Film Festival 2010 & Astoria International Film Festival 2010. Please see above link at MOCA website for trailer & synopsis.I hope you can help me spread the word for this screening at MOCA on Thursday, 11/17, at 6:30pm. Come Together Home is also available on DVD and it can be purchased here (70% of proceeds goes to Block 14 memorials fund).


Kiwi + Nomi

Friday, October 21, 2011

No More Second Chances For Elyse Umemoto On Survivor

Thursday, October 20, 2011

She's now completely gone from Survivor (kind of) as she lost the duel at Redemption Island.

Her reaction?

It's True: Brenda Song Is Engaged To Trace Cyrus

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

If you haven't heard the rumors, yes it is true.

Brenda Song is engaged to Trace Cyrus.

I don't know what Trace Cyrus does or technically what a Trace Cyrus is, but nevertheless I am happy for the couple (as happy as someone can be who doesn't really know them and only knew about this because I heard it from someone else who probably cares more than I do - because I really shouldn't).

And what did Miley think about it all (we all remember what she did back in the day)?

"Can't wait for Brenda to be a Cyrus :) couldn't be more excited about my "sister in law to be" yay :)"
What else would she say right?

Although when I look back at that original post from yesteryear I can't help think to myself how spooky it all really is...

Principal Sheryl Hough, Wtf? And Slap An Asian Day?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Got this sent in to me from a reader about a week ago, and while you might have heard about, you may not have - and if you haven't - you really should.

The parent of a Chaska Middle School West student was looking over her kid's Facebook page when she noticed another student complaining that someone had slapped her that day in school. Someone replied to that post saying that it was because it was "Slap an Asian Day" in school.

The parent followed that post down a Facebook rabbit hole and discovered that yet another student had declared an official "Slap an Asian Day." It was supposed to be today.

With the clock ticking until Slap an Asian Day, the parent contacted the Chaska police department.

After receiving the complaint, the Chaska Middle School West's police liaison went on Facebook and identified the poster, a 6th grade boy. His parents were called and the student was brought in for a serious talk.

"This young man thought he was being funny with a closed circle of friends, not realizing Facebook goes everywhere," says Chaska Police Chief Scott Knight.
Just guessing that Principal Sheryl Hough doesn't really know a lot of people from the APIA community, nor does she care about us either.

I wonder if they had "smack little white bitches by kids of color day" that she would think it was a "non-issue" and a "joke"?

And yes (just in case you were questioning yourself) - the title of my fictitious post is just as offensive as the original.

Camille Mana: Asuncion+ Norman

Monday, October 17, 2011

From Camille Mana:

ASUNCION (World Premiere Play by Jesse Eisenberg)
Starring Academy Award Nominee Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, and myself.

In Previews Oct 12-26, Running Oct 27-Nov 27
Off-Broadway at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre
Produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Arena
Interview on Asuncion


NORMAN (Feature Film)
Starring Dan Byrd, Academy Award Nominee Richard Jenkins, Adam Goldberg, Emily VanCamp, and myself.
Original Score and Soundtrack by Andrew Bird.

Limited Theatrical Release - AMC Theaters - Oct 21 (for one or two weeks)

“One of the most intelligent and deeply felt big-screen portrayals of a troubled teen in the last several years.” – The Hollywood Reporter.

Wiki Bio

Camille Mana (born September 1, 1983) is an American actress.

Born in Orange County, California, she is of Filipino/Chinese descent. Camille graduated from University of California, Berkeley in six semesters with a degree in Economics.

She got her big break as Lisa on UPN's long-running sitcom One on One opposite Kyla Pratt, Robert Ri'chard, and R&B star Ray J. Mana next appeared in the Miramax Films dramedy Smart People playing Missy Chin. She also co-starred in the MGM teen comedy film College. She will next be seen in four feature films including Norman, High School, Why Am I Doing This, and Speed-Dating.

She produced a short film, Equal Opportunity, which won NBC's First Annual Comedy Shortcuts Festival and earned Mana a development grant prize. An official selection in the HBO/U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and South by Southwest (SXSW). She also co-produced the dramatic feature film The Things We Carry.

Camille has been announced to play the title role in the playwrighting debut of Jesse Eisenberg Asuncion opposite Eisenberg and Justin Bartha at The Cherry Lane Theatre in New York.

