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October 27th, 2009 | 6 comments | Posted by Jen

In honor of our site redesign, we present a new, semi-regular feature on dumbassery we’re calling “DISGWITTER of the Weak.” Disgwitter, as in the stupid Tweets people who should know better end up posting anyway. Our first victim perpetrator? UCLA freshman football player, Randall Carroll.

norm chow v. randall carroll
Over the weekend, wide receiver Carroll got busted for bitching on Twitter about his offensive coordinator, Coach Norm Chow, to a top high school recruit. It was reported by the LA Times that Carroll, who was heavily recruited himself, used a “racial epithet” to describe Chow.  The Times reposted this edited version of Carroll’s Tweet (after his account was quickly deleted):

“man oregon, stanford and cal should have been easy wins ,, but [expletive] thys [racial slur] norm chow dnt be trustin us ,, so it is what it is.”

We kinda naturally assumed that the slur Carroll, who is black, directed at Chow, who is of Chinese descent, was “chink.”

Well, not exactly.

Continue reading DISGWITTER OF THE WEAK! UCLA’s Randall Carroll

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Set Your YouTube: MegaBot

July 29th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

I was too old to enjoy the Power Rangers when they skyrocketed in popularity during the late 90s, but I still always felt that the franchise was innately wrong. Zentai bodysuits and cardboard weaponry? “Sets” that appeared to be unreleased, unlit shots alongside the Haggin’s Market parking lot? Bored, nearing-thirty actors going through their power motions on camera, collecting paychecks for an infinite series of depleting, invalidating days on the set?? ZZzZzZzZzzzzZZzZzzz. It all just made me sad.

A couple of geniuses we know just released the trailer for the short-form series, MegaBot (see below), a fictional comedy that follows Rangers-esque characters, all grown up, hard up for cash and thus reunited–kinda like the documentary loudQUIETloud, which chronicles the Pixies’ financially-driven reunion, except delightfully bright and hilarious, and in wonderful excess of plucky racial slurs!

We’re Asian, so duh, we love YouTube. Add a character played by the crush-worthy Randall Park (adorned in yellow, natch, to match his Black co-star in black) to the screen, and we’re basically sold for life.

[YouTube: 5432Films]

Thanks, Micah! Hi, Nathan!

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They Must Call It Big Brother Because You Want to Steal Its Dirty Mags and Then Punch It in the Spleen

July 14th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana
Shooting Stars: The effervescent cast of ‘Big Brother 11′

I worked in reality television for four sordid years and never watched an episode of Big Brother (Dear God, I hope my former jefe isn’t reading this!). Instead, I studied the format on paper, religiously researched cast members and memorable conflicts, allowed myself to be fascinated by the number of cameras apparently mounted around the house, met frequently with the show’s multitude of producers, and believed–without ever seeing an act–that I understood Big Brother‘s point. The ultimate fish bowl, everyone called it. Pure genius, they described. A landmark achievement, one exec mused.




What a Crock Pot of shit all of that was. Seriously.

I finally saw my first episode of Big Brother last Sunday (Mind you, we’re now amidst an ungodly Season 11) during periodic glances away from a lively game of Blackberry Sudoku. I can’t exactly tell you what was going on, but I did understand that the group had been divided into “cliques”–Oh, you know, like “Brains” and “Athletes”… and, ehrm, “Offbeat” cliques. (Gosh, I feel embarrassed just typing those words on the page.)

Problem is, based on pure instinct, I instantly found myself rooting against every single person in the house. The offbeat freaks were all poseurs, the brainy nerds awkweird and creepy. And the jocks, as always, spent so much time kissing their dumb muscles that I began to simply hate life.

But I didn’t just hate them for their cliquey leanings. Flaky blonde chicks that have never had a real conversation with a dork sporting a crappy adult faux-hawk are people, too, and I get that. But honestly, I racked my brain for minutes–MINUTES!–and could not determine a reason for a self-respecting human to immerse themselves in the sick, sad, exhibitionist world of Brother, for days on end with a house full of fairly unattractive and dull nobodys.

Okay, one reason. How great would it be to eventually see oneself on the small screen, juxtaposed with brassy, sassy host Julie Chen in one of these saucy numbers?


