Tangy cherry? Rich “grape-y” burgundy? Luscious blueberry?
Those sound like wonderful flavors … for snow cones. But cigarettes?
Something tells me this is an old ad.
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For our first Popcast of June, Junichi and I rap about the currently silliness in the California GOP primary race for governor plus we discuss whether empathy is on the decline and how one might measure it if it was.
Junichi and I rap about the end of Lost (he liked it…me, kind of ambivalent). We also discuss whether you can have a constructive conversation about race in American politics without the “R” word being thrown around.
No guests for a change as we jaw over how far Arizona will go to become the most reviled state in America plus a little on the sincerity of political officials and ending up with Junichi’s rant against songs with bad lyrics, including a heated debate over what constitutes going coast to coast and Foxy Brown’s math skills.
This week, our guest is Abi Moore, co-founder of the Pinkstinks campaign in the UK to raise awareness of around the pervasive and pernicious “culture of pink” attached to all things girldom and the impact this has on body image and gender roles. Junichi and Oliver spend the second half talking about how Justice Stevens’ upcoming retirement may impact the ideological balance of the Supreme Court.
Our special guest this week is Chad Hardy, creator of the Mormons Exposed calendar series, featuring Mormon women and men showcased in their sexy (but still-PG) glory. His calendar got him booted out of the LDS and cost him his degree at BYU but on the flipside, they’re unexpectedly big in the gay community. Junichi and Oliver also talk briefly about Arizona’s atrocious new immigration law.
After taking last week off, we’re back this week, this time with Phil Yu, aka Angry Asian Man where we pepper him with all questions AZN, including his views on the new K-Town off-shoot of Jersey Shore, unforgivable Asian faux pas-es, and how Angry Asian Man may (or may not) conquer the internet.
Oliver’s out of town but we’ll be back next week (possibly with Angry Asian Man, Phil Yu).
If you’re like me, this last season of Lost has been startling (if not predictably frustrating as well) and I was lucky enough to talk to three of the writers for the show – Melinda Hsu Taylor, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. Specifically, I wanted to talk to them about the shaping of the Asian American characters on the show as well as some of the casting history. The interviews are split into two parts.