Racist Waitress Gets Canned

September 4, 2012

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Ah, there is some justice in the world!

Some ignorant fool of a waitress at a Palo Alto restaurant called The Old Pro got canned for calling a couple of Asians “ching chongs.”

One word comes to mind: SUCKA.

Call people racist names = get fired. This is how the world should work all the time.

More about this here and here.

-fs


Snickers: LAME

March 26, 2009

This really saddens me… Beacuse I love Snickers.  Especially the new dark chocolate variety.  Mmmmmm…

But man, this is terrible.  I’m sure most of you have seen the new ad campaign featuring “clever” slogans such as:

  • “Sign up for a Hungerectomy”
  • “Enroll in Chocollege”
  • “Learn to speak Snacklish”
  • “Book an appointment with Doctor Feedzmore”
  • and my personal favorite: “Ride on The Ate Train”

Now, most of these ads, while kind of dumb, are mostly harmless (unless you’re really offended by sheer dumbness of it all, which case, perhaps you’ve been harmed.  And for that, I’m sorry…).  However, this new ad was sighted on a giant highway billboard on I-95, outside of Philly:   

Sign Up For A Racial Sensitivity-otomy

Sign Up For A Racial Sensitivity-otomy

COME. ON.  Really?  Chew Sum Yum?  Did I sit on a flux capacitor and get zapped in the ass with 1.21 gigawatts of electricity?  I haven’t seen this kind shit so widely broadcast since the days of Long Duk Dong.  Not that being whispered quietly to oneself makes this sort of thing any less wrong… But for a giant corporation (who, as I mentioned earlier, makes some very tasty treats) to use such a terrible racial stereotype-driven idea for a somewhat silly but otherwise innocuous ad campaign is just very disappointing and upsetting. 

I’d shake my fist, but I’m too hungry.  Perhaps I will get a hungerectomy from someone other than (sniff) Dr. Feedzmore…

-fs

PS – As a side note, I saw someone on Facebook once get angry about the use of the term “hungerectomy” because she thought it was a play on the word “hysterectomy.”  I really wanted to respond to the comment, but I didn’t know her so I didn’t… But dude, in case you are reading this, the suffix “-ectomy” refers to a procedure in which some part of your body is removed (e.g. appendectomy, tonsilectomy, thyroidectomy, etc).  Outside of the word beginning with an “h,” there really isn’t any other similarity to the term “hystorectomy.”  I’m all for getting angry at stupid shit.  But you kind of missed the target with that one.  Pump your breaks, man.


Drunken WHAT Face?!

January 23, 2009

Here’s a tip: don’t ever go to Lafayette French Bakery.  Ever.

012309cookieWhy, you ask?  Well, perhaps it’s the new cookies they are selling.  They’re called DRUNKEN NEGRO FACE COOKIES.  No, really.  And better yet, they were named as such “in honor” of our new president.  Apparently owner Ted Kefalinos asked a customer the following:

 “Would you like some drunken negro heads to go with your coffee? They’re in honor of our new president. He’s following in the same path of Abraham Lincoln; he will get his.”

Are you KIDDING ME?  Shouldn’t this guy be arrested for saying shit like that?  Oh, and it gets better.  Supposedly the customer and a friend stopped by the bakery later and were told that the cookies are actually called “Drunken N—-r Face” cookies. 

What. The. Fuck.

I don’t suppose this is a huge surprise, considering the guy was selling “Dead Geese Bread” in honor (?!!) of the recent Hudson River plane crash.

This retard doesn’t even understand (or care) that this whole incident is INCREDIBLY OFFENSIVE.  The Gothamist has the whole (ridiculous) story here.


Worse Korean Restaurant Name Ever

January 22, 2008

Now, I’m all for the spread of Korean culture into mainstream American society. Especially when it comes to Korean food. I love Korean food like a fat kid loves, well, Korean food. And I love it that K-town in New York is slowly expanding outward past the boundaries of West 32nd between 5th and Broadway.

HOWever… I’m just dumbfounded as to how this particular restaurant actually came into being. That is, the new Korean-themed Chop Suey that has just opened up in Times Square on the second floor of the Renaissance Hotel by Mr. Zak Pelaccio. CHOP SUEY?! You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. These retards couldn’t think of a better name than that?? What the fuck does chop suey have to do with Korean food? That shit is CHINESE, dumbasses. But, then again, I suppose if we all look the same, our foods and cultures are probably the same too, huh? Assholes.

And just for reference, Wikipedia descibes the actual meaning of chop suey as such:

Generally, however, the name “chop suey” or “za sui”, when used in Chinese, has the entirely different meaning of cooked animal offal or entrails.

I wish I could’ve been present at the meetings where the name was decided. I imagine their short list of potential names looked something like this:

– All Taste Same
– The Gourmet Gook
– Me So Solly’s Sizzling BBQ
– The Chink House
– Puppy Chow
– Yellowman Meat Emporium
– Chinkity Chong-Chong Ching Chong Food

Hm. Come to think of it, perhaps Chop Suey wasn’t the worst choice.

What a crock. I hope that restaurant fucking crashes and burns.

UPDATE: I took a glance at the latest online Zagat user reviews. Most of them are negative or mediocre. Ha!


Don’t Be Cruel…?

February 15, 2005

So a recent discussion with some friends prompted me to do some research on animal cruelty. Or, to be more specific, American and PETA’s attitudes towards Korea and their taste for dog and cat meat (and other products).

After digging around the PETA site for a few minutes, I came up with the following:

Some B-list celebrities– oh, sorry… the PETA website calls them a “who’s who of Hollywood hit-makers and Billboard chart-toppers”– these people signed some petition telling the Korean government to stop being so cruel to dogs and cats. Who were these famous folks? Why, none other than Kid Rock, Christina Aguilera, Joe Pesci, Janet Jackson, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Pamela Anderson, and Bill Maher! Let’s be honest here folks… with perhaps the exception of Bill Maher, do we really want to base our judgements of a totally different culture on the opinions of Jean-Claude Van Damme and Janet Jackson? C’mon PETA. You can do better than that.

Ah yes, and here’s another PETA page, dedicated to Korea (don’t these people have anything better to do?). On it, you can see da pooor cuuute puppies, chained and imprisoned by the bad bad Korean people who are so cruel to the wittle baby puppies! …makes me want to puke. Oh, and the best part is, you can download a PDF of the celebrity petition! Not only are the “celebrities” I listed above on this petition, but you can see the John Hancock of… ready?…. Fabio!

I think PETA should make out a petition against Busch Gardens for allowing Fabio to ride on their roller coaster and smash into and kill a poor innocent goose with his face (story here). It’s a true story… I was actually there that day, too. The Bears were on tour in the area and stopped by Busch Gardens for the afternoon.

Anyhow, all this negative attention has spawned a bunch of sensationalized websites, such as this tripod site that just can’t stop talking about terrible, barbaric and cruel these Koreans are. One word, people… “Veal.”

How is it that organizations like PETA can so readily pass judgement on other countries and their cultures? Did these people ever give a second thought to the possibility that maybe dogs and cats aren’t considered “pets” in other countries? Maybe people should think a little bit before signing some petition condemning another culture for practicing an age-old custom… Something that was around way before PETA even existed. We’re not talking about humans here, folks. We’re talking food.