Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What Happened on This Day?

Let's check out some events that happened in March 31st:

1596 - René Descartes, French mathematician (d. 1650)
1685 - Johann Sebastian Bach Influential German composer and organist. (d. 1750)
1878 - Jack Johnson, American boxer (d. 1946)
1929 - Liz Claiborne, Belgian-born American fashion designer (d. 2007)
1943 - Christopher Walken, American actor
1948 - Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1971 - Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor

Hm, not really an interesting day for births, but I don't mind sharing this day with the likes of Christopher Walken and THE MAN Al Gore :D

New Jersey celebrates "Thomas Mundy Peterson Day," in honor of the historic first African-American to vote n an election under the just-enacted provisions of the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

As for current events, the Slumdog Millionare DVD is released today.


Monday, March 30, 2009

Epik High is the new Radiohead

In 2007, mega band Radiohead embarked on a little music experimentation, where they released their album, In Rainbows, through their own website and "sold" the album as a digital download for as much or as little as customers wanted to pay for the songs. A few months later the album was eventually sold as a physical record, but this experimentation drew lots of attention for Radiohead's attempt to shake up the way music is sold and distributed.

You may have never heard of the Korean hip hop band Epik High, but they're taking a chapter from Radiohead's book, and hoping to revolutionize the Korean music industry. Without being signed to a label, and thus not having to take orders from the powers that be, they've decided to sell their latest album (slash book), Map the Soul, exclusively through their website and iTunes. It's a big step for a Korean music act, as no one in that industry has undertaken anything like this.

In addition to their independence being a big "Eff You!" to an industry that is becoming increasingly market driven and less creativity driven, it is also Epik High's attempt at globalization, by making their music more accessible for a wider audience. Their website is in both Korean and English (there's a lot of good stuff on it). You can also follow them on Twitter, or look them up on their own YouTube channel. Whether their experimentation is successful or not, I think Epik High can give themselves a pat on the back for continuing to move the Korean music industry forward, and being a voice for all those artists who don't belong in the cookie cutter mold that Kpop has become. Map the Soul is available now.

I'm personally a huge fan. I first got into them in 2005, when I was in Korea. A group of us had stumbled into a Jägermeister party (it was the first time the liquor was being sold in Korea, so naturally they had a party celebrating it), and lo and behold, Epik High was the celeb host. IT WAS SO EXCITING- this picture is from that night (ignore the fruity guy on the left, he was like the MC or something). I listened to them so much that my friends in Korea think of me when they think of them. Epik High is the one group who has consistently put out quality music, and they really get what it means to serve the fans. I really hope that this brings them a new boatload of fans who will appreciate their sound. The buzz is building, over 300,000 people visited the website when it launched earlier this month, causing it to crash, so I think they're in good shape.

Below is their new music video for the single, Map the Soul.


Site of the Day: People Who Sit In The Disability Seats When I'm Standing On My Crutches

Whew. That was a mouthful (yeah, yeah, "That's what she said" .. go kill yourself).

Anyway, People Who Sit In The Disability Seats When I'm Standing On My Crutches is hilarious .. random photos of people being assholes, along an unnamed, crutched person's journey to wherever in NYC, by means of the lovely NYC subway. It really makes me think twice about how NYC was supposedly named one of the top friendliest cities in the U.S., with articles stating that NYC is soo friendly! Um, sure .. tell that to our crippled friend who is probably still standing, taking photos of the assholes who won't offer up their seats.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Earth Hour: Vote Earth!

Having lived on Earth for almost 24 years of my life, I'm a big fan of this planet. In fact, I hope that my future kids and grandkids get to enjoy the simple things that many are taking for granted, such as fresh air, green grass, wildlife, etc.

With that being said, here's a little friendly reminder: Earth Hour is tomorrow! So get ready to turn off your light switch to VOTE EARTH:


"This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.

For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.

Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm." (from earthhour.org)


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Contest of the Day: Create your own dounut!