Rozita Villanueva Lee + Re-Print: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Strengthening Our Economy and our Country

Monday, October 17, 2011

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/10/14/asian-americans-and-pacific-islanders-strengthening-our-economy-and-our-countryAsian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Strengthening Our Economy and our CountryPosted by Rozita Villanueva Lee on October 14, 2011 at 11:25 AM EDT

I came to Las Vegas, Nevada 32 years ago from Hawaii, where I was born and raised. Like so many other diverse people in the state of Nevada, I have made this place my home and have been embraced by the community. I have seen my community change dramatically over the years.The 2010 Census indicates that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) make up over 10 percent of the population in Nevada, and that nationwide, AAPIs are the fastest growing ethnic group. I am proud to serve on President Obama’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs. In my role as a commissioner, I advise the White House Initiative on AAPIs about the issues facing my community.

Almost every day, I meet with stakeholders, organizations, and advocates—from youth to elders, from performing artists to business leaders in the local chambers of commerce, from labor union members to veterans groups and churches. What I hear is an overwhelming concern about the economy, and about housing stability and affordability, as illustrated by some startling statistics.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the country—at 13.4 percent. Nevada also posted the nation’s highest state foreclosure rate for the 56th straight month in August 2011, with one in every 118 housing units with a foreclosure filing during the month. It breaks my heart to have seen so many friends lose their jobs and lose their homes during these difficult economic times.

Their experiences are the reason we are convening a Town Hall on Jobs and Housing in Henderson, Nevada, in honor of the two year anniversary of the signing of the executive order that reauthorized the White House Initiative. The Town Hall is an opportunity for Administration officials to hear from the community about the issues most important to them, but also to raise awareness of the Administration efforts to create jobs, strengthen small businesses, preserve homeownership, and expand housing opportunities. The President’s advisers on jobs and the economy, and officials from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Small Business Administration will listen to and answer questions on federal resources for employment retraining for green jobs, starting and growing small businesses, housing counseling, and financial literacy services. Participants can walk away with hands-on, practical knowledge of how to get help during these difficult economic times.

President Obama believes that in this time of national crisis, inaction is not an option. That’s why he proposed The American Jobs Act, a bold set of initiatives to strengthen the recovery and create jobs for all Americans. These measures—which will expand opportunities for the long-term unemployed to reenter the workforce, provide incentives for businesses to hire, and make investments in revitalizing schools, infrastructure and neighborhoods—will help create new job opportunities in AAPI communities and across the country.

I listen to the real life experiences that people are going through every day, and I work with the White House Initiative to make sure that our government is responding to these needs.

Rozita Villanueva Lee serves on the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Black Heart, Noddy, And Murder! Dance! Kill!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Got this sent my way from bandmember Cynthia (who's also a blogger down at Hyphen).

Check it out.


4th Album: Murder! Dance! Kill!
iTunes Link: Buy it.


"Noddy was spawned as an 8-bit solo project from Seattle's eternally-tortured pop prince Jared Mills. Now fully-formed and ready-made for the dance party in a basement near you, with songs that only need to be heard once to get permanently lodged in the heart/brain. Noddy features Mills on vocals/production, Reese Umbaugh on synths, Cynthia Brothers on trumpet/vocals, Dylan Clayton on keys/vocals, and Michael Buchert on vocals/percussion. Giving you equal parts Legend of Zelda and George Michael (with a Voldemort side-eye), Noddy's live shows drop heavy beats, supple bass lines, and enough sexxx to bring even Republican congressmen to their knees."

Noddy live dates:

October 8th at The Sunset (Seattle Weekly's Reverb Music Festival)

October 11th at Neumos w/ Metronomy, New Villager // Murder! Dance! Kill! CD Release - Seattle

October 15th at the Crocodile with Moon Face (Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade) - Seattle
November 18th at Sole Repair -- Seattle

Noddy on Facebook:

Noddy on Twitter:

More Noddy info at:

2011 Drama bandcamp download at:

Reese Umbaugh

CMJ, Whotune Showcase, Emiko, And Reality TV In London?

Monday, October 17, 2011

I know. I know. Who uses Myspace anymore?

That would be me.

From the Emiko MySpace:

After two long and exciting years writing, recording and performing in London (as well as adventures on the rest of Continental Europe), I am THRILLED to announce that I am finally back in New York City - taking the stage as part of CMJ in the Whotune Showcase.

If you are local to NYC, you can be one of the very first people to hear my brand new songs, which I will be premiering tomorrow night (never been recorded or even performed live) with some new band members! The show is also serving as a mini focus group to collect feedback from fans about the new material as it is all going to be featured in a reality show that is being made about my life in London - so come down and share your thoughts!

If you are not local, you can read the advance coverage of the show and new music courtesy of The Soho Journal.

