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Thank You, Senator Mike Gravel.

May 5, 2007

Mike Gravel, with his crotchety avuncular charm, captured the imagination of the American public in the first Democratic presidential debate that took place on April 26th. He was considered a sideshow, yet when the American public saw his courageous, honest performance, they let the political powers-that-be know that this man rightfully needs and deserves a […]

The Inaugural Stereotype-debunking Quote of the Month Award Goes to…

April 30, 2007

…Bobby Lee, the Korean-American comedian, best known for his MAD TV skits addressing Asian-American stereotypes. During an interview with UCLA’s Asia Institute, his mad comedic mind free-associates on the very issue of Asian stereotypes: “Asians are great at, you know, arithmetic. I used to snort crystal meth off my math book, that’s the only thing […]

Sanjaya, Only If You Would’ve Worn a Turban…

April 22, 2007

My dear Sanjaya, when I first heard about you, I was mildly annoyed because “Sanjaya” happens to be the narrator of one of my all-time favorite books, the Bhagavad Gita,  an esteemed literary work and a sacred Hindu text. For some reason, I had some difficulties reconciling the fact that the narrator of a text that has been […]

Seung-Hui Cho, Yellow Peril, and Yellow Journalism

April 22, 2007

 First of all, let me preface this post by saying that its intent is to critique the American media’s handling of the Virginia Tech killer’s identity. And as you will see, I am highly critical of the job the media has done and continues to do. However, my expression of this discontent is not to be mistaken as an attempt […]