Chinese boss is one of the worst people

December 5, 2009

Andrew Tong is PISSED OFF (and pissed on)

Gawker, one of our favorite blogs, has a fantastic story about a really sick dude, possibly one of the worst dudes out there (read it here). Seems this guy, Ping Jiang (I’m not making that up, it’s a real name), abused the shit out of this DUDE who worked for him, Andrew Tong. Jiang forced Tong “to perform oral sex (in once case as a condition of being allowed to trade); made to take female hormones and dress in feminine attire; and violated in various other ways:

“As part of his “training program, Mr. Jiang set about to systematically bully and control Mr. Tong through obscene sexual ultimatums and physical brutality. By way of example, the following tortious and criminal acts were perpetrated by Mr. Jiang against Mr. Tong at SAC’s very own offices: (a) in or about the beginning of February 2006, Mr. Jiang forced Mr. Tong to perform oral sodomy; (b) in or about the beginning of March 2006, Mr. Jiang committed assault and battery, as well as false imprisonment upon Mr. Tong by restraining him with ropes and forcibly introducing certain foreign objects into Mr. Tong’s rectum; and (c) in or about mid-March 2006, Mr. Jiang again restrained Mr. Tong with ropes and forcibly urinated into his mouth.”

Totally nuts! It may also be interesting that these two and also the corporate counsel involved are all Chinese. Does it have any bearing here? I worked in Asia before and had a boss who was for sure one of the WORST PEOPLE. He was abusive (not in the “pee in your mouth” way, more just verbally) and also Asian. Is this a trend? As Americans, is this a sign of what’s to come with the rise of China? Will we all be working for sick, abusive masters who urinate in our mouths? In my case, I would rather opt for unemployment, but a couple of my pals in Chelsea may be interested in a position with such benefits! — rimshot!

Anyway, seems for sure that though Gawker simply calls this guy “the world’s most heinous (rhymes with anus, children!) boss,” he is also certainly one of the WORST PEOPLE.

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The cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ are the worst people

December 4, 2009

"We're disgusting and oh, so proud of it!"

If you have seen the massive publicity, watched the clips, read the blogs or even (God help you) watched the show, you know that it is INDISPUTABLE that the cast of MTV’s new reality show “Jersey Shore” are the WORST PEOPLE. Are they the worst people in the world? I don’t know. They are possibly the WORST PEOPLE in the tri-state area (only one of them is from New Jersey). The premise of the show: a group of male and female “Italian-Americans” shack up in a beach house at the beach in New Jersey for the summer. These people are known as and call themselves “guidos.” Basically it means Italian-American white trash. This show – and the cast – have generated quite a shocking amount of hate and discourse online. I don’t know what the fuss is about, as: 1. We know that by nature, famewhores on reality shows are often really horrid people; 2. We know that white trash are often really bad people, and: 3. Put a WHOLE group of disgusting people together and you achieve WORST PEOPLE critical mass.

Read more about this show and watch clips at Jezebel . Also, great socio-/anthropological analysis here at Gawker. Be prepared for some nastiness. Some great quote from the show (thanks, Jezebel for pulling these):

‘”Go upstairs with your whores and have fun.” = Funny

“I will cut your hair while you’re sleeping.” = Funny

“If a girl’s a slut, she should be abused.” = Unforgivably sickening. Like this show, really.”

For now, the consensus seems to be that the cast of “Jersey Shore” are the WORST PEOPLE.

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MSNBC sez Taipei mayor ‘worst person in the world’

December 3, 2009

The very crappy Taipei Times newspaper reports on MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann (clip on Youtube) calling Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) “’the worst person in the world’” for demanding the city’s public schools stop subscribing to the Chinese-­language Apple Daily because of the newspaper’s News-In-Motion program.” While we don’t have any idea – nor does anyone else – what this is or what they are talking about specifically, the main issue appears to be freedom of the press and censorship. The mayor is trying to “keep students under 18 from being affected by the sensational news,” which is ridiculous. If you have spent time in Taiwan, you know that ALL THE NEWS is horrid, sensational crap. We have tabloid news in normal countries like the U.S., but in Taiwan that’s basically all they have. So the idea of trying to protect people from this is beyond absurd.

But does all this make Mayor Hau one of the worst people? Taiwan politicians are  some of the worst people for sure. Their incompetence, ineptitude, childishness and despicable behavior is legendary and well-documented. And they have skins so thin they make Sarah Palin look like she has a buffalo’s hide. But the media are also pretty much the worst people. No one is saying they should be “censored” but it is clear how awful they are.  Just try watching some Taiwan news. Or, simply read the article in the Taipei newspaper we are talking about. The headline “Taipei mayor takes jibe from TV show host in stride” is ridonkulous if you read the story below. He didn’t “take it in stride,” but did the opposite and reacted like a thin-skinned trashy Palin, a pouty child,  having to jump on any slight or comment, only serving to make a mountain out of a molehill. He actually dignified silly comments on a U.S. news-talk show with a rebuttal. Very reminiscent of Palin’s taped “Katie Couric” rebuttal. Anyway, we’ll let you be the judge, but at least according to MSNBC, this Taipei mayor is one of the WORST PEOPLE.

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The Salahis are the worst people

December 2, 2009

No need to rehash everything that’s wrong about the couple that crashed a party at the White House. If you want a good summary of the horridness of the Salahi folks, check out this post at Jezebel . What exactly is it that makes them the new WORST PEOPLE? Is it the fact that they crashed the party, making it more arduous for future attendees? Is it that they are disgusting, publicity seeking members of that new breed of reality TV wannabees (are you listening, Heene family?)? It is all that and more. Michaele and Tareq Salahi are really bad people.

The best part of the Jezebel piece:

“6. This is “the most devastating thing that has ever happened” to them.

