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Finally! Two men on TMGTL with truly sound, loving, smart relationship advice. And they just so happens to be the two halves of our favorite-favorite-FAVORITE couple, George Takei and Brad Altman:
Looks like these old truths haven’t changed!
1. Love requires sharing.
2. Love requires patience.
3. Even the best couples argue about wilted produce.
4. Trying to keep everything in context is important.
5. You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince or princess.
6. ALL THE BEST ONES ARE GAY OR TAKEN. Or in this case, BOTH!
Filed under: Advice, Brad Altman, Cute Couples, Did Somebody Mention Kissing? We're In, Gaysians, George Takei, Great Spouses, Hubbies, Husbands, Patience Is A Virtue, Produce, Sharing Is Hard, The Man's Guide To Love
Filed under: Adorable-ness, Cuteness, Dance Wid Me, Indie Bands, Indie Pop, Kollaboration, Nerd Pop, New York, No Doubt, NY Kollaboration 2010, Orange County, Paperdoll, Pop Music, Save Ferris, Ska, Teresa
And not just any old pair of pants, but crimefighting pants. (Leggings, technically, with motorcycle boots attached.) After 69 years, Wonder Woman’s getting a sartorial makeover for her 600th issue–and also, apparently, a re-imagining of her origin story. And while it’s about time the feminist icon, who once graced the cover of Ms. magazine, got herself a pair of pants, it’s kinda weird to see her in pants, you know? It’s like seeing Lady Gaga in pants. It’s like seeing the Queen of England in pants. It’s like you forgot pants existed in her Amazonian universe. It’s as though they were as invisible as her airplane.
And now that she’s finally be-panted, of course, you wonder how she ever lived without pants. Did she ever get cold in that strapless leotard thingy? (Answer: Of course not, she’s Wonder Woman.) Did she ever put on that strapless leotard thingy and go, Shit, I forgot to get a bikini wax? (Answer: Hmmmm. Hadn’t thought about that before.) Because, look, even Superman had a beard once. It’s like, now that she’s got pants, this light has been shone on her decades of pantlessness, and you’re a little outraged she’s never worn pants, mostly because you’re a little shocked you never stopped to think about the fact that she’s never worn pants, and you’re more than a little shocked that it’s that easy to be brainwashed into thinking that something as basic as pants don’t exist, even while you’re kinda missing her red boots and her star spangled hot pants–which are really not pants, btw–on that wildly impractical strapless leotard thingy.
Anyway, the man responsible for Wonder Woman’s costume redesign is renowned comic book artist and DC Comics Co-Publisher, Jim Lee. If you’re not familiar with Lee’s bio, as I wasn’t, it’s pretty interesting stuff. Born in Seoul but raised in St. Louis, Lee always had Continue reading Wonder Woman Finally Gets A Pair Of Pants
Filed under: DC Comics, Jim Lee, Korean-Americans, Leotards, Superheroes, Wonder Woman 600th Issue, Wonder Woman Costume, Wonder Woman Costume Redesign, Wonder Woman Gets Pants, Wonder Woman Makeover, Wonder Woman New Outfit
RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan has made a kung-fu movie, Wu-Tang vs. the Golden Phoenix. [New York Magazine]
Six-time Nathan’s Hot Dog eating champion Takeru Kobayashi may not be making the trip to Coney Island this weekend to try to steal the title from defending champ Joey Chestnut. [Consumerist]
The inmates at Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center choreographed a new number to remember Michael Jackson on the first anniversary of his death. [YouTube]
Hiromi Ozaki, a student at The Royal College of Art, has designed a “Menstruation Machine”. Yes, there’s video. [Wired]
Filed under: Anniversary of Michael Jackson's Death, Asian Models, Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Competitive Eating, Dancing Inmates, Dancing Philippine Inmates, Gong Fu, Kung Fu, Michael Jackson, Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, Philippine Prisoners, Photoshop Disasters, RZA, Style Rookie, Takeru Kobayashi, Tao Okamoto, Tavi Gevinson, Wu-Tang Clan
I KNEW there was a good reason why I didn’t become an astronaut after boldly announcing that I would back in 7th grade, in an effort to impress my dad, who consulted for NASA.
