Dylan Moran listens to The Dropkick Murphys.
"Oh like you are so much better to follow. You always do those at midnight hashtag things that I have to mute. Do you realize how annoying you are?”
"So just unfollow me! This is so simple!"
I wrote about how we all have different ideas of friendship, and how Twitter intersects that.
PAUL F TOMPKINS
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the United States Army was a regimental size fighting unit composed almost entirely of American soldiers of Japanese descent who fought in World War II, despite the fact many of their families were subject to internment. The 442nd, beginning in 1944, fought primarily in Europe during World War II. The 442nd was a self-sufficient force, and fought with uncommon distinction in Italy, southern France, and Germany. The 442nd is considered to be the most decorated infantry regiment in the history of the United States Army.
Here’s the list of decorations received:
- 21 Medals of Honor
- 52 Distinguished Service Crosses
- 1 Distinguished Service Medal
- 560 Silver Stars
- 22 Legion of Merit Medals
- 15 Soldier’s Medals
- 4,000 Bronze Stars
- 9,486 Purple Hearts
Here’s how they were received upon returning home:
However, the unit’s exemplary service and many decorations did not change the attitudes of the general U.S. population to people of Japanese descent after World War II. Veterans were welcomed home by signs that read “No Japs Allowed” and “No Japs Wanted”, denied service in shops and restaurants, and had their homes and property vandalized.
So. Thousands of Japanese Americans volunteered for service, some of them while in prison camps in their own country, to fight against Nazi genocide, and in doing so are awarded more honors than any other unit, ever.
And when they returned home, their reward? Hate crimes.
This post is for my own reference as much as anything.
So more often than not, I like to hook my computer up to my living room TV, for the extra screen real estate. But when I’m not working on the computer or watching something, the TV is this big black shape on my wall, and I found myself…
Ladies and Gentlemen, We are proud to present our next Rifftrax Live offering, SHARKNADO.
Please join us as we celebrate this gem of independent filmmaking, and with it the vision, the heart, the very soul of the cinema.
I’m kidding of course, it’s a big dumb TV movie that makes absolutely no sense save the common understanding that it features an entire nado filled with sharks.
Starring Tara Reid, who made the move from tabloid sexpot to confused grandma in a remarkably short period of time, and the sexy, leggy John Heard, who the kids just love. Ian Ziering rounds out the cast, and adds extra aggravation by pronouncing his name EYE-ann, and by being somebody about whom I should know but don’t.
I guarantee a LOT of surprises at this show, but I’ll limit my guarantee to 2.5 surprises, and let the lawyers handle any misstatement I might have made about surprise guarantees.
So please join us Thursday, July 10th, and we will in turn promise you a screen full of digital sharks fallng from the sky and we three making jokes about them.