MSFW: Remarking On Kavanaugh....It Feels Like You're What They Say You Are, And That's Not A Good Thing

Friday, September 28, 2018

Dear BM,

First, I just prefer to use the initials of your first and middle name. It feels better because then I don't have to actually use your whole name.

Second--let's just air it out here.

Why prolong any more of this right?

Now I'm not trying to stereotype or anything, but c'mon--look at you.

You never got a little too fucked up with the football team?

With some friends?

Did some stupid shit? Puked up, maybe blacked out/passed out for a bit?

Never happened?


And then we're supposed to believe that "Renate Alumni" wasn't supposed to be about what it actually was?

Boasting about (supposed) sexual conquests--with Renate Schroeder (who denies them), who actually came to your defense at first, now not wanting to have anything more to do with you once she found out about the yearbook, where you and the football team basically called her a slut--like you all got a piece of her?

Think about it--she had to have felt betrayed. Like she really didn't know why she came to your defense and probably thought if he could put on a good mask like that...what else could he do?

After news of the yearbook broke, she said she didn't know what "Renate Alumnius" meant but would be sickened if its darker meaning was true.

"I can't begin to comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is horrible, hurtful and simply untrue," she said in a statement. "I pray their daughters are never treated this way. I will have no further comment."

It doesn't look good...especially because you deny it all, and we all know you're not squeaky clean.

And then you look like this when you were up on your soap-box,

Or being an asshole, to a woman in power over you,

I mean, you kind of lost your cool today you know?

The temperament wasn't there and if anything it showed you could lose it.

And sure, you apologized for being a dick, but you still were a dick.

And your friend Mike....damn.

C'mon - we all know he has stories and the goods on you...

But now he's gotta fend for himself too...that's why he wrote that letter.

I'm not saying he's Leopold to your Loeb (or vice versa if that makes you feel better) - but if he got questioned in front of the committee, I feel like a breakdown could happen.

Like I'd be watching some of those final court scenes in Sleepers.

And we haven't even brought up Christine Blasey Ford's testimony--which--I deny all of that?

She was lying?

You can't even cop to some of it?

Oh wait - that's right - you didn't even watch it. You were preparing your speech for your soapbox.

I find that odd btw, as a judge who is "innocent" that you wouldn't want to view EVIDENCE - and it's not like it was this 3 hour long statement...

You know what I think?

I think you didn't want to listen to it, because it would bring up memories.

Memories you wanted to forget.'s to hoping another week makes a difference and maybe you just bow out now...,

Linked Up: Mental Health + Asian Americans + GMA

Thursday, September 27, 2018

You may have already seen this, but if you haven't - definitely make sure and view the video and read the article.


Since Designated Survivor Got Picked Up By Netflix And It Has Kal Penn And Maggie Q In It I Feel Like I Should Watch It....

Thursday, September 27, 2018

That's it.

3X Hayley Kiyoko: All Access w/ Hayley Kiyoko, "What I Need" (feat. Kehlani) + VMA Performance

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Asian Americans We Need A 401K Plan

Thursday, September 27, 2018

While I have a little bit of an issue with the title - I feel what he's throwing down (and know he's trying to help out and shed some light on some shit):

The growth in the income disparity is partially due to decades of stagnation in income levels for Asian-Americans in the bottom income brackets. The incomes of Asian-Americans at the 10th percentile grew by only 11% from 1970 to 2016, which is equal to an annual increase of less than 0.3%. These gains are less than for any other racial, ethnic and income group. This slow growth of incomes at the bottom of the income scale results from more immigration and fewer opportunities to get ahead for people with limited resources in the forms of education, savings and networks. Many new immigrants, especially from countries such as Myanmar and Bhutan end up working in low paying jobs with no benefits for long periods of time.

The lack of good labor market opportunities means that many Asian-Americans have fewer retirement benefits than is the case for whites. Looking only at families in the bottom of the income distribution, only 10.4% of Asian-Americans had a defined benefit (DB) pension from 2010 to 2016, compared to 34.9% of whites.

This massive gap in pension coverage is not offset by more savings in 401(k)s or IRAs for Asian-Americans. On the contrary, lower-income Asian-Americans were slightly less likely to have a retirement account from 2010 to 2016 – 32.5% compared to 33.1% for whites -- and had smaller balances -- $15,349 compared to $19,976 for whites . The likelihood of financial insecurity in old age will thus continue to be greater for Asian-Americans than for whites.

Fuck me.

I mean did you read those numbers?


Can I even get a newly made McDonalds burger for that?


