Friday, September 07, 2007

friday cat blogging, turning japanese edition.

is that song racist? i don't really know any other lyrics than "i think i'm turning japanese," but on that alone i'd probably have to lean towards yes. however, i cannot deny the slightly asian appearance that CatCat's eyes take on in this picture, and so i'm going to risk using offensive one-hit wonders to convey it. but of course i don't intend it offensively. because she's a cat! she can't be asian! (well, um, unless she was a siamese cat, i guess? or from india, like my friend's cat, who as such is technically an asian cat. hmmmm. my arguments, they disintegrate.) anyway, whatever, she's cute in that "i might be an international assassin" way, ain't she?



confidential to SisterCat (and chi chi, if she reads this!): at least i'm not a random dude from indiana calling her "china face" right?

5 comments:

Toast said...

I don't think the song's racist. It reads like it was written by a stalker with a thing for a hot Japanese woman.

kate.d. said...

whoa yeah, holy stalkerness! "round my cell"? yikes.

it seems that our narrator is completely insane, and thus all of his statements - about "turning japanese" or no - should be regarded as general jibberish :)

if one does want to pick apart the mind of an evident madman though, it might do well to start here:

Everyone around me is a total stranger/ Everyone avoids me like a cyclone ranger/ That's why I'm turning Japanese...

hmmm. first challenge: define cyclone ranger...

Toast said...

I asked Tracy about this after something sparked a memory of a discussion we'd had about this song a few years ago. She says the song is about masturbation and that the phrase "turning Japanese" refers to the act of scrunching up one's face just before climax. Which, if true, is pretty freakin' racist.

Toast said...

first challenge: define cyclone ranger

Sounds like a kind of storm chaser maybe?

Cara said...

That is also the explanation that I've always heard, Toast. So I think that the song is pretty racist, too. But very few people seem to know what the song is actually about.