Jeremy Lin, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and the non-existent racist fortune cookie

Is this really racist?

This commentary is in response to the supposed racist ice cream that Ben & Jerry’s produced. To read about it, click this link.

As I have mentioned before, I am over the Jeremy Lin is Asian-American thing. I just want to view him as a basketball player. I don’t want his skin color or Harvard degree to be how I judge him as a player.

So when I read about the new ice cream flavor, I thought it was a cool idea and was not offended at all when I saw that it would include fortune cookies. But apparently, it was offensive in some way.

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I’m hopeful that ‘Moneyball’ wins at least one award at the Oscars

Tonight is the Oscars and I did not get a chance to see a lot of movies in 2011. But of course one movie that I had to see was Moneyball. As some of you know, I am an A’s fan and I have read the book. The movie was something I could not miss and I saw it four times in the theaters.

The movie is up for awards in six categories tonight.

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor (Brad Pitt)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian)
  • Film Editing (Christopher Tellefsen)
  • Sound Mixing (Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, David Giammarco, and Ed Novick).

I really think Hill’s performance in the movie was really superb and he is deserving of the award. The adapted screenplay also was done well and that might be another category the movie might take. It’s the only nominated movie for that award that was actually based on a non-fiction book.

I doubt I will watch the awards show tonight but I am at least hoping that this movie gets at least one award.