Sunday, August 15, 2004


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Hot Quote: "I haven't really been into the olympics since the cold war." - Hua Hsu

Hot Shout: 100m breaststroke swimmer Kosuke Kitajima's roar upon winning the event.

Hot Team (Pt. 1): Iraqi soccer, 2-0. Next up: Morocco.

Icy Hot: Russia's Svetlana Khorkina on uneven bars. But damn, did someone Botox all traces of joy from her face or what?

Hot Duel: Ian Thrope vs. Michael Phelps in the 200m freestyle semis.

Hot Mount: Chinese gymnast Zhang Nan running onto a springboard, flipping in the air and landing square on the balance beam. Not to sound ethno-nationalist but could the Chinese team be any cuter? Or shorter?

Hot Team (Pt. 2): May + Walsh = bad ass beach volleyball duo. Walsh is 6' 2", can play D, and will just rocket over and past you on the attack.

Hot Score: 92-73, Puerto Rico vs. USA in basketball. Dream Team? Apparently, not this year.


Jeff Chang on Miller's new Rock Heroes campaign which manages to feature NOT A SINGLE BLACK ROCKER. Let me get this right: Bon Jovi = Rock Hero but Jimi Hendrix doesn't? Chuck Berry anyone? James Brown? Little Richard? You gotta love Miller (and Rolling Stone's) revisionist bullshit. Motherf--- them and John Wayne.

Upcoming Miller campaigns:
  • Jazz Heroes: Paul Whiteman, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall and Kenny G.
  • Civil Rights Heroes: J. Edgar Hoover, Bobby Kennedy, Barry Goldwater, George McGovern
  • Martial Arts Heroes: Chuck Norris, David Carridine, Steven Segal, Jean-Claude Van Damne
  • African American Heroes: Spike Jonze, Bill Clinton, Charlize Theron, Eminem


  • Fascinating story about a fight over race, money and fashion in Washington D.C. The problem with community-based capitalism is that capitalism doesn't really care much about community. It's one thing to say, "Buy Black!" but up against the bottom line, green's the only color that matters (cliche, but true).

  • Harold and Kumar's John Cho and Kal Penn on NPR.

  • Uhhhh...Mail Order Wife. Fools - didn't they see Picture Bride? Been there, done that. (Kayo Hatta, stand up!)

  • Coming soon to an off-Broadway theater near you: Mom, Dad, I'm Living With a White Girl. I'm not trying to hate (Pop Life = love) but the topic is so 1991. At this point, what Chinese American family doesn't have at least one white person up in there? Maybe I could have liked this better if they had titled it, Guess Who's Coming to Dim Sum?
    (credit for all four: Angry Asian Man)

  • Stupiest ad campaign ever: Printing on a Pringle.
    (credit: Catchdubs)