Visors! Perms! Flash Mob at the Korean Market!

The ladies of Ajumma EXP crash the produce aisle in celebration of Korean American Day.

Ajumma EXP strikes back! This is how you celebrate Korean American Day.

If you didn't know, January 13 was Korean American Day, commemorating the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the United States in 1903. And if you were shopping at Zion Market in San Diego on Saturday, you may have seen a badass flash mob of ajummas getting their commemoration on. Hard.

Ajumma EXP describe themselves as "a crew of fierce women who embrace growing older, getting wiser, and being able to laugh at ourselves." Following their stunning debut last fall at the San Diego Asian Film Festival, the ladies of Ajumma EXP recently brought their visor-clad fierceness to the food court and produce section at the local Korean market, busting a move to J.J. Fad's "Supersonic." It was glorious.

Check it out:

Read more »

Advertisements

Aziz Ansari accused of sexual misconduct

Photographer says she felt "violated" during a date with the comedian.

From Vulture: Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari has been accused by a New York–based photographer of sexual misconduct during a date. Speaking anonymously with Babe, the 23-year-old woman claims she met Ansari at an Emmys after-party in L.A. last fall. They exchanged numbers, which led to a date in Manhattan about a week later. The woman said the date began normally, with dinner at an outdoor oyster bar, but when they went to Ansari's apartment afterward, things quickly escalated to a point of discomfort.

"In a second, his hand was on my breast," the woman recounted. "It was 30 minutes of me getting up and moving and him following and sticking his fingers down my throat again. It was really repetitive. It felt like a fucking game… most of my discomfort was expressed in me pulling away and mumbling. I know that my hand stopped moving at some points, I stopped moving my lips and turned cold." When the woman reiterated her reluctance to do anything sexual that evening, Ansari reportedly listened at first, but soon chose to persist anyway…

More here: Aziz Ansari Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Photographer

Read more »

Bruce Lee, Jedi Master

Awesome fan edit re-imagines fight scene from Fist of Fury. With lightsabers.

Bruce Lee died in 1973, four years before the original Star Wars hit theaters. Now, Enter the Dragon and A New Hope are two very different movies, but if you've ever wondered what Bruce might look like kicking ass in a galaxy far, far away, or imagined what kind of damage he could do with a lightsaber… here you go.

YouTube user Patrick Nan re-edited a fight scene from Fist of Fury… with lightsabers. Lightsaber nunchucks. Nan says he was inspired by this cool work of fan art, which imagined Bruce wielding this unholy union of a weapon, and just took it one logical step further. In reality, this weapon would likely be extremely impractical and hilariously dangerous to wield. But if anyone could do it, it's Bruce.

The edit totally works, and is immensely entertaining. Take a look:

Read more »

Trump wanted the “Pretty Korean Lady” to negotiate with North Korea

Donald Trump had a "Where Are You From?" moment with a Korean American intelligence analyst.

By now, you've heard about Donald Trump's recent remarks describing Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as "shithole countries." And by now, none of this should surprise you. Given the consistent, overwhelming evidence of Trump's ridiculous inability to grasp anything beyond his own wealthy white male entitlement, we passed the point of surprise a long time ago. If you're surprised, it's on you.

And so, here is another entry into the long log of Trump's unsurprising racism and sexism. Amid the "shithole" backlash, NBC News reports on a previous exchange, in which Trump asked an Asian American intelligence analyst about where her "people" are from, then referred to her as a "pretty Korean lady," and suggested that she should be involved with his administration's talks with North Korea.

Yup. Trump pulled a "Where are you from?"

It's an annoying, perpetual line of questioning that some of us Asian Americans are way too familiar with. In this case, it came from the President of the United States, but it ran its predictable course like a steady river.

Read more »

Read These Blogs


Say the words as plainly as Trump does: “There is no logical interpretation of Trump’s words other than as an assertion of white supremacist purpose, in which he explicitly states what has been the implied core mission of Trumpism all along: To Make America White Again… All of this is why it’s important for news audiences to hear another word in association with Trump: ‘Racist.'”

* * *
White Identity Politics, Failsons, and Being the First Asian American Woman Playwright On Broadway: An Interview with Young Jean Lee Young Jean Lee’s play, Straight White Men, delves into white identity politics. Her play will make its Broadway debut in June.

* * *
January Nonfiction: “The Birthday Banquet” by Jaime Woo “I think of my grandmother sometimes and wonder what hypothetical good it would do to come out to her at this point. “It’d probably kill her,” my partner says. The truth is that I am not ready for another version of my grandmother, one who might reject me, just as she is not ready for another version of me.”

* * *
Father’s sacrifice helps Kim become snowboard star: Chloe Kim has the chance to become the youngest female snowboarder to win Olympic gold when the 2018 Pyeongchang Games kick off in South Korea next month and the American teen says she owes much of her success to her dedicated dad.

