EH THEY'RE ALL THE SAME  3:45 pm July 12, 2012

Radio Wits Have Fine Chortle Over Chinaman Running For Office

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

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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actor212 July 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

YERROW GULL RIBER!

nounverb911 July 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Shinagawa is where the Pokemon store is in Tokyo.

Terry July 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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

HateMachine July 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm

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

HateMachine July 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

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).

actor212 July 12, 2012 at 3:48 pm

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

nounverb911 July 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Who names their family the Nojays?

actor212 July 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm

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

weejee July 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm

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

FakaktaSouth July 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 4:02 pm

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

FakaktaSouth July 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

At least it's better than "Willard".

Chill_Bill July 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Or "Mitt."

spareme July 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Or "thad."

PhilippePetain July 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm

"Or Caaaaamerooonnn."

Barb July 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Radio WYSL guys, me hate you long time.

prommie July 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I've used that joke before, but never successfully

prommie July 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm

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

eggsacklywright July 13, 2012 at 7:43 am

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

IncenseDebate July 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm

If elected I'll bet he delivers.

WhatTheHeck July 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

He’ll win the erection hands down.

OkieDokieDog July 12, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Sirry Asian. Poritics is for rear Amerikans.

HateMachine July 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm

"rear-amerikans"
Well, they are assholes.

Chet Kincaid July 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Why am I supposed to be laughing at this?

Estproph July 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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

va_real July 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm

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

johnnyzhivago July 12, 2012 at 3:52 pm

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

nounverb911 July 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm

The Hiroshima Carp?

HateMachine July 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

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

BerkeleyBear July 12, 2012 at 4:58 pm

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

mormos July 12, 2012 at 3:52 pm

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

Baconzgood July 12, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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

Jus_Wonderin July 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm

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

Schmannnity July 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Remember to take ticky.

AlterNewt July 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm

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

emmelemm July 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm

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

weejee July 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

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

Baconzgood July 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Hope he conjures up King Ghidorah on thier asses.

Fairtackle July 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Bakayaro!

Shanae!

spudgun July 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm

so desu ne

Schmannnity July 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Bill Nojay certainly has a face for radio.

Nostrildamus July 12, 2012 at 3:58 pm

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.

weejee July 12, 2012 at 3:58 pm

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

actor212 July 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

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

Baconzgood July 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

He peed on the Dude's rug.

FakaktaSouth July 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm

And it really tied the room together.

prommie July 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

This aggression shall not stand, man.

Estproph July 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm

YOU'RE OUT OF YOUR ELEMENT!

glasspusher July 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I am the Walrus

Billmatic July 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

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

DemmeFatale July 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Especially if your ancestors are JAPANESE!!!

Negropolis July 13, 2012 at 2:01 am

Yeah, that's the joke. Again.

Billmatic July 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm

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

smokefilledroommate July 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Sukiyaki in every hot pot!

nounverb911 July 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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

weejee July 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm

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

WunkRocker July 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Moo Goo Gai Poon.

va_real July 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm

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

Larry McAwful July 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm

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

OneYieldRegular July 12, 2012 at 7:18 pm

And they say he hasn't accomplished anything!

Mittens Howell, III July 12, 2012 at 4:02 pm

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

Money quote from a wingnut radio host.

va_real July 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm

"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 July 12, 2012 at 4:02 pm

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

Maman July 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I keep thinking it is Radio Yves Saint Laurent

Larry McAwful July 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

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

Asshole.

va_real July 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

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

Larry McAwful July 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm

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

Baconzgood July 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm

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

Callyson July 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Bet he has no dirty laundry

Nostrildamus July 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I'm ashamed I laughed at that.

SayItWithWookies July 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

"Omigod and rice???"

Barrelhse July 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

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

actor212 July 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Meh. 1.4. A flesh wound.

Nostrildamus July 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm

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

SorosBot July 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm

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!"

ASHLEIGH_Joe July 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Hooked on Phonics apparently did not work for someone.

Hammiepants July 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

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

GregComlish July 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I find this post easy to turn Japanese to.

FakaktaSouth July 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm

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

SorosBot July 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Such filth gives me the vapours.

emmelemm July 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Does "the vapours" mean a boner?

prommie July 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm

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

FakaktaSouth July 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

WINNER!!!

Baconzgood July 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

You really think so?

DonnyKerabotsos July 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm

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

iburl July 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm

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

lol!

Mumbletypeg July 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

teh hoi polloloi approve this message~

radio-of-owls July 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

lol! gotta go, brb!

Barrelhse July 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm

"It's me- Dave!"

viennawoods13 July 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Dave's not here, man.

not that Dewey July 12, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

radio-of-owls July 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Thanks Dewey! lol!

Barrelhse July 12, 2012 at 6:39 pm

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

Guppy July 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm

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

Maman July 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm

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

Baconzgood July 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm

They make good wine in the Finger Lakes though.

glasspusher July 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm

It's that clear, clear Lake Skaneateles water…

GregComlish July 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

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?

actor212 July 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

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

Never seen it.

Often enough….

Baconzgood July 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I have an AARP ad.

Chet Kincaid July 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm

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

radio-of-owls July 12, 2012 at 8:01 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 8:15 pm

The car keys get soggy in milk.

jzgplj July 13, 2012 at 10:01 am

I'm getting Ice Cream and heating systems…

Antispandex July 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

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

Amirite?

Gleem McShineys July 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Stay crassy, Nojay.

anniegetyerfun July 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I'd hit it.

emmelemm July 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm

+1

anniegetyerfun July 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

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

fartknocker July 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

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.

Mumbletypeg July 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

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

rickmaci July 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

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

DahBoner July 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Extra MSG, please.

Goonemeritus July 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm

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

Troglodeity July 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

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

Supremectjester July 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

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

BZ1 July 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Is Tom Reed a conehead?

littlebigdaddy July 12, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Too bad his name's not Fukudome.

real_dc_native July 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 6:44 pm

And don't forget Dong!

Chow Yun Flat July 12, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Godzilla is gonna stomp their lily white asses.

a_pink_poodle July 12, 2012 at 6:57 pm

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

glamourdammerung July 12, 2012 at 7:10 pm

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

Chow Yun Flat July 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Nothing is as low as a gweilo.

ttommyunger July 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm

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

Doktor Zoom July 12, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I would like to dedicate this song to Tom Reed.

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

Negropolis July 13, 2012 at 1:57 am

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

Blunderthing July 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm

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

12X34X July 15, 2012 at 10:00 am

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

DemmeFatale July 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm

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 July 12, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Yup.

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

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