dear friends, here is a brief psa
things that do not make you a man:
things that do make you a man:
- inability to slay the witch-king of angmar
Almost snorted milk out of my nose.
Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, often claims that to know a culture, you must eat their food. I’ve eaten Vietnamese food my whole life, but there’s still so much that I don’t understand about my family and the place we came from. I don’t know why we can be so reticent, yet so emotional; why Catholicism, the invaders’ religion, still has such a hold on them; why we laugh so hard even at times when there’s not much to laugh about. After endless plates of com bi, banh xeo, and cha gio, I still don’t know what my grandmother thinks about when she prays.
Soleil Vy Ho, Craving the Other (via rubato)
The whole essay is well worth reading, but I was raised by a fairly assimilated Thai mother and this bit sure as hell strikes a chord.
I don’t know any soft poets.
— Nas, on Real Time just now, making Bill Maher look like a schmuck. (via coketalk)
Yves Montand watching Marilyn Monroe who’s watching Arthur Miller who’s watching Simone Signoret who’s watching Yves Montand