Monday, February 25, 2013

Thank You Based FOBs



JADA, WE MADE IT.



(apologies to every one for Chef Creole's Swag Shirt and constant use of "baby" but trust he a good dude despite the axe body spray vibrations)

1 season, 5 episodes, 15 parts... THANK YOU BASED FOBs FA YO SUPPORT.

It means a lot that yall rode for a show that didn't rely on food porn, voice over, celebrity guests, and the constant proliferation of dominant cultural beliefs. You watched a man slaughter a rabbit. You watched sex workers. You watched betel nut girls. You watched a short, fat, chinaman feed himself until he looked like a jeremy scott bao.

And all the while, you debated in the youtube comments about the issues. A lot of you just wanted to call people chiggers, but those people aside there was a lot of real conversation and it means the world that you mofuckers engaged the show. I hope you guys continue to engage this show and every thing else you see as well. The conversation is what we did it for.

I can tell a lot of you were receptive to flipping things like porn stars, stinky tofu, and food television on its head to see what the other side had to say. A lot of times we don't get the full picture from today's media but the internet is enabling us to actually tell the stories ourselves. To anyone who doesn't fuck with mainstream media and the news, you have no excuse. Get a camera, get your Pretty Indian Producer, get your Italian-Cuban Camera Crew, throw your boy from Santa Barbara into a 10 square foot ply wood edit suite, and tell the story yourself. We have the power to tell stories ourselves. Vice obviously paid for this show, but you can literally report on the things in your neighborhoods with one digital camera and a laptop. You have a duty to tell the world what's going on in your hood and counter the poison they're filling our brains with. No one is going to change the world for you. Do it for yourself.

Once again, thank you for your support, cop the book, and we'll see you for Season 2... Play my music bitch!

14 comments:

  1. Yo Eddie!
    Just wanted to say I'm a big fan and I love your stuff! I;m French but grew up in Taipei for 9 years and then Singapore for 5. I'm now at uni in Montreal, let me know if your ever in town or in Singapore I would love to hang with you!

    Keep bringing out these sick vids!
    -Jules Perrot

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  2. What up! What was the song used in the opening few minutes of this episode?

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  3. Delancey St- Tidus BinnaGod

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  4. Looking forward to more next season. Showing my support by +1ing your book sales too. Keep shit fresh, E

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  5. So I only found out about you yesterday (not sure why it took so long), spent the day watching all the episodes of Fresh off the boat and just reaching out to say I connected. The bigger picture and in between the lines....you're a good story teller.

    It inspired my latest post!

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  6. gotta renew my passport for your next season @vice. 10 minute escapes to worlds unvisited. Damn you are good. cant comment on all the episodes coz my typing skills are below speed.. and FOB book was pure brain candy.

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  7. Mr. Bauhaus! I love that speech you gave back at TED. Great stuff. I know you're into hip hop culture. See if you're interested in a new series about hip hop culture from the alum of Chappelle's show. It's like the urban of South Park, Chilltowntv. http://www.chilltownonline.com/

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  8. Yo Eddie waddup?! Stay on the grind and keep doin your thing. Thanx for the honesty, realness, and you're definitely an inspiration!

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  9. Looking forward to an all new episode Eddie!

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  10. Is that TED speech coming out? You need to write about them kicking you out to do the Joe Rogan show.

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  11. Hey, I just read your book yesterday. It was like watching a train wreck, I couldn't look away. ;) You are a really good writer and I'm very happy you made it. Cheers.

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