'Fresh Off The Boat' picked up for full second season

ABC officially orders the back nine for season two of the Asian American family comedy.

Good news for Fresh Off The Boat fans. With the Asian American family comedy earning solid ratings so far in its sophomore season, the network has officially given the show a back nine order.

='Fresh Off the Boat' Gets Full Season 2 Order By ABC

That means we'll be getting a full season of 22 episodes. (Season one, which was a midseason debut, had only 13 episodes.) That means more Huang family hijinks. The cast, which includes Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen, got the news about the full season pickup at today's table read.

Halloween is coming. Don't wear these racist costumes.

From "China Man" to "Shanghai Hottie," here's a roundup of questionable Asian-themed costumes.

Ah, October. You know what means. Halloween looms, and with it, a really bad excuse for people to act a fool and wear all kinds of terribly tasteless, racist costumes. I was reminded by this photo that's been making the rounds on social media. That's a trio of racial make-up sets readily available on the rack (presumably in the UK) for anyone who wants to get their black/redface/yellowface on. It's fun for the whole family.

But there's lots more awful stuff where that came from. In what has sort of become an unfortunate annual tradition, here's a roundup of questionable-to-shitty Asian-themed costumes available to the average consumer this Halloween. The advertised names of these costumes make them that much worse. Take a look:


Eddie goes to his first school dance on 'Fresh Off The Boat'

Episode 204: "The Fall Ball" airs Tuesday, October 13, 8:30 PM on ABC.

ABC's hit Asian American family sitcom Fresh Off The Boat airs Tuesday nights at 8:30pm, right after The Muppets. The comedy, inspired by the memoir of chef Eddie Huang, tells the story of the Huang family, a Taiwanese American family getting their immigrant hustle on in suburban Orlando, in pursuit of the American dream. If you missed this season's episodes, they're available for viewing on the ABC website.

Fresh Off The Boat stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery, Ian Chen as Evan and Chelsey Crisp as Honey. With special guest assist from Lucille Soong as Grandma Huang. And this week, we get a guest appearance from Jeremy Lin.

In addition, Louis helps Eddie get his groove on for the school dance. Here are some more details about episode 204, "The Fall Ball":

'The Walking Dead' Glenn in Riot Gear Statue

1:4 Scale Limited Edition Statue for 'The Walking Dead' Super-Fan

With the return of AMC's hit zombie drama The Walking Dead, we welcome back Steven Yeun as fan-favorite undead apocalypse survivor Glenn Rhee. I know there some pretty big Glenn fans out there... but are you a Glenn superfan? Because a true superfan would save up and clear off some space on the coffee table for this ridiculously expensive statue of Glenn in Riot Gear. It'll set you back about $400.

But man, is it handsome.

Vandalized garage transformed into community chalkboard

After Justin Kan's garage door got tagged with racist graffiti, he painted it over with chalkboard paint.

Remember that asshole vandal who wrote "FUCK YOU GOOK" on tech entrepreneur Justin Kan's garage door in San Francisco? Here's some nice follow-up to the story. Not only did police catch the guy who did it, Justin has turned his garage door into a community chalkboard of sorts.

Vandalized Duboce Triangle Garage Door Repainted As Community Chalkboard

Kan recently repainted the garage door with chalkboard paint and supplied some colored chalk so the folks in Duboce Triangle could express themselves in more "positive" (and less permanent) ways. He shared his neighbors' public chalk art a few weeks ago on Twitter:


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The "Asian Advantage" is a myth. Plain and simple. Christopher Kang, National Director of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, responds to Nicholas Kristof's recent column in the New York Times, "The Asian Advantage" -- calling Kristof "a white who just doesn't get it."

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What To Do If Your Workplace Is Too White: This American Life producer Stephanie Foo offers some simple ways to respond to excuses white people give for ignoring diverisity.

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The Invisible Asian: A conversation about race and philosophy with David Haekwon Kim, associate professor of philosophy and the director of the Global Humanities initiative at the University of San Francisco and the author of several essays on Asian American identity.

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I Am Not Your Joke: A UNC student reacts to a University Primetime article titled "College Students Reveal Dumbest Things They've Heard In Class, And It's Hilarious," in which being Asian happened to be the punchline to quite a few submissions.

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It's About Time You Took An Asian American Studies Class: Asian American students put their lives on the line to be included in college curricula. Isn't that a story you want to hear?

