The late, great Bruce Lee would have turned 73 today if he were still alive. Regular readers of our blog know that YOMYOMF would not exist without his influence so I pay tribute to him today.
My favorite Bruce Lee moment comes in 1973’s classic Enter the Dragon. It’s the climactic fight between Lee and baddie Han and it takes place in a mirror maze. Bonus points if you can spot the phrase that launched YOMYOMF:
According to Pornhub, people watch far less porn on major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Apparently, people don’t like to jerk off while basking in the warm glow of family, friends and turkey dinners.
But holidays aren’t the only time people give up porn, there’s also the days when big news stories break. For example, on the day Osama Bin Laden was killed, porn traffic was down. Guess partaking in some self-love isn’t how most people wanted to celebrate such a milestone.
While porn viewing may drop on Thanksgiving, it actually increases on the day after Thanksgiving. Read more...
A few weeks ago I heard from Damon, an old friend, that Corinne, an acquaintance of ours, was gravely ill, and had asked friends and family to help her put together a memory book to leave for the daughter who would survive her. A few days ago I received this from Damon:
Just wanted to let you know that Corinne passed away about 45 minutes ago.
A few days before she died, she wrote a final message to be posted on Facebook after her death…I wanted to share it with you.
On the morning of November 1st, I dropped my husband and his parents off at the airport at LAX, Terminal 3. They were waiting for a wheelchair for my mother-in-law when all of a sudden, Paul Ciancia came through the doors and began his shooting rampage, killing a TSA officer and wounding others. They were about 40 feet away from him. Luckily, they escaped with their lives. Luckily, my husband and father-in-law were able to literally drag my mother-in-law out the door to safety. Luckily, the killer who glanced their way didn’t think my husband was a TSA officer despite his TSA blue shirt.
So Katy Perry went full geisha during her performance of “Unconditionally” which opened tonight’s American Music Awards.
As far as I can tell, there’s nothing “Japanese-y” about the song (well, unless loving someone unconditionally=me luv you long time), but that’s no reason not to stage an elaborate number complete with a bonsai garden set, geisha-inspired moves, Japanese fans, cherry blossoms and even geisha Katy Perry spontaneously combusting in a fireball at the climax because, damnit, that’s what geishas do! Only thing missing is a pack of Harajuku girls following Perry around (or any real Japanese people as far as I can tell). Read more...
According to Business Insider, This Is The Highest Earning Type of Interracial Couple. Asian couples, including mixed couples with either an Asian husband or wife, dominated the combined earnings in 2010, out-earning other mixed couples by $10,000, according to The Rise of Intermarriage study by the Pew Research Center. Mixed couples make on average of $71,000 and “pure couples,” as in AM/AF couples make $62,000, almost $10k less!
According to the study: “The earning differences of couples reflect the general pattern of income disparity among families of different racial and ethnic background in the U.S. In 2009, the median family income was $75,027 for Asians, $62,545 for whites, $39,730 for Hispanics, and $38,409 for black families.” Read more...
I guess I should be proud that my fellow countrymen and women aren’t quite the legendary big boozers, but then again, well…it’s still a little sad to realize the reality doesn’t match the legend. Sigh…
Supposedly, the average South Korean drinks 8.9 liters of alcohol each year, which is equal to about 2.4 bottles of soju a week. Among the nations in the study, South Korea only ranked a lowly 22nd place in terms of their alcohol consumption. Luxembourg came out on top followed by France, Austria, Estonia and Germany.
Damn, not a single Asian country in the top five! And what up with the absence of Ireland even?! Fuck that! This report has to be racist! That’s the only explanation. Yes…only…racist…it has to be…racist…only explanation…sigh… Read more...
Even though Hawaii’s population is predominately Asian and Pacific Islander, you can still run into racist bullshit like this. Really? I have a feeling the owner of this vehicle is either a white guy with an Asian fetish or an Asian with an idiotic complex. And yeah, I get irony, but this ain’t irony. This is just stupidity. Either way, this person is a moron.
Fan voting for this year’s inductees into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame closes on December 10th, so you still have time. You can vote for five winners out of 16 nominees. And once you press “vote,” you get to see how your opinion compares with the rest of the hoi polloi.
Here are the nominees:
Peter Gabriel – Genesis and his solo work including “In Your Eyes,” made famous by that iconic moment in “Say Anything.”
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – I think they’re from the 60′s. I’ve seen their albums in thrift stores for years.
This is truly amazing. I love how classics (or texts) can be reinterpreted many years later into a new text that serves as a re-imagining and an homage to the original. Case in point is artist Anders Ramsell’s paraphrased, unique take on a seminal film.
BLADE RUNNER – THE AQUARELLE EDITION follows the original movie´s storyline but I have taken the liberty to change a lot of things. It was never my intent to make an exact version of the movie, that would fill no purpose. Instead I wanted to create a something different and never before seen — “The Aquarelle Edition”. Read more...