(I mean, besides not being all that inclined towards math and science, not being a jock, and developing a fear of flying that dogged me through most of my twenties, which is to say, not possessing any of the qualities, really, of your typical astronaut.)
But I digress. Here’s the real reason:
Filed under: Astronauts, International Space Station, ISS, NASA, No Sex On International Space Station, Obama Space Policy, Obama Space Program, Sex Ban Aboard International Space Station, Space Experiments, Space Missions, This Is Not Hot
Name: Freddie Wong
Hails from: LA (via Seattle)
Occupation: YouTube star, budding filmmaker, video enthusiast, Guitar Hero pro
Known for: Well, he actually says it best…
“Most people know me from my brief stint as a professional Guitar Hero/Rock Band player.
When I am not rocking faces with plastic, I am a filmmaker and musician in Los Angeles.”
Like 7,166,489 other people, we first encountered Wong when he released a sick video of himself rocking Rush’s “YYZ” on Guitar Hero’s expert level, and watched with nodding approval as he rose quick as crème fraîche to the top of the pro GH ranks.
But Wong’s real gifts, as highlighted by NewTeeVee’s Liz Shannon Miller this week, lie in Continue reading AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Freddie Wong
Filed under: Angelenos, Bloggers, Film Geeks, Filmmakers, Freddie Wong, Guitar Hero, Musicians, OK Go, Rock Band, Rocking Faces, Rush, Seattle, So Nerdy It's Fantastic, YouTube, YouTube Sensations, YYZ
Why I Won’t Be Spending My Summer Vacation In Arizona: Governor Claims Most Illegals Are ‘Drug Mules’
Arizona governor Jan Brewer doesn’t know what an illegal immigrant looks like, but she knows what “the majority” of them are up to–why, they’re all drug mules, of course! According to CNN, Governor Brewer made this claim earlier this month during a debate of Republican gubernatorial candidates, and then she reiterated it again last Friday:
“Well, we all know that the majority of the people that are coming to Arizona and trespassing are now becoming drug mules,” Brewer said. “They’re coming across our borders in huge numbers. The drug cartels have taken control of the immigration.
“So they are criminals. They’re breaking the law when they are trespassing and they’re criminals when they pack the marijuana and the drugs on their backs.”
In other words, they’re weedbacks!
But here’s the thing: what Governor Brewer’s claiming isn’t true. (Shocking, I know.) It’s just another lie coming out of what is quickly becoming the most fascist and racist place in America. A representative for the National Border Patrol Council, the labor union for almost 20,000 border patrol agents and staff, which actually supports SB 1070, disputed Brewer’s claim as soon as she made it, saying that drugs smuggled across the border by Continue reading Why I Won’t Be Spending My Summer Vacation In Arizona: Governor Claims Most Illegals Are ‘Drug Mules’
Filed under: Anti-Immigration, Arizona, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Arizona Immigration Bill SB 1070, Arizona Immigration Law, Arizona SB 1070, Blaming Brown People For Your Problems, Boycott Arizona, Drug Mules, Governor Brewer, Illegal Immigrants, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, Is Arizona The Most Fucked Place In America?, Jan Brewer, Lies, Racist Laws
An entire military career down in flames in a little under 48 hours. Looks like a little diarrhea of the mouth goes a long way.
The real shame about this whole McChrystal takedown is that the fallout is sad and bad for basically everyone.
Except maybe Rolling Stone.
Filed under: Afghanistan, Afghanistan War, America Needs Help, Gen. McChrystal, General McChrystal Resigns, General Patraeus, General Stanley McChrystal, Michael Hastings, President Obama, Rolling Stone, Sad and Bad, Shameful Events, Vice President Joe Biden
JEN: Attention, Ebates shoppers…
DIANA: (channeling Bono) “Uno, Dos, Tres… Catorce! (14?) Hallo… hallo…”
DIANA: My parents used to tell me that they got me as a baby at a Blue Light Special.
