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Monday, February 13, 2006

Caption Contest Briefly Revived

Courtesy of Angry Asian Man The only thing worse than a White politician who ignores the "ethnic vote" is the White politician who seeks it out. Check out these lameasses: councilmen David Cortese, left, and Chuck Reed, both candidates for San Jose mayor, at a recent Lunar New Year celebration. God, could these fools look anymore like the couple of tools they are? I would laugh harder if it weren't so goddammed sad and offensive. Join in on the fun! Caption it!

18 Comments:

Blogger phillyjay said...

"We love chinese people!Vote for us!"

2/13/2006 12:50:00 AM  
Blogger William said...

"You were right, Throckmorton. It's been 30 minutes, and I AM hungry again!"

2/13/2006 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" I hope they expect me to do karate moves."

2/13/2006 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wait! Am I playing a Frenchman or Chinese? The hat is confusing the hell out of me."

2/13/2006 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I can't wait until Cinco de Mayo. They have better hats."

2/13/2006 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just curious...What about a Latino/African- American politician who dresses up for CNY? Or is just Whitey bad?

2/13/2006 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger jose said...

Wow, anonymous, only 6 posts til we got to the "reverse racism" card. Can other people of color be racist? If they've internalized ideas, it's due to the existing power structure, and white people are the dominant force there. It would also help if you stopped equating racism with black-and-white morality. Having racist ideas is not necessarily bad if you acknowledge that those ideas and beliefs were ingrained in you since birth, and are actively working to overcome them to become an ally.

Anyway, caption:
"That photographer is going to put our picture on teh internets. Oh shit, what are we wearing?"

2/14/2006 01:50:00 AM  
Blogger OTT said...

Oh - if only they were facing each other. Then it could have been a lovely couple photograph indeed ... because they do know, don't they, that they are in traditional Vietnamese wedding outfits?

Being Australian, I don't actually know who they are, but looks like David is the wife and Chuck the happy husband. Gorgeous.

and the caption?
"I do."

2/14/2006 03:03:00 AM  
Anonymous sheldiz said...

LOL at "I do" -- i can't believe i didn't think of that.... =)

Have to steal the thread for a second, sorry: PhillyJay --- TELL ME you watched that game last night!! =)

2/14/2006 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, you can label it reverse racism, but it was a just a question, because this time of year you see so many people-- (not just politians)-- including people of color-- dressing up in traditional costumes. True, Whites control the power structure (duh) but lots of people celebrate diversity, and holidays are the most easy to access. People do it for St. Patrick's Day and Cinco de Mayo.

Anyways, I was the one who posted some of the above captions, so I do have a sense of humor when it comes to politians shamelessly plugging for a vote. That said, I feel the same way if it were any politician-- because there is individual responsibility (even though you would argue they are not accountable because they have internalized... etc.)

2/14/2006 11:49:00 AM  
Blogger phillyjay said...

"Have to steal the thread for a second, sorry: PhillyJay --- TELL ME you watched that game last night!! =)"

off topic, yeah I did, and ir's about time they did it too :)

2/14/2006 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous vegankid said...

caption:
red:"whoa, whoa, wait a minute! you said nothing about pictures. that's it! i'm outta this bet. give me by five dollars back."

blue (talking through that stupid grin):"just smile for the camera or you'll owe me another five, jackass."

2/15/2006 06:27:00 PM  
Blogger Van said...

"So the campaign manager's got us in this get up for Lunar New Year, I wonder what we have planned for the Gay Pride parade. I'll do anything for a vote."

2/17/2006 07:26:00 PM  
Blogger Ragnell said...

Are you sure these guys aren't new superheroes?

I mean, matching outfits.

2/18/2006 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't see what you guys are bitching about. It's called embracng the Chinese culture, nothing wrong with that.

2/21/2006 04:29:00 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I don't see what you guys are bitching about. It's called embracng the Chinese culture, nothing wrong with that.

You're joking, right?

2/21/2006 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, there's plenty of racism in China towards the Japanese, Vietnamese, Tibetans (not to mention genocidal intentions), and Koreans.

There's plenty of racism in Mexico towards Guatemalans, Salvadorans, and Panamanians.

Yes, Asians and Latinos can be racist, and very frequently are.

5/18/2006 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my Chinese fashion sense might be a little dull but... aren't those robes meant for women? Cuz the bit over their chest where they tie it in... looks awfully like a woman's Qi Pao.

5/19/2006 05:04:00 PM  

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