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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

July 24th, 2010 | 1 comment | Posted by jasmine

How long should you “ooh” and “aah” over a panda stuck in a tree (oh no!) before you do the right thing and rescue it? [BuzzFeed]

This gemstone mosaic portrait of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea, based off a picture of them during a 2000 visit to Vietnam, might be the greatest wedding present EVER. [Huffington Post]

The Hangover 2 is heading to Asia, and shooting is expected to begin in Thailand this fall. Is it too much to hope that there won’t be any “ME RUV YOU RONG TIME” jokes in the script? [Celebuzz]

Takeru Kobayashi says that if he hadn’t, y’know, squabbled over his contract and gotten thrown in the clink, he totally would have won this year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest! [AOL News]

Kim Jong Un may succeed his father Kim Jong Il as the “Dear Leader” of North Korea as early as September. Will he sport the perm, wraparound sunglasses, and tracksuit that made his father a fashion legend? Or develop his own signature look? [The Daily Beast]

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Did Somebody Say ‘Dog Eating Contest’?!

July 6th, 2010 | 3 comments | Posted by Jen

A few months ago, Twitter changed the algorithm behind its Trending Topics feature to reflect what’s “immediately popular” rather than what’s generally popular or most discussed, in order to bring the Twitterverse “the ‘most breaking’ news.”

Or it was all just an elaborate ruse to fuck with Justin Bieber fans, according to, um, Justin Bieber fans.

Regardless of who you Belieb, the folks at Twitter admit that the algorithm is a “work in progress,” which may explain why “Dog Eating Contest” was trending on the 4th of July:

Either people were tweeting about Nathan’s annual Hot Dog Eating Contest or Asians Continue reading Did Somebody Say ‘Dog Eating Contest’?!

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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

June 29th, 2010 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan has made a kung-fu movie, Wu-Tang vs. the Golden Phoenix. [New York Magazine]

Six-time Nathan’s Hot Dog eating champion Takeru Kobayashi may not be making the trip to Coney Island this weekend to try to steal the title from defending champ Joey Chestnut. [Consumerist]

The inmates at Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center choreographed a new number to remember Michael Jackson on the first anniversary of his death. [YouTube]

Hiromi Ozaki, a student at The Royal College of Art, has designed a “Menstruation Machine”. Yes, there’s video. [Wired]

Nordstrom claims they didn’t use Photoshop to make model Tao Okamoto look thinner. 14 year-old blogging wunderkind, Tavi Gevinson, aka Style Rookie, calls bullshit. Team Tavi! [Jezebel]

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BABEWATCH: Takeru Kobayashi

July 7th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen
Kobayashi with our blogger pal Zoe Yang on the morning of this year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog eating competition

Name: Takeru Kobayashi

Age: 31

Hails from: Japan

Occupation: Competitive Eater

Why He’s a Babe: Wait, wut? Takeru Kobayashi got hot?! Sure, he got pwned (and disowned by certain people) for the 3rd year running in the biggest event of his, er, sport, but he wins when it comes to making his, er, sport appear less repellent, which is no small achievement. Because competitive eating is gross. But Kobayashi’s new Alexander Wang-ish haircut? Kute!

Keep it up, Takeru. The cuteness, we mean, and not so much the throwing up in your mouth.

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