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Radio Wits Have Fine Chortle Over Chinaman Running For Office

Eh, it's not their fault, probably confused him with the dude from 2 Broke GirlsHaw haw, there is a man named Nate Shinagawa and he is running for Congress if you can even believe such a thing, which these sparkling wits at WYSL cannot. Now, they don’t actually say “Me Chinese Me Play Joke” during their bit on Shinagawa’s hilarious Japanese heritage (per Right Wing Watch, he’s third generation American), and in fact the most sober of them tries to explain that it’s really just because Shinagawa is a young pup with no life experience (beyond the state county legislature, community organizing, and health care, of course), not the fact that they can’t even pronounce such a furrin name! But that’s sort of belied by the hilarity of the whole thing, which you can heart to your heart’s content right where it says “read more.”

They love you long time, Nate Shinagawa! We — eh. We were really hoping you’d be hotter.

[RightWingWatch]

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  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    YERROW GULL RIBER!

  • nounverb911

    Shinagawa is where the Pokemon store is in Tokyo.

    • Terry

      Lots of lovely shrines, too. Including one that was part of the start of the samurai legend.

      • HateMachine

        What, the 47 Loyal Ronin? Those are only the baddest motherfuckers in the history of history. Technically their graves are next door in Minato-ku, though.

        • Terry

          Yep, and such a beautiful site to be associated with those events.

          • HateMachine

            It's sort of a mismatch when you consider how bloody the whole story is, but a pretty fitting tribute to Japan's biggest role model for loyalty after Hachiko (who also got a pretty sick statue).

          • http://Wonkette.com DemmeFatale

            Is that Hachi, the Akita?
            My Japanese student tells me that it's a popular meeting spot in Tokyo. As in: "let's meet at 6:00 by Hachi's statue."

          • HateMachine

            Yup.

            The statue is pretty iconic and right by the station, which makes it ideal as a meeting spot.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    They were right to poke fun at his bizarre name. Who the fuck names their kid "Nate," anyway?

    • nounverb911

      Who names their family the Nojays?

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Really white people with no rhythm? The Nojays, with their big hit "Love Bus"

      • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

        Indeed. Folks that ain't got no ♪♫ Love Train ♫♪.

    • FakaktaSouth

      Yeah, like that Nathan Forrest dude, the one who started the Klan? If they found out that he was named for him, I betcha they really would love him.

      Oh this racism is killing me today, now Japanese style.

      • prommie

        I like Nathan for his take on military tactics, isn't he the one what said "get there fustest with the mostest?

        • FakaktaSouth

          That, and "one sheet per person, we're losing this god damned war ya heah, we can't just be going around giving out new ones every time you set yourself on fire with that burning cross asshole." He was quite efficient.

    • SorosBot

      At least it's better than "Willard".

      • http://www.wonkette.com Chill_Bill

        Or "Mitt."

        • spareme

          Or "thad."

          • PhilippePetain

            "Or Caaaaamerooonnn."

  • Barb

    Radio WYSL guys, me hate you long time.

    • prommie

      I have always wanted to own a restaurant, just so I could have miso soup in the menu, but I would call it "miso horny" soup.

      • GregComlish

        I've used that joke before, but never successfully

        • prommie

          It really is bad, I have no excuse for it.

      • eggsacklywright

        At my restaurant, I'd serve Salmon Dave, or Salmon Ella.

  • IncenseDebate

    If elected I'll bet he delivers.

    • WhatTheHeck

      He’ll win the erection hands down.

  • OkieDokieDog

    Sirry Asian. Poritics is for rear Amerikans.

    • HateMachine

      "rear-amerikans"
      Well, they are assholes.

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid

      Why am I supposed to be laughing at this?

  • Estproph

    I am kind of surprised that they didn't call him Wang Hung Low or Too Long Dong or something similar.

    • va_real

      It IS odd, isn't it, how racism & imagination don't often accompany one another?

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    I'd like to hear him tell us who won the last world series….

    • nounverb911

      The Hiroshima Carp?

