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As David put it: “The novelty of this report makes me feel like I'm living in the 90s.”

I absolutely had to post this because David and I just had a discussion about Charlotte's adopted Chinese baby (also, I'm a diehard SATC fan). I never knew that Charlotte was so racist, but her racism manifests itself in scene-stealing moments of hilarity (see scene with the Poughkeepsie chocolate pudding). Anyway, here's the list:

1. Charlotte's cute adopted daughter from China, Lily, played by Alexandra and Parker Fong (twins). The gals teach her to say "sex." I guess it had to happen sooner or later.

2. Carrie and Mr. Big's realtor. An older lady wearing lots of makeup.

3. Woman having wild sex with Samantha's neighbor. Very, very naked.

4. Man with an extremely impressive resume interviewing for the job of Carrie's assistant... wearing bright pink heels. Goes from overqualified to emasculated in about nine seconds.

5. Dude with a ponytail, serving Samantha a drink. Seen at a distance. No lines.

Okay, I know I'm being nitpicky about a piece of pop culture fluff, but this is what I do. I can't help it. So what does it mean when a movie rakes in $56 million its opening weekend, is considered something of a cultural phenomenon, and a reflection of our society... and this is the best we can in terms of Asian American representation? I know, it's really the same old story.

UPDATE: Okay, I totally forgot about the Sikh man driving the cab. Also, there were a handful of scattered Asians roaming around the scene in Chinatown. Of course! Gentrification of the lower east side and all. And that's it. Those are all the Asians in "the City." Just like real life, right?

Read the Angry Asian Man entry here.

After what happened in the Lost season finale,
will Daniel Dae Kim / Jin return for Season Five?

(Please, Lieber/Abrams/Lindelof, say yes)

Like the rest of you, I'm gaping (with anything but surprise) at the first campus character in the April/May issue of The Blue and White. If you're confused about clicking the links, just visit Calvin Sun's Facebook - his profile picture tells all (if you're still confused, see picture above; the illustrations of a Blue and White artist are unmistakable).

For the record, it's partly thanks to us at The Blaaag (and at AAA in general) that Calvin's statement on getting shit after his self-promotions (see paragraph 3, lines 2-3) is true. I will never forget, for example, the day when a girl called members of AAA "Calvin's children" (that's demeaning, did you notice?), and I proceeded to yell at Calvin with as much anger as the winter cold of Low Plaza would allow me. Not because I thought he may have planted the thought into the girl's mind, but because he did nothing to dispute it.

Oh well, this ex-chair deserves his part of a last fling with Columbia press. After '12 arrives, who knows how much of the '08 class will get brushed into the corners?

I've been hearing about this movie for months now (PC's inclination towards working on illegal immigrant workers' rights doesn't hurt). Directed by Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou, Take Out is "a day-in-the-life of Ming Ding, an illegal Chinese immigrant working as a deliveryman for a Chinese take-out shop in New York City." Though the story is fictional, the sad truth is that you can probably find tons of illegal immigrant workers in nearly every restaurant in NYC who share nearly an identical experience to Ming Ding's. Thankfully, the critics have caught on to this as well.

Take Out opens this week in Quad Cinema.

To learn about the sufferings of real service workers, visit JWBS!

New York City
DATE: Sunday, June 8th (TODAY)
TIME: 3:00-7:00pm
LOCATION: Solar 1 (East River Waterfront at East 23rd St, NYC). Rain or shine - we have a big tent!
YOUR HOST: Loving Day and World Up.
RSVP: lovingdayparty@gmail.com
DETAILS: Join us for the largest Loving Day celebration in the nation! We will have free BBQ (all afternoon), free beer (first hour) courtesy of Asahi, free ice cream (first hour) from Ben and Jerry's, free organic soft drinks (first hour) from Steaz, and a big raffle with prizes from Puma and Zipcar! We'll have special performances by DJ Spooky and DJ Rekha, as well as Dhundee! Special thanks to our sponsors: Asahi, Solar One, Ben and Jerry's, Zipcar, Steaz, DJ Spooky, WorldUp, and Puma. Community sponsors: The Association of MultiEthnic Americans (AMEA) and Swirl NYC. We have a huge tent covering the entire space, so we will be celebrating, rain or shine! It's the 5th anniversary of the Loving Day project! We had 1000 guests last year - we hope that even more of you will join us this year! Join our email list to make sure you get invited!
MORE INFO: info@lovingday.org

Check out details on other Loving Day celebrations across the nation here.


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