How cool would it be to walk into a Dunkin Donuts in the nearby future and see the donut you created fly off the shelves? Well, the folks at DD is making that a reality for some lucky person, with their Create Dunkin's Next Donut contest. Now through April 7, you can log on to the site, create your donut (up to 3 times in the course of the contest), and have a chance to win the $12,000 grand prize as well as the chance for your donut to be sold in DDs across the nation!

Just a FYI, for Round 1, they focus more on the name and story of your donut, so think about that as you create your creation. And a fun fact: my dad used to own a DD back in the day, before it reinvented itself and became cool. He loves donuts, but being around donuts made him hate it for a bit. But now he's back to his one-donut-a-day habit. Yeah, I don't know how he doesn't have diabetes either...


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Treating Back Pain: To Ice or Not Ice?

Despite my penchant for tween things, I'm kind of an old soul trapped in an 80-year old's body. Back when I was a teen, we were moving houses, and even though I had hardly lifted a heavy box, I somehow threw my back out. It was like the worst pain ever: me crumpled over unable to straighten up, for like 3 days. My parents actually didn't believe that I had thrown my back out (what 16 year old does that anyway??), and I totally didn't want to go to a hospital, so I kinda rode out the pain bedridden for a couple of days. Well well. My back hasn't been the same since, and though it doesn't bother me most of the time, there are certain periods when the pain comes back to haunt me.

Which brings us to 2.5 weeks ago, when I almost fell on a slippery spot. I was so proud of myself because all of my reflexes kicked in and I totally saved myself from completely wiping out. But in the process, I pulled something because I've been in pain ever since. I've been seeing a chiropractor, I just saw a physical therapist, and before you tell me I should be seeing a doctor, PEOPLE, baby steps! I usually take care of my body by pounding the Advil and drifting off to sleep for a couple of hours.

But I have some tips on how to handle back pain if you are ever experiencing it:

1) Ice ice baby. To ice or to heat? The answer is simple. Ice your injury/pain ASAP. Wrap frozen veggies, an ice pack, or ice cubes in ziploc bag in a towel and ice no more than 20 minutes at a time.

2) If the pain lasts for longer than 3 days, then heating is the way to go. Heating pads are more for a chronic pain, so ice first, then resort to heat. BTW, heating pads are awesome.

3) See someone. Don't be like me and hope to ride it out. I'm paying for it big time, 10 years later. Acupuncturist, chiropractor, physical therapist, doctor. Someone is better than no one.

4) Don't be afraid to take Advil/ibuprofen/Alleve/Tylenol. I went for days without taking anything, and today I finally popped 2 Advils and felt less pain. Just don't overdue it obviously. I don't want to be responsible for your addiction to painkillers.

5) Good posture helps. Stand straight, walk straight, sit straight (use one of those back support pillows for your chair), and lie down straight when going to sleep. It helps.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Song of the Day: "Flight" by Daphne Loves Derby

In past posts, I've probably hinted at my love for the indie rock band, Daphne Loves Derby. Anyone who knows me has heard of my great love for this band.

Anyway, I wasn't really a big fan of their last album, Good Night, Witness Light, especially since On the Strength of All Convinced is one of my most favorite albums of all time. Just when I thought that Kenny and the gang were losing their touch, I found a demo of one of the many songs the boys have been working on - Flight.

Give it a listen. Let it soak in. Hear what the words say. I don't know how many times I have to stress the importance of words; that, my friends, is why I fell in love with this band.

Flight (Demo) - Daphne Loves Derby


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Twitter is Kind of Sad, Kind of Cool

In case you have been living under a rock, Twitter is the new Facebook .. sort of. It all started with the idea of microblogging, and has now grown into a big social networking ordeal, where people can update their statuses about anything and everything, as long as they have access to the Internet.

Anyway, a coworker linked me to the following video, from Al Gore's independent media company, current tv. The video is kind of cheesy, over-dramatic, and somewhat true:

Anyway, shameless plug, but you can follow me and fellow LiB editor Jen (she tweeted at the Britney Spears show!) on Twitter, too!