      • HateMachine

        How good are they, out of curiosity? Every time I go to Japan I tend to stay mostly in Hanshin Tigers' territory.

        • BerkeleyBear

          They ain't no Yomimuri Giants, that's for sure.

  • mormos

    well we've outsourced everything else, this seems like the next logical step.

  • Baconzgood

    NEEDZ MOAR CHINK!!!!!!!!!

  • Jus_Wonderin

    Oh, this reminds me to pick up my dry cleaning.

    • Schmannnity

      Remember to take ticky.

  • AlterNewt

    You know, if people are going to persist in not being white and male, the very least they could do would be to keep to themselves. This has got to stop.

  • freakishlywrong

    Has anyone called him a chink yet? Debbie Spenditnow will be avenged!

  • emmelemm

    Ching Chong Chinaman. (And not even an actual Chinaman, to boot!)

    • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

      Yeah, Nate is a Jewish name. Looks like a clear case of gefilte fishy sashimii.

  • Baconzgood

    Hope he conjures up King Ghidorah on thier asses.

  • Fairtackle

    Bakayaro!

    Shanae!

    • spudgun

      so desu ne

  • Schmannnity

    Bill Nojay certainly has a face for radio.

  • Nostrildamus

    From RWW's article: "Note that Nojay’s comment about the “People’s Republic” refers to Ithaca and is one of the few things from the segment that isn’t racist."

    Y'know, when mocking a Japanese-American as being from the "People's Republic" is the unracist part of your segment, you're really a very special asshole.

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    Well that was sweet New York. Are you trying to show Arizona how to put out some compassionate xenophobia?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      There are swaths of NY that make Alabama pop off their John Deere trucker caps and go "Dayum!"

      If memory serves, the 23rd CD is where the Mormon Church was founded by Joe Smith

  • prommie

    I don't think "chinaman" is the preferred nomenclature, Dude.

    • Baconzgood

      He peed on the Dude's rug.

      • FakaktaSouth

        And it really tied the room together.

        • prommie

          This aggression shall not stand, man.

      • Estproph

        YOU'RE OUT OF YOUR ELEMENT!

        • glasspusher

          I am the Walrus

    • Billmatic

      We're not talking about a guy who built the railroads here, Walter.

    • http://Wonkette.com DemmeFatale

      Especially if your ancestors are JAPANESE!!!

    • Negropolis

      Yeah, that's the joke. Again.

  • Billmatic

    He looks like a very sweet and caring young man, ready to make a difference for his country. He's sure to be irrevocably corrupted by party machinery, they like it when they're young, dumb and full of hope.

  • sbj1964

    So you think your Kung fu is better than my Kung fu? I show you round eye! I now your Shogun in Washington.

  • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

    Sukiyaki in every hot pot!

    • nounverb911

      I know a good 300 or so year old restaurant near the Asakusa Shrine for that.

    • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

      ♪♫ If you knew Sushi, like I know Sushi ♫♪

      • WunkRocker

        Moo Goo Gai Poon.

  • va_real

    He's a "county legislature"? All by himself?

    • Larry McAwful

      Funny. He doesn't seem that big. Maybe it's a really small county?

    • OneYieldRegular

      And they say he hasn't accomplished anything!

  • Mittens Howell, III

    "He's gonna lose because he hasn't done anything with his life"

    Money quote from a wingnut radio host.

    • va_real

      "He's gonna lose because he hasn't done anything with his life".

      If gays have gay-dar, shouldn't it follow that Losers have Loser-dar?

  • decay500

    WYSL ? yes, a bunch of racist Wysls….
    Lovin some No BilJay

    • http://www.vinoverve.com Maman

      I keep thinking it is Radio Yves Saint Laurent

  • Larry McAwful

    The People's Republic of Japan? Really? Well, I guess the only way to fight against the menace of creeping political correctness is to mock anyone who complains about xenophobia, and to be overtly racist

    Tom Reed's racist friends have nothing to fear from me, though. I sincerely believe that bigotry is protected by the First Amendment, just like pornographic My Little Pony fanfiction.

