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Saturday, June 23 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Vincent Chin. Asian Americans for Progress have organized Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now, a nationwide townhall on hate crimes and bullying. Hosted by Angry Asian Man’s Phil Yu, viewers can attend the townhall via Google Hangout. [APAP]
Dharun Ravi, who was sentenced to 30 days in jail for using a web cam to spy on his late roommate, Tyler Clementi, was released early from jail [NYT]
Like student Oumou Troure, the subject of her article “The Thing Is, I’m Undocumented”, journalist Grace Talusan was once undocumented, too. [Boston Magazine]
Trophy wife? Gold digger? Pie deflecting Tiger Mom? The New York Times profiles Wendi Deng Murdoch. [NYT]
Asian George Burns? Adorable! Asian Dolly Parton? Kinda creepy. [Laughing Squid]
A five judge panel convened by the World Boxing Organization unanimously ruled in boxer Manny Pacquiao‘s favor after reviewing video of his recent bout with Timothy Bradley. Their scoring can’t overturn the results of the match however. [NYDN]
Attention all you non-Asian ladies who are looking for an Asian dude to get smoochy with: this guide was written for you. [The Love Life of an Asian Guy]
Yoko Ono collaborated with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon on “Early In The Morning”, a 14-minute track to benefit Ashinaga Rainbow House and their work with tsuami victims. If this appeals to you, then you’ll be glad to know that a six-track album called “YOKOKIMTHURSTON” will be released in September. [A.V. Club]
Is the “chop suey” font used by Fresh Direct to advertise ready to cook Chinese meals racist, or just kind of tired and old fashioned? [Tao Jones/WSJ]
Just call it “Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony’s Excellent Chinese Movie Adventure”. Or, it seems the NBA is working with the Shanghai Film Group to release Amazing, a Chinese basketball movie that will star NBA players Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, and former NBA star Scottie Pippen. [Grantland]
Congratulations, Conrad Hotels, you are the most recent offender when it comes to the crime of using people of color as props in your advertising. [The Society Pages - thanks, Steve!]
Filed under: Badvertising, Boxing, Carmelo Anthony, Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Chinese NBA movie, Dharun Ravi, DREAM Act, Dwight Howard, Grace Talusan, Immigration, Intern Jasmine's Links of the Daysian, Is your font racist?, Manny Pacquiao, Oumou Troure, Tao Jones, timothy bradley, undocumented immigrants, Vincent Chin, Vincent Chin 30, WBO, which asian guy is right for me?, Yoko Ono
If this is what it is like to work for the legendary restauranteur Mr. Chow, sign me up for Camp Chow. [Nowness]
All the way with George Takei! Our favorite Star Trek cast member (original flava, of course) is going to be on the next season of “Celebrity Apprentice.” [Crushable]
Congratulations, Matthew Fox! You’re the latest White dude to save Japan on the big screen. We’ll be sending you a floral arrangement in the shape of Tom Cruise’s character from The Last Samurai. [Movieline]
The Japanese National Tourism Organization really wanted to fly 10,000 folks to Japan for free, but, alas, they cannot. [The Savvy Stews]
Our dreams of being Twitter besties with the one and only Wendi “Mrs. Rupert Murdoch” Deng have been dashed. The Twitter account @wendi_deng, which took Twitter by storm a few days ago was run by an imposter.[Gawker]
TWIN BABY POLAR BEARS!!! [The Awl]
Filed under: @wendi_deng, Celebrity Apprentice, George Takei, Intern Jasmine's Links of the Daysian, Japanese National Tourism Organization, Manny Pacquiao, Matthew Fox, Mr. Chow, Pacquiao Produce, Polar Bears, Twitter
People, can we please stop using the phrase “Asian Invasion” to describe the new Renaissance of Asian fashion designers? KTHXBAI. [CNN]
A belated happy birthday to our favorite North Korean dick-tator, Kim Jong-Il, who just celebrated his 69th in typical lavish fashion. One party foul, though: no food rations. [NYM]
Manny Pacquiao was just in Washington D.C., where he met President Obama for a photo-op. Afterwards, we hear he knocked Vice President Biden out big-time in a thumbwrestling match. [NYT]
Check yo’ rage… and yo’ bank balance! Brokeass Chicago college students Sung Wong Chung and Alexander Choi violently attack a cab driver after their credit card bounces. [Chicago Breaking News - thanks, Diana L.!]
