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January 25, 2013 10:00 am

Alright, this is my last post related to Eddie Huang, but god damn.  This video makes me all kinds of proud.  I mean, I live all bougie in west LA, but this place is three blocks from where I work.  The community we serve, making the best tacos around.  For real.

January 24, 2013 6:42 pm
"Hanna in episode 2 is quite possibly the most despicable character I’ve ever seen on a screen and it’s genius. She’s this Oberlin educated liberal white chick who thinks she’s down because she “read” about it. The most obnoxious quality in a human being is the inability to recognize when you don’t know; that’s Hanna."

Apropos of my earlier post, Eddie Huang breaks down the latest episode of Girls.  The man is for real. 

Incidentally, I completely agree.  I found Hanna sort of charmingly idiotic in season 1, but she’s turning into a sort of black hole of narcissism and ego.  I’m assuming this is all intentional, since god knows it’s an entirely accurate depiction of basically everyone I knew when I was 24 (including myself).  


9:55 am
"“It’s a type of very high-quality weed,” Mr. Huang said matter-of-factly. “The proper usage is, ‘You got dat pif, mang?’ ” Mr. Huang smiled, a walking mixtape of postmodern cultural appropriation."

Eddie Huang, he who never ceases to amaze.  I would like you all to know that this article came to my attention as the result of a Four Loko email chain which has withstood the test of time. 

Also, he has a book deal.  COME ON. 

(Source: The New York Times)

April 24, 2012 1:27 pm
"The show is ill in the fact that it captures how brutally unbearable privileged white women are but its way too self-aware and indulgent in the fact that they are applying old archetypes and tupperware party social dynamics to the free clinic. The show fails because it puts motifs before an actual thesis and openly seeks to be a show we’ve seen before for a new generation. I love Judd Appetow for it because its such a puppeteer move and he’s gonna get paid, but anyone involved who wants to see it as anything more than a calculated show looking to fill the void left by Sex and the City is a fucking liar. 30 Rock says more about our generation as the Thursday replacement for Seinfeld than Girls says about anything. Watch Veep, that shit is setting every thing on FIRE. Liz Lemon was the new Elaine but now Elaine is the new Liz Lemon all over again. I love this game."

The world’s best pop culture blogging NYC chef is now doing Girls recaps. (via shanio)

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I agree in the sense that Veep is the better show.  I disagree in the sense that a dude doesn’t identify with the characters in Girls, and therefore it must be crap.  I’m not sold on the show.  It’s so on the nose, but also pretty fucking on the nose.  So I’m not terribly surprised that people outside of the specific demographic being portrayed find it hideously self indulgent and out of touch. But let’s also lighten up for a quick sec here, clearly these scenes are a caricature!  The humiliation/denigration has to palpable, to make you physically uncomfortable, in order to really see how fucking idiotic these people are and how much crap these girls permit.  I’m not gonna say that I don’t really trust a man’s review of this show, but I am gonna say that this show wasn’t really made for him.  This is not some generation-defining satire, it’s a profile a niche world. 

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