Friday, May 15, 2009
More Burning Questions from the Meltingpot
It's Friday, so that means I have a week's worth of burning questions tearing through my mind. Maybe you can help me answer some of them.
1. Is anyone else secretly following the tabloid rumors of the impending break-up of TV's favorite multi-racial couple, Jon & Kate, of Jon & Kate + 8 fame? I don't spend a lot of time thinking about those two, but it seems like the media is just waiting for them to fall to pieces. I'm just hoping that whatever happens, Jon & Kate figure out how to slink under the radar of their adoring public and deal with their eight kids, who probably feel pretty crappy right now. And in the meantime, if TLC is looking for a new multi-racial family to shine their reality lights on, how about Seal and Heidi Klum. I might get cable just to watch.
2. Are there any other Black people out there who felt that Oprah should have just said 'no, thank you,' to the people at Kentucky Fried Chicken? And does that make me a racist for thinking that?
3. Did anybody else watch Adam Sandler's movie, You Don't Mess with the Zohan and think he deserved a bit of credit for trying to make a point about Israeli, Palestinian relations, even if it was silly and kind of gross? And why didn't anybody tell me Mariah Carey was in that movie? In case you didn't know, the Meltingpot loves Mariah.
4. Does anyone else with mixed-race children believe in the Mongolian spot? I was told that the bluish/purple spot on my son's butt cheek was a result of his mixed-race heritage. And this has been confirmed anecdotally by friends. So is the Mongolian spot fact or fiction, and why is it called that anyway?
5. Finally, May is almost half over and I just realized (thanks Jenny) that May is Asian Heritage Month. So I'm wondering, do Asian people care about this month and if so, how is it celebrated? What would be a good way for non-Asian people to celebrate or at least recognize Asian heritage month? Suggestions welcome.