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An Interview with South Africa’s Proud Racist

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John Oliver, the Englishman with impeccable timing, finds the last remaining racist in South Africa.

“This isn’t your Tea Party racism,” Oliver says, tasting a bit of the South African soil: “This is the good stuff.”

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Glee’s New Kid on the Block

Molly Shannon joins the cast of Glee in a recurring role as McKinley High’s new astronomy teacher, badminton coach, and, most importantly, Sue Sylvester’s wise-cracking nemesis.

I hate to admit that I’m a Gleek. (What would the New Design have been without one Asian kid?) Here’s hoping Shannon is as funny as Kirsten Wiig in yukking it up.

And here’s one of those scenes that has enshrined Glee in the parlance of every kid who’s ever done musical theater (I was half-expecting the New Orleans Saints to break out into this Beyonce number last Sunday). This number never ceases to make me smile:

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RIP: Maroon with a View, Jackie O’Lanterns, Orange Tropicana Whoopass

It’s FLAG flag football time. What’cho talkin’ about, Willis? Let me explain:

My friend Michael cajoled me into joining a gay flag football league three years ago, and against my own instincts, I thought, What the hell. My first day of play on the M Street Fields in South Boston, lined up shoulder-to-shoulder with about 40 other guys (who were bigger, badder, and definitely more athletic than me), I was scared shitless. It was Kirn Junior High School P.E. class redux, 16 years later. I didn’t have cleats, felt like the smallest kid in the class, and knew I was utterly unprepared in both skill and knowledge.

My first year playing football with my Maroon with a View teammates

My first year playing football with my Maroon with a View teammates

Still, in 2005, my first year playing, I was part of the underdog team Maroon with A View, and my teammates welcomed me and my inexperience with open arms. Flag football isn’t rocket science; yet, it also isn’t jumping on a treadmill and pushing the green Quick Start button.

Tonight, I’m excited for the Meet Your Team party because it’s the unveiling of the 12 teams’ names, all based on the color of our jerseys. I’m on the “royal blue” team; this means that we need to incorporate this color into our team name. I’m lobbying for Royal Pains in the Ass. I’m doubtful if anything can beat last year’s team name “Orange Tropicana Whoopass”.

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» "Pinays," AGNI, Spring 2016
» "Dandy," Post Road, Spring 2015
» "Wrestlers," Fifth Wednesday, Spring 2014
» "Babies," Joyland, August 2011
» "Nicolette and Maribel," BostonNow, May 2007
» "The Rice Bowl," Memorious, March 2005
» "The Rules of the Game," Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images (Coffee House Press, June 2003)
» "Deaf Mute," Growing Up Filipino (Philippine American Literary House, April 2003)
» "Good Men ," Genre, April 2003
» "The Foley Artist," Drunken Boat, April 2002
» "Squatters," Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America (Asian Am. Writers' Workshop, 2001)
» "Deaf Mute," The North American Review, Jan 2001
» "The First Lady of Our Filipino Nation," The Boston Phoenix, 1999
» "Paper Route," Flyway Literary Review, 1996
» "Brainy Smurf and the Council Bluffs Pride Parade," Generation Q (Alyson, 1996)
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