JEN: That reminds me…did you hear about the meth heads who tried to sell their baby outside a Wal-Mart? Too bad your parents weren’t there, cuz the baby was a bargain, only $25! And Ebates has a 1% cash back deal with Wal-Mart, so…
DIANA: They also could’ve put it on eBay, which has a 1-3% Ebate.
JEN: The meth really clouded their judgment.
DIANA: Hear that, kids? Just say NO.
JEN: Enough about discount babies, what did you buy using our Ebates cashola?
DIANA: Well…first, I had to get a replacement foundation for the one I lost in Oklahoma last month. Sigh. Somewhere in the rural backwoods of Tulsa, some hotel employee is walking around with a really dewy, smooth, flawless complexion. Bitch! It’s the Chanel Vitalumière in 41, Natural Beige. SPF 15, so I don’t get too tan in the face and look, as my Hardass Asian Grandma would say, “like a worker.”
JEN: You are naturally tan in the face though!
DIANA: Yeah. My grandma always frowned and made the clucking sound: “Ohhhh… you Continue reading Diana and Jen’s Excellent Ebates Shopping Adventure [Sponsored]
Filed under: Asians Love Discounts, Chanel, Clogs, Costco, Earwax, Ebates, Exes Suck, Hardass Asian Moms, Hygiene, IKEA, Madewell, Magazines, Masochism, Nordstrom, Real Doll, Sephora, Twilight, U2, ValueMags, Yoga
North Korea would like the United States to pay it $65 trillion for years of hostility [Gawker]
The Korean War started 60 years ago today. [Wikipedia]
Kimora Lee Simmons has been spreading fabulosity to South Africa. [Sowetan - thanks, Michael!]
It’s been a year since Michael Jackson (and Farrah Fawcett!) died. Cebu inmates, take it away. [YouTube]
I know you’ve got a forthcoming album to promote, so you’re going to have to give a gajillion interviews loaded with controversial statements, so that blogs will have something to write about, so that Twitter will get a new trending topic, so that you’ll generate more buzz, so that the wheels will get greased, so that the whole machine behind making you a pop star will get cranking, but I’m going to need you to stop talking for a while, okay?
Because every time I read another interview with you, I like you less and less. And I like you a lot. And I’d like it to stay that way. But it’s kind of impossible when you say things like you’re living in Brentwood because you can’t afford New York. Not that I’m not curious about why you’re living in Brentwood. But, as HuffPo pointed out, real estate there goes for $636 a square foot. You know what would be revolutionary and guerrilla-style? If you said something like, “I’m a mom now, and Brentwood’s safe” or “I’m rich now, where do you want me to live?” or “I like how unchallenging Brentwood is, I don’t have to be cool here” or even something hilariously bourgie like, “I picked Brentwood because I fell in love with this particular house.” You want to get heads spinning? Tell me you’re a Westside–and, uh, I don’t mean in the 2PAC sense–soccer mom. But tell me you’re living in Brentwood because you can’t afford other places, and I want to punch you, as Diana would say, in the neckmeat.
You’re an artist and a storyteller, and we love it when you embellish the truth–as the GQ profile I’m talking about points out you often do–but we don’t like it when you’re dishonest, not so much in the factual sense, but in the emotional sense. So the only Continue reading ROCK OF ASIAN: Less Talking, More Rocking, M.I.A.
Filed under: Brentwood Sucks, GQ, Ladies Who Rock, Lynn Hirschberg, M.I.A., M.I.A. GQ Interview, Maya Arulpragasam, Rocking My Face Off, Sri Lanka, STFU, Stop Talking, Tamils, Terrorism, Truffle Fries
It’s been a while since we’ve mentioned Bai Ling. What’s she been up to? Trying to make out with Helen Mirren on the red carpet for the premiere of Love Ranch. As one does. [Cele|bitchy]
Want to know who to thank/blame for those nine-inch platforms that Lady Gaga has been spotted walking/tripping in? Send your regards to designer Noritaka Tatehana. [MTV]
North Korean food truck – tasty or tasteless? [Angry Asian Man]