The show details are as follows:

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
Fat Baby
112 Rivington Street
New York 10002

*Tickets are still available - they can be purchased for $10 at the door, or if you have a CMJ wristband, you can enter for free!

As this is part of CMJ there will be a myriad of talent on tomorrow night as well - the whole night's line up is going to be filled with so much versatile, fun music:

7:00pm - Jennifer Logue
8:00pm - Emiko
9:00pm - Michelle Lewis
10:00pm - TAB the Band
11:00pm - Army Navy
11:30pm - Shout Out Out Out Out

Please visit Whotune - our gracious hosts for the CMJ showcase - they are a wonderful new music platform for artists and industry pros alike. You can find Whotune here!

So come down to Rivington Street for a night of outstanding music and great stories!

Rock, roll, and respect,


You've Turned A Decade: AK Connection 10 Year Anniversary Gala

Monday, October 17, 2011

In another un-related note. The theme goes on.

Kind of.

There's text too.

AK Connection 10 Year Anniversary Gala
Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 5pm
Dinner, Entertainment, Dancing

Age: 18+
Tickets: $25
Holiday Inn St. Paul (2201 Burns Avenue, St. Paul MN 55119)

For tickets and more information

Asian Women Giving Circle: Sip, Shop, Swap

Monday, October 17, 2011

In an un-related note, there's a theme of images as posts here.

U.S. China Film Summit

Monday, October 17, 2011

I'll be honest. I really have no idea what this is truly about. I skimmed it. It sounds like it might be interesting. Therefore I'm posting it.

As an image. Because that's the way it came.

So it might be hard to read.

And search.

Not my fault.


Friday, October 14, 2011


A Quick Note To Erik Spoelstra

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hey Erik,

Since the NBA is in lockout mode (and congratulations to the World Champion Lynx) and no one else has anything to really say - they're talking about whether or not you're going to get your contract extension, and I just wanted to let you know that melding talent together isn't easy - I mean hey - look at me - I have tons of talent (not for anything useful but that's beside the point...) and it's hard enough just getting my one and only ass out the door on time and not getting lost on my way to work after I miss my exit because I spilled coffee on myself.

I can't even being to imagine the pressure on you and trying to coach a team to an NBA championship with so many different personalities.

But don't worry.

No te preocupes ban toi.

If you don't get that extension and you find yourself jobless - I know one career you can completely go into.


Seriously - people would love to see you in your own personal sex tape shaking that Fil Am ass like you're going for the slam dunk ready to get hardcore on a bevy of beautiful porn vixens.

I even have a title if you're interested.

Erik Spoelstra: Hardwood.


Hope to see you on Blu-ray soon.



Sorry - I just couldn't resist that title...

It's The 2011 CAAM Fellowship Program

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

From the good folks down at the Center for Asian American Media for all of you writers and artists out there.

Having gone through a successful first year of the Program, we are excited to launch the second year of the 2011 CAAM Fellowship Program. Furthering CAAM’s work to nurture Asian American media professionals and advance the field of Asian American media, the Program will connect talented and dedicated individuals with leading professionals in the field. The CAAM Fellowship Program seeks to develop the talents and skills of a range of media professions including filmmakers, actors, programmers, and executives.

Last year we launched the Program with an impressive slate of emerging Asian American talent as Fellows:

•Soman Chainani (Director),
•Scotty Iseri (Digital Media Producer),
•Cindy Fang (TV Writer),
•Angela Lee (Development Executive / Producer),
•and Canyon Sam (Screenwriter).
We connected the Fellows with accomplished media professionals as Mentors:

•Jessica Yu (Director),
•Nina Walia (New Media Executive),
•Angela Cheng Caplan (Talent Manager),
•Dan Lin (Producer)
•Iris Yamashita (Screenwriter).

The results could not have been more satisfying. The Fellows and Mentors worked together to take a Fellows’ project to the next level meanwhile developing relationships that were nurturing and positive.

Facilitating partnerships within the Asian American filmmaking community is one of the most important work that CAAM does. We continue to receive many comments from the community that speaks to the lack of connection with Asian American film community in any meaningful way.

Participating fellows will have access to the leading Asian American talent in film, television and digital media. Each fellowship will be individually tailored to best fit the needs of the fellows and advisers. Fellowships will range from fully integrated collaborations to regular feedback on current projects to an ongoing dialogue about professional development.

Furthermore, fellows will have the opportunity to connect with the larger community of Asian American media professionals through a Producers Workshop at CAAM’s festival and a CAAM Fellowship Program Retreat hosted by CAAM for all participating mentors and fellows.