Ahh, the soothing sensation of a good earwax scrape. Tokyo ear-cleaning parlors take off. [CNN]
Filed under: Alexander Choi, Anton Tanumihardja, Asian invasion, Asians behaving badly, Boxing, ear-cleaning, Education, Gay Rights, Hacienda La Puente Unified School Board, Immigration, Jay Chen, Kim Jong Il, Manny Pacquiao, Sung Wong Chung
One day, Jen and Diana are going to be awesome bridesmaids in my Avatar-themed wedding. And, yes, they’re totally wearing those weird sex-tentacle thingies. [BWE]
Speaking of tentacles…Designer Kaylene Kau’s made a prosthetic tentacle that is awesome–and just a little scary. [Gizmodo]
Shanghai surprise, surprise. Students in Shanghai did, like, waaaaaaay better, on an international standardized test than their US and European counterparts. [NYT]
Mo’ Manny, Mo’ Problems! Manny Pacquiao is being sued by former business partners for a record deal that went bust. [TMZ]
Filipino fashion blogger Bryan Boy pulls in more than $100k per year from his site. Clearly I’m writing about the wrong subject matter. [NYM]
Talk about your high-class problems: Lucy Liu‘s new TV movie, “Marry Me,” is about a social worker who has to choose among three suitors. It airs Sunday and Monday nights on Lifetime. [Zap2it - thanks, Jen!]
Chinese activist, author, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo is still in prison, so his medal and citation were placed on an empty chair at today’s prize ceremony in Oslo. HuffPo’s already compared the empty chair to a Passover seder’s chair for Elijah, the prophet “who appears in times of trouble to bring promise of relief, to lift downcast spirits, and to plant hope in the hearts of the downtrodden.” [NYT]
Filed under: Avatar wedding, Bloggers, Bryan Boy, Chinese Students, Confucius Prize, Kaylene Kau, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, Lucy Liu, Manny Pacquiao, Marry Me, mo manny mo problems, Nobel Peace Prize, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo, Prosthetics, Standardized Testing, tentacle arm
Senator Dianne Feinstein is seeking to block the deportation of San Francisco student Steve Li. The deportation, originally scheduled to take place today, was delayed as of Sunday afternoon. [SFGate.com]
“Ask A Model Minority Suicide”, a monthly column about the author’s personal experience with depression, debuts in Hyphen magazine. [Hyphen]
It’s Japanese Jem (though without the Holograms), y’all. [Gawker.tv]
Gawker wonders if Takeru Kobayashi may be washed up after he failed to finish at a recent pizza eating competition. DISGRASIAN doesn’t wonder – we know, sob.[Gawker]
Momofuku’s chef (and fantasy DISGRASIANtern boyfriend – what?) David Chang is expanding his culinary empire to Australia. [Luxist]
Antonio Margarito’s face beat the crap out of Manny Pacquiao’s gloves. GO PACMAN! [New York Times]
Filed under: Antonio Margarito, Ask A Model Minority Suicide, David Chang, Dianne Feinstein, DREAM Act, Hatsume Miku, Hyphen Magazine, Immigration, Japanese Jem!, Manny Pacman Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao, Momofuku, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Steve Li, Takeru Kobayashi, vocaloid
After Floyd Mayweather said publicly via Ustream last week that rival boxer Manny Pacquiao was a “little yellow chump” and a “faggot,” that Pacquiao could “make me a shrimp tempura roll” and “make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice,” and that once Mayweather finally fought him and beat him, he was going to “cook him with some cats and dogs”–paging Morrissey!– Mayweather quickly issued an apology, claiming he “was just having fun,” “It’s all love,” and he doesn’t have a “racist bone” in his body.