Trailer of the Day: Away We Go

I love indie films, or films that give off that indie-esque vibe. They seem more like labors of love than big time Hollywood studio movies, when you know the limited budget has the cast and crew scrambling to find resources and be a hell of a lot more creative than having millions thrown at you from some studio exec. Anyways. I can't really tell if Away We Go is an indie per se. I mean, it's directed by Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road, American Beauty) and stars some really interesting and famous actors. But the trailer makes the movie have a Juno-feel to it, and has made it one of my most anticipated movies of the year- a bearded John Krasinski (aka Jim Halpert on The Office), the always funny Maya Rudolph, plus a slew of stars. A couple looking to find a place to start a family, the relatable theme of feeling lost and displaced, subtle humor- it's all in here. And it looks AWESOME! And this isn't just because I want to eventually marry JKras and have lots of babies with him..What?


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

R.I.P. Natasha Richardson

I don't normally do obituaries, but I just wanted to throw my two cents in on the death of actress Natasha Richardson, who was only 45 when she passed away today. As a HUGE fan of the 1998 version of The Parent Trap starring Natasha, a hot Dennis Quaid, and a pre-skanky Lindsay Lohan, I am so saddened by the news. Coming from a really famous acting family, Natasha had built a steady career of film and stage roles, though she was better known in the UK where she is from, and probably even better known as the wife of actor Liam Neeson (who I also LOVE). She seemed so classy and nice from her interviews, and I really liked her, even in her small role in one of her last Hollywood films, Evening.

Apparently Natasha fell while getting ski lessons in Montreal, and was fine for an hour before she started complaining of headaches. It all went downhill from there, and after being hospitalized there, she was transferred to NYC, which is where she resided with her family. It was a complete freak accident, but yeah, reason #473 why I don't like hitting the slopes. And always wear a helmet, people! Anyways. I'm also sad that this tragedy mirrors Liam Neeson's storyline in Love Actually, where he loses his wife and has to be a single dad (probably one of my favorite storylines from that film). So sad. My heart goes out to him, their sons, and her family. :(


Korean Moms are Funny

Throughout the past 23ish years of my life, I've received my fair share of little notes of reminders and such from my mom. Honestly, I wonder what goes through her 파마 머리 (permed head) when she's rushing in the morning, and stopping to write out a quick little note to me. "Hm, should I write it in Korean? Nah, she can barely understand Korean (true to some degree -_-) .. let me show off my English skillz and leave her a note in English!"

From notes telling me "Putting them in the bank" (depositing checks for her), my mom's English isn't as bad as others.

For more convincing, check out My Mom is a Fob, a site in which kids across the Internet can submit their very own proof as to why their mom is a fob.

My favorite of these sites that focus on the weirdisms of moms? Definitely Stuff Korean Moms Like. So true, that it's scary.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ad of the Day: Worst.Idea.Ever

I don't know about you guys, but I used to feel super uncomfortable when I'd be watching tv with my guys friends, and an effing tampon or maxipad commercial came on. Regulating heavy flow? Um, try explaining that to your guy friend :x

(Though, as of recent, whether they like it or not .. I openly talk about that junks with the boys!)

Anyway, now that I've finally gotten over that awkwardness .. some stupid ad agency had to go ahead and ruin it for me, ALL OVER AGAIN.

Behold .. a drafted campaign idea for o.b., integrating vampires (thanks to the Twilight phenomenon):


Monday, March 16, 2009

Review: Britney Spears: The Circus Tour

Britney Spears: The Circus Tour 2009
The Prudential Center, Newark NJ.
Opening Act: The Pussycat Dolls

Ok so this past Saturday was the event I have been waiting for for so long, the comeback tour of Ms. B. Spears. My friends and I had purchased tickets the morning they went on sale, I had a countdown going, so I was beyond words excited when the day finally came. After spending $40 on parking, being sad about the General Admissions "seating"/being split up, and just being confuzzled by all the girls who showed up LOOKING like Britney (girls, you're here to see her, not be like her), the show began.

