Monday, 16 July 2007

Curiosity or an early twenties crisis?

I've been asking my friends a lot of questions these day, because it seems that I'm having trouble with myself. I haven't quite figured out if this uncomfortable sense of uneasiness stems from things that are happening in my life right now, or result from a lack thereof. In either case I've been getting a steady stream of advice and not so good therapy. In the past 24 hours, I've learned that I'm too nice, judgemental, have my own version of "the friend zone", make people laugh a lot and definitely do not have an internal funnel to pick and choose my thoughts. Didn't see that coming... maybe I did and just didn't want to hear it. But now I know. So, here's some things to work on I guess. Baby steps, again.

Also, I was watching OMNI tv today, for my daily dose of the Ethnic News, and learned that a dozen or so 7-Elevens across the continent have converted their stores into Kwik-E marts, in honour of the Simpsons Movie release on the 27th of this month. Apparently Ethnics (read: brown people) across North America are freaking out about Apu coming to real life. Really, now? Seriously? People, it's only a Movie promotion. It's not like they're going to replace every 7-Eleven worker with someone who looks like a poster child for Apu! The point is that these stores will carry limited editions of The Simpsons Movie items. Such things like Pink Powdered Donuts, Buzz Cola, Squishees... etc! Apu's voice is put out by Hank Azaria... he isn't even Brown! Well, I guess that COULD make matters worse, but it's a show that has been around for 15 some odd years. If it didn't bother you then, why would it now? All they're doing is promoting a movie, and what's the closest thing to a Kwik-E mart?? Exactly.

- SC


Ps. I googled the word "definitely" to make sure I was spelling it correctly, and the first search that came up, amused me a lot!! haha I can't believe someone spent time making that website up! Funny!

5 comments:

  1. Zimbu the MonkeyJuly 17, 2007 9:57 am

    I appreciate you bringing up this recent event and can understand your opinion on the Kwik-E-Mart. Its a joke and a good one. However, most people are ignorant dolts. They dont know where the joke ends and the reality begins. Apu portrays a strong sterotype of Indian and "Brown" people in USA and Canada. The Simpsons is being exported to other countries like the Middle East and Europe, and this stereotype goes with it. So, discretion is required from the educated public. Keep up the great work.

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  2. brotha from anotha mothaJuly 17, 2007 6:19 pm

    i like the term voyeur much better than creeper...

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  3. brotha from anotha mothaJuly 17, 2007 6:30 pm

    brown people are upset? about what? have these brown people ever been into a 7-11 or Esso station? cause i'm pretty sure most of them are being run by brown people...which can only mean one thing...brown people have become so adapted to the western world and its ideals that they/we have actually become white people. Complaining about everything...and why? because apparently it will get you on tv...but if you're brown it'll only get you on OMNI.

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  4. Haha, why do you neilers pick the funkiest names? haha I know who you two are, you're not that discreet! :o)

    P.S thanks for the comments!
    xo

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  5. Zimbu the MonkeyJuly 18, 2007 3:49 am

    Oy....What the hells a neiler?

    Us Brown folk run shit in other departments...Doctors, Engineers, Taxi Drivers, Long distance phone card salesmen.....all "legally".

    We put the extra masala in Canada and the US.

    Zimbu for 2008 President!!!

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