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Why Couldn't The Martian Have Had an Indian Dude In It? "Really, Ridley Scott? If I had to sit through the gross-ass alien birth scene in that butt movie Prometheus, then Scott can cast Kal Penn in his goddamn movie as Vincent Kapoor (originally written as Venkat Kapoor), the head of Mars operations at NASA."

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7 Things About Indian-Americans You'll Never Learn From the Mainstream Media: Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor of public policy and political science at the UC Irvine, lists seven narratives on Indian Ameicans that have been perpetuated for years, and some that need to be emphasized moving forward.

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Does DACA Make You More Dateable?: Before DACA, 21-year-old Chando Kem worked hours of overtime without compensation, couldn't drive or hang out with his friends, and constantly worried about deportation.

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Open Letter: We Need to Talk About How Mental Health Affects South Asian Men: Taimour Fazlani talks frankly about his struggle with anxiety and the need to talk about mental health issues for South Asian men.

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The Accused: When a Chinatown bank, Abacus Federal Savings Bank in New York City, was investigated for fraud, a community's financial way of life was put on trial.

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Constance Wu on Comedy, Diversity and 'Fresh Off the Boat': Constance Wu talks to NPR's Bullseye about diversity in TV shows, how getting dumped can bolster your career and learning to play comedy.

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Why it's so mind-blowing (and important) to see Asian parents kissing on TV: For Jeff Yang, seeing Asian parents kissing on TV is a move away from stereotypes and caricatures of the past.

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Leah Nanako Winkler, The Mikado, and This American Moment: An interview with Leah Nanako Winkler whose efforts to protest New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' production of The Mikado proved successful.

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Meet the 24-Year-Old Chinese-American Woman Running For Congress: 24-year-old Lindy Li wins election in November, she'll become the youngest woman to earn a seat in the House of Representatives.

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Football-Themed Baby Name Provokes Online Critics: Meet baby girl Ellobee, born September 20, named after the L.O.B. -- Legion of Boon. Yes, her parents are huge Seattle Seahawks fans.

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Visiting the Studio of Adrian Tomine, Award-Winning Cartoonist and Author of Killing and Dying: Adrian Tomine, award-winning cartoonist and author of the graphic novel Killing and Dying, talks about the indie-cartooning world's relationship to superhero comics, the most visually striking Denny's restaurant in Pasadena, and his attempts to stay emotionally hard-core after becoming a parent.

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"Intruders" Is The Creepiest Comic You'll Read Today: An excerpt from Adrian Tomine's Killing and Dying.

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Zero Feet From Stardom: Judith Hill Grabs The Mic: NPR speaks with singer Judith Hill about coming out from the background and standing from and center with her debut solo album Back in Time.

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How This Film Producer Is Changing a Male-Dominated Industry: Mynette Louie writes the checks. As president of Gamechanger Films, she connects socially conscious investors with women filmmakers to get their work on the screen.

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Spa Hookups, Korean Parents, And Coming Out On Screen: Q&A With Filmmaker Andrew Ahn: An interview with filmmaker Andrew Ahn, whose upcoming first feature-length narrative, Spa Night, explores Korean American and queer identities.

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What's going on with Jeremy Lin's hair? An important question we've been asking all summer.

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Michael Jordan calls Jeremy Lin the Hornets' 'biggest acquisition': Basketball legend Michael Jordan, who owns the Charlotte Hornets, predicts that Jeremy Lin is going to be the team's biggest acquisition.

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Growing Up Asian-American With Lane Kim On "Gilmore Girls": BuzzFeed's Susan Cheng speaks to Keiko Agena, who played Lane in Gilmore Girls, and Helen Pai, the woman who inspired the character, about why Lane Kim resonated with her -- and why the character is still important.

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Introduce Yourself(ie): 10 Questions with Allegiance Star Greg Watanabe: After starring in dozens of plays, a viral web series, a TV show, and off-Broadway's Golden Child and Ballad of Yachiyo Greg Watanabe makes his Broadway debut as Mike Masaoka in Allegiance, alongside George Takei and Lea Salonga.

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Ken Jeong on Dr. Ken, Becoming a Leading Man, and the Early Backlash to His Show: Jeff Yang interviews Ken Jeong, star and executive producer of ABC comedy Dr. Ken.



This Week's Angriest Posts

Not necessarily the angriest, just the most viewed.

1. Mia Matsumiya received your messages, creep. Now she's posting all of them.
Self-described "perv magnet" has archived over 1,000 messages from "creeps, weirdos and fetishists."

