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Love Thy Sistas: A Vote For CPAF

January 15th, 2010 | 3 comments | Posted by Diana

One of the reasons my father raised the girls in my family to be such sassy broads is that his mother was not one. Raised in northern Vietnam, my paternal grandmother was an extremely passive woman. Throughout her marriage to my rough, domineering grandfather, she dealt with pain, fear and anger with one tool: silence.

The Center for the Pacific Asian Family provides a multi-lingual 24-hour call center, emergency shelter, transitional housing program, counseling services and community outreach programs that focuses on the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Los Angeles area.

To sum up: they help break the silence surrounding violence, for women not unlike my grandma (and maybe yours)–by being just a phone call away.

Here’s the lowdown: The economy shat on CPAF this year. Their budget was cut in half. This won’t affect their commitment to the mission, but it does change their ability to staff all of the people with all of those language abilities 24 hours a day.

What if somebody decides to break their silence and give a call, but there’s nobody to pick up the phone? That’s a scene I don’t want to even think about.

The reason I’m telling you all of this is because CPAF is now part of a major Chase Community Giving Contest on Facebook, and having soared through the first round, is currently in the running for a $1 million grant. We joined a bunch of peeps (from Lisa Ling to Sandra Oh to David Choi to Beau Sia) in a PSA campaign to promote this phase of the contest.

Note: the voting period only lasts for ONE WEEK, January 15 – January 22.

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Oh, What a Knight

July 23rd, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, Grey’s Anatomy star T.R. Knight discusses why he’s the latest original cast member to fly the coop of the hit show.


Writer Michael Ausiello shared an exclusive excerpt from the story on EW.com:

“This fall, Knight was surprised to see his character George O’Malley all but vanish from the show — for the first nine episodes of season 5, he appeared on screen a total of only 48 minutes, compared to 114 for Sandra Oh’s Christina. Still, due to what he calls a gradual ‘breakdown of communication’ between himself and exec producer Shonda Rhimes, the actor chose not to ask his boss what was going on with his character. Instead, he simply asked to leave.”

I’m sure Grey’s ain’t no picnic, and don’t wanna hate on O’Malley or nuffin’, but let’s just make a fine distinction between that character and Christina Yang (Sandra Oh’s). Yang is a Type-A, no-nonsense, nuts-and-bolts, Asian female that settles only for perfection and wants nothing but to be the best. O’Malley is a self-doubting, doughy, little guy, that operates from a place of love and oh, happens to be a damn fine surgeon.

I’m from a family of docs, yo. People like O’Malley simply don’t exist. I’ve got three Yangs IN MY NUCLEAR FAMILY ALONE.

All I’m saying is that maybe the loss of screen time had something to do with the unrealistic nature of the George O’Malley character. I have never met a nice, cuddly surgeon–not EVER. They’re as real as jackalopes and unicorns and reasonably-priced airport food and short DMV lines. Anybody that says otherwise is a big, fat liar.

So perhaps Grey’s is simply taking a turn towards truthfulness.

…It is TV, though. That’d be a first.

[EW's Ausiello Files: This week's cover: 'Grey's Anatomy' star T.R. Knight reveals why he left the hit show]

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Smells Like Independent Spirit

February 23rd, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


“Oscars Shmoscars! I’m here at the Independent Spirit Awards, which is the Academy Awards for smart, quirky actors who do normal people-things like knitting and shopping for their own groceries. Speaking of that, I was vacuuming my house right before this thingy, and I somehow got my dress caught on the vacuum head, and half of my dress ripped off! But then I thought the dress looked even more edgy, so what the hell? And with a dress this DIY, I figured I didn’t really need to wash my hair or accessorize or pick out shoes that actually go with this outfit. How’s that for indie spirit? Lord, please let Michel Gondry put me in his next movie!”

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SandraOh the Font Is Ugly

December 3rd, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Can you think of a more awful compliment than “quirky”? It’s one of those words people quickly reach for when they’re trying to be flattering instead of hurtful, and it means nothing, kind of like “neat,” “nice,” and “interesting.” Call me a dickhead or call me fuckin’ weird, just don’t call me quirky. (BTW, I’m totally guilty of using the word, particularly when describing movies I hate like Juno to somebody older, like my parents.)

Which brings me to the SandraOh font, described by an online font site as “a quirky modern take on the classic serif fonts of the 20th century, updated here with a wiggle in her walk and a giggle in her talk…Perfect for indie films or youtube videos.”


“Quirky”? Or maybe “slightly-disturbing-for-an-inexplicable-reason”? Or “so squiggly it makes my eyes hurt”? Or just “ugly”?

See what I mean? I guess it’s wicked cool to have a font named after you, but if I were Sandy, I’d be pissed.

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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! SandraOhIsUgly.com

September 26th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

No one understands better than DISGRASIAN the joy and clever possibilities of drinking haterade all daysian long. How else could we derive such pleasure from talking about our favorite little dog, big dog, and mouse ad nauseum?

But when we took our first look at the “hot or not” (or in this case “not or not”) homage site SandraOhIsUgly.com, we just felt… flat.

Why? Because we don’t think Sandra Oh is ugly? Perhaps. For the record, we think she’s pretty fuckin’ fierce, yo, even if she ain’t the most photogenic lady we’ve ever met.

Maybe because we think this shit skews kinda racist?


And because the site is totally tasteless?


