Thursday, April 17, 2008

Freeze Frame

I saw the following picture in Sunday's paper and actually laughed out loud.
That's because I think someone is playing a pretty swell joke on us. I like to think there's a good twin of me slaving away for the man at Gannett Co and the way he sticks it to management is by inserting snarky comments into captions. Solidarity, my brother!

Anyway the caption on that picture was:

"A Tibetan supporter (right) argued with a Chinese supporter yesterday at the Ferry Plaza in San Francisco."

That doesn't look like an "argument" to me. That looks like a White guy is yelling at an Asian lady. At least I think that's a lady.

It look to this reporter that Whitey is screaming at someone who is calmly holding a sign. Nice do rag there by the way, Whitey. Why do I have the feeling that after exercising his right to free speech, Whitey is going to drive his Hummer home to the Misses in their co-op condo with the matching duvet and bedding sets in both bedrooms? I also hope he has a tattoo that he thinks is the Chinese character for Warrior but it really says Stupid White Boy or General Tsao's Chicken.

Does she really look like a "Chinese Supporter?" Or is she just some lady with a sign who wanted to see the Olympic torch because that's the closest she's ever going to get to it?

And while this may actually reinforce a stereotype that I am sure is in no way true, I really hope she doesn't understand English. Oh, and knows some Kung Fu so she can give him a roundhouse kick to the groin.

In response to Olympic Torch protests, the Chinese government has announced that for the remainder of the relay, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh & Jet Li will be the runners.


kitkat said...

This dude sure looks like he's following in the footsteps of those violent, demanding Tibetan monks.

t2ed said...

Yeah, I forgot how "in your face" those Tibetan Monks are. They're practically Crips.

Sleepless in Seattle said...

What you don't see, just after this shot is taken, Whitey knocks down the Chinese protester and proceeds to teabag her.

I told you I'd work it into my vocabulary.

Dunebuggy said...

I love General Tsao's chicken! Especially the chicken pieces "covered in a sauce that is both sweet and spicy." YUM! I almost choked on it... once.

Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to try it out on my hubby.