2. Misty Copeland jammed with Yo-Yo Ma on 'The Late Show'
Stephen Colbert welcomed the celebrated ballerina and cellist for a special performance.

3. Jeremy Lin to guest star on 'Fresh Off The Boat'
NBA star will appear in the October 13 episode.

4. Two men sentenced in samurai sword murders
Jae Shim and Steve Kwon killed five people with a baseball bat and samurai sword in 2008.

5. Legendary activist Grace Lee Boggs dies at 100
Detroit icon was an activist for civil rights, Black Power, labor and environmental justice movements.

6. Randall Park's first acting job was for Chinese liver pills
'Fresh Off The Boat' star talks about onscreen kissing, bad sleepy acting and Baby Mentalist on 'Conan.'

7. French train attack hero stabbed in Sacramento
Spencer Stone was reportedly stabbed during a fight with "two Asian adult males."

8. Help Wo Chan and his family fight unjust deportation
Poet and his family were victims of a crooked immigration official's false document scheme.

9. Casting Call: 'Ghost in the Shell' remake seeks extras
Whitewashed adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson begins shooting in New Zealand in 2016

10. Popular ice cream man gunned down in Oakland
45-year-old Jasvir Singh was fatally shot Saturday in his ice cream truck.

Stay Angry, my friends.



Watch the kickass opening credits for 'Into the Badlands'

Daniel Wu stars in AMC's new genre-bending martial arts action series.

Holy moly. How freaking cool is this? Here is a first look at the incredible opening credit sequence for AMC's upcoming genre-bending martial arts action series Into the Badlands, starring Daniel Wu. It's sort of an awesome animated mix between contemporary comic book drawings and classic scroll paintings, set to a score by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda.

Check it out:

Angry Reader of the Week: Hye Yun Park

"I'm all about taking what can poison us and turn it into something powerful, good and hilarious."

What's up, folks? It is time, once again, to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Hye Yun Park.

Naomi Scott is the new Pink Ranger

New 'Power Rangers' reboot movie will hit theaters in 2017.

Did you know they're making a new Power Rangers movie? Lionsgate is currently working on a movie reboot of the popular sci-fi action kids series. And now they have their first Ranger. This week, it was announced that actress/singer Naomi Scott has nabbed the role of the Pink Ranger.

Naomi Scott Is The Pink Ranger In 'Power Rangers'

Kimberly, the Pink Ranger, is the first role to be announced for the Power Rangers reboot, which is set to hit theaters in 2017. Scott's previous credits include the British comedy series Life Bites in the 2011 Fox sci-fi drama Terra Nova. She can currently be seen in The Martian and the upcoming drama The 33.

Lionsgate made the official announcement on Instagram:

Indiana University student found dead in murder-suicide

21-year-old Yaolin Wang was fatally stabbed by her boyfriend, who killed himself.

Tragic news out of Indiana... Last week in Bloomington, an Indiana University student was found dead in her apartment, apparently stabbed by her boyfriend who then killed himself in a murder-suicide.

Bloomington police ID student, suspect in murder-suicide

21-year-old Yaolin Wang, a junior at Indiana University, was found dead from apparent stab wounds last Wednesday. Police suspect her boyfriend, 20-year-old Chuanlin Xiao, killed her before hanging himself. They had been in a relationship for about six months and lived together in the apartment building.

Just days after Wang's murder, another IU student was found dead in a separate incident. 20-year-old Joseph Smedley II was found dead in an apparent drowning. Hundreds gathered on Indiana University's campus Wednesday night for a vigil to pay tribute to Wang Smedley.


Ken Jeong gets schooled on bedside manners on 'Dr. Ken'

Episode 102: "The Seminar" airs Friday, October 9 at 8:30pm on ABC

After last week's successful series premiere, the new comedy Dr. Ken returns for another round of Asian American sitcom family fun this Friday on ABC. Inspired by Jeong's real life as a practicing doctor, he stars as Dr. Ken Park, a physician with bad bedside manner trying to juggle medicine and being a family man to his wife and kids -- and not quite succeeding on either front. It's funny, with a lot of heart.

Dr. Ken also stars the awesome Suzy Nakamura as Ken's wife Allison, Krista Marie Yu as daughter Molly, and Albert Tsai as his son Dave. They're all great. The cast is rounded out by Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Kate Simses as Julie and Dave Foley as Pat.

