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2017-03-17 01:43:43 AM  
God I hate how braindead Hollywood and TV have become. This program I guess is "progress". But instead of a sitcom all about how Asian-Americans are so "different", could they not right a sitcom how they want to be mainstream? Like Leave it to Beaver with an Asian Wally Beaver mother and father interacting exactly the same with Eddie Haskell and the teachers and all. I don't know. Like I say I guess this is progress.

/I taught English in Asia 7 years total, and only saw one person with that reaction to alcohol. And the Japanese drink megaliters of beer.
 
2017-03-17 01:49:42 AM  

Kevin72: God I hate how braindead Hollywood and TV have become. This program I guess is "progress". But instead of a sitcom all about how Asian-Americans are so "different", could they not right a sitcom how they want to be mainstream? Like Leave it to Beaver with an Asian Wally Beaver mother and father interacting exactly the same with Eddie Haskell and the teachers and all. I don't know. Like I say I guess this is progress.


"That's a lovely kimono you're wearing, Mrs. Cleaver." "Thank you, Eddie."
 
2017-03-17 04:08:17 AM  
Very interesting, an informative articrue.
 
2017-03-17 04:50:29 AM  

Kevin72: God I hate how braindead Hollywood and TV have become. This program I guess is "progress". But instead of a sitcom all about how Asian-Americans are so "different", could they not right a sitcom how they want to be mainstream? Like Leave it to Beaver with an Asian Wally Beaver mother and father interacting exactly the same with Eddie Haskell and the teachers and all. I don't know. Like I say I guess this is progress.

/I taught English in Asia 7 years total, and only saw one person with that reaction to alcohol. And the Japanese drink megaliters of beer.


I think they tried an Asian Beaver* in anti-Japanese WWII stuff.

*the stereotype buck toothed flyers and such remind me of Benny the Beaver
 
2017-03-17 05:58:07 AM  

Kevin72: God I hate how braindead Hollywood and TV have become. This program I guess is "progress". But instead of a sitcom all about how Asian-Americans are so "different", could they not right a sitcom how they want to be mainstream? Like Leave it to Beaver with an Asian Wally Beaver mother and father interacting exactly the same with Eddie Haskell and the teachers and all. I don't know. Like I say I guess this is progress.

/I taught English in Asia 7 years total, and only saw one person with that reaction to alcohol. And the Japanese drink megaliters of beer.


Fresh Off the Boat does hit some notes for some Asian-Americans. And with some fair honesty at times. It's not amze-balls great, but it is a mainstream show that does hit some notes, and in this case, Taiwanese immigrants, and it's based on Eddie Huang's book. And the experience in this country IS different for a lot of folks, from Filipinos, to Japanese immigrants, or Vietnamese.

As a hafu, I blended in. And on military bases, there were a LOT of us mixed up folks all over the place. So, until I started living off base, I didn't really have the same experience that a lot of Asian-Americans had. I think the emphasis is kids want to be considered just normal. But every fiber of their parents' culture at home fights against that. Unless, they're actively striving to scrub their culture away, and THAT is kind of f*cking sad.

As for the Asian Flush...I dunno. I've never met anyone who had that kind of reaction in 47 years on this planet. Mind you, I'm Japanese-Irish-and German, so I'm like the Universe's own Ultimate Boisterous Drunk, and most of my Asian friends have never had a problem with alcohol, save empty glasses, and the Filipinos' crazy good hospitality prevents that. China has a deep drinking culture, as does Japan, and same with the Philippines. There are folks who can't process alcohol, and even some Japanese, who tend to ignore someone's inability and just keep passing them drinks until they cry uncle or pass out.

I do think it's sort of funny that Eddie Huang, as a chef, doesn't process alcohol so well. But then again, Huang isn't a fan of the show, and thinks that they botched his memoir, so this may be a little dig from the writers...
 
2017-03-17 06:18:15 AM  
Wow, I did not know that.
 