Interested applicants please download the application and submit the form and any additional pages necessary as a word or pdf document by

•October 17, 2011 to fellowship2011 [at] caamedia [dot] org
•with the subject heading FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION 2011.
Download the CAAM Fellowship Application 2011

Please email any questions to sapana [at] caamedia [dot] org.

Karin Chien, Director of CAAM Fellowship Program

Karin Chien is an independent film producer based in New York City, and the 2010 recipient of the Independent Spirit Producers Award. Karin has produced ten feature-length films, including CIRCUMSTANCE (2011), THE EXPLODING GIRL (2009), THE MOTEL (2005) and ROBOT STORIES (2002), which have won over 100 festival awards, premiered at Sundance and Berlin, and received international distribution. Karin is the president and founder of dGenerate Films, the leading distributor of independent Chinese cinema.

The CAAM Fellowship Program is made possible with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)

Related links

Watch a live panel from the SFIAAFF ’11 where Fellows discuss their experiences in CAAM’s Fellowship Program.


Help The Korean Unwed Mothers Families’ Association (KUMFA) Raise $7,000

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Good cause.

I think about my mother everyday. Her memory is always with me. In many ways, she and unwed women like her are the reason why Land of Gazillion Adoptees exists. Because of this, I fully support the Korean Unwed Mothers Families’ Association (KUMFA) efforts to raise $7,000 for its facility HEATER, which provides care for Korean mothers who keep their children. Please read on for additional details, “like” the “Fundraiser Page for the Korean Unwed Mothers Families’ Association (KUMFA)”, and consider making a financial contribution today.

Thank you in advance — KOV

Some Facts About Unwed Mothers in Korea [...]
Read it in full here.

Truong Do + Mouse Without Borders = Awesomeness From Hanoi

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

While some of you might have seen this already, others may not (it's about a month old), but if you haven't and want to get your productive geek on (in the coolest sense of the word) - check it out.

2 Broke Girls, Mathew Moy, And WTF Was I Watching?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I get that actors need to work and that sometimes they just can't win especially if they're a person of color and especially if they're from the APIA community - but that doesn't mean we can't ask questions - and there're a few large ones looming over CBS's "2 Broke Girls" that come to mind including the following:

  • Why does Mathew Moy have to play the new immigrant learning the language, doing every stereotype in the book including getting bossed around by "hot" White Women? Haven't we seen that before and wouldn't his character be just as good being a 2nd or 3rd gen API?

  • In an interview, co-creator Michael Patrick King "pointed out that the show, which takes place in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, is simply representative of the real-life neighborhood. 'It's a very mixed melting pot environment, Williamsburg, and we're interested in showing the difference between the cool hipsters [and the rest of the neighborhood].'

    First, let's just remember the differences between the melting pot and the salad bowl - the latter doesn't slowly morph away your racial and ethnic identity but instead allows you to co-exist intermingling tastes and textures while keeping your identity.

    Second - what - POC hipsters don't exist? Hipsters are only White Americans with English as their first language?

    And they're cool?

    So the show is about the differences between "cool" White People and how they interact with the "uncool, non-progressive, non-independent thinking, can't appreciate art, uneducated population"?

    Haven't we already seen that show and weren't some of those episodes titled "Watts Riots of 1965", "Anti-miscegenation laws", "Redlining", "The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882", "Japanese American Internment Camps", and "The Jan Brewer Show: How To Fuck An Immigrant And Keep Them In Jail For As Long As You Want"?

  • How come no one outside of the two White Girls on the CBS page for the show has a character name? Is there an HTML shortage I'm unaware of? Is the recession that bad that someone couldn't even get an intern who works for free to type in those extra letters?

To me the show can be summed up in one of the scenes from last night's episode where Max (lord of the hipsters played by Kat Dennings who shot to fame in that White flick about a playlist) tries to school the character Caroline - which basically went like this:

Max: Sushi? That's lazy. I want my fish cooked.

Caroline: You think it'll be good? The lady said it would be good.

Max: Of course it'll be. Why would the immigrant lady who sold it to a White Girl lie to you?

Automatically labeled an immigrant because she sold the character some sushi?


Sneaky ass Asian lady who lied about how good the sushi was?


White hipsters creating a show about White hipsters that makes me go "How the hell did this show get picked up for another season"?


Michelle Wie Finally Wins!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Just a joke...

