Monday, March 29, 2010

"That's my purse!" ringtone

You may recall the King of the Hill episode where Bobby Hill happened upon a women's self-defense course. Bobby learned to kick butt with the battle cry, "That's my purse! I don't know you." This has turned into one of the funniest ringtones ever. Listen here.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Does somebody have a muzzle?

NPR's Talk of the Nation tackled the topic of bullies, last week. Host Neal Conan, along with D. Aileen Dodd, an education and family reporter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, asked what motivates bullies and urged listeners to call in. A psychologist named Mary called up to say she's a bully, and then all hell broke loose on air. Listen to the story here.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Where in the world is Daniel Henney?

Daniel Henney's been getting busy down under! Daniel traveled to Australia to film his new reality TV show Daniel Henney Goes Outback which is sponsored by, you guessed it, Outback Steakhouse. I'll say this about Outback Steakhouse, they have good bread.

For photos of Daniel at his press conference in Seoul, visit For info on his show, visit

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hamster + Cupcake

Dedicated to Ponch and Nacho.
Long may your wheels spin in heaven.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sayonara, Akira

Ajumma's been waiting for an update on Leonardo DiCaprio's Akira project, based on the hit manga and anime. Unfortunately, the live-action film seems dead in the water. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (slated to play Tetsuo) confirmed there is no Akira script. Oh well, no movie is better than a bad movie!

On a related topic, writer Ed Moy asks whether Hollywood white-washes Asian roles in remakes. The answer seems to be yes, but I have heard the Japanese explain that animated characters aren't necessarily meant to be Japanese people. As with everything, it's complicated.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Iceman cometh to SXSW

Val Kilmer appeared at South By Southwest this week to premiere his new comedy movie, MacGruber. Kilmer, um, wore a big bolo tie. And he's certainly not balding. And, um, his face is symmetric. The glass is still half full. See what Val looked like at JustJared.

A list of DON'TS for men with Asian fetishes

If you've ever taken a Japanese or Chinese language class in college, then you've probably met guys with Asian fetishes. The amazing thing is once they get over to Asia, girls tend to fall for them no matter how arrogant, creepy, or dorky they are. Genevieve is an Asian American gal who has dated a few men like this. She's come up a hilarious list of Dont's for these dudes.

Side note: Women can have Asian fetishes and be just as annoying, especially when they think they're God's gift to Asian men.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Heartbreaker by MSTRKRFT

Best video you've seen in a long time. Watch it here.

What powers an ajumma?

Wonder Woman has her bracelets. Ajumma wield visors (the bigger the better), tight perms, polyester slacks and rubber gloves. These things define ajumma and aid them in keeping the sun out of their eyes as they beat you to the top of the bus steps, and make them aerodynamic when ramming their carts into your ankles at the market. As they'll tell you, if you can't stand the heat stay out of E-Mart. Cute ajumma pic by cliffmarck

Monday, March 15, 2010

Let them eat glass!

Glass cupcake beads by Laura

Two good looking white guys

Ajumma recently tried to convince a girlfriend that good looking white men exist, since she argued that men need a little color to be appealing. David Bromstad, Ricky Martin, and Marat Safin popped into my head. This is amusing because I'm convinced David is part-Asian and everyone knows Ricky is Hispanic. Topping that off is the fact that Marat Safin looks like the love child of David Bromstad and Ricky Martin. I eventually proved my point with actor Clive Owen and naturalist Nick Baker, both Brits. It's hard to beat nice accents, handsome jawlines, and tea at noon.

Upscale Peeps

Ever wonder what classy Peeps would look like? This is it. Williams-Sonoma took the Peeps idea and ran with it.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sushi buttons look good enough to eat

Original artwork by Ashley Stanners of Toronto, Canada on Etsy

Forward my mail to Newport Beach

Good news: A classic beach cottage for sale, 2 blocks from the ocean, could be yours for under a million dollars!
Bad news: It's 594 square feet

I love small, functional spaces. While 594 square feet made even my eyes pop, I'm certain I could happily reside in this 1 bedroom, 1 bath home on Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach. A little paint and some potted plants would spruce this place up. The 1957 cottage, which faces Newport Bay, features vaulted ceilings, a brick fireplace, gas stove, a den, 1 garage space and an outdoor shower. (Let's assume it includes an indoor shower, as well.) No word on washer-dryer hookups, though they could be installed in the garage. Of course, for the price of $820K, the house damn well better come with gold-plated hook ups.

It hurts my feelings that the listing plays up the cottage's charm, since a builder is likely going to buy the house and tear it down. A multi-level, oversized Tuscan-style monstrosity will pop up in its place, selling for over a million dollars. This kind is happening all across Orange County. View this home's listing on Redfin.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Kaba Modern, aja aja!

Shawn Duong and his baggy skinny jeans are back! Kaba Modern, the hip hop dance group out of UC Irvine, held open auditions in February. Shawn (baseball cap) and fellow dancers Darren Wong and Dana Roy coordinated the event.