They’re better at life and they get better grades than you for a reason. Pictures of Asian students from Universities sleeping in the library and lecture halls. Upload pictures using the link below.
Wow, that’s some serious Yellow envy there. On the one hand, I think this is pretty funny, mostly because I find people sleeping in awkward positions horribly entertaining. I also get that it’s intended to be a weird sort of celebration of the idea that Asian students work so hard and spend so much time at the library, that they forgo the comforts of their dorm rooms and sleep where they study to maximize learning potential.
On the other hand, this makes me slightly uncomfortable. It’s not that I can’t take a joke or laugh at myself. I just don’t like the idea of being boiled down to a stereotype. There’s no context to these photos. Maybe the roommate is banging the shit out of someone and the library is a comforting refuge from the sounds of carnal collegiate activity. Maybe campus housing fucked up again and kicked the person out week early. Maybe they’re afraid to go home because of the ridicule and abuse that await them. Maybe they just broke up with their significant other and the heart break is just too exhausting and hurtful to maintain consciousness. Without context, all we have is the assumption of the site that these are studious Asians who’d rather sleep in the library than waste time traveling home to a shower and comfy bed.
The other thing that kinda creeps me out is the voyeuristic idea of stalking Asians on campus and snapping pictures of them when they’re sleep. Stalk much? It’s like a weird kinda racial upskirt voyeur site that just feels a little squicky.
Of course, you’re reading a site that’s named after a horrible Asian invective so my populist outrage can only go so far.
I can appreciate the humor of the site. And I’m not going to pretend I didn’t laugh. But I probably won’t be visiting it all that often.
Nothing captures the spirit or renewal, evolution, and change that comes with the New Year better than the Japanese live-art troupe Rinpa Eshidan. Using video and photography to capture their process, the work that they produce is transformative and fleeting. If you blink, you may miss it. It would be difficult to exhibit their pieces without video because the work goes through so many iterations. Last month, they were invited to use a MINI as their canvas in the middle of the Ginza shopping district. The results are absolutely amazing.
Oh, silly dance music. I can’t stay mad at ya. DJ Surge-N unleashed his latest mashup for the end of the year on New Zealand radio combining the powers of Katy Perry and Far East Movement to create something that sounds like… um… well, it becomes a crazy song about cocks and drinking. Now get off your seat and dance!
This video is probably better for February, but I thought I’d share it a little early. I’m not really familiar with Kina Grannis’s work, but she has a right lovely voice and a whole mess of videos on her YouTube page. I love that YouTube has become one of the best ways for new, indy musicians to really make an impact and spread their music without the constraints of the RIAA or a money grubbing record label.
Anyway, the video for her song “Valentine” is absolutely wonderful. It took 760 empty DVD cases for all the images and I don’t know how many hours of takes and editing. The resulting video was well worth the effort. Enjoy!
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