So, you’ve reached a lull in your New Years Eve party…or, you’re sitting at home alone nursing a bottle of 2-Buck Chuck. Whatever. Here’s a fun game to pick up the pace.
Take a drink every time:
…Death Cab’s The New Year gets posted. (Marathon status: Surf the Hype Machine website)
…some under-aged kid someone drunk posts like they just discovered alcohol.
…someone posts the phrase “Tumblr saves lives,” or some variation of it. (God people, seriously? I’m just avoiding the soapbox on this issue.)
…someone posts Prince’s 1999. (Ironically or unironically.)
…someone posts their resolutions. (Bonus game: Find 3 random posts on their blog and determine whether or not they’ll keep that resolution, or how soon they’ll break it…even meaner, base it off of their GPOYWs.)
You know, if black actors are still trying to break out of the shell of the “tribesman” role in Hollywood—in fucking 2009, where we have a Black president from Hawaii—I can’t help but wonder how much further Asian actors have to go before they break out of the Charlie Chan, math nerd, and Dragon Lady type-casts…these issues are only a small sample of the problem regarding minority roles on-and-off-screen in Hollywood.
As a side-note, Avatar isn’t really the problem. How do you tell that story without invoking the ideas of white guilt? For one thing, they could have made wiser casting decisions…but that goes for a lot of films.