In "The Seminar," Ken is forced to attend a bedside manners seminar, leaving Allison at home for dinner with Ken's parents. Here's a preview of the episode:

Mia Matsumiya received your messages, creep. Now she's posting all of them.

Self-described "perv magnet" has archived over 1,000 messages from "creeps, weirdos and fetishists."

According to her Twitter profile, musician Mia Matsumiya is a self-described "4-foot-9-inch violinist, medical guinea pig and professional unscrewer." She is also a "perv magnet" -- and has the evidence to prove it.

Over the past ten years, Mia has received and archived over a thousand messages from creeps, weirdos and fetishists. And now, she's decided to share them all, via an Instagram account simply titled "perv_magnet." So if you're one of the guys who's sent her weird shit in the last decade... watch out.

Some of the messages are bizarre. Others are incomprehensible. Too many are just straight up disturbing. Mia's responses are hilarious. Here are some of perv_magnet's greatest hits:

French train attack hero stabbed in Sacramento

Spencer Stone was reportedly stabbed during a fight with "two Asian adult males."

Spencer Stone, one of three Americans who helped foil a terror attack on a French train in August, was stabbed after a fight early Thursday morning in Sacramento. The suspects are described as two Asian men.

Spencer Stone, Airman Who Foiled Terrorist Attack, Is Stabbed

23-year-old Airman First Class Spencer Stone was stabbed repeatedly during a fight outside a bar in midtown Sacramento. He reportedly suffered a wound to the heart and his left lung, and was taken to a local hospital, where he is listed in "stable condition." Police say the attack is not related to the incident in France.

The incident apparently started as a "verbal argument" that ended up on the street and led to a physical confrontation. Security camera footage shows a group of about eight men -- including Stone, bleeding on his shirt -- involved in a fight in the middle of the street:


NYC: Disoriented Comedy, October 10

Featuring D'Lo, Jenny Yang, Jes Tom and Atsuko Okatsuka

New York Cityyyyyy! Get your ass ready for some laughs. Disoriented Comedy, the first-ever (mostly) female Asian American standup comedy tour returns to New York this Saturday, featuring our friends D'Lo, Jenny Yang, Jes Tom and Atsuko Okatsuka. It's happening October 10 at the Dixon Place Theater.

Here are some more details about the show:

Popular ice cream man gunned down in Oakland

45-year-old Jasvir Singh was fatally shot Saturday in his ice cream truck.

Tragic news out of the Bay Area... In Oakland, police are searching a gunman in the killing of a well-known neighborhood ice cream vendor who was fatally shot in his ice crime truck.

Man Shot And Killed Driving His Ice Cream Truck In Oakland

The suspect is identified as 23-year-old Joevan Lopez, who is wanted in connection with the shooting death of 45-year-old Jasvir Singh, who was gunned down while he was driving his ice cream truck on Saturday afternoon in East Oakland. Police say the suspect approached the vehicle and fired five times before running away through backyards. According to witnesses, Singh crashed the van into a parked car during the shooting.

Singh reportedly died on the scene.

Jeremy Lin to guest star on 'Fresh Off The Boat'

NBA star will appear in the October 13 episode.

It had to happen. Now that Shaq has guest starred on Fresh Off The Boat, it seems only appropriate that Jeremy Lin makes an appearance. It has been confirmed that your favorite Taiwanese American NBA point guard will show up in next week's episode of the hit ABC comedy -- but not as himself.

NBA Star Jeremy Lin to Guest Star on ‘Fresh Off the Boat'

Jeremy, who signed with the Charlotte Hornets over the summer, will appear in a flashback sequence in the October 13 episode, "The Fall Ball." He'll play Chau, a fellow factory worker who frustrates Louis with his opinions on the movie Pretty In Pink. The scene was filmed back in early September.

Help Wo Chan and his family fight unjust deportation

Poet and his family were victims of a crooked immigration official's false document scheme.

Queer Fujianese poet, writer, and drag performer Wo Chan and his family are facing deportation in a pretty messed up situation after an immigration official issued them false naturalization documents.

Help Poet Wo Chan & His Family Fight Unjust Deportation

In 2006, Department of Homeland Security supervisor Robert Schofield was convicted of bribery and falsifying immigration documents. Of his nearly 200 victims, all were Asian. Chan's family thought they were lawfully obtaining citizenship, but DHS thinks otherwise. Starting in 2011, his family was stripped of U.S. citizenship and are now subject to deportation proceedings.

In Chan's own words:

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