Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"I'm not foreign; I'm exotic."



The wonderful awesome amazing spectacular Jaime pointed this at me, and you must on love on her for it. This video concerns racism in Australia, and is hilarious and true. Especially about the tooth pick thing (except we keep ours in the kitchen drawer). I've watched it four times and counting, think I'm about to make it five.

Also, optus has been playing up in terms of email delivery; most messages get through, albeit hours late, and some are bouncing. If you require me to save the world, please use the bat tessa signal.

ETA: filched from deep sea news--



GIANT FLYING 100 YEAR OLD LOBSTER! Further details and move here.

filched from boingboing--



96 tentacled octopus! Which is...whoa. Every hentai-lover's dream come true. But imagine trying to do anything when you have 96 tentacles? "Still...cannot...grip...tweezers...!"

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That video is fucking awesome.

JeffV

cynarion said...

Love the video. She's right about the toothpicks. ; )

When we were in Vietnam, Ngoc and I got quite a few raised eyebrows from both locals and white tourists--they were probably thinking "mail order bride?" Which is somewhat understandable, given the number of 50+ year old white guys we saw walking hand in hand with 20-something year old Vietnamese girls.

As for the octopus, I can just imagine what it's been thinking:

"Must develop opposable thumbs...must develop opposable thumbs...opposable thumbs are the key to world domination..."

"Okay, maybe if I concentrate really hard... Nggggyyyah!"

...

"Dammit, it's just another freaking tentacle. God hates me."

Chris said...

That video is great. She looks a lot like my friend Romi! (except she's American)

Colin said...

Is it wrong to find racism funny?

and is it wrong to agree with a racist on some points?

I found the comments about the whites building Australia.

I remeber reading about the Chinese working on the gold feilds and setting up all sorts of cool stuff.

so did the whites really make australia great or was it just the Irish?

cory said...

I can't help thinking that the multi tentacle thing is due to remnant radiation fallout.

entertheoctopus said...

I can't believe anyone would type out this kind of bile and send it along to what seems to be a bright and charming young woman. Her response is hilarious, and reminds me of how strong of a weapon humor can be.
Love the octo, by the way!

Tessa said...

Colin, no one set of people made Australia great, or made Australia as an idea at all. Put the mishmash of immigrants that Australia is made of (and it is 99% immigrants) together, and then you get Australia. All the parts make the whole. If you want to get technical, what was built by the 'whites' was a penal colony. Australia has moved a bit beyond the penal colony stage.

Nations are not static, they're forever changing and growing. We're a product of our history, but we are not our history. We live now, not then.

And I know I'm biased in this area, but debating race in this day and age seem a ridiculous waste of time.

Tessa said...

Cory...probably from all that testing on those islands....

entertheoctopus said...

I'm with you, Tessa. There's no pure race, pure culture, pure anything.

Things change. History is not linear. People are not easily categorized.

For some people that makes the world a scary place.

Tessa said...

Matt, I know you left that comment so the underpants didn't have the most...;p