Thursday, July 20, 2006

I wonder if I'll run into Yul Brynner

It's official folks...I got a new job. If you wanna know more details you've got to email me. It's a great opportunity for me. A wonderful career move and something that will take me one step closer to my ultimate career become World Diversity Champion of the Universe.

Anyhoo, in honor of this change I'm taking some time off and travelling to Thailand in August. My last day is August 11th and then it's off to the country formerly known as Siam for three weeks! Any good advice or travel insight would be appreciated.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Very Very Pink

I was invited by a friend to her family summer home in Bradely Beach on the Jersey Shore this past weekend. Now I am various shades of brown, more brown, pink, and very red. So much for waterproof SPF 50.

I'll post a picture of the post beach bbq soon.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Another reason for Corporate Diversity

Sony advert
Originally uploaded by jboylee.
Sony launched the advertising campaign for its new, all white PlayStation Portable with this billboard in Amsterdam. The only thing I can say is 'What were they thinking?' The billboard reads "PlayStation Portable: White is coming" and depicts a whiter-than-white woman aggressively dominating a blacker-than-black woman. The obvious play on racial domination and social oppression is ridiculous and unbelievable. The fact that a roomful of executives could sit around and let this sort of imagery fly is almost unthinkable.

One has to wonder if someone in the room didn't go "Hey guys, I migh be a little sensitive here but doesn't this campaign strike you as just a little bit...oh I don't know...Klu Klux Klanish."

Here are a few alternate tagline suggestions for Sony:

PlayStation Portable: Making Racism a Little Sexier
PlayStation Portable: Hate crimes are only illegal in the real world
PlayStation Portable: Because we think slavery is due for a comeback

Granted, this billboard is not in the US (where the history of racial oppression is probably better documented) but it's not like the folks in Western Europe aren't dealing with their own share of racial tension.

Geez Louise

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Triple Berry Jam

Originally uploaded by jboylee.
Don't these berries look luscious? I spent a portion of this weekend making Triple Berry Jam (Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry). I've documented the whole process in flickr...check out the set.