  • Callyson

    Yes, let's play some furrin' sounding music in the background. That wouldn't be playing with racism at all.

    Asshole.

    • va_real

      They thought you libtards LIKE multi-culti stuff. No pleasin' you folks, is there?

      • Larry McAwful

        Oh, yeah–it's outreach to his liberal listeners! How did I miss that?

  • Baconzgood

    If you slur chinese people you'll just want to slur them 45 minutes later.

  • Callyson

    OK, I know it is juvenile to make fun of someone's name, but…

    Nojay? As in, this guy gets no va-jay-jay? Well, that would explain a lot…

  • GorzoTheMighty

    Bet he has no dirty laundry

    • Nostrildamus

      I'm ashamed I laughed at that.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Hey racist radio hosts — you know what happens to denizens of a powerful and influential country once they start giving away all their assets to rich greedheads, not taking care of their citizens, squandering lives and treasure in pointless wars and resting on their laurels for decades? Go look in the mirror and see if you can come up with an answer, assholes.

  • Billmatic

    "Omigod and rice???"

  • Barrelhse

    These guys might get their frequencies scrambled: http://spaceweather.com/

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Meh. 1.4. A flesh wound.

    • Nostrildamus

      SOLAR FLARE + 7/12/12 + NOBAMA = 666 !!!

  • SorosBot

    Why did I listen to that? I want to smack those racist douchebags, especially once they start going, "ha, people will call us racist, but we're not! Now let's claim that his name is impossible to pronounce even though it's said exactly like it's spelled and play stereotypical Asian music!"

    • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com ASHLEIGH_Joe

      Hooked on Phonics apparently did not work for someone.

  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/hamsterpantsworld Hammiepants

    Hahaha, yes, Wingnut, Japan and China are TOTES interchangeable!!! After all, they're all YELLOW, amirite?

  • GregComlish

    Gotta love the rapid response of the sound tech mixing in the 1960s ching chong china beats in the background. Did they tell him to queue it up in advance? Or do they just have that one residing on the sound board in case of Asian Democrat?

  • MissTaken

    I find this post easy to turn Japanese to.

    • FakaktaSouth

      Oh thank god, I knew I could count on someone else to join me. Beautiful.

      • SorosBot

        Such filth gives me the vapours.

        • emmelemm

          Does "the vapours" mean a boner?

      • prommie

        You should go look at the "duo-car"/Steppenwolf discussion.

        • FakaktaSouth

          For the phallic car masturbatory illustration material? I'm not sure that's exactly what I am, um, yeah, okay that works too.

    • va_real

      WINNER!!!

    • Baconzgood

      You really think so?

  • DonnyKerabotsos

    That Don Imus impression would work better if Nojay wore a cowboy hat full of stringy gray hair.

  • http://twitter.com/iburl iburl

    The next time somebody says "Democrat" when they should have said "Democratic" I will personally shove chopsticks up their 直腸 sideways.

  • radio-of-owls

    Knock knock.
    Who's there?
    Bill
    Bill?
    No, Jay.

    lol!

    • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

      teh hoi polloloi approve this message~

      • radio-of-owls

        lol! gotta go, brb!

    • Barrelhse

      "It's me- Dave!"

      • viennawoods13

        Dave's not here, man.

    • not that Dewey

      Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

      • radio-of-owls

        Thanks Dewey! lol!

    • Barrelhse

      -"Isabelle."
      -"Isabelle Who?"
      -"Isabelle necessary on a bicycle?"

  • Guppy

    If Japan is a "People's Republic," who did Barry bow to in order to get the Teabaggers so upset?

  • http://www.vinoverve.com Maman

    oh, Western New York. why do you disappoint me so?

    • Baconzgood

      They make good wine in the Finger Lakes though.

      • glasspusher

        It's that clear, clear Lake Skaneateles water…

  • GregComlish

    Off topic: Are all Wonketteers getting blanketed with sexy ads for mutuallybeneficial.net? Or is this one of those "smartly targeted" ads that's just telling me what I want to hear?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Is that the one with the chick scissoring the car's rear view mirror?

