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Your Hipster Jeremy Lin Tee Is Here

March 30th, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Because it’s New York. And most New York sports fans I know are arty-farty like that, so a regular ol’ official licensed product of the NBA just won’t do.

The shirt is from Deer Dana, a label that prints portraits of cooler-than-thou luminaries on tees and totes. They’ve got a few other NBA star tees–Kobe, Paul Pierce, Amar’e–but their insider-y fashion and pop culture tees are the best. Martin Scorsese, Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, Serge Gainsbourg, and Justin Bieber as the greek god Apollo. Below are just a few of my faves:

Clockwise from left: Karl Lagerfeld as a cowboy, vintage Dolly Parton, POTUS

[Deer Dana]

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Happy Presidents Day, aka Jeremy Lin Is The New Obama

February 20th, 2012 | 6 comments | Posted by Jen

Ta-Nehisi Coates tweeted last week that Jeremy Lin is “the Barack Obama of the multiverse.”

And comedienne Kristina Wong noted on her Facebook page that Lin is “like 2008 Barack Obama.”

So on this Presidents Day, I give you:

You can make your own Linbamacon here.

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NY Post Calls Jeremy Lin “AMASIAN,” We’re Gonna Sue

February 15th, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

The blogosphere’s abuzz over today’s NY Post headline that declared Jeremy Lin an “AMASIAN” after he hit a game-winning three against the Toronto Raptors last night. Writers are wondering if this is offensive, given the fact that Lin is Asian American, born and raised.

And the answer to this question?

YES. THIS IS TOTALLY OFFENSIVE. WE ARE TOTALLY OFFENDED. HEADS WILL ROLL.

BECAUSE THE NEW YORK POST IS BITING OUR STYLE.

AND TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY, THEY’RE SPELLING “AMAZIAN” WRONG.

Behold, the first entry in the DISGRASIAN Dictionary:

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#Linsanity, The Valentine’s (Or VaLintine’s) Day Edition: Who Should Be Jeremy Lin’s Basketball Wife?

February 14th, 2012 | 10 comments | Posted by Jen

So Linsanity took, what, all of a week to sweep the nation? Now what?

If Jeremy Lin keeps playing the way he’s been playing, he’s going to have to negotiate a much bigger contract when he becomes an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. (Currently, he makes the league minimum.) But that’s for his sports agent to figure out.

And dude needs a place to live, since he’s currently–and adorably–crashing with his older brother Josh, who’s in dentistry school at NYU. But that’s for his real estate agent to figure out. Preferably after his sports agent figures out where Lin will be playing next year.

After all that, the next thing Lin ought to figure out is who his “And One” will be. Because nothing–apart from a lot of sparkly man-jewelry–says “I’ve arrived” in the NBA quite like a Basketball Wife, a boo to cheer you on when everyone else is, well, booing your sorry ass. And since it happens to be the holiday of bitterness, loneliness, cliched expressions of affection, flawed diamonds, deli flowers, teddy bears that give you allergies, cheap boxes of chocolates, and crying yourself to sleep, er, LOVE, I’ve taken it upon myself to be Jeremy’s matchmaker. (And, yes, my ten percent cut can totally come in the form of courtside seats.)

JAMIE CHUNG

Like it or not, at the moment, Jamie is arguably the most famous young Asian American Continue reading #Linsanity, The Valentine’s (Or VaLintine’s) Day Edition: Who Should Be Jeremy Lin’s Basketball Wife?

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