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Viet Mankinis

October 1st, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Say what you will about the Borat mankini–the hideous neon yellow reminds you of that crazy hipster, Blaine, from this season of Project Runway, the V-shape sends you into Nixon flashbacks, the exposed pelvic bones and pubes make you wanna ralph. Sure! Personally, I think it’s pretty rad. But, oddly enough, the outfit really, really offends some folks.

Apparently, it really bugs ma peeps back home in Vietnam! Word on the world news front is that two college kids in Hanoi have been suspended from school for a year and publicly chided for a comedy performance done in the mankinis–which was documented and posted on YouTube (it’s no longer available and only screen grabs survived). Sure, they jacked up the stakes by ripping out fake pubic hairs and rolling around like a bunch of hyenas on acid, but much of the media focus has been on their choice of dress.

Lemme tell you–I’m looking at the photos, and frankly I’m not offended. After all, I find it hard to imagine anything worse than:

“Reluctant” Fame Whore

this douchenozzle in the mankini.

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It’s A Shame, Shame, Shame

August 7th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Bangkok officials have found a new way to reprimand rule-breaking policemen: SHAME.

Bad boys, bad boys are now required to wear Hello Kitty armbands around the office as punishment for wrongdoing.

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Associated Press reports:

Police officers caught littering, parking in a prohibited area, or arriving late — among other misdemeanors — will be forced to stay in the division office and wear the armband all day, said Police Col. Pongpat Chayaphan. The officers won’t wear the armband in public.

The striking armband features Hello Kitty sitting atop two hearts.

“Simple warnings no longer work. This new twist is expected to make them feel guilt and shame and prevent them from repeating the offense, no matter how minor,” said Pongpat, acting chief of the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok.

Giiirrrlll… sign me up for the Thai Police Academy!!! I WANT THAT ARMBAND!!!!

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