John Curtas says: “Best Jap-German collaboration since 1941” and says nothing’s wrong

A fine look at how the art of satire was sullied by an ignoramus who denies his ignorant. Typical. “Satirist” John Curtas claims that language should not be taken so seriously, but isn’t that ironic when satirists thrive and live on language?

Mr. Curtas, do you know what satire is? Satire is used to critique society for the betterment of it, to fix it. Where was your social message in your tweet? Don’t tarnish the name of satire to cover up your ignorance and bigotry. You don’t need to be a history major to understand the tensions between the Japanese and the Germans. You knew the response you’d get from saying “Japs”. Why are you so shocked then?

Ladies and gentlemen, satire is an art form used to critique and advance society, not to just take a jab.

This type of hit-and-run is not satire. It’s called bigotry.

Manzanar Committee

The following is a commentary piece by Gann Matsuda that is not an official statement by the Manzanar Committee.

LOS ANGELES — Although this has nothing to do, at least not directly, with Manzanar or the Manzanar Committee, it has everything to do with the kind of ignorance we are continually are fighting against, so I hope you’ll indulge me for a moment…

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Wordpress layout and Daft Punk


It can’t have been just me to notice the new, darkened layout of the sidebar in the dashboard and the little top bar on top of every blog.

I’m not hating on it. I actually like it better this way because the letters and words stand out a lot more. The words are a bit big on the dash though, but whatever. I’m alright with it. It doesn’t look cluttered. :)

Anyway, I just came across this awesome video from San Cisco. They did a cover of the new hit song “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk.

Song starts at 1:15.

I’ve been a loyal fan of Daft Punk since high school during that electronic phase we’ve all went through (though very few of us admit that we liked it). But I don’t know… I can’t seem to find it in me to like Get Lucky.

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