Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
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Athlete Asian

Asian Night In Toronto Has Asian Player. See also: "As with any Asian person in popular culture, people's first resort is a torrent of pan-Asian racist gibberish: If it has anything to do with any country, food, product, concept, or stereotype involving Asia, the rule is basically, 'Make any association or equivalence you want, whatever.'"

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flossy (#1,402)

He's Asian? Gee, I hadn't heard. I just think it's great that our popular culture has a long-overdue example of someone who worked hard enough to succeed in spite of being saddled with an economics degree from Harvard.

Leon Tchotchke (#14,331)

But can we still refer to him as mysterious, inscrutable, cunning, wily, wise, clever, or slippery in color commentary?! The sportscasters of the world demand to know!

Leon Tchotchke (#14,331)

@Leon Tchotchke And what about sneaky? Can I say he's sneaky? And what if I say he hoodwinked his opponents with an elegant chop suey? Is that okay?

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

There's more to this narrative than that.

deepomega (#1,720)

*strikes gong*

hman (#53)

The Linscriptions at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are very sobering.

hockeymom (#143)

But more importantly, he's expressed admiration for Tim Tebow and has said he'd like to emulate Tebow's charity work.
So all my super Christiany-Christian friends are now claiming Lin as one of theirs.*
So Asians, prepare to fight to the death with the Christians over who gets to lay claim to the essential Lin.

*The only legit exemption to these band wagon fans is my born-again, Asian friend who was a captain of the Harvard Hockey team. He can legitimately claim Lin as his own. Because he was there long before Lin.

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

@hockeymom Like many Asian Americans, Lin is a devout Christian. There is no conflict.

hockeymom (#143)

@Lockheed Ventura This is something I did not know! But I hang with heathens and pagans, generally.

whizz_dumb (#10,650)

All I see is an American success story.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Can't wait for when the first out NBA player makes a game winner, and the New York Post headline reads "SWISH".

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