Or because the site completely lacks originality, imagination, sharpness, multisyllabic words?


Sure. A little of all of the above.

But more than all of those things, we’re pretty sure the site is run by one or two nerdy, white, B-student virgins from Columbia University who are clearly angry about not getting laid and don’t know what to do with their damage.

AND WE JUST REALLY FUCKING HATE PATHETIC, UNTALENTED NERDS.

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BIRTHDAY CELEBRASIAN!

July 24th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Happy birthday to Sandra Oh, who turned 37 this week! You’re talented, smart, and fabulous… work it out, girl!

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Interview with a VampirOh

February 13th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Now that the writers’ strike is over, we can get back to one of life’s great mysteries: why pretty Sandra Oh takes such gawdawful pictures. Check out the Spring 2008 cover of Canadian rag NUVO:

I vant to suck your bloOhd!

Terrifying.

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Rock the HanbOhk

January 28th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

I’m sure Sandra Oh will get some shit today for wearing this dress to the SAG awards last night:

But here are reasons why I like it. It was not chosen for her by a stylist like my cunty next-door neighbor, it does not scream Spring-Trend-as-Decreed-by-Vogue (color! metallics! lace! trains!), it was designed by Kim Mee Hee, an L.A. designer based in K-town who makes traditional hanboks and bed linens, it’s actually a riff on a hanbok, thus showing Oh’s personal style, a quality that is nearly dead in Hollywood.

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Suckdance

January 21st, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


Dear Paris,

Perhaps we’ve misjudged you and we have more in common with you than we’d previously imagined. Seeing you shred that Gibson Les Paul Guitar Hero controller at Sundance, we thought we could bury the hatchet by extending an offer to all play together. We’re thinking Face-Off or Battle mode in Expert would be sporting; you bring your own ax. We’ll let you pick the songs, although Diana’s partial to Stevie Ray Vaughn’s Pride and Joy and I’m kinda fond of Iron Maiden’s The Number of the Beast or that noodlefest Cliffs of Dover. Anything with tons of hammer-ons, impossible chords, and weird rhythms. The place is Jen’s house. You say when you want your ass handed to you.

hearts,
DISGRASIAN

And in other Suckdance news–Sandra Oh, one of the festival’s jurors–turned up to a Park City Event ready to go…bowling!?

Sandy, I know we said we would leave you alone for a while because you stood up for the writers and you just seem like a coolass chick. But what is up with those jeans, gurl? They give you thunder thighs, and I know you ain’t got thunder thighs. And..oh shit…what was I saying? I think I’m having a bad acidwash flashback. Did some of that Rit dye travel up your pants to your hair, too? Are those strike streaks? What would you call them, lowlights or highlights? I’m thinking lowlights. Very low. lights. If you turned them down just a hair (yuk yuk) or twenty, I think they would be perfect.

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gOh, Sandra, gOh!

November 20th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Hey y’all. I just returned, completely invigorated, from the Writer’s Guild march down Hollywood Blvd, which ended in front of the landmark Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

A bunch of speeches were made in support of the writers’ strike, but the best was saved for last. Our gal Sandy “Rae” Oh took the podium and called out the major studios and corporations who are cockblocking the writers, including Fox, Viacom, General Electric, and her own employer, Disney. She even suggested “not going to Disneyland” and boycotting products made by the studios. It was ballsy and awesome.

Only problem was…

…for the life of me, I couldn’t get a shot of Sandy Rae without her making one of her signature awkward faces. You know what I’m talkin’ about.

Oh well. She’s still my hero. And DISGRASIAN promises not to make a crack about her awkweirdness again.

At least until this strike is over.

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Oh Really?

October 26th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Those asstards at Maxim–y’know, the ones that spend so much time deconstructing how one can get a blow job since they’ve never actually been fellated–recently responded to Esquire‘s annual “Sexiest Woman Alive” announcement with an opposite list: “The Five Unsexiest Women Alive.”

In last place landed Britney Spears (fair enough)–although we take issue with scoffing at Madonna for being nearly menopausal, or Sarah Jessica Parker for having a horsey face, or…

…Our girl, Sandra Oh??? For WHAT?

Maxim elaborates:

WHERE YOU’VE SEEN HER UNSEXY: Grey´s Anatomy
WHY SHE’S UNSEXY: The only thing worse than a show about doctors is a show about sappy chick doctors we´re forced to watch or else our girlfriends won´t have sex with us. We´re holding Dr. McSkinny, with her cold bedside manner and boyish figure, personally responsible.

Sure, we’ve been thrown by Oh’s crazy face before, but we think she and her tight bod are hot. The woman is fierce, smart, strong, fascinating, and in our opinion, superduper sexy. So we are ANNOYED, we are mind-boggled, we are PISSED, we are damn riled up about this decision!!!

What kind of Asian lady does Maxim find sexy, anyway?

Um, never mind. We don’t care anymore.

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Sandra Oh My God I’m Still On Network Television

September 5th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Official production stills for the 4th season of Grey’s AnatomyzzzZZZZzzzzzzZz have been finally been released:

And it appears that Sandra Oh is the only cast member stricken with a sudden realization:


“Oh my god, I’m sitting on a quickly-sinking ship. With scrubs on and very little makeup. And without any opportunity whatsoever of winning an Independent Spirit Award.

Shoot me. Or at least cast me in a critically acclaimed indie flick. Anything. I’ll work for free.”

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