The Pussycat Dolls are opening for Britney on this tour, and I can't think of a better combination. Both are extremely hot, extremely pop, and extremely Top 40. I was thoroughly impressed by the PCD, who sang and danced their way around the stage singing all of their hits - Beep, I Hate This Part, Buttons, Dont Cha, etc. They were uber entertaining, they were pretty good live, and really HOT. Oh, and they also sang their newest single, their version of the Oscar winning song from Slumdog Millionaire, Jai Ho. Here is the music video. And girls, it's called 'Jai Ho,' NOT 'Jay-Ho,' ok? Thanks. But as great as the PCD were, they knew they were filler for the REAL show. They kept saying, 'Are you guys excited for Britney??' UM A HELLLS YEAH?!?

So after their 40 minute set, a 15 minute break, and a 10 minute Circus warmup act, the event started. OMG. OMG. She came reigning down from the sky and sang Circus, and I was gone from there. Set list here. The freakin concert, and I'm not just saying this as a HUGE fan, is pretty amazing. It's music you know and love (come on, Britney has a discography any pop artist can envy), it's a show stopping eye-fest of costume changes (my favorite is the one on the left- naughty!), hard hitting dancing, pyrotechnics and fire, and one ringleader named Britney. She looks fantastic, she sounds fantastic (cause she lip syncs the WHOLE thing, ha!), she is back. Could she have danced a bit harder? Certainly. Could she have actually pretended to sing some parts live? Surely. But IT'S BRITNEY, BITCH!! The reigning princess of pop puts on an unbelievable show, and reaffirms that she is a talented performer. She deserves that much.

So all you haters to the left. Britney is back, and I CANNOT wait for this next chapter in her career to unfold. I'm counting down for the next tour.


Friday, March 13, 2009

Boys Will Be .. Boys?

This article had me DYING of laughter.

In a recent interview with Time Out NY, Jason Segel talks about working with co-star Paul Rudd:

"Oh, Paul Rudd is dreamy. I didn’t have that problem, but there was one amazing experience where I was doing days on my TV show and nights on the movie. Like 20-hour days. My only recourse was to sleep any time we had even a ten-minute break. So one time I was fast asleep on the couch, and I just feel Paul and his gentle touch on my shoulder going, 'Hey, Jase, wake up. It’s time to wake up, buddy. Wake up.' And I slowly open my eyes, and Paul is standing there with his dick out. And he just gives me this weird, mischievous smile and walked out of the room. I didn’t bring it up for a while, and then I brought it up, like, two weeks ago, and he said, 'Oh, I don’t remember that.' [Laughs] How often are you doing this joke that you don’t remember it?"


Oh man, that cracked me up! Especially the part about Paul Rudd's "mischievious smile." I Love You, Man comes out in theaters in exactly a week from today!


Britney Spears - If You Seek Amy

So I know I wrote about If You Seek Amy as my song of the day awhile back, but I just wanted to post about the newly released music video for 2 reasons: 1) She looks hot. Not her best video ever (see: Toxic, I'm a Slave 4U, Circus), but she looks hot, the song is hot, so what more do you want? 2) I AM SEEING HER IN CONCERT TOMORROW. Can I just repeat that? I AM SEEING HER TOMORROW. Barring no meltdown, no major disaster, no world-coming-to-an-end event in the next 30 hours or so, I will be sitting (in pretty good seats) at the Prudential Center, Newark, where she will be dancing and lip-syncing to her heart's content. CAN'T WAIT!

The last time I saw her was in 2001, for her Dream within a Dream tour. She looked like an ant from where we were sitting, but it was AMAZING. And being the biggest fan, I am UBER excited for her comeback tour. I will be twittering tomorrow's concert experience, so check that out. And here is the hot new video.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fun Stuff of the Day: Obamaicon Me

This is old news, but my friend Stella is like on overdrive Obamacizing pictures of me, so I thought I'd write about it. You know those cool Obama campaign posters during last year's elections, well, you can be Obamacized too! Just upload your picture at Obamicon.Me, fill in the caption, and you get your very own coool poster. They have samples at the site, my favorite is the one above. Shamwow!

And let me present you with Stella's creative creation:

Which was made from the following pic, taken from our trip to Paris last year. BEST.TRIP.EVER.

Go crazy, folks!


