I’m a TurboTax user and fan since using the annual service online since 2000. I’ve already finished my taxes (early this year!), but it’s no susprirse that Intuit is advertising TurboTax given we are at the height of the tax season. So I’ve seen a shorter version of this TurboTax commercial on TV lately and what struck me was the mix raced couple of an Asian American man with a white women (AM/WF) getting married [...] Continue »
Image courtesy of NPR – Chris Pizzello/AP. Apparently, National Public Radio has started a new series of interviews titled My Big Break, and doctor / comedian Ken Jeong gives his account how he moved from being a doctor to a comedian / actor. Jeong says his big break was when he played a character named Dr. Kuni in the 2007 film Knocked Up. Personally, I’ve not necessarily been a big fan of Jeong’s characters in the [...] Continue »
Visit Asian America. Asian America is not just an identity or an idea, it’s a place as well. It is America, and certain parts of America distinctly embody the Asian American homeland. Join us as we highlight different Asian American destinations that you can add to your next travel itinerary. Asian American Writer’s Workshop is an organization developing and promoting creative writing by Asian Americans. Location 110-112 West 27 Street, Ste. 600, New York, NY [...] Continue »
The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive Earlier we presented opinions both pro and con on #CancelColbert. The Nerdist has shared Stephen Colbert response, and the first part of his response is shown above. While you would expect Colbert to answer in some way, also adding his opinion is someone whom I never expected would want to talk about this subject.
Recently, Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney died at age 93. To be honest, I am not sure what movies I had seen him in, but I do remember being incredibly disgusted by his yellow face performance as Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. His role in that movie was ridiculous. I guess we should blame the director or writer or whoever was responsible for this shameful role.
I saw this commercial as well during March Madness, with a fictional Susan getting a promotion and thinking now she can invest in her financial future, in this Transmerica television commercial. However, I think this commercial sends the wrong message – you should always be thinking and investing in your financial future, even if it is only a little bit at a time. It’s never too early to start thinking, saving, investing, and making good [...] Continue »
Remember that kid in class that seemed to always be goofing off and not paying attention to the teacher? Well, that kid has got nothing on Seki-kun. Seki is the desk neighbor of Rumi in class. They sit in the last row in class, about as far away from the teacher as you can get. Rumi is a really studious and responsible girl who is scandalized by her neighbor Seki because he’s always goofing off [...] Continue »
By Greg Watanabe Regarding the #cancelColbert kerfuffle. So, there’s two things: The first being the sketch itself, which is about the Washington Redskins’ owner creating the “Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation” to mitigate the pr damage from having such a fucked up name. In the segment Colbert uses the following joke: “Folks, this move by Dan Snyder inspires me, because my show has frequently come under attack for having a so-called offensive mascot, my beloved [...] Continue »
8$ is a series which occasionally highlights interesting crowdfunding projects. Every day, the 8Asians team is inundated by many worthy pitches. We are unable to highlight every one that comes our way, or even the ones we might individually support. The projects selected for 8$ are not endorsements by 8Asians. (To be considered for 8$, we highly suggest you not harass the writers or the editors of 8Asians.) WHO: Dina Yuen. “My background spanning seven [...] Continue »
By Timothy Fong I would prefer to resolve disagreements with mutually respectful dialogue. But when that fails, I’ll take fear. On Thursday, the Colbert Report did a skit where the punchline was “I am willing to show the Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.” The editor of the show’s Twitter account then tweeted the joke. In response, Suey Park, a writer and activist instigated the [...] Continue »
I was watching a March Madness basketball tournament game and was pleasantly surprised to see celebrity chef David Chang (of Momofuku fame), star in this television ad. Chang talks about the human touch of not only cooking, but the human touch control of an Audi. On the Audi USA YouTube site, David Chang talks about being honest and truthful to himself in becoming a chef:
The Garden of Words (2013) Voices of Kana Hanazawa and Miyu Irino. Directed by Makoto Shinkai. Available on DVD at Amazon The Garden of Words (言の葉の庭, or Kotonoha no Niwa) is a Japanese animated movie that, to its great credit, continues one Japanese cinematic tradition and, to its great discredit, follows another. The animation is almost mind-blowingly beautiful, at times startling in its realism and at others so pretty and perfect that it has to be the work [...] Continue »