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harikondabolu:

harikondabolu:

APU IS A WHITE GUY DOING AN IMPRESSION OF A WHITE GUY MAKING FUN OF MY FATHER.  According to the HuffPo article "Is It Time To Retire Apu?”, Hank Azaria saw my video about Mindy Kaling & South Asian representation from Totally Biased and that line affected him. (The internet is amazing!)

"A video circulating online got to him, featuring Kondabolu…The actor credits the monologue with stirring his first misgivings. “If the only representation of Jews in our culture was Robin Williams’ impression of a Yiddish guy [from “The Birdcage,” starring both Williams and Azaria], I guess I might be upset with that too,” Azaria says.”

This has opened up a nice dialogue. Much more than I ever expected and I appreciate the fact Hank Azaria was willing to talk about it. 

P.S. I LOVE THE SIMPSONS AND I ALWAYS WILL.

I’m excited about “Every Simpsons Ever” on FXX…but still have some things to say about Apu. 

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In the nineties, the comedian Simon Munnery, who once drove a pimped Robin Reliant all the way to Edinburgh to use in a show in a room the car was too big to drive into, used to sell women’s knickers with a photo of his own face, making an expression of bold, angry defiance, printed on the crotch. As I say, you have to know your market. Before she became one of the famous TV stars of the twenty-first century, the comedienne Catherine Tate once fled her Camden flat during a fire in the small hours and ran into the arms of a waiting and delighted fireman, whilst wearing only a pair of these Simon Munnery souvenir knickers. This moment remains the closest Simon has come to mainstream acceptance.

Stewart Lee - How I Escaped My Certain Fate (via funpowderplot)

I need to re-read this book especially after bumping into Simon Munnery non-stop at EdFringe.

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heck-yeah-old-tech:

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Haven’t you always wanted your own foot-measuring thing from a shoe store, the real name being a Brannock device? I always did. So when a department store was going out of business due to that silly recession we’re climbing out of (aren’t we?) I bought myself one for $20. I wanted the men’s model but am happy that this is the red athletic model that can be used for both genders. It’s now mounted on the wall behind me over a bookcase.

(This post is 3 years old and I’m bringing it forward because…)

All the shoe shopping of my childhood.

heck-yeah-old-tech:

jagged-fragments:

Haven’t you always wanted your own foot-measuring thing from a shoe store, the real name being a Brannock device? I always did. So when a department store was going out of business due to that silly recession we’re climbing out of (aren’t we?) I bought myself one for $20. I wanted the men’s model but am happy that this is the red athletic model that can be used for both genders. It’s now mounted on the wall behind me over a bookcase.

(This post is 3 years old and I’m bringing it forward because…)

All the shoe shopping of my childhood.

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