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January 14th, 2010 | 2 comments | Posted by Diana

Happy birthday to William Hung, who turned 27 this week!

Hung like a... Shetland pony?

Though he hasn’t produced a record in years, Hung has somehow hung (ahem) out prominently in our minds–like sticky rice on the back of a wooden spoon–until present. Most Hung-related memories make us want to drag him out from his hole just to slap him silly, just because he so famously embodied for millenials every marshmallow-faced, Engrish-speaking, penis-shrinking stereotype we (like our hero, Bruce Lee) have ever tried to kick to the curb.

So here’s hoping now that Hung’s a little bit older, he’s also a bit wiser (and for all of you quick-draw commenters, I know he’s plenty book smart, but we’re talking wisdom here). Maybe he’ll find a way to channel all of that “attitude and charisma” into something wonderful, like medical school or law school (kidding)! Listen, we’re stoked as long as he’s not making us all look like clowns. Anymore.

[William Hung - Official Site]
[YouTube: William Hung American Idol Audition (VIDEO)]


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A Step In the Right Direction

April 13th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

AFP reports:

“Beijing has corrected over 6,500 traffic signs and will next target public toilets, museums and menus as it erases bad English translations before the 2008 Olympics, a city official said Wednesday.

The host city is taking aim at sloppy and often hilarious translations that dot the city to avoid Olympic-sized embarrassment over menu items such as ‘fried crap’ and attractions like the “Racist Park” — a venue dedicated to ethnic minorities.”

Don’t get me wrong… I’m pleased to see that the eradication of “Racist Park” is near. But why does it take the promise of the world’s largest international sporting event for you to get your shit together? You’ve known that “fried crap” had to go for at least six months.

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Leonardo "Not" DiCaprio

March 28th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Indescribable. Incomprehensible. Unintelligible. DISGRASIAN hip-hop sensation, Leonardo:

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