It’s all love: Mayweather in a sombrero and the colors of Mexico, before his 2007 Cinco de Mayo fight against Oscar de la Hoya
If we take Mayweather at his word, then we can only conclude:
- Mayweather thinks “little yellow chump” and “faggot” are terms of endearment
- Mayweather truly believes Manny Pacquiao moonlights as a Japanese chef
- Mayweather thinks eating cats and dogs, not to mention little yellow chumps, is normal
- Mayweather is very, very hungry
- Mayweather has a highly unique take on love
- Mayweather has not had an X-ray recently to monitor the presence of racist bones in his body
- Mayweather is a little bitch who’d rather trash Pacquiao behind a computer screen–[Perhaps you're more suited to blogging, Floyd? We're always looking for interns to make us sushi rolls, FYI.--Ed.]–than fight him in the ring
See the full video here:
Filed under: Boxing, Disgrasians of the Weak, Eating Dogs, Fightin' Words, Filipinos, Floyd Mayweather, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Floyd Mayweather Racist, Little Bitches, Manny Pacman Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya, Racist Rants, Sushi
Intern Jasmine‘s birthday is in March, but Jen and I happen to think it’s never too early to start compiling gift ideas for her next celebrasian!
Cuz here’s the deal: MINDstyle has made an actual Manny Pacquiao toy collectible. A frickin’ MANNY PACQUIAO toy. Are they FOR SERIOUS??? Jasmine is gonna freak the eff out! FREAK OUT! It’s so awesome!!!
Those details!!! The belt, the brow, that frown of intimidasian… little Pacman is BADASS.
And not to be a dick, but now that I’ve thought about it… Jasmine, shmasmine! I think we ALL need one of these! When’s our birthday, again?
Filed under: Action Figures, Amazians, Best Presents Ever, Birthday Presents, Boxers, Boxing, Gift ideas, Gift Lists, Intern Jasmine, Manny Pacman Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao Art Collectible Toy, MINDstyle, Sri Lanka + London and South East UK = Awesome, Toys
How did Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao make history this weekend, by becoming the first fighter to win seven world titles in seven different weight classes?
Intern Jasmine, our resident Pinaysian, has a theory.
It’s all in the adobo, baby.
Filed under: Boxers, Fighters, Filipinos, Manny Pacman Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao Wins Seven Titles in Seven Weight Classes, Miguel Cotto, Pac-Man, Pinaysians, Pinoy Pride, the Philippines
Name: Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao aka The Mexicutioner aka People’s Champ aka Pambansang Kamao (“National Fist”)
Occupation: Professional Boxer
Known for: Being the first Asian (and Pinoy) boxer to win four world titles in different weight divisions, and–as of June of this year–the Ring Magazine pound-for-pound top-ranked boxer in the world. Pacquiao defeated Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya in “the Dream Match” with an eighth-round TKO this weekend, outstepping De La Hoya’s five-inch reach advantage to beat the icon. The victory, however, did not go without a humble response. From AP:
De La Hoya’s left eye was closed shut as he sat on his stool after the eighth round and the ring doctor, referee and his cornermen discussed his condition. De La Hoya offered no complaints when his corner decided he had enough, getting up from his stool and walking to the center of the ring to congratulate the victor.
“You’re still my idol,” Pacquiao told him.
“No, you’re my idol,” De La Hoya said.
Aww. For the time being, we’re going to go with De La Hoya–Pacquiao is our new idol, and we’re super psyched that there’s someone finally restoring the luster back to the name “Pacman”–unlike, say, Jen’s ne’er-do-well, now-silent, alchie Cowboy Adam “Pacman” Jones.
Filed under: Big Wins, Boxers, Everybody Loves a Winner, Filipinos, Fists of Fury, Idols, Manny Pacquiao, Nicknames, Number Ones, Oscar De La Hoya, Pacman Jones, Pacmen, Professional Athletes, Ripped Bodies