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Mash-Up Round-Up: Lance Bass Marries a Jew!

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Good Southern Baptist Boy Marries Nice Jewish Boy.
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This week was avoiding flying manhole covers; praying Dead Nationwide Kid arrives in heaven safely; and getting saved by the bell. If you’re not going vegan with Bey, we recommend making meatballs this weekend. 

Mash-Ups in the News:

“Fresh Off the Boat” Premieres on Network TV; World Freaks Out

Reviews herehere and here.

What this says to us: We are ready to see our mash-up lives reflected; we are emotional to be more B.I.G than Long Duk Dong; and we are relieved to say that we too had smelly lunches and sometimes just wanted Lunchables.

What do you think of the show? Tell us here.

via The Internet

“Being Mary Jane” And Why Colorblind Casting Doesn’t Work

You know when people say “I don’t see race” and you are like, “What does that even mean?” The producer of shows such as Girlfriends andBeing Mary Jane thinks we should bring our whole selves to the screen.

via Vulture

Haruki Murakami Has An Advice Column And It’s Brilliant

Q: How does one fall in love?

A: Basically it’s an accidental collision. It is unpredictable and inescapable. So, always fasten your seatbelt.

via Washington Post

Lance Bass Opens Up About His Interfaith Marriage

Good Southern Baptist Boy Marries Nice Jewish Boy. Lance had never met a Jew while growing up.

via Huffington Post

Dear McDonald’s: Maybe Don’t Tell Mexicans That Tamales Are Over

McDonald’s new ad campaign in Mexico disses tamales. Internet riots follow because tamales are the best.

via Fusion

The Salty, Murky Story Behind Soy Sauce Packets

A Jewish man in the Bronx and NASA helped make soy sauce the third most popular condiment in the U.S. after mayo and ketchup. We are feeling pretty bad for mustard right about now.

via The Atlantic

Siberians in Hawaii Did Not Find Paradise

At the turn of the 20th century, plantation owners in Hawaii decided they needed white labor, so they brought in workers from Siberia. This was not a tropical dream for them.

via PRI

Why Cambodians Never Get Depressed

Because they don’t have a word for depression. Instead they say “The water in my heart has fallen.” The lack of language for such mental health issues deeply effects how people deal with them.

via NPR

Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman Is Kind Of Jewish

As part of the time-honored tradition of proudly identifying all people who are a little bit Jewish and claiming them for our own (best captured in Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah Song) we say Julian is a Jew.

via Forward

Majority of Millennials Date Outside Their Race

88% of millennials said they have or would date outside of their race. Yep.

via Fusion

Bobby Jindal’s Official Portrait Looks Nothing Like Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is painted as a white man with a different face for his portrait. The age of photos makes it much harder to get away with this.

via Mediaite

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