Mad Black Men

After hearing about this show called “Mad Black Men” on one of my NPR podcasts this week, I’m slightly tempted to watch it.

Mad Men, of course, takes place in the fictional world of 1960s ad agency Sterling Cooper and focuses on the lead character, advertising genius Don Draper. In the “parallel universe” of Mad Black Men, protagonist Ron Rapper gets a job in the Colored Marketing Department at Sterlin Copper.

Who wouldn’t want to watch a show where the main character’s name is Ron Rapper?


First PSY and now this beatboxer guy KRNFX is everywhere. Them Koreans are movin’ up. I just saw a clip today of him on the Ellen Show with dancer/choreographer Mike Song.

Then tonight, my friend Christiana sent this to me, where he hooks up with Walk Off the Earth for a Taylor Swift cover.

Bonus (can’t wait for the show to start up again):

Steve Yeun

R.E.M. calls it a day

R.E.M. posted on their website that they have broken up:

“To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening.” R.E.M.

Asia News (January Edition)

I haven’t written up a post about Asia in a while, so here’s a mishmash of stuff. Nothing photography-related here.

  1. Peking University – 79
  2. Tsinghua University – 70
  3. Zhejiang University – 66
  4. Fudan University – 46
  5. Renmin University of China – 30
  6. Shanghai Jiaotong University – 25
  7. Sun Yat-sen University – 22
  8. Nanjing University – 20
  9. South China University of Technology – 18
  10. Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Wuhan University – 17 (tie)

High five to Christiana for this gem:

Things Around the Webs

Here are some things keeping me entertained this week:

The Origin of Mario’s Overalls

Thanks to Steph for sending this one:

By the way, everyone should watch Secretariat. I saw it last week. It’s a fun, family movie. It reminded me of all my childhood days spent at the track with my uncle. I love John Malkovich but my favorite parts were all seeing all those film cameras (I’m going to bust out my Dad’s FT now) and Diane Lane’s wardrobe.