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CAAAV has been working tirelessly to help Chinatown residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. If you are in New York, they could sure use donations of food, water, batteries, flashlights, and blankets. If you’re not in New York but would like to help, consider an online donation. [CAAAV.org, @caaav]
BuzzFeed outed twitter user @ComfortablySmug, who tweeted false and scary information about conditions in New York City during Hurricane Sandy, as Shashank Tripathi, a former banker and current campaign manager for Republican congressional candidate from New York Christopher R. Wright. [BuzzFeed]
If you’re in New York City and without power or water due to the hurricane, stop by any New York Sports Club location. They are open and free to anyone who needs to take a shower, charge their cell phone, or just get in some stress-busting exercise. [well+good]
Open City discusses the impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City’s Asian immigrants. [Open City]
A picture of New Jersey governor Chris Christie and President Barack Obama comforting a woman devastated by the aftermath of of Hurricane Sandy has gone viral on Twitter after journalist Jeff Yang captioned it with “If enough people see it, this is the photo that singlehandedly re-elects @BarackObama.” [Twitter]
Anti-China sentiment has been so pervasive in this election cycle that the Ohio Republican Party used images of Chinese food containers and chopsticks in their mailers. [Huffington Post]
The New York Times takes a look at affirmative action and its impact on Asian Americans… [New York Times]
… and the importance of admissions tests to elite New York City high schools for Asian immigrant students. [New York Times]
I was down with the wenqing, or Chinese hipsters, before they were cool. [The Atlantic]
Honda made a car FOR THE LADIES, y’all! It’s called the “SHE’S”, it’s pink (obvs), and it’s the official car of DISGRASIAN™ interns. [BuzzFeed]
A man won $120,000 in damages when he successfully sued his wife for giving birth to what he considered an ugly baby. It seems that before they were wed, the mother had undergone extensive cosmetic surgery to change her facial appearance. [Irish Examiner]
In honor of LGBT History Month, which just ended, The Huffington Post put together a slideshow of their most influential Asian LGBT icons. [The Huffington Post]
Taipei’s tenth annual gay pride event was colorful and awesome and looked like a lot of fun. [The Huffington Post]
If you speak Korean, there is a Korean-speaking elephant who’d like to talk to you. [New Scientist]
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day!
- Depending on what state you call home, you may still be able to vote early! [National Association of State Secretaries]
- President Barack Obama has a page dedicated to AAPI voters and issues [BarackObama.com]
- So does Mitt Romney [MittRomney.com]
- 18 Million Rising wants to see more Asian Americans voting [18MR]
- If you’re voting in New Hampshire, Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) made a video to help with any questions you may have [BarackObama.com]
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…NOR was it invented by the Japanese!!!
Roxxxy, the first functional sex robot with artificial intelligence, was unveiled by New Jersey-based creator TrueCompanion at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas over the weekend.
From Fox News:
“She can’t vacuum, she can’t cook but she can do almost anything else if you know what I mean,” Douglas Hines, the president of ROXXXY manufacturer TrueCompanion, told the AFP. “She’s a companion. She has a personality. She hears you. She listens to you. She speaks. She feels your touch. She goes to sleep. We are trying to replicate a personality of a person.”
Not to hate on a breakthrough, but we’re a little dissatisfied. Sure, a sex robot sounds great. But we couldn’t care less if our robot sleeps, feels our touch, or talks about her day. We want her to call us a stallion, screw us on demand, and occasionally cook us a lasagna. Is that too much to ask?
Filed under: American Inventions, Ann Curry, AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, Awesome Inventions, Companionship, Couple of Bugs Left to Fix, Inventions, Inventors, Las Vegas, New Jersey, One of the rare moments that Japan Is "Not It", Real Doll, Sad, Sex Robot, TrueCompanion, Weird Non-Japanese Behavior