Tareq Salahi claims the fallout from the crashing has been “the most devastating thing that has ever happened” to his wife, and that “our lives have really been destroyed.” But what about when they were escorted out of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Dinner in September after they were found sitting in someone else’s seats? They seem to have recovered from that mortification enough to crash another party just a few months later. And concerning their general devastation, Lisa de Moraes of the Washington Post says it well:

Michaele is ready for her close-up:

“It’s been really unbearable to go through,” she wailed from the Four Seasons hotel in Georgetown, where she had arrived nearly two hours earlier so people could put on her perfect makeup and dress her spectacular hair.

“Our lives have been destroyed,” she added blondly.”

Right, your life has been “destroyed.” I guess it will take being on “Real Housewives of D.C.” to cobble your poor, pathetic life back together.

The Salahis are truly the WORST PEOPLE.

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Does ‘Heavy Metal Ph.D.’ think China’s rich are the worst people?

December 2, 2009

There’s  a blog with an awesome name, Heavy Metal Ph.D. . He tries to get into the issue of “Why people hate the rich in China” and looks at it truly from an academic and historical/political viewpoint. Marxism-Leninism is to blame for “rich hatred” and all that communist indoctrination folks went through continues to pay “dividends” in loathings to this day. It is easy to say that the rich can be pretty shitty in most any country. Painting with a broad brush, the rich in China can be said to be among the most awful. We’ve discussed in this blog the issue of the most loathsome of the rich: the nouveaux riches. Of course, 99.99% of the rich in China are nouveau riche (there is little to no “old money” in third-world, emerging from socialism/collective agriculture China). Therefore it would follow that you could assume logically that the vast majority of the rich in China are friggin’ awful people, perhaps the WORST PEOPLE. Heavy Metal Ph.D. does a nice job of explaining some of this. Of course he doesn’t yet go far enough and rightly proclaim that China’s rich are the WORST PEOPLE. But just give him time — the awful truth about China’s awful rich will be become unavoidable. It’s like the ABC TV show “V” (at some point everyone will realize: they’re going to EAT PEOPLE!).

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People who call everything ‘racism’ are the worst people

December 2, 2009

So MTV is starting up this new show called “Jersey Shore.” As with any reality show, the idea is to “document” a group or some lives and portray them in such a light that you a. Laugh at them and b. Feel superior. “Jersey Shore” focuses on a group of Italian American young people, often referred to as “guidos.” For those unfamiliar, guidos are a type of Italian white trash: envision an unintellectual people who spend too much time at the gym, dress poorly (and flashily), wear too much cologne, are overly concerned with their appearances, work in blue collar trades such as “contracting” and “law enforcement,” have unevolved cultural and racial views, etc.

So there’s this Italian-American advocacy group and they lodge complaints with MTV about this show, calling it “racist” (read here at Gawker ). The problems with that assertion are: 1. Being Italian or Italian-American is not the same as being the member of a racial group (what race? white?!), so you would think this advocacy group should buy a dictionary; 2. The claim is that the show is racist, the show features a group of people, so if anyone is being “racist” it would have to be that group of people. Do you follow here? There is no script, there is camera equipment, there is a TV network. They are not to blame. MTV didn’t point a gun at the folks portrayed and said “act racist, be a stereotype.” Reality TV is not slavery, they chose to participate. 3. The “cast” of the show has commented on this and see nothing wrong with what they portray. The “reality” is if a group of people are captured on tape acting in a “stereotypical” manner that the rest of us find amusing, this is not racist. It is no more racist than the rednecks who are always shown on “Cops” outside their house, drunk with no shirt on after smacking around their wives. Yes, it’s a “stereotype” and we are all predisposed to think “this is what rednecks do” and guess what, here is a TV show with a redneck doing EXACTLY what we believe they do. Don’t call it RACIST when someone acts the way we think they do.

In short, this is NOTHING CLOSE to racism. This “advocacy” group and all others should work on a different “problem.” Here’s one: how to get members of our ethnic group to behave themselves and not embarrass us when they are on reality TV shows? Because that’s the real issue, isn’t it? The group, UNICO, is embarrassed by the behavior of people they are lumped together with. This reminds me of the behavior of some of the Jewish “benevolent” groups run by German “establishment” Jews in New York in the late 1800s-early 1900s. The well-connected and assimilated Germans were ashamed and embarrassed by the plight and presence of the newer arrivals: the poorer slavic and eastern European Jews who were flooding the tenements. So groups were started by the ladies who lunch to “help” the new, poor Jews. This included sending the children off to the countryside (e.g. the Fresh Air fund, summer camps etc.) to get away from the cauldron of the slums. This also, conveniently, gave the rich Jews a break from seeing the urchins around the city, and reminding their gentile friends that Jews could be poor, unpresentable people. Read about Robert Moses and his background for more about this.

Anyway, self-haters are pretty bad people. But those who call everything racism are the WORST PEOPLE.

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Is Tiger Woods one of the worst people?

December 1, 2009

Hey there, you tabloid news watcher! Of course we are all aware of the bizarreness that is Tiger Woods, his wife, his Escalade and a tree. What happened? Was he smackin on his wife and mackin on some other bitches? I think the verdict is out on this one. We may never know the TRUTH about the latest incident from a surprisingly secretive person. Just like, with all the evidence out there, it has never been fully publicly revealed that his mother was a prostitute in Thailand. Tiger’s father met Kultida Woods when he was based in Thailand during the Vietnam War. There are lots of people in Thailand who know the truth about this and lots who talk about how certain people (ex-coworkers) of Kultida Woods were paid off to not talk about it. Anyway, more secrets more mystery. The jury is still out on whether Tiger Woods is one of the WORST PEOPLE.

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