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http://rareseeds.com/ching-chang-bok-choy.html

mh, Thursday, 17 May 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

last nights 30 rock episode was pretty great in terms of the stuff we were talking abt itt

max, Friday, 18 May 2012 13:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean in terms of "being smart and challenging about race"

that being said margaret cho's kim jong il is..... something

max, Friday, 18 May 2012 13:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://rareseeds.com/ching-chang-bok-choy.html

― mh, Thursday, May 17, 2012 4:55 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

this is probably just a romanization of 清江白菜 using a wade-giles type system

dayo, Friday, 18 May 2012 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp that something is straight up horrible. i mean, at least they got an Asian to play it (i still remember Amy Poehler), but ugh, still

Nhex, Friday, 18 May 2012 14:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

thx dayo!

mh, Friday, 18 May 2012 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

trying to imagine a black guy on a zipline or wearing khakis or eating sandwiches even LOL

why are you laughing at me, I thought we were friends

*sob*

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 18 May 2012 14:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

*sobs*

*ziplines away across Cambridge*

pplains, Friday, 18 May 2012 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Little known fact, DJP ziplines to work every day.

goddamnit, xp

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Friday, 18 May 2012 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha

pplains, Friday, 18 May 2012 14:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pictured: Boston, MA [citation needed]

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Friday, 18 May 2012 14:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Those don't look like khakis.

pplains, Friday, 18 May 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

But his pockets are full of sandwiches.

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Friday, 18 May 2012 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

i agree that sho's accent is iffy but isn't it basically the same accent cho uses in her stand-up to imitate her parents? i don't think that excuses the 30 rock bits but it's not like she's in yellowface. but it's not as for her characterization of kim jong il, it's at least focused on a specific person, not a race in general, and it's mostly about his ridiculous megalomania instead of a parade of general asian stereotypes?

judas, a homo (elmo argonaut), Friday, 18 May 2012 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

garbled that. but it's not

judas, a homo (elmo argonaut), Friday, 18 May 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah

max, Friday, 18 May 2012 14:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp i don't disagree with your facts, but i'm still going with my gut here

Nhex, Friday, 18 May 2012 15:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

counting down to korean blackface youtubes….

pplains, Friday, 18 May 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

specific character parodies can become metonymic of a larger group pretty easily tho. wouldn't be surprised if most people remember just haha funny accent. nb haven't seen any of the pop American culture parodies of Kim Jong but uh have encountered them second hand after team America

dayo, Friday, 18 May 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know the impersonation from MADTV and Team America.

It must be hard though to impersonate someone whose voice was almost-never heard, but it can go too far.

Dayo, have you seen the semi-regular opening skit on SNL where Bill Hader plays the Chinese premier appearing side-by-side with Obama and talks about the U.S. not paying their debt?

pplains, Friday, 18 May 2012 15:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

no but sounds great

dayo, Friday, 18 May 2012 15:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was Forte and Hader. They don't stretch their eyes out or anything, but it's still odd to see four white comedians play Asian and African-American figures.

pplains, Friday, 18 May 2012 16:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had reservations about cho's kji last week, but decided not to air them during the earlier part of the discussion. the fact that it's a fairly accurate parody of a specific, horrible and rather bizarre person does help justify the approach. i'm with nhex, however, in that something about it still doesn't sit quite right.

The term or title antichrist, in Christian theology, refers to (contenderizer), Friday, 18 May 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Margaret Cho is one of the worst comedians

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

sad but tru

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 18 May 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

cho vs. chang

polyphonic, Friday, 18 May 2012 20:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

chage match

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 18 May 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Who is chang? Not the tennis player I assume

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 18 May 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chang is the name of Ken Jeong's character on "Community"

the girl with the swag and tattoo (some dude), Friday, 18 May 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah I haven't watched the greatest show in the history of human kind that often

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 19 May 2012 02:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

know what that makes you?

pplains, Saturday, 19 May 2012 02:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

man that is some comedy.

pplains, Saturday, 19 May 2012 02:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had reservations about cho's kji last week

compared to last year?

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Saturday, 19 May 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

judas, a homo (elmo argonaut), Saturday, 19 May 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

defend the indefensible: ASIA

judas, a scary ho (some dude), Saturday, 19 May 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

not true, i am facebook friends with that kid.

♆ (gr8080), Saturday, 19 May 2012 21:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

How do people think that kid learned how to live?

mh, Sunday, 20 May 2012 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gr80 thread most likely

bailiwick bill (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 20 May 2012 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Exactly

mh, Sunday, 20 May 2012 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.cholafied.com/

♆ (gr8080), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

aside from being terrible it's really pissing me off that they're not deviating from the same goddamn eyebrow shape / tear / lipliner color

Word of Wisdom Robots (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://cholany.com

mookieproof, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

...what in heck is chola? Thats something that apparently hasnt escaped the Americas at all o_0 is it some sort of juggalo thing?

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 00:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

m. cholo, f. chola

spextor vs bextor (contenderizer), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 00:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

o trayuomas

mookieproof, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 00:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh come on, you act disingenious about aus things all the time ;P

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Trayce: http://bit.ly/JPqcbJ

pplains, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 00:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.mistermichaeljason.com/Cholafied

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Buzzfeed even dubbed it “your new favorite Tumblr”. www.Cholafied.com

goole, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think the only reason that tumblr is successful is because ppl see the URL and start singing "so-o-o/so-o-o/so-o-o cholafied" to the tune of Da Brat's "Funkdafied"

that is a weird thing to bring up over lean cuisine (DJP), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

see i heard it as same but to Sussudio

phooey and nuts and phooey (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:50 (2 years ago) Permalink


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