But that can’t be enough of a reason, can it? Back to the real issue! WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE ARE THESE CAST MEMBERS?

[Uncomfortable silence]

Sigh. Apparently, people actually watch this dung heap. Check it out: moving right along, the douchebags in the house ultimately stirred up lots of trouble (and buzz!) after three of the castmates got into an awesomely lame argument that took a dark turn when Braden–a semi-ugly white dude with with decent abs and chicken legs–vented his frustration with Kevin–a blasian–by repeatedly calling him a “beaner” (1:16 of the video below)

Braden’s follow-up jab to the beaner tirade and resulting yellfest? “Hey, go back to Burbank.” (1:46)

[Stunned pause while blogger chokes herself]

Hunh. I guess that kind of people.

[via Reality Blurred]

Thanks, jRu!

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June 5th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Marcus Epstein should know by now: Shame never dies.

After all: shame, disappointment in self, feelings of failure and a deep sense of self-loathing (shocker of the century: Epstein is half-Jewish, half-Korean) are apparently what drove the former Tom Tancredo speechwriter into a deep depression during 2007, according to Team America head Bay Buchanan. As Buchanan explains, the depression eventually led him to the drink, and it is in a deep state of inebriasian that the following occurred:

“On July 7, 2007, at approximately 7:15 p.m. at Jefferson and M Street, Northwest, in Washington, D.C., defendant [Marcus Epstein] was walking down the street making offensive remarks when he encountered the complainant, Ms. [REDACTED], who is African-American. The defendant uttered, ‘Nigger,’ as he delivered a karate chop to Ms. [REDACTED]’s head.”

Ah, hate crimes–it’s always the alcohol and aversions to failure, isn’t it?

Though he pled guilty in early 2008, Epstein will not receive sentencing until July 8 of this year. He likely thought this episode was almost entirely behind him–but the story surfaced when that longtime boss of his started flapping his jaws about how Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor “appears to be a racist.” Um, those hanging out with their Jewsian pals in glass houses…

Talk about failures–we can’t think of an easier bid for being a big, fucking failure than being a violent, racist, conservatard inmate. Ick. We just really wish Epstein would disappear, because he’s giving Jews and Asians alike a bad name.

(Then again, he seems to be doing the same for Tancredo, so maybe it’s all a push, eh?)

[via The Washington Independent]

Thanks, Irwin!

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Good Timing

March 11th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

The NYT editors must have read our letter!

Before: kitschy “Chinaman” chic

After: Just the kitsch without all of that crazy racial slur baggage

Now if only Michelle Malkin will start taking advice from our letters and off herself. Then we’ll be in great shape.

Thanks, Crystal!

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Sign of the Times

March 9th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Dear NYT:

Not good use word C-H-I-N-A-M-A-N to describe decoration. Word “Chinaman” is U-N-N-A-C-C-E-P-T-A-B-L-E and O-F-F-E-N-S-I-V-E to A-S-I-A-N P-E-O-P-L-E.

A Gook and a Chinaman

Thanks, Alice!

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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Needs A Punt to the Hasselcrack)

December 5th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Elisabeth Hasselbeck,

As much as your existence drains and sickens me, I often don’t have time to deal with you. What on earth would I do that for? I don’t like The View. I don’t like your face. I don’t enjoy wasting my Thanksgiving, totally bored, watching your brother-in-law’s loser football team choke like boring chickens under the Cowboys. Ultimately, talking to the poster child for starry-eyed, jingoist Conservatives is one pointless thing, dealing with your brand of pouty, petulant, nasal-voiced, ill-informed, ignorant mommies quite another–but both? At the same time? Hell no. Please do not sign me up for that futile afternoon activity.

So, not to put too much effort into thinking about you today, but it occurs to me after watching you slur your way through an insult of Deepak Chopra this week (video above)–flippantly telling him to “go light a bowl of insense”–that I actually do have something to say to you, after all.


That is all.


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Don’t Need No Nader-ation

November 5th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Oh, Ralph Nader. It has to be said–when it takes a Fox News anchor to call you out on a racial slur, you’ve really hit rock bottom.

