I’m not Jewish, but I’ve encountered the whole “bring a nice Persian boy home.” My mom tried to set me up with a nice Persian guy one time. Well, she actually tried to introduce me to two of them at the same party so I had a choice. She’s a gem, and so progressive. I had a choice! Anyway, when I walked into the party I felt like I was at the Persian Bachelor rose ceremony. One was a doctor, while the other was a pilot. The only thing I could tell my mom was, “Mom, I think it’s pretty safe to say I won’t be dating a middle-eastern pilot anytime soon.” And that was the last time she ever tried to set me up with ANYONE.
Sorry, I get sidetracked easily. . .
Moving back to Shahs. As the relationship/Persiapalooza episode continued we saw Reza with his man at the beach. We learned that Reza doesn’t care about sea glass like white people do, but at least he cared enough to go on a glass hunt for Adam. We also learned that Reza is “trying,” but he’s also OK with his Facebook status reading, “It’s complicated.” See what I’m saying? What is it with Persians and facebook vocab? They used to learn their English from The Price is Right in the 80’s, but now it’s the internet. Times have changed. . .
Back to Reza and Adam being “complicated…”
Translation: I love you, but I’m just not attracted to. . .your armpits. Hey, like he said. . .he’s “trying!”
And while we’re talking about relationships, I have to mention this quickly, and I mean quickly. . .MJ and Drizzy? WTF? Red Pants/Vest guy? She’s going to chew him up and spit him out. I can’t see this one lasting, but at least she’s getting laid.
Meanwhile, as all of this is going on, Asa gets ready for her big event. This is her first ever stage show and her first time headlining. It usually takes people years and years and years to headline, but our Persian Pop Priestess is ready! She wants to keep Persian pop culture alive because we don’t have Persian pop culture…yet. I’ll tell you how to create Persian Pop Culture: Get one of the Shahs to get paparazzi’d with no underwear on and create the Iranian equivalent of TMZ or Perez. Call it Parvez Hilton. That’s how it’s done!