Lovely Tupperware

Location: 23:00 yest, with a large knife in my small bathroom
Mood: ill
Music: Too late for the young gun This is the year of the knife

(c) bernard chatreau

Old NYC graffti subway car by bernard chatreau

Me: That’s not how it looks.
Her: How does it look?
Me: At dusk, the 7 train would be packed with Asian teenagers. That’s totally fake.

Just saw the remake of Pelham 123 – the last scene shows someone riding the 7 train pretty much by his lonesome. The 7 train, in the early evening, is never that empty. Moreover, even when it is slightly empty, there’s always a dozen or so Asian teenagers on board at any given time.

I should know, I was onea them growing up.

1 hour 14 minutes into the film, there was a single shot of an Asian for a second.

Not onea those Asian activists – in fact this may be my only post in three years that even discusses what I am and not who I am – but it does bug me when we’re completely figuratively whitewashed outta of a movie.

Then again, it doesn’t really matter to me. Cause film’s all fantasy anywho. Reality is, we’re all up in this joint.

Funny thing is, who’s fantasy is it where you see onea us for only a second?

Have you met us? We’re lovely.

And when you order food from us, we give you tupperware.

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Me: Got a small abscess in my leg like last time and just spent the last 20 minutes digging it out with a knife and toothpicks. Question, do I have to keep hacking at my leg until I see blood?
Him: You may be the dumbest smart person I know.

Word of advice: If you find yourself low on rum, with a painful wound, a large hunting knife, several toothpicks, some gauze and alcohol, it’s never rarely a good idea to do self-surgery. A conference with the Professor indicates that perhaps the wrong course of action was chosen.

I’m my own worst enemy, a danger to myself. In other news, I’ll be visiting the pharmacy tomorrow. Purpose: Painkillers and antibiotics.

Said we’re lovely, never said we’re particularly bright. I mean, we’ll stomp all over that curve but still…

YASYCTAI: If you had to, would you know how to take care of a wound? If not, pick up a book. (120 mins/1 pt)

4 thoughts on “Lovely Tupperware”

  1. It's too late at night for a coherent discussion from me on representation of Asians in film (I had my little riff when 21 – that movie about MIT & blackjack came out), but I hear ya & I agree with the sentiment.Also, apparently there's a show on Spike TV which tells you how to survive hurricanes, blizzards, home invasion, bank robberies, etc. …Never seen it, but my friend tells me its good.Be Well,-R

  2. Wounds? How bad..? If it was "weeping" probably just clean it out with some water and hydrogen peroxide or liquid antiseptic until it's bleeding or the fluid is clear and then dry. If it's really bad, my mom's trick would be take an antibiotic pill and open it and sprinkle some of the powder on it. Then gauze it up not too tightly to keep it covered. My mom worked in a lab and always had a couple extra pills around. LoL.Change the gauze every day…if it doesn't stop being wet in a day or two, head to the doctor?

  3. Anon – yes, I saw that show, it was canceled. I think it was called "Worst case" something and it was based on a series of books. Too bad, I liked it.Alana – that was super useful! I did most of that (my brother's a doc) but the part about the "weeping" until clear was helpful as I never got to blood – hence my question to the prof.YM – Always glad when you approve. It was a good, not great, movie. For a number of reasons, not even having to do with the Asian issue.

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