Monthly Archive for February, 2011

Thanks to Donny of @neaato for documenting “Joz, the #Banana2 Twitter Machine”

Sorry to all my regular Twitter followers. Come back tomorrow for regularly
scheduled programming.

-Joz
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Due to popular request, this is my signature: (-_-) Did someone blink?
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: Ready for some sweets? Sugar is here! #banana2

Los Angeles, CA
2/26/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: At #banana2 with @mslynnchen @actorsdiet

Los Angeles, CA
2/26/2011.

-J
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www.jozjozjoz.com

A sneak peak! An awesome panoramic photo of the #Banana2 conference room!

Can you find me in the photo?

-Joz
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Due to popular request, this is my signature: (-_-) Did someone blink?
www.jozjozjoz.com

[pic] My new Zegna glasses & new haircut.

My hair isn’t actually curly; it just got attacked by a curling iron by my hairstylist after my cut.

What do you think?

Los Angeles, CA
2/24/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: Dinner at Happy Family Restaurant w/ @ProfessorEric, JD, MissBrookline & @TheOtherYoshi

Ok so the picture is only of the food. The yummy, yummy all you can eat vegetarian food.

This is what the 5 of us ordered and (mostly finished off):
3 minced squab in lettuce*
20 dry sauteed string beans*
38 stir fry spinach
56 vegetarian rib (taro) w sweet & sour sauce*
69 fried noodle w vegetable
35 vegetarian crispy house chicken (mushroom)*
17 wheat gluten puffs w curry sauce
59 black mushroom & green vegetable
24 vegetarian shredded pork w baby bamboo*
39 vegetarian Kung pao squid

Brown rice
Hot & sour soup
Corn w tofu
Steamed bread*
Fried bread

+crispy eggplant (ordered off menu)*

*items we’d order again, for sure!

The new & improved location of
Happy Family Restaurant
Monterey Park, CA
2/20/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

[pic] On my way in to my apt, I slipped & lost a shoe in the mud. Guess which one?

I swear I haven’t been drinking. It was just dark and wet out from the rain. And cold. Only 40 degrees or so.

Los Angeles, CA
2/20/2011 (@1am)

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

[pic] So @Moye baked us a blueberry pie w/ wheat flour. That makes it “Diet Pie,” right?!

Los Angeles, CA
2/19/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

[pic] So @Xxxtine ditched us for food.

Los Angeles, CA
2/19/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

[pic] I made it to @Moye’s place. Food for 5. Right?!

Los Angeles, CA
2/19/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

[pic] @TheOtherYoshi made me a fried egg sandwich for breakfast

2/19/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Pic: French Toast w/ Strawberries at Colonial Kitchen

Here for Yoshi’s birthday brunch. I gotta remember that the strawberries here aren’t fresh.

Colonial Kitchen
San Marino, CA
2/18/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

At the dentist, waiting to get numb. The Presidential Press Conference is speeding it along.

Toluca Lake, CA
2/15/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

New Taste Dumpling House! Lunch with @MackReed

San Gabriel, CA
2/11/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Grand Marnier Souffle at Tasty Garden Alhambra w/ @ItsMeCoffeeGirl

Alhambra, CA
2/10/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Robertson Dancer is dancing!



Robertson Dancer is dancing!, originally uploaded by @jozjozjoz.

West Hollywood, CA
2/10/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

PHOTO: Another late night lemon project. 2 batches of lemon bars + giant batch of candied lemon rinds

This is what I did to 5 pounds of sugar, a pound of butter, a dozen eggs, and 3 pounds of butter. Powdered sugar still to come.

Those candied lemon rinds are really easy but also really labor intensive.

2/9/2011 & 2/10/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

links for 2011-02-09

My company sent this paperweight in the shape of a mouse to me. My name is engraved on it.

What do I do with it?

I was going to use it as a weapon but Kara says I should use it as a gangsta pendant.

Your suggestions?

Kara: hyperbolation.com

Somewhere in the San Gabriel Valley, CA
2/7/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Was Groupon’s Super Bowl “Tibet” Ad Funny or Offensive?

