Ufu & Mufu (Japanese Sambo animations dancing in the Jungle)
One of my followers on my blog alerted me today to this music video for Ufu & Mufu, who are Sambo caricatures currently being used as part of an animation and story in Japan. The music video was released in 2011 for their CD+DVD release there and features Ufu & Mufu living in a hut with a Mami caricature and dancing in the jungle with animals (along with what looks like it could be monkey versions of the Supremes) before another Sambo caricature dressed in a disco outfit joins them. It also is apparently based on a popular picture book series that was originally released in Japan in 1899.
I really don’t have any words to describe how this makes me feel as I’m still literally in shock and a bit of horror after watching, but it definitely goes to show how much of an influence the dehumanizing stereotyped images of black people exported from the West have definitely informed and shaped anti-blackness in Asia.
You can find more information about these dehumanizing cartoons, Ufu & Mufu, on their website here.
yep, i saw Little black Sambo socks, baby clothes, hats shirts etc sold in Harajuku in 2010. just like it was hello kitty or something.
No need to spend another night’s prayer on wishing for a Super Mario All-Stars-style graphical overhaul for Super Mario Land — Arne Niklas Jansson created one and released the patch! It reminds me a lot of Minitroid, which isn’t a bad thing at all.
Romania Eurovision 2013 - Cezar - It’s my life
This dude holds a falsetto correctly for like an entire song. That’s impressive. I hope this video retroactively kills Robin Thicke’s career.
maybe yahoo will allow me to reblog text posts as texts by default.
maybe yahoo will allow me to reblog full text posts from the mobile app
soccer is the rich white kids
on barbershop fresh trimmed fields
chalk fresher than a teacher’s
with their /exclusive/ leagues
shiny adida jacket and shorts
expensive shiny balls
made for a penny a day by brown children
futbol is a worn down ball against a broken wall
kicked by socked or bare feet
with giggles and shreaks
it’s resourcefulness in finding home
in any field of pavement, broken cement, or dirt
a ball in plastic,rags, or a teddy
futbol is fun and learning and motivation
and learning a game that has been played
soccer is white people trying their best
at and diffusing futbol