Great Moments in Tastelessness

Posted by Prince Gomolvilas
ON Tuesday, August 12, 2008
It's turning out to be a good summer for bad taste, especially at the expense of Asians. Woo-hoo! And I thought I would have nothing to complain about!

As if Martin Bashir's creepy public comments to the Asian American Journalists' Association weren't enough ("I've never been around so many Asian babes in my life. In fact, I'm mightily relieved that the podium covers me from the waist downwards. I've been having trouble all evening."), he may have been outdone by Spain's Olympic basketball teams. Both the men's and women's teams posed for a courier company that took out a full-page ad in Spain's bestselling newspaper. What's all the brouhaha about? Well, every team member—as if to mock their Asian competitors—is pulling the skin around his/her eyes back to make them look as slanted as possible. Um...three words.... What the fuck?! If I were them, I actually would've opted for the me-Chinese-me-play-joke-me-put-pee-pee-in-your-Coke pose that involves putting your palms together. It brings back more vivid childhood memories.

And as funny as I thought Pineapple Express was, did every single Asian in the movie absolutely have to speak with a thick accent and have to be gangsters and ninjas? Couldn't we get at least one Asian violin prodigy or Chinese food delivery boy or opium den hooker?

Keep it comin', people! I haven't had this much fun in years!

[Thanks to theMaykazine for the Spain tip.]
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  1. i heard martin bashir actually tried out for the spanish basketball team, but he had trouble shooting freethrows with his head up his ass.


  2. i think my next post is gonna be about yellow fever and all the martin bashirs of the world. thanks for picking up on the tip. ;)


  3. Mike and theMaykazine, I heard Martin Bashir was supposed to play a ninja in Pineapple Express too, but I guess that didn't pan out either.


  4. Peter Varvel Said,

    Dude, was your sister one of the journalists?


  5. bashir should check out the google ads in your lefthand sidebar... :D


  6. Bashir should date my sister!


  7. is your sister a stone cold Asian fox?


  8. I don't know, Mike. You're straight. You decide.


  9. golfwidow Said,

    I agree about the Asian stereotypes in Pineapple Express, but I did love the use of the subtitled phrase "Prepare to suck the dick of karma."


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