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Lesson for 2010: Be Careful Making Promises

January 4th, 2010 | 2 comments | Posted by Diana

Chad Ochocinco–crazy cocky, yet kinda lovable–properly hyped up an imminent Bengals victory in last night’s SNF matchup versus the Jets during a pre-game interview with Bob Costas. He also added a wager:

86'd from last night's game with an injury

From FNN:

“If Revis shuts me down I will change my name back to Johnson,” Ochocinco told NBC’s Bob Costas on the network’s pre-game show. “That’s how confident I am. It’s not going to happen.”

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Changing The World, One Hardass Asian Day At A Time

September 28th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana
That’s “Mr. President,” if you’re nasty

It finally happened! On September 22, amazian Jim Yong Kim was inaugurated as the 17th President of Dartmouth College.

If you recall, he is both the first physician to lead Dartmouth in all of its 240 years and the first Asian American to head an Ivy League institution.

Never mind that he’s already a decorated student and educator, with an A.B. from Brown and both graduate degrees (M.D. and Ph.D.) from Harvard–where, prior to his move to Dartmouth, he held professorships at the Medical School and School of Public Health. Or that he’s commonly regarded as a “global health pioneer” for his work with various health institutions and the World Health Organization, and for co-founding the nonprofit medical organization Partners in Health. (Ed Note: My dad just read the last paragraph and started crying.)

We just watched Kim’s inaugural speech, and can totally see why students have found him to be a “most inspirational instructor,” guiding young people to feel they can change the world:

…but we couldn’t help but notice that all of Kim’s warm and cuddly stuff seems to be frosted with just a hint of awesome Hardass Asian Presidentialness: All that talk of excellence, persistence, preparasian? Thank bejeezus! He knows how to talk on our terms!!!

Even WE can’t help but feel rather inspired by Kim’s philosophies (but we’re sure as hell not going back to school to prove it!).

[DISGRASIAN™: AOTW - Dartmouth Prez Jim Yong Kim]
[Dartmouth.edu: Dr. Jim Yong Kim Appointed 17th President Of Dartmouth College]

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Thanks, Jasmine!

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Martin Luther King Jr. Daysian

January 21st, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Last year in Memphis, I stood, squinting into the sun, at the balcony of the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned to death. I wasn’t alive to see Dr. King speak, experience his movement, or hear his words firsthand, but I instantly felt myself sobbing. In that very spot, we lost one of the great, brave, unifying voices of our nation’s history–someone who dared to dream and hope, speak loudly with restraint, believe in people’s ability to change the way we think and act. King’s very existence allowed us all to be better than ourselves. In life and in death, King was that change.

Does it really “take a president,” Hillary?

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Hillary Rodhasian Clinton

January 9th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

After losing badly in Iowa, Hillary Clinton not only found her voice in New Hampshire, she also found a new posse. Witness her giving her Iowa concession speech here, surrounded by trolls and gargoyles:

And contrast that with her victory speech in New Hampshire:

Fresh-faced, soap commercial-worthy, animated young people! People who like CHANGE and IM’ing! CHANGE and the iPhone! CHANGE and weekly allowances! On top of that, thrown into the mix was…

…a real, live, cutie-pie Asian! In New Hampshire!

Hillary’s new message to rival Barack? “Suck my diversity pipe, Obama! See you down in SC where my homeys be whom I will scare up in the next ten days. Peace out.”

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