      Never seen it.

      Often enough….

    • Baconzgood

      I was afraid to mention it. Considering the wierd sites that I frequent, it wouldn't surprise me if it was a targeted add.

      We've gone from "don't eat meat" to "I'll eat your meat".

    • Jus_Wonderin

      I have an AARP ad.

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid

      Apparently everybody gets the nekkid girl. It has been much-discussed today.

    • radio-of-owls

      I get Chex. A fucking box of goddamn gluten-free fucking cereal. I find it very difficult to masturbate this. Furthermore, I am dubious that any finger-banging Thursday night take-downs occur at a Chex® Party Mix.

      • not that Dewey

        The car keys get soggy in milk.

    • jzgplj

      I'm getting Ice Cream and heating systems…

  • Antispandex

    This just in, the candidate was heard to respond, "Yes, I'm very impressed that he can pronounce my name. Can he pronounce "Blow me you red neck shit stick"?

    See, that's how it would go if people REALLY had free speech.

  • Poindexter718

    Da nuh-nuh-nuh-nuhh-nuhh
    DUNT-DUNT-DUNT!

    Amirite?

  • Gleem McShineys

    Stay crassy, Nojay.

  • anniegetyerfun

    I'd hit it.

    • emmelemm

      +1

  • anniegetyerfun

    I thought we already learned in 2008 that "community organizers" don't have any REAL RESPONSIBILITIES. Unlike mayors of Methland.

  • fartknocker

    Bill Nojay looks like he's got more chins than the Tokyo telephone directory.

    Also, Bill has apparently not read two important Chinese proverbs: Man who lives in glass house should change clothes in basement. Or, crowded elevator smells different to midget.

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

    "So I made a few ethnic slurs on the air. Sashimi!"

  • rickmaci

    Sorry one quick question.

    What the hell kind of name for a racist asshat is "Nojay"? What the fuck is that? Maybe it's OK because it rhymes with KKK but I can tell you it sounds like he is trying to hide something.

  • whatupirondog

    If I was Shinagawa, I would urinate in these jackasses' colas SO HARD!

  • DahBoner

    Extra MSG, please.

  • Goonemeritus

    He is in the district next to mine, the soon to be Congressman will have the last laugh.

  • Troglodeity

    On the other hand, it got Sarah Palin's hair all hot and tingly.

  • Supremectjester

    Since the airwaves belong to the people (not the People's Republic of Ithaca which is what the talking but unthinking heads were actually referring to), perhaps the FCC ought to look into pulling the station's license since it appears to be spreading racial hate.

  • Estproph

    Bill Nojay looks amazingly like a used car salesman, doesn't he?

  • http://howtosavetheworld.ca/ BZ1

    Is Tom Reed a conehead?

  • littlebigdaddy

    Too bad his name's not Fukudome.

  • real_dc_native

    I work with a few Asian people. They have names like Wang, Yu, Ming. How the hell am I suppose to pronounce those names? Give me common European names like Ottokar Přemysl!

    • littlebigdaddy

      And don't forget Dong!

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

    Godzilla is gonna stomp their lily white asses.

  • a_pink_poodle

    At least they didn't play the Oriental riff followed by a gong.

  • glamourdammerung

    This is the best the Republicans can come up with. That is really the worst part of the story.

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

    Nothing is as low as a gweilo.

  • ttommyunger

    So, Neal Boortz announces his retirement and Bill Nojay rears his ugly head. Is there no end?

  • http://www.indiegogo.com/revive-vlad Doktor Zoom

    I would like to dedicate this song to Tom Reed.

    Can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.

  • Negropolis

    After about the third "Democrat primary" I just stopped. I can take a lot, but I can't take that.

  • Blunderthing

    If he'd only say "Swedgin" and "Cocksucka" a few times, we'd all tune in.

  • 12X34X

    Spouting all that hate with that fakey corn-fed, home-grown in Kansas, vocal inflection.