High School Musical 4

By now, most of us have heard that a High School Musical 4 is in the works, and set to air on tv as a Disney Channel original movie in 2010.

I'm not as excited, since the main cast of HSM 1 - 3 have "graduated," but it's safe to assume that the underclassmen highlighted in HSM3 will be part of the new cast. Which is cute, I guess.

Anyway, according to the Disney site, D23, the upcoming installment of the HSM series will shed a bit more light on East High Wildcats' rivals, the West High Knights:
East meets West in a classic love triangle set against the cross-town school rivalry between the East High Wildcats and West High Knights in the upcoming High School Musical 4, the fourth story in the celebrated franchise that became a cultural sensation, fueled unprecedented digital music downloads and underscored the strength of Disney Channel and Radio Disney's connection to kids, tweens and families.

High School Musical 4 brings the franchise back to television in a music and dance-filled Disney Channel Original Movie that will introduce a new cast of characters. It is scheduled to begin production later this year for premiere on Disney Channel in 2010. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, president, entertainment, Disney Channels Worldwide.

Sounds a bit West Side Story, but I know that I'll most likely tune in for it :x


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Fail of the Day: Dog Sack

Another reason why the olden times were funny. If you have a dog, yet, hate transporting it inside the confines of your car, hang it out on the window! Fido sure will enjoy the wind in his face, and the seasonal thrills, such as pouring rain, snow, and hail!

THANK GOD the times have changed. Can you imagine if this idea actually flew? Idea FAIL, fo sho.


Monday, March 9, 2009

Happy Birthday, Barbie!

If you're a girl, then you should be very happy about a certain someone's birthday today. The Barbie we all know and love and have grown up with (do NOT tell me you never played with a Barbie, girls AND boys!) is 50 years old today, and she doesn't look a day older. Yes, Barbie and her impossible figure have been the source of many controversies over the years for promoting unhealthy body images, but whatever. For good or bad, I fully credit Barbie with giving me a sense of style- no joke, dressing her up in crazy outfits and accessorizing her made me the wannabe fashionista I am today. In honor of the special one's birthday, here are some fun facts:

* Barbie is owned by 90 % of American girls ages 3-10.

* Three Barbies are sold somewhere in the world every second.

* Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

* The very first Barbies sold in 1959 were $3 per doll. One of those dolls today, in good condition, will cost you $27,450.

* Barbie has held down 180 careers - doctor, vet, police officer, ice skater, astronaut, presidential candidate (MOVE OVER Barack), etc.

* Mattel (Barbie's maker) is considered to be one of the largest apparel manufacturers in the world, because of all the fabrics used to outfit Barbies.

* At 10 million sold, Totally Hair Barbie (pictured) is the bestest selling Barbie ever.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

When I was younger, I used to play the X-Men game at the local Pizza Hut while waiting for our carry-out order. And that is probably the extent of my experience with X-Men. I've never seen the movies (truth be told, I kinda hate Halle Berry), never watched/read the comics, don't really care. But I think I'm gonna plunk down $10 to go watch the latest X-Men movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and if you're a hot-blooded female, so should you. Why? Let me list 3 reasons:

1) Ryan Reynolds, aka Mr. Scarlett Johansson.
2) Taylor Kitsch (the SMOLDERING Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights).

Oh and I guess if you like him, Hugh Jackman. But let's go back to reason #3, shall we? I think Daniel Henney is the most good looking-est person ever. EVER. He's like beeeeeeeeeautiful, and I don't ever use that word lightly. I mean, yeah, his acting is limited and painful at times, but since I've only really seen him in Korean dramas (a language/culture he is slooooowly learning), I am hoping that his turn in a major English speaking role will be more pleasant to watch. If anything, I'll just close my ears and just watch his face light up the screen. Le sigh!

On a side note, the way to my heart is beautiful people. In college, my friend Stella and I had a tiff, and afterwards she wrote me a really sweet message on a homemade Daniel Henney card. Basically a picture of him printed on nice paper. It was the best card ever. Hallmark should really get on that, I'd be buying up their entire inventory.