2017-03-17 07:12:10 AM  

hubiestubert: And the experience in this country IS different for a lot of folks, from Filipinos, to Japanese immigrants, or Vietnamese.


Laos. You forgot Laos.

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2017-03-17 07:18:11 AM  
Glad this was on Fark cuz I never watch that unfunny show.
Drunk Asians OK by me.

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2017-03-17 07:35:39 AM  
As someone who's literally the whitest person I know, who flushes for numerous reasons having nothing to do with alcohol, I don't get why this would be seen as shameful.  Sure, I've had people poke fun at me but it's all good natured ribbing.  The one great thing about being so unique is it makes you, literally, exceptional.

I AM EXCEPTIONAL!  Or am I eccentric? I get those two mixed up.
 
2017-03-17 07:39:46 AM  
I had a Korean friend in college who would turn beet red and start sweating whilst drinking.  He told me about this "flush" so I've been woke a long time.
 
2017-03-17 07:39:59 AM  
I knew an elderly Japanese lady who could drink a shiat ton of beer without her face ever turning white. The only giveaway was her ears: they would light up like Rudolph's nose.
I think she had so much foundation on it covered up the redness of her face.

I also knew a girl whose friends called her "Litmus", because if her face turned bright red at the slightest sip of alcohol.
 
2017-03-17 07:40:27 AM  
Dammit. Without her face turning red.
 
2017-03-17 08:04:29 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: I knew an elderly Japanese lady who could drink a shiat ton of beer without her face ever turning white. The only giveaway was her ears: they would light up like Rudolph's nose.
I think she had so much foundation on it covered up the redness of her face.

I also knew a girl whose friends called her "Litmus", because if her face turned bright red at the slightest sip of alcohol.


The ear thing also works when you're tired. I mean like fire engine red. As a kid I could NEVER bluff my Dad or Grandma about if I was tired or not, but I got that from my Dad, and he's Irish-German.
 
2017-03-17 08:10:54 AM  
I thought the Asian Flush referred to noisemakers on their toilets so they could pee with people in the other room.
 
2017-03-17 08:18:54 AM  

hubiestubert: No Catchy Nickname: I knew an elderly Japanese lady who could drink a shiat ton of beer without her face ever turning white. The only giveaway was her ears: they would light up like Rudolph's nose.
I think she had so much foundation on it covered up the redness of her face.

I also knew a girl whose friends called her "Litmus", because if her face turned bright red at the slightest sip of alcohol.

The ear thing also works when you're tired. I mean like fire engine red. As a kid I could NEVER bluff my Dad or Grandma about if I was tired or not, but I got that from my Dad, and he's Irish-German.


yep, my little one is the same. Hot, red ears (and hot hands) and she's tired.
 
2017-03-17 08:21:46 AM  

hubiestubert: I do think it's sort of funny that Eddie Huang, as a chef, doesn't process alcohol so well. But then again, Huang isn't a fan of the show, and thinks that they botched his memoir, so this may be a little dig from the writers...


He's disavowed the show, but he's still picking up an "Executive Producer" credit and whatever paycheck is attached to it....

/that said, I like the show
 
2017-03-17 08:24:53 AM  
So... In the Northern Hemisphere the flush goes clockwise, in the Southern Hemisphere the flush goes counterclockwise and in Asia it's... sideways??

/dnrtfa
 
2017-03-17 08:31:23 AM  
Did it involve schoolgirls and tentacles? I don't think so.
 
2017-03-17 08:31:33 AM  

puffy999: I think they tried an Asian Beaver


*GIS for Asian Beaver*

/FAP
 
2017-03-17 08:32:13 AM  
I'm reading this on the toilet and am about to have a flush of my own.
 
2017-03-17 08:41:51 AM  
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2017-03-17 08:42:02 AM  
All this time I thought the Asian flush was where your toilet would play music and white noise to mask the sound of urination.
 
