LA History & Metro Studies Group coordinators for 2016-17
Monday, August 22, 2016
LA History & Metro Studies Group coordinators for 2016-17
Monday, August 15, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
So, I actually hate my job, because I always gain weight after the quarter starts. Being an academic makes me fat, because there's so much work, and I just want chicken wings and red wine after school. I also hate my fiance, cuz he never appreciates a lighter weight of mine, but always says I'm crazy to think I'm fat. What all these nasty things and beings don't know is that, when I look better in some quarters, putting the newest trendiest makeup on carefully for at least an hour as well as wearing cool sexy cloths, I get better evaluations from my students. I know other Caucasian male teachers are just gonna say I don't know how to teach, but they don't know all the added cultural racial gender stereotypes on me by this country's extremely cultural-racially-gender-biased college students that they don't have. If you're a white man and you're nice, the students think you're nice, but if you're a supposedly nice race and sex and you're nice, they take advantage of you, because how dare you be not nice? Even my British friends get nasty evaluations from their students for having an English accent, while they grew up in London! Americans think only American English is English, and only American natives are worth their existence in the world. It is the most hypocritical place. I have a much better CV than my white male colleagues, but they are more liked by the bosses and students than I am, because they only have to do the standard to get the jobs, while we have to run extra miles and still don't get that.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Oh and speaking of Freud, you know you're always asked what your name is when you order coffee at Starbucks, right? What if your name is like Saoirse, Quvenzhané, or Sinead? You're fucked. Those guys won't let you go. They'd keep asking, "what sha," "cool fan what," "shin what..."? That's why I always call myself Dora when I buy coffee. All Freud readers know that Dora is "someone who could not keep her own name." If the coffee guys still don't how to spell Dora, well, she's also a cartoon character of a chubby Mexican girl, who owns a pink-faced pet monkey.
Monday, May 11, 2015
This outrageous footage shows a common method of killing millions of chickens every year: destroying them using foam that blocks their respiratory tracts and suffocates these poor creatures to death.This video, courtesy of Anonymous for Animals Rights ( Animal Rights in Israel ), shows chickens trying desperately to escape the foam. When the foam covers them, they still battle, trying to jump above it, but they stand no chance.השמדת תרנגולות באמצעות חנק בקצף - ישראל 2014. תיעוד של אנונימוס לזכויות בעלי-חיים חושף את שיטת ההשמדה של מיליוני תרנגולים בשנה: חיסול באמצעות קצף שחוסם את דרכי הנשימה של התרנגולים האומללים וחונק אותם למוות.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Here's the skeleton the Dutch discovered:
Soon after this story went viral, the Chinese had an eye on it, and claimed this statue was stolen from a temple in the Yangchun Village in its Fujian Province. It started hyping this rumor with its propaganda machine by showing its people the lower half of the following pictures. As anyone can clearly see, the upper pictures, which are the real pictures of the statues, look totally different. the shape of the eyes, nose, and lips are all different. But the Chinese media Photoshopped the statue in China to make it kind of impossible to do a clear comparison in order to find an excuse to "redeem" the statue from the Dutch. Crazy, right?
If you buy too many cheap useless things from an industrial giant, it can turn into a monster and swallow you. The solution really is not take take advantage of the sale and stop buying useless things made in China. Why do Western people buy so many cheap clothes and shoes made in China really? That's why I don't go shopping.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
I happened to be lucky enough to have residence in the places with the most police brutality in the world.
As a Buddhist, I have no idea how you can respond to violence with peace but also without being slashed. I don't think it's possible. But I do believe if you respond to violence with violence, nothing good can come out of it. My way of dealing with violence is to practice Buddhism, but I understand most people do not have the chance or potential for that.
One thing not just abstract but totally practical is that even if I am going to be murdered here, I still may not call LAPD, cuz that may mean I die even sooner.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
It's fucking annoying to have to either teach them as students or sit in the same class with them as peers. They are awfully good in coming up with strange ideas, but if you want to have an intellectual conversation with them, they can't even get their logic right.
It's frustrating. Why did some stupid academics create this type of degrees called MFAs? If you're a writer, you shouldn't have to go to school to learn how to write. If you have to learn it in college, you're not good, so you should be studying something else in college while write on the side. That's how creative writing works. You can't learn it. Creative writing is not learnable, okay? You either know how to do it or you don't. If you don't, that's fine, but you should then learn something else in college. I'm not saying you should abandon writing, but that's something no one should learn in college. College should be for intellectual and practical subjects, like literature. Creative writing is not an example of any of those.
The only reason why someone would want to do an MFA degree, in my opinion, is because (s)he doesn't know how to do anything else.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Here's the background story from L.A. Times: "Toddler's defecating riles residents of mainland China and Hong Kong" http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-wn-china-hong-kong-defecating-dispute-20140430,0,6992755.story#ixzz30b8CT355
So from what I understood, like thousands of other Mainland Chinese tourists, a couple traveled to Hong Kong with their toddler boy and let him poop in the street in front of a million passersby. Agitated, a local Hong Kong man, who later said in one of the video clips that he was a journalist, took pictures of them. The parents attacked him and were arrested by the police. Here's the footage showing the feces and violence:
In this, you see it's obviously public defecation, not urination, right next to a McDonald's where its restroom is always open to the public:
In this, you see the parents took the memory card out of the local man's camera by force:
In this, you see the husband (the man holding the kid) threw his son as a weapon against the local man and the wife (the woman in a long dress) used the baby cart to hit him. They tried to leave but the passersby stopped them by pulling the baby cart:
In this, you see the wife pulling the local man's the camera string, pretty much as strongly as bending his upper body:
She also hit him:
What happened, as usual, is that the Chinese TV and online media reported that it was pee, not poo, as in "bladdergate," not "colongate." They tried to propagate the idea that it was because the local Hongkongers jealous of and biased against Mainland Chinese, as neo-Nazis and skinheads, that such thing happened. Um, Jews, blacks and gay people, thoughts on China's use of your names?
The "tradition" of Mainland Chinese' public defecation and urination (without cleaning up) in global locations has been around since the beginning of China's economic success.
In Hong Kong's Apple Store:
Peeing in a paper cup in a hot pot restaurant in Hong Kong:
Pooping on the floor in Taiwan's airport, only 45 seconds away from the restroom:
Pooping in a mall in Hong Kong:
Chinese people are rude.
Peeing in the subway in Hong Kong:
Political party's office in Hong Kong:
I mean, really, I understand they are kids, but Chinese people, you literally scare the crap out of everyone. That's shit, Okay?
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
LUNCH at City Tavern /Downtown LA at FIGat7th
The newly opened City Tavern in Downtown LA is NOW open for lunch offering a variety of handcrafted sandwiches and salads perfect for your next power lunch!
Fried Green Tomatoes $9
Picnic Veggie Sandwich $9
Taco Truck Club $10
New Orleans Meatball Sandwich $11
Holiday Turkey Sandwich $11
Quinoa Salad $11
Shrimp Louie Salad $13
Farmers’ Greens w/ Chicken $12
Lunch Menu Attached or Click Here- City Tavern DTLA Lunch Menu
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Travis Wall of So You Think You Can Dance Creates Epic Dance Number for 1st Birthday of Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace
Am I the only one disgusted by a bunch of unattractive dancers over some food, supposed to be tasty? I actually went there just a few weeks ago. Not bad. The dance in this video? Real bad!
Ladies, don't pull up your dress at a dinner table, Okay? I'm not gay, but I don't eat pussy either.
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Thursday, June 27, 2013
Glad they’re still doing it.