Patrick: i am seriously considering changing my middle and last name
Patrick: PATRICK [mother's maiden name]
Patrick: oh god that's terrible
Patrick: or maybe Patrick [father's middle name]
Patrick: hows that?
Patrick: Patrick Grey? [Grey is a family name on father's side]
me: I like Patrick Grey
Patrick: that totally makes me a white guy
me: Patrick Grey sounds like a graduate of Handsome Boy Modeling School
Patrick: clearly you want to change your name as well
Patrick: JASMINE [mother's maiden name]
Patrick: SO ETHNIC
Patrick: jasmine grey
Patrick: hilariously terrible
me: Jasmine Grey sounds like the heroine of a series of romantic novels that all take place on tea plantations
Patrick: played by gemma arterton (Patrick later suggested Marion Cotillard)
Patrick: on colonial ceylon
Patrick: where dashing british colonel played by fassbender vies with her affectiosn agianst the governor's son played by henry cavill
Patrick: directed by joe wright
Patrick: and written by kazuo ishiguro
me: MAKES IT CLASSY
Patrick: is it too classy?
Patrick: christopher doyle for cinematography
Patrick: TOO BAD NOT SHORT ENOUGH FOR TWEEET
Yet if we think about taking the idea of racial ambiguity to its furthest extremes, if race is not just limited to what you “look” like—if you can be Asian American without Asian American family (as transracial adoptees would seem to prove), if one’s racial identity is as much about culture and community as anything else, then it would seem that there are clear markers of Asian American racialization that correspond to Obama’s life narrative.
You either need a centralized, walkable location (as this one had, around Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village in Chicago) or a solid method of transportation that the crawlers are not in charge of piloting. If you’re super-fancy and annoying, this means renting a bus or limo or trolley. If you’re a normal person, it means basing your bar crawl around public transit. The bonus of the public transit option is that you get to research new bars that you’ve never been to around the stops that you don’t frequent. The downside is that you’ll act obnoxious in front of normal people just going about their days. Be cool. Don’t yell. Don’t vomit. You’re in public, doofus. Act civilized.
A group portrait of female punk and new wave musicians in London, August 1980, L-R (back) Debbie Harry of Blondie, Viv Albertine of The Slits, Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie And The Banshees, (Front) Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex, and Pauline Black of The Selecter. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
WHAT DO WE WANT?
WHEN DO WE WANT THEM?
maybe in like an hour or so i need to shower and get ready for this