Here is the link to the trailer, in which he appears a total of 3.2 seconds. Keep your eyes open the whole time, otherwise you might miss him while you blink.


iPhone Bands?

Whilst listening to "Kids" by MGMT off of my work iPod mix in the office today, a coworker linked me to the following video:

Yup, those ladies are performing the "Kids" via iPhone/iPod Touch app instruments. From the piano to the bass .. pretty awesome. Even the uber nerdy ocarina toots.

Great video, but one can't help to wonder .. is this just the beginning of iPhone/iPod Touch bands?


Coupon of the Day: $1 Oatmeal @ Jamba Juice

I love me some oatmeal. There's nothing like it to fill you up on a cold wintry morning. I normally just get my fix from the oatmeal bar at Whole Foods, but recently I've noticed a whole slew of places offering good ol' oatmeal on their menu. Starbucks, Au bon Pain, Tasti d'lite, Jamba Juice. I have yet to try the oatmeals from most of those places, except Jamba Juice, which I can totally vouch for. But at $3.25 a pop, it's not something I'm willing to indulge in every single day. Except until 3/31/09, when you can get the Jamba Juice oatmeal experience for $1! I LOVE COUPONS. Remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So go try some, you only have a dollar to lose.

And here is Serious Eats: New York's take on the various places you can get oatmeal. They give Jamba Juice an A.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Better Than the Original

So last Thursday, I went to see Wicked at the Gerswhin Theatre.

Yes, I read the book. And no, I did not particularly find the book to be enjoyable. Mainly because I felt that it was too hyped up, and my expectations for it surpassed what I normally expected for a book. With that said, I wouldn't say that I was looking forward to seeing the stage adaptation of it, despite all of the raving reviews it got.

However, the show was surprisingly pretty good. Well, mainly because it's not really like the book. Touché, Broadway; you've broken my belief that "the book is always better."

Going along with that, a recent photo shoot has been traveling across the Internetz, once more proving to me that the original is not always the best:

Um, Paul Rudd? YES! Jason Segel?? Fo sho! Seth Rogen? Why not! Jonah Hill? Um .. meh, I guess if the rest of Judd Apatow's gang is here ..


Photo of the Day: Pink Dolphin!

About a year ago, I wrote a post mentioning a certain friend's disdain for dolphins. Something about them raping people.

Perusing through one of my favorite sites of all time, Cute Overload, I saw the following photo:

Apparently a rare, albino dolphin was spotted north of the Gulf of Mexico, and has been described to be "stunningly pink."

As much as I think dolphins can be cute, the idea of a pink dolphin with red eyes freaks me out :x


Monday, March 2, 2009

Racist or Not Racist

Racist or Not!?

Dubai Denies Visa to Israeli Tennis Player
- Yahoo Sports
In protest of the fighting between Israel and Palestine, the United Arab Emirates denied Shahar Peer an opportunity to play at an official WTA tournament.

Ruling: Stupidly Racist
If Shahara Peer was actually launching rockets into Palestine on her time off, I can see how this would be fair. What does this accomplish? Win the war against Israel one banned athlete at a time? Luckily, the UAE realized it's stupidity and allowed Andy Ram, another native of Israel, to play in a man's double tournament.

New York Post Cartoon Compares Stimulus Author to Dead Primate- Huffington Post
Cartoonist, Sean Delonas, drew the following cartoon. Not much else needs to be said.

Ruling: Not Racist, Although Stupid Let me explain. I don't think Sean Delonas was comparing Barack Obama to a monkey in the physical sense but rather showing what he thought of the people who designed the stimulus package. That said, you had to see this coming, Mr. Delonas.

Old Disney Cartoons- Cracked.com
Jafar, the bad guy, looks a whole lot more "ethnic" than the white-washed good guy, Aladdin. A black crow named Jim Crow. Mickey Mouse trying to "educate/tame" an African boy named Thursday.

Ruling: Ignorantly Racist
This is like some older people, the ones who are steadfastly against slavery but don't mind segregation all that much. I gotta give Disney a little break. They've made so many cartoons for so long, some of them were bound to be racist. Think about how many racist cartoons we can find from the 1940s.