Located atop Griffith Park with what is probably the best view of Los Angeles, the Observatory is only about two miles from where I live, but before this evening, I couldn’t remember the last time I had visited.
But tonight, I met a friend for dinner and afterwards, I wanted to take a short walk before heading home and that’s when I thought, “Damn, I haven’t been up to the Observatory in ages.” Read more...
A) A woman who lives in New York City? B) Looking to make a quick buck this holiday weekend (or 175 bucks actually)? C) Cool with sitting in a bathtub full of ramen noodles for 30 minutes in a bathing suit?
Well, Craigslist has the perfect gig for you:
And this is where I’d normally try to write something funny or witty about the listing above, but…I think in this instance, I can genuinely say I’m speechless. Although if this intrigues you, you can check out the full ad here. Read more...
Once again it is hump day and our thoughts turn to love…or self-love as the case may be. And on days like this, how many times have we asked ourselves, “I wish I had a compact masturbation sleeve with lubrication that I can carry around in my pocket.”
Well, Japanese sex toy manufacturer Tenga has you covered with its new “Pocket Tenga Wave Line.”
And it’s exactly as the description above promises. Use the sleeve to do the deed, put it back in the pouch and dispose of it in a sanitary way:
Last year, I blogged about the new Comfort Women statue in Glendale, California and the ensuing “controversy” (read about it here). For those unfamiliar with this issue, comfort women were young girls from countries like Korea and the Philippines who were forcibly conscripted by the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII to be sex slaves (about 200,000-400,000 women depending on the account). There are some who have protested the statue claiming that comfort women did not technically exist—and if they did that they were no more than prostitutes acting of their own free will. This includes folks who left comments on my original blog like this:
Once again, April 14 aka Black Day is upon us. For those not in the know, Black Day is an unofficial Korean holiday when single people eat jajangmyeon (black paste) noodles to either “celebrate” one’s singleness/unattached status or ease the pain of one’s singleness/unattached status.
In an effort to put more positivity out into the world, I will choose to interpret the holiday as one of “celebration” and not so much this:
In fact, take a look at this delicious-looking bowl of jajangmyeon: Read more...
“First thing in the morning, what do I see, a pile of shit staring at me.”
The UN has found a creative way to address India’s “poo” problem. According to the latest stats, 620 million Indians defecate in public every day—that’s half the population shitting out 65 million kilos daily. So what to do to address this?
Make an animated music video featuring piles of shit performing Bollywood-syle dances, of course. This is India after all:
Every spring in the Japanese city of Kawasaki, folks gather from all around to celebrate Kanamara Matsuri aka “The Festival of the Steel Phallus” aka the Penis Festival (read my previous post on this event here).
This year’s event took place this past April 6 and the good folks at the Huffington Post shared some pics from the festivities, which you can check out below.
So enjoy this public ode to all things “penal” on this very happy Hump Day! Read more...
Now, I love this movie. One of the reasons for this was Jonathan Ke Quan’s Data. Yes, having the Asian kid be the one who’s good with gadgets could be construed as a stereotype, but damnit, if he wasn’t the coolest kid with the coolest gadgets! Between this and his role as Indiana Jones’ kid sidekick in theTemple of Doom, I was convinced at the time that he had to be the luckiest Asian kid in the world.
But with that said, I think the idea of a sequel is a bad one. For the same reason the long-talked of Ghostbusters 3 is a bad idea—its time has passed. Read more...
Nobu McCarthy passed away on this day in 2002 at the age of 67 of an aortal aneurysm. She was a Japanese American actress whose career was launched in 1958 when she played opposite Jerry Lewis in The Geisha Boy. She went on to appear in film and TV projects like the western Walk Like A Dragon (alongside another pioneer, James Shigeta), the acclaimed TV movie Farewell to Manzanar (Hollywood’s first attempt to document the internment of Japanese Americans in WWII) and the adaptation of Philip Kan Gotanda’sThe Wash, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award Nomination in 1989.
But of course the movie that I, and many of my generation, will always remember her for is The Karate Kid II where she played Pat Morita’s old flame.