A Chinese national trying to buy iPhones in Nashua, New Hampshire was tasered outside an Apple Store last Friday. A cell phone video shows 44-year-old Li Xiaojie being held to the ground before police knocked her unconscious with tasers. Her 12-year-old daughter was with her. Li was at Pheasant Lane Mall to buy her third and fourth iPhones,... Read more »
Are you sick of Christmas yet? The tawdry lights, varnished commercialism, snowy cliches? Has the inner cynic in you roused like the rough beast slouching toward Bethlehem?
Then this story is for you. Via the Washington Post:
To celebrate the Sackler Gallery’s 25th anniversary, Cai Guo-Qiang, the Chinese artist famous for his Olympic pyrotechnics display and his gunpowder art, plans to ignite a daytime fireworks show on the Mall that riffs on the Christmas tree lightings taking place around the country.
Yongda Huang Harris, you’re not doing it right. You’re not doing it right at all: A Boston-bound man wearing body armor, flame retardant leggings and knee pads under his trench coat arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after a Customs and Border Protection officer found a smoke grenade and several weapons in his checked luggage... Read more »
Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco are a pair of Los Angeles-based filmmakers who want to bring joy to your life. Consider: an action-comedy Web series involving some of your favorite Asian baddies, such as characters from Karate Kid 2 and basically every movie Al Leong's done.
If that's something you might be interested in, check out their Kickstarter, Awesome Asian Bad Guys, which needs just over $18,000 in three days to reach its goal of $50,000.
Found in San Francisco, posted on Reddit under the title, “Asian crocodile pimp of muni” (“Fun fact of the day:Muni is the Greek word for vagina,” writes Johanitsu). Mr. Croc here might not be Chinese, but it’s close enough for our tastes. Also, he’s awesome, so there’s that. Previously: Riding A Pink Unicorn, Not Giving A Single Fuck.... Read more »
This picture first surfaced five months ago on Reddit, but it wasn’t until a recent repost that we learned this, via user withdrake: His name is Mark Chang. He Lives in Davis, CA (or did when I went there). He also built and occasionally rides around in a little cart that allows him to steer with... Read more »
The last time we saw Jason Chu around these parts, he was rapping about his imminent departure from China with the song Love Letter to Beijing.
It's nice to see he's making himself visible in the US as well. Here is his message to the victims of the Wisconsin Sikh Temple shootings, along with some pointed remarks at the Chick-fil-A set.
As Louis CK says in one of his shows, children can be assholes (and “buckets of disease”). But is it worth screaming “kill you” at them for getting a math problem wrong?
This video’s a bit old, from two years ago, but it recently went viral and found new life on Viral Viral Videos. Forget Amy Chua; it’s Asian mothers like this who give Asian moms a bad rep.
The Chinese elsewhere will do that too. As will I. And other Asians. They don’t have to be Asians though. Basically, everybody everywhere loves taking pictures of food. Ah, just go to the damn site already. (H/T Alicia)