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Mobilizasian: We’re With Coco!

January 21st, 2010 | 4 comments | Posted by Diana

We’ll have to assume that you’re at least vaguely aware of the hurly-burly surrounding the time slot conflict between Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien.

Nope? Have you been living under a rock? An Internet rock?

Anyway. Here’s the lowdown, in 2 minutes of rad Taiwanese animation (this neat little segment was originally produced for something called Apple Action News, shown here with the English translation):


They nailed one thing–everyone quickly jumped on the O’Brien bandwagon (Jen and I cheered watching Jimmy Kimmel tear Leno apart on his own show last week). Not just because Leno is criminally unfunny, not just because–though he’s getting a slow start on The Tonight Show–O’Brien is a beloved underdog. The whole idea of takebacks is totally DICK–it ain’t cool on the playground, it ain’t cool on TV.

And check it out: Asians are totally rallying for Team CoCo! Heck, we knew Intern Jasmine on board, but it’s inspiring to see that our friend Phil at Angry Asian Man has gotten, well, pretty angry about the topic. He spoke out about it, joined by cutie-utie-utie pie actors Karin Anna Cheung and Eddie Kim, as well as… RUFIO! Peep the video:

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Debra Suh

January 18th, 2010 | 1 comment | Posted by Diana

As you know, we’ve had the pleasure of joining hundreds of AAPI community members in a campaign to raise money for the Center for the Pacific Asian Family, an organization that provides very necessary resources for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. One of the benefits of getting involved with CPAF was meeting its extraordinary Executive Director, Debra Suh, a lawyer who has been working with the organization for over a decade.

Debra Suh, Executive Director of the Center for the Pacific Asian Family

Name: Debra Suh

Hails from: Los Angeles

Occupation: Executive Director of the Center for the Pacific Asian Family, a non-profit organization recognized nationally for its pioneering work in domestic violence and sexual assault in the Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community.

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PSAsian

October 27th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

After watching enough seasons of America’s Next Top Model, I know one thing for sure: models can’t fuckin’ read aloud! This is why they cry, sweat, chainsmoke, and vomit before they do a commercial challenge, because they know that few models were meant to speak. I’m still waiting for the day when one of the aspiring contestants gives up the soundbite: “I’m skinny and pretty, can you believe they want me to walk and talk, too?” or “They never make them say anything on Project Runway!”

So I guess we should be giving professional model Chanel Iman credit for getting through the copy for her OnexOne.org PSA with a relative few stumbles.

But when talking about the lives of impoverished children, a glassy-eyed read and a closing wink seems a little…glib, doesn’t it?

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You Bet-cho

October 14th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

The other day, I received a cold call on my cell phone from Jim, a phone bank operator working with the campaign supporting Proposition 8, the fucktarded, bigoted backwards ban on gay marriage. He left a message asking me to support the fundamentals of “traditional marriage.”

After listening to his voicemail, I used the callback feature to hit him back on his cell phone.

“HI JIM,” I said. “This is Diana. You called me earlier regarding Prop 8?”

“Yes, I did! I want–”

I continued: “I don’t know how you got my fucking phone number, but I don’t ever want you to call me again. Whatever list my name is on, you need to fucking take it off right now. Your cause disgusts me. What you’re doing is not good. Prop 8 is a disgusting, insecure, unfair resolution to the problems held deep by an ignorant sub-population crippled by fear. It’s a fucking disgrace. You should do better with yourself. You’re wasting your time on bigotry and hatred, maybe you should spend some on getting educated. Or just fucking pick your ass all day. I don’t fucking care, you fucking asshole.”* [Click]

I have kept his phone number for future drunk dials. But I do wish I hadn’t lashed out with expletives, and perhaps reached across the gap to try and talk some reason into the stupid prick.

Our lady Margaret Cho–who clearly does better–has taken a much nicer, more-proactive approach to condemning Prop 8:

I suggest taking her advice and talk gently with your friends, family, and neighbors. And try not to use the word “fucking,” unless of course you’re saying something helpful like, “Fucking is fun for everybody, but don’t you think that sex is better for married couples? I think all gay and straight couples have the right to more fucking fun and good sex. Yeah! Can I get a woot woot? And a high-five! Now let’s go vote ‘No!’”

* This transcript is not 100% accurate. I’ve corrected grammar, aggrandized some words, and omitted some expletives to make myself sound smarter and more articulate. But this is half my gosh-darned blog, so I can do whatever the heck I want.

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Thanks, jRu!

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Hilary Duff: Knock Off the Gay Talk

October 8th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

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Kard-Assholes

May 9th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Many of the world’s citizens are horrified at the achingly slow trickle of emergency aid being halted on its way to the hundreds of thousands of people left devastated in post-Cyclone Myanmar–a situation complicated by political roadblocks and lack of movement by local government. As helpless as many of us feel, it seems everybody is jumping at the chance to do something to help. The First Lady even felt compelled to speak out this week, criticizing the Burmese government for not properly warning the citizens of the oncoming disaster.*

Other public figures have stepped up to the plate to speak out and try to improve this dire situation, including influential and educated people like actors and reality TV stars.

For example: Kim Kardashian–noted academe and do-gooder–posted an informative piece on her blog yesterday:


The post originally included the PSA Kim and her two sisters (the big one and the midget) filmed pre-Cyclone for Fanista.com’s “Burma: It can’t Wait” campaign. She took the video down at 3pm today, saying that the piece was not yet cleared for distribution. Fortunately, somebody smarter than the Kardashians knew to pull the clip for YouTube:

All I can say is: WOW!

Now this is why it is so very important for celebutards to do their part when the world is in crisis!!

Thank Heaven for the Kardashians, despite their inability to pronounce words off of cue cards, despite their inability to seem any more engaged with existence than corpses on Lithium, despite their ability to really comprehend the vastness of Burma’s “political plight,” despite their rotund asses and pea brains! Thank Heaven for them!

*we do not have an official quote, but we have heard her paraphrased** as saying, “My husband Georgie told me just the other day: ‘Them there’s people aren’t black or nothin’, so we should care about their well bein’! We should tell ‘em when a storm’s a-comin’!'”
**paraphrase excerpt submitted by Diana Disgrasian

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Good Intasians

August 30th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Jim Carrey, who we actually take kinda seriously, recently appeared in a PSA for a cause we take very seriously: supporting the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Aung San Suu Kyi.

The spot also calls attention to Burma’s military regime, which recruits more child soldiers than any other country in the world, has destroyed 3,000 villages in eastern Burma, and forced 1.5 million refugees to flee. The star urges us towards two great organizations, The Human Rights Action Center and U.S. Campaign for Burma. All very good things.

So why am I busy fighting awkward tingles and looking at Carrey’s hair?

Four words of advice: MORE TEXT. LESS FACE.

Sometimes well intended things go awry. Let’s just try harder next time!

They’ve got the right idea:
The Human Rights Action Center
www.humanrightsactioncenter.org

U.S. Campaign for Burma
www.uscampaignforburma.org

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