You’ve probably seen them. A “cute” picture with a “clever” quote about life. They are posters that are meant to be motivational but they just make you feel sad because they are either cliche or lame. Most likely both. I prefer the (un)motivational posters. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, they are the evil step brother of the “normal” motivational variety. They have the picture and the quote but they are trying to be funny and ironic (in that good way).
Whenever I do a Google picture search with the word “Asian” there are always a bunch of (un)motivational posters. The vast majority are racist, sexist, and homophobic. They deal with the “typical” Asian stereotypes of math, Asian women, penis size, etc. But every once in a while there is a funny one.
I decided to do some research (so that you my dear reader won’t have to). Here are my top ten favorite Asian themed (un)motivational posters.
Please note that I’m not going to show you anything I deemed offensive (because frankly, they weren’t that funny or original). If you’re interested in seeing those, do your own damn search.
(Okay, this doesn’t have anything to do with Asians… per se… but I thought it was funny and I admit that I laughed.)
If you’re feeling creative, make your own Asian (un)motivational poster and send it to me at koji[at]8asians.com. I’ll post the best ones!