Scanner File: Big Brother’s “Yellow Issue” (August 1998)

February 8th, 2013 | 7:04 am | Time Capsule | 5 Comments

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After the internet’s collective failure in digitizing the much revered Big Brother “Black Issue,” we are checking off our annual scanner-based post requirement. Sunday is Chinese New Year (we’re also in the midst of Linsanity’s one-year anniversary), and what better way to celebrate than by remembering notable skaters of Asian descent, circa 1998. (A note to commenters who are particularly sensitive to race issues on QS: We are aware that all Asian races do not celebrate Chinese New Year.)

“The Yellow Issue” was over forty pages of interviews and photos with “yellow skaters” — many of whom were New Yorkers (Jeff Pang, Danny Supa, Paul Leung, Sean Kelling, Ray Wong, etc.) The interviews were administered in a typically absurd Big Brother fashion, in that they focussed on questions regarding penis size, being good at math, being bad at driving, turning red while drinking alcohol, and Bruce Lee v.s. Jackie Chan. Below is the bulk of the issue, sans ads and some sections interviewing vert skaters. Even scanners have a vert button.

Happy Year of the Snake to all the Chinese skaters out there and best of luck with this blizzard to everyone else.

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The Yellow Issue concludes with a list of Hong Kong action movie clichés, all of which are equally applicable to American action movies. And since you’re bound to be stuck inside all weekend, let this be a reminder that the greatest action movie ever made, and the one from where nearly all of the clichés below derive from, is available on YouTube in full. Both in dubbed and subtitled versions!

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5 Comments

Comment by Brownguy
  • good stuff right here!

    February 8, 2013 @ 12:47 pm
  • Comment by rap
  • HAHHAHA that issue was racist as fuck

    February 8, 2013 @ 1:47 pm
  • Comment by Shaolin
  • Props to Dimitry Elyashkevich. He really went way beyond his duty to get almost every Asian NYC skater into this issue. Sponsored or not.

    February 8, 2013 @ 1:52 pm
  • Comment by jilleen
  • EPIC ISSUE.

    February 8, 2013 @ 9:45 pm
  • Comment by J~wU
  • I read this issue so many times. was so funny.

    February 9, 2013 @ 4:28 am
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