Originally posted at 8Asians: Controversial Groupon Super Bowl Commercial Exploits Tibet for Laughs

I was only half-watching Super Bowl XLV today, but my attention was piqued when an ad featuring Asians (Tibetans) appeared on my TV. It turns out, it was an ad by Groupon, featuring Timothy Hutton which opened with what seemed to be an impassioned plea for the oppressed people of Tibet. Suddenly, Tibet became a punchline about delicious food that you could get for cheap through their site.

Quoting Timothy Hutton in the Groupon Ad:

The people of Tibet are in trouble. Their very culture is in jeopardy. But they still whip up an amazing fish curry.

This happens to be one of Groupon’s first forays into television advertising, so the backlash on various social media channels was immediate:

  • “Groupon exploits Tibetan plight for giggles? Why?” (via Salon on Twitter)
  • “I’m sorry, but did Groupon.com just exploit the fact that Tibet isn’t free for a COMMERCIAL?
    Yes, yes it did. As soon as I realized what was going on, I felt sick. Fuck you, Groupon. Fuck you.” (Mohandas Gandhi on Tumblr)
  • “Millions of jews were murdered through starvation at Auschwitz… but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy this GREAt brisket at Katz’s Delicatessen, thanks to Groupon!” (via crock703 on YouTube)
  • “Dear @Groupon – over a million Tibetans have been killed during Chinese occupation. Your ad wasn’t funny.” (via Devbost on Twitter)
  • “Groupon seems to have achieved the unique feat of paying $3M to lose customers who previously loved them.” (via RohitBhargava on Twitter)

Huffington Post asks “Is Groupon exploiting tragedy in Tibet for its own business with this ad? Is this similar to Kenneth Cole’s misguided Cairo message, though played out in front of millions more during the Super Bowl?”

To me, this is just another ad in a long list of annoying (or offensive) Super Bowl commercials which featured Asians: See 2009 Doritos ad, and 2007 SalesGenie.com ads for previous ads.

Some people, like Boribella, have already written complaints to Groupon and their response is unapologetic:

Hi ___________,
Thanks for your feedback!

We certainly don’t mean to offend with our advertisements. We think renting celebrities to promote our “Save the Money” campaign is pretty funny, but we understand if it doesn’t tickle you the right way.

In fact, we’re already raising awareness and funds for organizations who are doing work around these causes. Please go to http://savethemoney.org and you will have the opportunity to donate to any of these causes. Groupon will gladly match your donation.

Additionally, we do occasionally feature other real charities on our site, so if you have any suggestions for us, please let us know here: http://groupon.sponsorships.sgizmo.com

Thanks again for your feedback! Let me know if you have any other suggestions or questions.

Regards,
Dave M
support@groupon.com

A lot has been made press about the Groupon being the “fastest growing company in history,” but if the Twitterverse has anything to say about this, Groupon’s first Super Bowl commercial is more fumble than touchdown. What do you think about it and will it affect your decision about whether or not to buy/use Groupons in the future?

For more information on the real plight of Tibetans — and not their “amazing fish curry” — see 10 Facts about Tibet via FreeTibet.org.

Saturday Boiling Crab Night w/ Cousins. 7lbs crawfish, 5lbs shrimp, 6corn, 2 orders of sausage + 5 home-cooked dungeness crabs

The whole shebang (sauce). Mild.

Somewhere in the San Gabriel Valley, CA
2/5/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Saturday lunch AYCE KBBQ at @migakoreanbbq in Rowland Heights

Somewhere in the San Gabriel Valley, CA
2/5/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Taiwanese breakfast, Part 3



Taiwanese breakfast, Part 3, originally uploaded by @jozjozjoz.

Somewhere in the San Gabriel Valley, CA
2/5/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Taiwanese breakfast, Part 2



Taiwanese breakfast, Part 2, originally uploaded by @jozjozjoz.

Somewhere in the San Gabriel Valley, CA
2/5/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Taiwanese Breakfast, Part 1



Taiwanese Breakfast, Part 1, originally uploaded by @jozjozjoz.

Somewhere in the San Gabriel Valley, CA
2/5/2011.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com




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