Jackie Chan And The Crappy Scrabble Word Of The Day

Monday, October 10, 2011

From scrabble-word-finder.com

Verb to shanghai (third-person singular simple present shanghais, present participle shanghaiing, simple past and past participle shanghaied)

◦(transitive) To force or trick (someone) into joining a ship which is lacking a full crew.
◦(transitive) To abduct or coerce.
◦(transitive) To commandeer; appropriate; hijack

Which kind of reminds me of this:

Which then reminds me of this:

Clara Chung, Ryan Higa + The White House

Monday, October 10, 2011

And you didn't think the White House could be this damn cool.

When: October 14, 2011
Time: 4pm PDT/7pm EST

Watch live stream here:

Submit questions and comments via twitter:


The Initiative cordially invites students, youth, and community advocates across the country to attend its first ever Virtual Youth Town Hall. The online event will be available for viewing at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/whitehouseaapi.

During the Virtual Town Hall, the White House Initiative will explore increasingly important issues relevant to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth. YouTube personality Ryan Higa, singer and songwriter Clara Chung are among the prominent AAPI role models that will serve as Town Hall panelists and address issues such as bullying, access to education, and AAPI representation in the arts and media. The Town Hall will be moderated by Sefa Aina, Vice Chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs.

The Virtual Town Hall will be live-streamed, and will include a question and answer session in which the community can submit their questions online. Questions and comments can be submitted before and during the town hall event via Twitter using the hashtag #WHIAAPITownHall. The Virtual Town Hall will be hosted in front of a live audience of youth in Las Vegas, Nevada, where a limited number of participants can attend and share their own stories.

Where Did The Week Go?

Monday, October 10, 2011

I don't know...but I guess that's the reason why this year I'm 1/2 time.


Hank Williams Jr. Is Having A Tea Party With Adolfo And Netanyahu

Monday, October 03, 2011

I didn't take offense to the actual quote that Hank had to say, but I did blink my eye to his follow up which went something like this:

Williams, however, said he has "always respected the office of the president."

Still, he noted, "Every time the media brings up the tea party, it's painted as racist and extremists -- but there's never a backlash, no outrage to those comparisons ... Working-class people are hurting -- and it doesn't seem like anybody cares.
There's no outrage and no backlash because everyone agrees, and just because you're a racist, or belong to a racist movement, it doesn't mean you can't be a hard working individual - in fact, I'd say that being a racist, or belonging to a racist group shows you work hard because being that much of an ass usually takes a lot of work (for at least most people).

Seattle SketchFest + Pork Filled Players

Monday, October 03, 2011

Who doesn't like bacon?

SketchFest Seattle, the first ever and longest running festival of its type, brings another hilarious conglomeration of sketch comedy from all over North America with SketchFest 2011! (October 6th-8th). This will be the lucky 13th festival, and we’re bringing acts from LA, Vancouver B.C., Chicago, and the exotic climes of Grand Rapids MI. Three days, five shows, fifteen groups, and one comedy film festival. It’s like comedy Christmas: you don’t know what you’re going to get… but you’re pretty darn sure it won’t be a sweater!

Thursday 10/6 - 7:00 p.m. – Opening night Smorgasbord/Comedy Video Contest

This is our opening night SketchFest Smorgasbord. From this buffet you will have the opportunity to sample more sketch comedy than you ever thought possible. Every single local group in the festival will be offering up a teaser taste to whet your comedy palate in this feast with a special, desert showcase from Seattle sketch legends, Disgruntled Bit Players. You will be drooling over the remaining four shows, planning the next courses of your comedy meal.

…But that's not all! We'll also be doing our annual comedy film festival, where you, the audience, get to choose what movie deserves our prize of 10,000 Cents! Also, this year we'll be giving out an additional 10,000 cents to the winner of our Celebrity Juried Award!

Saturday 10/8 -9:00 p.m.
Comedian Derek Sheen
Pork Filled Players
The Entertainment Show
Slow Children Crossing (LA)
Tickets: http://bit.ly/pcsoDO

Michael Kang, Sung Kang, And Knots

Monday, October 03, 2011

From the You Tube Video

Lily Kim returns to Hawaii in order to escape an engagement trigger-happy boyfriend in LA. Once home, she reluctantly joins her dysfunctional family's wedding planning business. Her mother and sisters have very different ideas about what marriage means and for Lily it means only one thing - divorce. Through this, Lily learns about love, life and floral arrangements.

KNOTS is an independent feature film (2011) written by Kimberly-Rose Wolter (Tre) and directed by Michael Kang (The Motel), and produced by Island FIlm Group (Princess Ka`iulani, Soul Surfer). The film stars Illeana Douglas (Stir of Echoes, Easy to Assemble), Sung Kang (Fast Furious 5), Kimberly-Rose Wolter, Mia Riverton (Red Doors, the Mentalist) and Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars).