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BIRTHDAY CELEBRASIAN! William Hung

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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BIRTHDAY CELEBRASIAN! Taylor Momsen

July 23rd, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Things that happened before Taylor Momsen was born in 1993:

  • The Brat Pack
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 pilot
  • Michael Crawford’s Phantom of the Opera career
  • The Pixies
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Polaroid
  • Cokes accompanied by smiles
  • Bill Clinton elected President of the United States
  • Twin Peaks
  • The Barcelona Olympics
  • Car Phones
  • The Viper Room

Um, yeah. Taylor Momsen turns 16 this week, and we suddenly feel old and irrelevant. Happy fuckin’ birthday, Gossip child!

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BIRTHDAY CELEBRASIAN!

March 19th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Happy birthday to Takeru Kobayashi, who turned 31 this week–despite nearly a decade of competitively stuffing his gullet with Nathan’s hot dogs (and other fine eats), and compromising both logic and his arteries for the good of the people.

Here’s hoping somebody gives this man some vegetables for his birthday! He probably needs it!

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What, Madge Worry?

March 10th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHA HAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

“I’m doing great, guys! What divorce? What aging? Doing great!

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BIRTHDAY CELEBRASIAN!

October 30th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Michelle Wie turns 20 this weekend, which means she’ll be one year too old to be considered a provocative “teen athlete” with “lots of potential,” and one step further away from being a young prodigy. Not to be a buzzkill or anything–that’s just what our moms said to us when WE turned twenty. It sucked!

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ROCK OF ASIAN: Thrice

March 12th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

I was a terrible music snob years ago, unable to listen to domestic dub without scoffing, tap a toe to jazz by white dudes without rolling my eyes, eye the cover of Spin without laughing. Worst of all were my opinions regarding bands anointed as the pioneers of “Screamo,” with their black t-shirts and fists in the air, who I was always convinced were out specifically to bastardize everything that all rock legends (indie and major alike) had worked so hard for decades to establish. They threatened everything I actualy did love and I hated them for that.

Thrice was one of those bands. Hell, they were that band. Leading the charge of that sordid Screamo movement from my Orange County homeland, they rocked the fists and the tshirts and the bitchin’-but-sad guitar solos that my record bag and I simply didn’t understand. I didn’t even bother hating them, I just ignored them.

But it’s been almost a decade and about eight records later for Thrice, and having just heard a half-dozen of their newest tracks, I realize that they’ve grown up a lot since forging the way for Screamo. (It’s a part of their past and forgivable offense, I guess. I mean, my god, what was I doing then? Writing bad poetry?) I’ve been ignorant for too long.

We all grow up, it seems. And, okay, I have a kind of unreasonable crush on lead guitarist Teppei Teranishi.

Check the discography here.

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