2017-03-17 08:46:30 AM  
Just take a Pepcid AC? I thought that was something all asian people figured out pretty quick.
 
2017-03-17 08:51:48 AM  
Wow, I never realized I had so much in common with the Asian community. I also have an allergic reaction to alcohol. Except I don't turn red, I get dizzy and phone my exgirlfriend at 3am.
 
2017-03-17 08:56:32 AM  

Flogster: Wow, I never realized I had so much in common with the Asian community. I also have an allergic reaction to alcohol. Except I don't turn red, I get dizzy and phone my exgirlfriend at 3am.


Go home, Flogster, you're drunk.
 
2017-03-17 09:02:46 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: I had a Korean friend in college who would turn beet red and start sweating whilst drinking.  He told me about this "flush" so I've been woke a long time.


also had a friend of asian descent that would be drunk from one beer with the flush.  he always felt embarrassed about it.  I tried to tell him I was jealous; one beer is very affordable way to get drunk.
 
2017-03-17 09:07:04 AM  
Huh. Never knew this.

hubiestubert: As for the Asian Flush...I dunno. I've never met anyone who had that kind of reaction in 47 years on this planet. Mind you, I'm Japanese-Irish-and German, so I'm like the Universe's own Ultimate Boisterous Drunk,


Note to self: don't drink with hubiestubert if there are sharp objects around.
 
2017-03-17 09:23:57 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Huh. Never knew this.

hubiestubert: As for the Asian Flush...I dunno. I've never met anyone who had that kind of reaction in 47 years on this planet. Mind you, I'm Japanese-Irish-and German, so I'm like the Universe's own Ultimate Boisterous Drunk,

Note to self: don't drink with hubiestubert if there are sharp objects around.


I also tend to give out unsolicited helicopter rides, though since surgery, that's less likely until I can heal these ribs...
 
2017-03-17 09:24:03 AM  
This shows humans are still evolving. It also shows that around 9000 years is enough time for humans to obtain a new enzyme to help them digest stuff. Like gluten.
 
2017-03-17 09:54:54 AM  

Ambivalence: I AM EXCEPTIONAL!  Or am I eccentric? I get those two mixed up.


That's a question for The Off-Center for the Study of Eccentricity.
 
2017-03-17 09:55:48 AM  
At first glance, I thought the Asian Flush was going to be completely different.
 
2017-03-17 10:45:31 AM  
Randall Park gave the world Baby Mentalist so he gets a lifetime pass from me.
 
2017-03-17 10:46:15 AM  
I worked with a smithsonian fellow who's personal hypothesis was that the reason Europeans can consume alcohol easier is because in the Middle Ages in europe the only source of clean water was mead and other drinks with low enough alcohol content where you could still hydrate yourself.
 
2017-03-17 10:53:22 AM  
Some red wines, and some brown boozes (whiskey and bourbon among them) make my Polish-German-Russian-Spanish face go red and splotchy. The closest thing I have to Asian genes are some cousins that went to China around WWII (something about no longer being welcome in Poland).

I also have a VERY low tolerance for alcohol (even at 270#, two beers is more than enough for one night).

// hooray genetics!
 
2017-03-17 10:55:54 AM  
I thought this was going to have something to do with those squat-toilet attachments you get at Indian stores.
 
2017-03-17 11:21:53 AM  

Feepit: All this time I thought the Asian flush was where your toilet would play music and white noise to mask the sound of urination.


Japanese women flushing the toilet every time they fart is the primary cause of climate change.  James Inhofe isn't really a knuckle-dragging retard, He's actually just too polite to point this out and embarass those poor flatulent women.
 
2017-03-17 11:35:08 AM  

Dr Dreidel: The closest thing I have to Asian genes are some cousins that went to China around WWII


The closest thing I have are some Malaysian jeans.
 
2017-03-17 11:35:11 AM  
What the fark is a frush?
 