Time, we think, to call it.


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Asian-Americans May Nip The Vote

October 6th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Via Hyphen today, we stumbled upon an encouraging analysis of recent studies compiled by Rutgers, Cal, USC, and UCR: Asian voters could tip the scales towards Obama in many battleground states.


…’Cuz if that’s what happens on November 4, we really will rule and I deserve to be super psyched.

Of course, as we continued to peruse through the rest of the facts about voters that have decided on their candidate, one glaring fact did emerge and pop our celebratory bubble:

“…two-thirds of Vietnamese Americans said they support Mr. McCain.”

Uh–what? Gotta ask all ma peeps now: WHY? Is it because yer all like, “He totally fought those fucking Cong Commies!” or “We ran away from big government, muthafucka, we ain’t goin’ down like that again!” or “I like that Palin lady–she’s spunky!” or “He only said he’ll ‘hate the gooks’ for as long as he’s alive, and that couldn’t possibly be very much longer?”

Um, well, at least I’m super psyched about a third of my fellow American gooks.

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Thanks, Jasmine!

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Don’t Call Me Nipper, Winey

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

I stopped being interested in Amy Winehouse’s famous crackhead antics a long time ago, longer than her bad eyeliner, longer than her nappy hair, longer than Regis Philbin’s seemingly endless career. I find her self-destructive narco-mania, her repulsive crackne, and well-documented downward tornado to be a caustic spectacle–and just totally depressing. I still can’t figure out why nobody has dragged her into rehab or some cozy place with straitjackets, but maybe her manager just tells himself, “Well in the song she just says ‘No, no, no,’ so I suppose there really is no point,” while going to the bank to cash the last of his 10% checks.

I don’t really want to talk about her while she’s in this state. She’s a sick and crazy person, and should deal with the sickness and craziness privately.

In not-so-private matters, News of the World just leaked a video shot by her lovely husband Blake some time ago, in which she and a friend chime in on a little sing-song loaded with racial slurs:

If you can’t bear to look at her emaciated figure for so long, I’ll just grab the best frame for you:

Oh, what a treasure!

Listen, I’m the last person to waste breath or typing energy trying to hold an addict accountable for any of her litany of offenses against humankind.

But I just want Amy to leave us all–y’know, all of us Blacks, Pakis, gooks, nips–the fuck out of her sick, sad world. Maybe if she doesn’t sing about us, we’ll all just wisely stop listening to her.


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October 16th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

The producers of Desperate Housewives and ABC recently issued a formal apology for a racial slur that referred to the ineptitude of medical schools in the Philippines. As soon as the scene aired, it caused an immediate uproar in the Filipino community (If you haven’t already, see the clip above).

Naturally, we figured our Filipino brethren would be united in a stance like that of our own–we’re fired up, so fuck all y’all, ain’t nothin’ gonna breaka our stride, nobody’s gonna slow us down–so we were a little brokenhearted to see how some of our brothers and sisters responded to the clip on YouTube. Is it just us, or were some our friends blaming themselves?:

Listen, guys… when someone degrades us, we aren’t responsible for providing them the opportunity. Should we just be glad to be thought of and mentioned, even if they’re getting a laugh at our expense?

Hell no.

Let’s not just bend over and take it!


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N*p Slips Are Tired

August 6th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

We, like everybody else, are fascinated by the increasing occurrence of mishaps in which actresses and their celebutard counterparts–who are otherwise as tucked, painted, and decorated as wedding cakes–allow the tip of their teats to be revealed from the tops of their dresses when photographed at public events.


Tara Reid: Otherwise perfect

The popular term for this is of course “the Nip Slip,” but it occurred to us over the weekend that by using it we overlook one glaring faux pas–the racial slur at its forepart.

So what to do? Besides that whole use-of-a-time-tested-hateful-slur-that-offends-Japanese-people thing, the overall phrase really works: it’s catchy, it rhymes, it rolls off the tongue.

And so, we present to you a NEW, IMPROVED version of this dubious saying… and encourage you all to implement it immediately into your everyday vernacular.

May I introduce…


Bai Ling: Finally, not offensive

…Try it in a sentence today!

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