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Ann Curry Was Wrong, Therefore We R2

May 25th, 2010 | 2 comments | Posted by Jen

Y’all know we’ve always thought Ann Curry was a robot. A really silky-voiced, smooth-skinned, awkward-dancing, non-aging robot programmed to never have her lipstick smudge and to have a fangirl’s devotion to Brad Pitt.


Because over the weekend, Ann Curry made a mistake. While giving the commencement address at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, she confused it with the Wheaton College in Illinois by citing the latter’s illustrious alumni, which include evangelist Billy Graham, director Wes Craven, and 9/11 hero Todd Beamer.

Proof positive that Ann is…human?


Read her charming apology here, where she asks for forgiveness twice and admits, “I am mortified by my mistake.” She may not be a robot, but feeling shame over making a very public mistake means she’s most definitely Asian.

[via HuffPo]

Thanks, Shaheen and Dave!

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RIP Robert McNamara

July 6th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

We wish an eternal good night to Robert McNamara, who died in his sleep early this morning at the age of 93. There were many lessons learned from the former Secretary of Defense’s mistakes regarding US involvement in the Vietnam war, to be sure–but perhaps we gleaned more by appreciating his ability to look back and actually admit when and how he was wrong. We’re Asian for chrissake; we certainly know how difficult the latter can be.

[Washington Post: Robert McNamara, Architect of Vietnam War, Dies at 93]


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On Accountability

February 4th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Note to President Obama:


Being Asian-ish means never having to admit you’re wrong!

Jen doesn’t do it. I don’t do it. You–you shouldn’t do it either.

So… this?

This we just can’t see again.



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Piglet Primasian

July 25th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

When I took my first look at the Chinese piglet recently born with a deformed, monkey-like face, I am ashamed to say that I was horrified and repulsed.

But I take it back! He’s an animal, and all animals are beautiful. He’s just different. It’s okay to be different, and being different is cool!

Monkey pig has nothing to be ashamed of. Aren’t I right?

Thanks, Jasmine!

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