2017-03-17 11:36:53 AM  
I'm Irish, German, more Irish and various bits Scottish and Welsh and I basically get the same reaction,   less physically visible, but more a sensation of instant all over body heat.   perhaps connectedly  it takes a whole farking LOT of alcohol to get me drunk.    Back When I was about 100 lbs heavier than I am now, 19 lite beers in the course of 90 minutes failed to do the trick (it was college, it was all we had, and it was for science!)  but I was sweating like a pig the whole time
 
2017-03-17 11:48:50 AM  

hubiestubert: Kevin72: God I hate how braindead Hollywood and TV have become. This program I guess is "progress". But instead of a sitcom all about how Asian-Americans are so "different", could they not right a sitcom how they want to be mainstream? Like Leave it to Beaver with an Asian Wally Beaver mother and father interacting exactly the same with Eddie Haskell and the teachers and all. I don't know. Like I say I guess this is progress.

/I taught English in Asia 7 years total, and only saw one person with that reaction to alcohol. And the Japanese drink megaliters of beer.

Fresh Off the Boat does hit some notes for some Asian-Americans. And with some fair honesty at times. It's not amze-balls great, but it is a mainstream show that does hit some notes, and in this case, Taiwanese immigrants, and it's based on Eddie Huang's book. And the experience in this country IS different for a lot of folks, from Filipinos, to Japanese immigrants, or Vietnamese.

As a hafu, I blended in. And on military bases, there were a LOT of us mixed up folks all over the place. So, until I started living off base, I didn't really have the same experience that a lot of Asian-Americans had. I think the emphasis is kids want to be considered just normal. But every fiber of their parents' culture at home fights against that. Unless, they're actively striving to scrub their culture away, and THAT is kind of f*cking sad.

As for the Asian Flush...I dunno. I've never met anyone who had that kind of reaction in 47 years on this planet. Mind you, I'm Japanese-Irish-and German, so I'm like the Universe's own Ultimate Boisterous Drunk, and most of my Asian friends have never had a problem with alcohol, save empty glasses, and the Filipinos' crazy good hospitality prevents that. China has a deep drinking culture, as does Japan, and same with the Philippines. There are folks who can't process alcohol, and even some Japanese, who tend to ignore someone's inability and just keep passing them drinks until they cry uncle or pass out.

I do think it's sort of funny that Eddie Huang, as a chef, doesn't process alcohol so well. But then again, Huang isn't a fan of the show, and thinks that they botched his memoir, so this may be a little dig from the writers...


You need more Russian and Polish blood for that claim.
 
2017-03-17 11:56:31 AM  
The Soupman Cumeth:You need more Russian and Polish blood for that claim.

I said boisterous. Not from morose and maudlin to brooding and maniacal. The Russians and Polish both have deep reserves of emotion devoted ONLY  to drinking, but for a Happy and Rambunctious drunk, always bet on a Kraut-Mick-Nip like myself. Plus, if you say it that way, it makes my heritage sound like a sooper fun snack. ;)
 
2017-03-17 12:08:37 PM  

hubiestubert: The Soupman Cumeth:You need more Russian and Polish blood for that claim.

I said boisterous. Not from morose and maudlin to brooding and maniacal. The Russians and Polish both have deep reserves of emotion devoted ONLY  to drinking, but for a Happy and Rambunctious drunk, always bet on a Kraut-Mick-Nip like myself. Plus, if you say it that way, it makes my heritage sound like a sooper fun snack. ;)


Well Kampai-Slainte-Prost! you walking melting pot you
 
2017-03-17 12:12:17 PM  

Magorn: hubiestubert: The Soupman Cumeth:You need more Russian and Polish blood for that claim.

