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Quand j’ai passé le repas dans le jardin entourée de 6 chats à inventer ce qu’ils pourraient dire et leur donner du fromage

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Satire and free speech are in the news…

If you’re interested in dipping into this type of humor, we’ve recently acquired a copy of Le Petit-Micqueille qui napapeur des gros (PN 6748 .P48 no.8 1974 Summer) published by the group Éditions du Fromage (Nikita Mandryka, Marcel Gotlib and Claire Bretécher).

After that, you may want to follow up with some articles in The Comics Journal or simply switch nationalities and look through comics like this one from the Danish magazine Blaeksprutten (William E. Blake Collection). There’s lots to see and learn, and VCU Libraries Special Collections and Archives is happy to help.

En l'honneur de ce Speak Your Language Day

Je jure solennellement de faire preuve d'un pseudo-patriotisme enragé propre au français qui chope quelqu'un en train de mettre une bouteille de vin rouge au frigo, de spammer les dashboard de tout le monde à coup de gifs de Kaamelott et de YouTubers francophones, et surtout

SURTOUT

D'ENFONCER UNE PUTAIN DE POÊLE A FRIRE AU FOND DE LA GORGE DE QUICONQUE PRONONCERA LA PHRASE MAUDITE DE “OMELETTE DU FROMAGE”.

Citrus cheesecake.
Orange, lemon, Hassaku, grapefruit, etc…

アグリュム
柑橘のチーズケーキです。
オレンジ、レモン、八朔など、いろいろな柑橘系のピールをレアチーズケーキに入れました。
爽やかさとマイルドな風味でホッとするケーキです♪

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May 8th is #AsianInvasion day!! Have some pictures of my lovely friends and yours truly. 

I was born in Malaysia, but I came here when I was super young and I currently live in Louisiana. My family is Chinese, but I’ve been mistaken for Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese. I speak English, Mandarin, and hon hon hon omelette du fromage  French (thanks, Mom). As I was growing up, going to elementary school and stuff, I got to experience how kids viewed foreigners, especially Asians. We were usually lumped together as “Chinese”, even if you weren’t, and the usual “ching-chong” language bullshit. If you were Indian, you weren’t even considered Asian and you talked funny, you smelled funny, etc. All of this made me really angry and when I talked to my mom about it, she told me that this was how the world worked and to just ignore it. 

As I got older, I learned more of how the world viewed us. We were sex objects, mail-order brides, submissive, to name a few. We talked with funny accents. Our food was disgusting. Again with the “ching-chong”. 

Let’s put a stop to this. If you hear someone saying stuff like that, stand up for us. Be our ally. Because if you won’t, who will? 

To all my beautiful Asian friends, LET’S BE PROUD OF WHO WE ARE. BE PROUD OF YOUR HERITAGE. SHOW ME YOUR SELFIES! :D 

Pour fêter mes un an au boulot, je fais des madeleines pour mes collègues (avec un four qui cuit trop d’un côté et pas assez de l’autre mais bon, c’est l’intention qui compte, c’est bien ça qu’on dit?)

I’m cooking some madeleines to celebrate my first year at work (with a oven which bakes too hard on one side and not enough on the other side but anyway, it’s the thought that counts, that’s what we say, right?)