* * *
How The Last Jedi’s Rose Changed When Kelly Marie Tran Was Cast: Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson says the character of Rose Tico fundamentally changed when Kelly Marie Tran was cast.

* * *
Locally Produced MeSseD Dives Beneath the Sewer Grates: Jay B. Kalagayan’s comic books series MeSseD follows the life and times of Filipino sewer worker Lilliput and her coworkers as they use science to battle whatever’s waiting for them in the darkness.

<!–//<![CDATA[ var m3_u = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://angryasianman.com/revive/revive-adserver-3.0.5/www/delivery/ajs.php&#039;:'http://angryasianman.com/revive/revive-adserver-3.0.5/www/delivery/ajs.php&#039;); var m3_r = Math.floor(Math.random()*99999999999); if (!document.MAX_used) document.MAX_used = ','; document.write ("”); //]]>–>

Read These Blogs


Say the words as plainly as Trump does: “There is no logical interpretation of Trump’s words other than as an assertion of white supremacist purpose, in which he explicitly states what has been the implied core mission of Trumpism all along: To Make America White Again… All of this is why it’s important for news audiences to hear another word in association with Trump: ‘Racist.'”

* * *
White Identity Politics, Failsons, and Being the First Asian American Woman Playwright On Broadway: An Interview with Young Jean Lee Young Jean Lee’s play, Straight White Men, delves into white identity politics. Her play will make its Broadway debut in June.

* * *
January Nonfiction: “The Birthday Banquet” by Jaime Woo “I think of my grandmother sometimes and wonder what hypothetical good it would do to come out to her at this point. “It’d probably kill her,” my partner says. The truth is that I am not ready for another version of my grandmother, one who might reject me, just as she is not ready for another version of me.”

* * *
Father’s sacrifice helps Kim become snowboard star: Chloe Kim has the chance to become the youngest female snowboarder to win Olympic gold when the 2018 Pyeongchang Games kick off in South Korea next month and the American teen says she owes much of her success to her dedicated dad.

* * *
How The Last Jedi’s Rose Changed When Kelly Marie Tran Was Cast: Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson says the character of Rose Tico fundamentally changed when Kelly Marie Tran was cast.

* * *
Locally Produced MeSseD Dives Beneath the Sewer Grates: Jay B. Kalagayan’s comic books series MeSseD follows the life and times of Filipino sewer worker Lilliput and her coworkers as they use science to battle whatever’s waiting for them in the darkness.

<!–//<![CDATA[ var m3_u = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://angryasianman.com/revive/revive-adserver-3.0.5/www/delivery/ajs.php&#039;:'http://angryasianman.com/revive/revive-adserver-3.0.5/www/delivery/ajs.php&#039;); var m3_r = Math.floor(Math.random()*99999999999); if (!document.MAX_used) document.MAX_used = ','; document.write ("”); //]]>–>

Read These Blogs


Say the words as plainly as Trump does: “There is no logical interpretation of Trump’s words other than as an assertion of white supremacist purpose, in which he explicitly states what has been the implied core mission of Trumpism all along: To Make America White Again… All of this is why it’s important for news audiences to hear another word in association with Trump: ‘Racist.'”

* * *
White Identity Politics, Failsons, and Being the First Asian American Woman Playwright On Broadway: An Interview with Young Jean Lee Young Jean Lee’s play, Straight White Men, delves into white identity politics. Her play will make its Broadway debut in June.

* * *
January Nonfiction: “The Birthday Banquet” by Jaime Woo “I think of my grandmother sometimes and wonder what hypothetical good it would do to come out to her at this point. “It’d probably kill her,” my partner says. The truth is that I am not ready for another version of my grandmother, one who might reject me, just as she is not ready for another version of me.”

* * *
Father’s sacrifice helps Kim become snowboard star: Chloe Kim has the chance to become the youngest female snowboarder to win Olympic gold when the 2018 Pyeongchang Games kick off in South Korea next month and the American teen says she owes much of her success to her dedicated dad.

* * *
How The Last Jedi’s Rose Changed When Kelly Marie Tran Was Cast: Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson says the character of Rose Tico fundamentally changed when Kelly Marie Tran was cast.

* * *
Locally Produced MeSseD Dives Beneath the Sewer Grates: Jay B. Kalagayan’s comic books series MeSseD follows the life and times of Filipino sewer worker Lilliput and her coworkers as they use science to battle whatever’s waiting for them in the darkness.

<!–//<![CDATA[ var m3_u = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://angryasianman.com/revive/revive-adserver-3.0.5/www/delivery/ajs.php&#039;:'http://angryasianman.com/revive/revive-adserver-3.0.5/www/delivery/ajs.php&#039;); var m3_r = Math.floor(Math.random()*99999999999); if (!document.MAX_used) document.MAX_used = ','; document.write ("”); //]]>–>