A Jimmy Tsai 'Ping Pong Playa' Exclusive for Hyphen

September 12, 2008

Round Two: 'Ping Pong Playa' vs. Mother Nature

by Jimmy Tsai

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After battling it out in Round One (and winning) against the Odds-of-Getting-Theatrical-Distribution, now 'Ping Pong Playa' is duking it out with Mother Nature (or Crom, whichever deity suits your taste) in a major way: first it was Tropical Storm Hanna out in New York on opening weekend, now it's Hurricane Ike in one of our expanded cities: Houston (where I currently am at the moment). Well, Mother Nature (or Crom): to hell with you! We're still gonna get our people out in force to catch the movie, so you can take your Hurricane Ike and shove it where the sun don't shine! BOOYAH!

Readers, help us in our war with Mother Nature by continuing to spread the word especially in places where Ike can't reach us (namely: Los Angeles, San Francisco/Bay Area, New York, and Seattle).

In related news: just a few funny notes from various Q&A sessions for the curious. Some of my favorite (either funny or weird) questions:

Q: Were all those dance moves at the end choreographed?

A: They were not; no rehearsals necessary.

Q: Will there be a sequel?

A: Depends on how well the movie does... answer TBD.

Q: Where did you learn to speak that dialect?

A: I thought they meant my Chinese... apparently, they were referring to the street/urban "dialect" C-Dub speaks... oops!

Q: Where can I get that 'I SPEAK ENGLISH' t-shirt?

A: Blacklava

Jimmy Tsai aka C-Dub, currently battling mother nature, is guest-blogging for Hyphen.

P.S. Were you at our San Francisco Official After Party for Ping Pong Playa? Check out the pictures at Vaindeer and Mochamonkey!

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