10 Years Of bigWOWO

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Just wanted to post up a link to the post down at bigWOWO celebrating 10 years.

Congratulations for ten years!

P.S. Shin Lim Is Sexy As A MF

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

I had to do some catch up - but I watched all his performances on AGT as well as P & T Fool Us - where he fooled them not once, but twice - and I just think he's just another great hot Asian male, who only serves to provide the sexy that we need.

I feel like everyone else is feeling him too.

I don't know if he's gonna stay with his fiance, but you know - look at Lebron.

It happens.

On Asian Brah's/Mr. Asians/WTF Asians

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Let's just make sure to go on record and say Asian "Brah's" like this, while I'm sure serve some purpose in the world (even if just to walk over), still make me question their purpose in the world...

I'd say more - but it's already been said - no need.

White People: You Still Can't Use "Chink In The Armor"

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Again...I'm not sure if time just makes people forget (or I've been under a rock for too long so I didn't realize how bad it still is) but - just go to someplace that has at least 5-10 Asian Americans in it, and keep on using that phrase in a sentence.

#hastag #you #will #get #filmed #and #may #lose #your #job

I'm Gonna Blog The Fall And Winter Away (Maybe On A Chromebook?)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sure, sometimes it's a thankless, loveless, albeit I still have pants somehow, endeavor at times, but you know what?

Tell me what's new.

I'm just saying that 'cause I'm salty.

But only for a second.

Well probably a minute....

But I know the score.

That's why this place is still alive.

And by "place" I mean digital bits that could leave at any time (if Google would decide so).


On Soon-Yi Previn - That's What Happens When You Get Groomed Along With A Stern White Lady For A Mom MF's

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

If you read all the things she's coming out with, I won't deny she didn't have some hard things growing up, etc. but c'mon's classic deflection - and nothing she says (well you know) - or rather should I say anything that she went through - it doesn't invalidate anything Woody Allen did - like you know marry his Asian step-daughter - or you know - molest his kids (allegedly.....).

It's all the same shit wrapped up in a clusterfuck of White Colonialism with a does of Stockholm.

Sierra Measelle's Apology Falls Short (AKA When White Women Get Caught)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

I was reading the article down at AsAm News and let's just dissect some of apology:

1. "I am sorry for the ignorant, hateful comments".

I look at something like this where either you knew they were hateful comments or you didn't because there's a difference between ignorant comments and hateful ones because you know the hateful ones are filled with...well - have to pick or choose. When you attach "ignorant" to that part of the apology you're trying to give yourself an out (and hope others let you) - because you're connotating
via word proximity.

2. "I plan to transform this negative situation into a positive learning opportunity [...] as I have learned that these words and actions cause others much pain".

And by others, she really means her friends, family, and place of employment, because she knew what she was doing when she did it.

That's where - I get it - to be viewed as somewhat salvageable (in the White community) - you have to do this, but wouldn't it be nice if just one time we could get a real statement where it's more like

"I got caught saying some racist things on video, and I knew they were hateful racist things to say but I thought I still had the upper hand - because I'm a White Woman - but now that people have seen this - my friends, family, and place of employment - well - they aren't liking me right now because I broke the rule of saying racist things outside of 'The Family' and now they all look bad. Honestly, I still like to make fun of chinky people, but I'm not going to say anything in public I hope I can put this behind me, until everyone forgets about it, and forgets about me."

Just be real.

And just for the record - whenever you make a job switch - someone will Google you - and those news stories will all come up.

Sure - you may get a job because someone who coincidentally is White leans over and tells you "Don't worry. I don't like those chinky bastards either and it's tough to tell the wet backs from the dog-eaters anyway and in the end they're all the same."

But hopefully - you actually won't be forgotten because *that's* what will really make a difference.

Public shaming and shitty apologies.

Puerto Rico + Our President Sucks Ass. And Not In A Good Sexually Stimulating Way, But In A Creepy Pervy I Don't Want You To Lick It Sort Of Way

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Even this feels too low...for anyone.

I mean how do you even do this?

How do you GASLIGHT the deaths of 3000 BROWN PEOPLE?

What's next the Holocaust didn't exist?

Yeah...they just put any person who died in that number...nothing to do with a hurricane....that wasn't dealt with great...because our President of the U.S. talks about Puerto Rico like this:

I know, I know, I'm just a sensitive chinky brown man drawing conclusions....

I know...don't make anything out of the paper towels either...

He was just having fun and trying to uplift being at the carnival....

Except in a catastrophe....

And it's not like he slammed Puerto Rico itself, for trying to take care of itself after was more like tough love right?

