On last night's episode of 30 Rock , heavily pregnant Avery starts having contractions while she and Jack are in Toronto for the G8 summit. Dead-set on having theirdaughter be born on American soil, they try to race back to the border.
John Cho makes an appearance as a friendly Canadian who picks the twoup in his traveling meth lab. And while the episode was probably in the can longbefore Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the TigerMother exploded , I like to think this was the show's way of winking at the wholefracas. (After all, Cho did star in the past decade's cleverest movie about race in America .)
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself.
What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows
The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything
It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.