32 thoughts on “At least @#$% one

  1. Abhi I was having the a really bad day till just now…..god this is awesome….too bad the Asian men in this video are not all that great looking…..but made my day-THANK YOU!

  2. cant but help notice that Dad is dancing with a very talented desigirl. Go Daddy!

    to be fair Daddy seems to be in the middle of an East and South Asian love sandwhich there!!!

    Can’t help chuckling at those complaining about the lack of good-looking men in the video, don’t think they absorbed the spirit of the song!

  3. Who gives a damn if the Sikh wears his turban lopsided or not. It’s the turban-wearers choice.

  4. Can’t help chuckling at those complaining about the lack of good-looking men in the video

    it’s not just the men. ;-)

    I think the message “F{raternize with} Asian men” goes down better when a hot woman delivers it. Otherwise it sort of undermines itself.

  5. re: “asian men.”

    1) there isn’t a sex imbalance in interracial marriage for south asians in the USA

    2) the sex imbalance for east asians is sharply reduced when you limit your sample to native-born couples. that is, it seems a large proportion of the asian woman + white man couples are immigrant women with native born males.

    data analysis here.

    also, some of this might have to do with average between group height differences. see Anthropometry of Love: Height and Gender Asymmetries in Interethnic Marriages. chix dig taller dudes. dudes don’t dig taller chix. on average.

  6. Thank you for posting this! It’s great to hear all these opinions. Of course we can’t please everyone, but this song and vid came out of a place of love, so I’m just happy to see that people are enjoying it, sharing it and having fun with it!

  7. Jen, I just wanted to say I thought this video was amazing and hilarious. You’re a rock star.

  8. @Razib,

    The asian girl is the nerdy white man’s dream..I’ve noticed that asian women (primarily FOBs) are more susceptible to the charms of a nerdy provider guy, provided he’s caucasian

  9. I don’t know what’s funnier… the video or that some earnest Sepia Mutineer has used it to present some statistics on inter-racial couplings and extrapolated that out to link to a discussion on Height and Gender Asymmetries in Interethnic Marriages.

    Razib, I salute your commitment to spreading intellectual pursuits.

  10. Can’t help chuckling at those complaining about the lack of good-looking men in the video it’s not just the men. ;-)

    The women in the video are attractive. IMO anyway.

  11. he video or that some earnest Sepia Mutineer has used it to present some statistics on inter-racial couplings and extrapolated that out to link to a discussion on Height and Gender Asymmetries in Interethnic Marriages.

    a lot of the discussion among asian americans and interracial/ethnic pairings has the subtext that there is a gender skew. the data surprised me, so i try to spread the world. as for the height, that was always to me a very plausible explanation, so it was nice to see it characterized rigorously.

  12. Too bad they couldn’t find some good looking Asians and Desis for the video.

    Right, because we totally need more fake and unattainable media images. Seriously, the fact that this is full of ‘ordinary’ people is part of what makes it so great. Am I the only one here old enough to remember when videos first came out in the early eighties, and they were full of dressed up but otherwise regular-looking folks? When you could actually imagine yourself as a rock star without tens of thousands of dollars of plastic surgery?