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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

September 20th, 2010 | 1 comment | Posted by jasmine

Try to read this without cracking the fuck up: “Kim Jong-Il is the Martin Scorsese of North Korea.” Really? Because his IMDb profile seems to suggest otherwise. [tubefilter]

Freida Pinto looks awesome, oily, and awesomely oily for GQ. [cele|bitchy]

CNN’s Hero of the Year Efren Penaflorida is a hero to his fellow Filipinos. Even better: President Benigno Aquino’s administration may be expanding his system of pushcart classrooms into the public education system. [CNN]

If there were an official DISGRASIAN uniform, we’d build it around this homemade Ferris Bueller vest. [Craftzine - thanks, Elaine!]

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Congratulasians To Efren Peñaflorida, 2009 CNN Hero Of The Year!

November 23rd, 2009 | 2 comments | Posted by Diana

The people have spoken, and what they have said is that our man Efren Peñaflorida, with his pushcart school, is a hero among heroes. Try not to cry during his acceptance speech:





Perhaps we could all learn something from his tireless efforts and pushcart lessons. Peñaflorida said:

“Our planet is filled with heroes, young and old, rich and poor, man, woman of different colors, shapes and sizes. We are one great tapestry. Each person has a hidden hero within, you just have to look inside you and search it in your heart, and be the hero to the next one in need.”

And right now, from behind our walls of daily snark and selfishness and shame, we kinda believe him.

[CNN: Pushcart Educator Named CNN Hero Of The Year]

Thanks, Jasmine!

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