I said boisterous. Not from morose and maudlin to brooding and maniacal. The Russians and Polish both have deep reserves of emotion devoted ONLY  to drinking, but for a Happy and Rambunctious drunk, always bet on a Kraut-Mick-Nip like myself. Plus, if you say it that way, it makes my heritage sound like a sooper fun snack. ;)

Well Kampai-Slainte-Prost! you walking melting pot you


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2017-03-17 12:23:59 PM  

Great_Milenko: Feepit: All this time I thought the Asian flush was where your toilet would play music and white noise to mask the sound of urination.

Japanese women flushing the toilet every time they fart is the primary cause of climate change.  James Inhofe isn't really a knuckle-dragging retard, He's actually just too polite to point this out and embarass those poor flatulent women.


Ah yes, the Otohime ("Sound Princess"). Some are built into the toilet while others are portable and as small as keychains. I imagine they've helped save trillions of gallons of water.

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2017-03-17 03:35:06 PM  
I at first read it as "Asian Flu", and had a completely different image in my mind:

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2017-03-17 04:00:39 PM  
that website can suck my .....
 
2017-03-17 04:26:55 PM  
THIS IS THE MOST ASIAN THING TO HAPPEN ON MAINSTREAM TV
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2017-03-17 04:31:59 PM  
I like the show, off and on, mostly for the Mom and Dad.

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The kids are different versions of annoying.
 
2017-03-17 05:19:21 PM  

hubiestubert: The Soupman Cumeth:You need more Russian and Polish blood for that claim.

I said boisterous. Not from morose and maudlin to brooding and maniacal. The Russians and Polish both have deep reserves of emotion devoted ONLY  to drinking, but for a Happy and Rambunctious drunk, always bet on a Kraut-Mick-Nip like myself. Plus, if you say it that way, it makes my heritage sound like a sooper fun snack. ;)


Thanks.'Now I want to kill myself. :(
 
2017-03-17 05:22:01 PM  

The Soupman Cumeth: hubiestubert: Kevin72: God I hate how braindead Hollywood and TV have become. This program I guess is "progress". But instead of a sitcom all about how Asian-Americans are so "different", could they not right a sitcom how they want to be mainstream? Like Leave it to Beaver with an Asian Wally Beaver mother and father interacting exactly the same with Eddie Haskell and the teachers and all. I don't know. Like I say I guess this is progress.

/I taught English in Asia 7 years total, and only saw one person with that reaction to alcohol. And the Japanese drink megaliters of beer.

Fresh Off the Boat does hit some notes for some Asian-Americans. And with some fair honesty at times. It's not amze-balls great, but it is a mainstream show that does hit some notes, and in this case, Taiwanese immigrants, and it's based on Eddie Huang's book. And the experience in this country IS different for a lot of folks, from Filipinos, to Japanese immigrants, or Vietnamese.

As a hafu, I blended in. And on military bases, there were a LOT of us mixed up folks all over the place. So, until I started living off base, I didn't really have the same experience that a lot of Asian-Americans had. I think the emphasis is kids want to be considered just normal. But every fiber of their parents' culture at home fights against that. Unless, they're actively striving to scrub their culture away, and THAT is kind of f*cking sad.

As for the Asian Flush...I dunno. I've never met anyone who had that kind of reaction in 47 years on this planet. Mind you, I'm Japanese-Irish-and German, so I'm like the Universe's own Ultimate Boisterous Drunk, and most of my Asian friends have never had a problem with alcohol, save empty glasses, and the Filipinos' crazy good hospitality prevents that. China has a deep drinking culture, as does Japan, and same with the Philippines. There are folks who can't process alcohol, and even some Japanese, who tend to ignore someone's inability and just keep passing them drinks until they cry uncle or pass out.

I do think it's sort of funny that Eddie Huang, as a chef, doesn't process alcohol so well. But then again, Huang isn't a fan of the show, and thinks that they botched his memoir, so this may be a little dig from the writers...

You need more Russian and Polish blood for that claim.


Btw-want a crazt drunk, the type who loses their nickers after 2 shots? Find a Hungarian drinking buddy.
 
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