Don't take handouts.

Pull yourself up by yourself.

The government can't give it all to you...they already give so many "entitlements"...

Hmmm.....brown people, immigrants, different languages, hmmmm....seems to sound familiar...

Loving The New Season Of Insecure, Be As Black As You Wanna Be, And Asian Man Temptation

Thursday, September 13, 2018

I've been getting into the new season of Insecure and just really enjoying the show. One of the things, at least I noticed, is that they're concentrating more on the core group - and I like where they are taking Issa's character - and I think it's important in part simply because it's a Black show about Black women (not Black men either, but they obviously play a part). In that way, I feel like it's more authentic, versus some of the other characters - White, Latino, Asian - they were backdrops and not always ones I always liked (or felt they could do more with).

And that's where I'm like "Be As Black As You Want To Be". Show Black people everywhere. Make no excuses, and flesh out the characters that matter.

In that sense, just like with shows that are predominantly White - I'm fine in some ways if they don't have Asian characters because they just might be stereotypes (and obviously there's another side to that argument). And in that way, while not the same (and I liked some of the Asian characters from the show before) - sometimes it felt like it was being inclusive for the sake of being inclusive - in a way, like other POC can get on the train.

But it didn't feel quite authentic in some ways either - or maybe it was problematic too--which isn't a bad thing per necessarily, but Insecure feels like it should be, overall, fun - even with introspection and tackling real world issues.

That's what I like about this season more so - no matter who the characters are - if they are there - there's a focus, or the characters are a means to an end (and I won't give away any spoilers).

And that also doesn't mean they can't have an Asian character who might also be a temptation...

Like in this season's Episode 5 "High-Like" where who knows...maybe Molly and Alexander Hodge (II)...maybe there's some Temptation...

Whatever does or doesn't happen (because I think Molly will hook up with someone from her law firm long term, or at least for a good/bad/good/no good time) - it doesn't mean there can't at least be some Asian man candy for an episode or two (and I'd rather have candy than something that might look to be fresh and crunchy only to lose its flavor in a couple days).

And still be authentic.


Telling Black stories.


Kelli @ Coachella = Gold.

Pure MF Gold.

MIN X 3: Em Mới Là Người Yêu Anh

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Because it's almost Thursday - you deserve all three renditions of Min's Em Mới Là Người Yêu Anh - regular, acoustic, and English version (complete with arty-eyes-only video).

Kickstart It: Lynn Chen + Goh Nakamura + Tamlyn Tomita + I Will Make You Mine: Surrogate Valentine 3

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

You know Lynn Chen. You know Goh Nakamura. You know Tamlyn Tomita.

And you know, or at least you should, that you'd love to see this movie be made.

So - well - just do it already.


And if you can't donate - help spread the word, because again - you know you want to see this film made.

From the Kickstarter:

I Will Make You Mine: Surrogate Valentine 3
Lynn Chen offers a female perspective in the final "Surrogate Valentine" movie, finishing the trilogy started by filmmaker Dave Boyle.

Hello, I'm Lynn Chen. I've been performing since I was five - from the Metropolitan Opera stage, to films (Saving Face), TV (Silicon Valley), video games (Call of Duty: Black Ops III), and food videos (BuzzFeed) that have seen over 30 million views. I also narrated the Crazy Rich Asians audiobook.

The above is a scary headline to write. I've been trained my whole life to keep quiet about how old (or young) I am. Well, even with the invention of Botox, I know first-hand how difficult it is to be a working actor in Hollywood - let alone a female one, an aging one, and an Asian-American one.

I never set out to become a writer, director, or producer. But somehow this film, about growing older and re-examining our past relationships, called out to me. And I could not have told this particular story at any other time in my life.



I've learned a lot already in the first half of filming I Will Make You Mine and have fallen deeply in love with storytelling and filmmaking.

Asian-American women are only now appearing on screen as fully-formed characters - but there's usually just one part for us. This movie puts several front and center, each unique and complex, without apology or excuse for their race or gender or why they belong in the limelight. Watching them breathe and live on screen, each telling their own love story, is something I believe we can all relate to. It's my mission to cast my fellow Asian-American actors - and not one of us has to compete over being the "token Asian."

Even more uncommon is for Asian-American women to be behind the camera, a position I am so grateful to be in. As we gear up for our November shoot and post-production, I hope that you will help us complete this movie, and to finish the story. To give this trilogy the proper ending it has been asking for, and to make sure I Will Make You Mine reaches a wide audience.

Collectively, we can amplify the voice Asian-American women hold in cinema.