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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.
BUT WE WERE WRONG.
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?
DOES NOT COMPUTE, DOES NOT COMPUTE.
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.
Thanks, Shaheen and Dave!
Filed under: Admitting One's Mistakes, Ann Curry, Ann Curry Commencement Address Blunder, Ann Curry Graduation Speech Blunder, Anti-Agin' Asian, Apologies, Even Asians Make Mistakes, Mixed-Race People, Public Apologies, Robots, The Today Show
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.
Note to President Obama:
HAVE WE TAUGHT YOU NOTHING?
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.
Filed under: Accountability, Admitting One's Mistakes, Excellence, Screwing Up, Tom Daschle, We Love Being Right, Weird Asian Behavior, Why In Fuck's Sake Hasn't Any Government Official Paid Their Taxes?
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?