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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

July 22nd, 2011 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

Check out this video of two toddlers dancing and singing “Hey Ya.” You’re welcome. [YouTube]

Actor/comedian/doctor and all-around Amazian Ken Jeong might be the best dressed photo-bomber of all time. [GQ]

Gawker’s compiled the best memes inspired by the Murdoch Bitch-Slap Hearing. [Gawker]

Wonder how Wendi Murdoch married a billionaire? Wonder no more, as the Beijing Moral Education Center for Women is teaching Chinese ladies the “morals” of marrying rich. Or something like that. [Yahoo!]

David Sedaris’ racist and classist piece on the people, culture, and food of China has left a bad taste in Asian Pop columnist Jeff Yang’s mouth. [Original Spin]

You now need more green–about $2400 worth–to go green with the Nissan LEAF. Therefore Diana’s Dream Car Fund is now accepting donations! [WSJ]

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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Rush Limbaugh And His Fear Of A Green Planet

September 17th, 2010 | 5 comments | Posted by Diana

For those of you that haven’t yet had the chance to fall in love with the new Nissan LEAF commercial that Intern Jasmine posted on Wednesday, Rush Limbaugh’s description may suffice:

“If you didn’t see the commercial it is pathetic.  Al Gore coulda written the thing.  It starts out with a poor little polar bear barely surviving on a tiny little what is supposed to be melting glacier — which is common, ordinary practice, them on an ice floe. The polar bear can swim 60 miles. They go out there and they cool off on these things, sit in the sun on them.  Then it shows a distant glacier that the small little one had broken off from.  And then the polar bear swims and swims and swims and swims and finally gets to the iceberg and keeps going, keeps going, keeps going through neighborhoods. It goes all the way down to America from the North Pole, all the way to America, and finally finds a driveway where there is an electric car, sneaks up on the owner who is about to get in it and gives the owner a hug.  The polar bear with tears in its eyes gives the frightened owner of the Nissan a hug.  For supposedly doing something to save the polar bear.  The whole thing is just a fraud.”

We all know that Rush Limbaugh believes that global warming is a bunch of bullshit. We know he is a bloated blowhard, drug addict and idiot. He’s also an insensitive, irresponsible fuck when it comes to words:

“They got market research that obviously says this is the way to sell the electric car.  Sell it with guilt, sell it to these Nimrods who think like this idiot who took hostages at the Discovery network building.”

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Intern Jasmine’s Links of the Daysian

September 15th, 2010 | 1 comment | Posted by jasmine

This commercial for Nissan’s electric car (and former BABEWATCH), the LEAF, is strange and affecting. Effective. [HuffPo]

Cathy Horyn of The New York Times wrote that designer Alexander Wang “is not a great designer” when reviewing his spring/summer 2011 collection. That is so wrong!  [NYT]

Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York has been hearing reports of the queer API community being kept out of certain clubs in New York City. If this bullshit has happened to you, report it to GAPIMNY online. [GAPIMNY]

Party people! Hyphen Magazine‘s release party for issue #21, The New Legacy issue, is this Friday night at Mighty in San Francisco. [Hyphen]

Asian-American students continue to outperform other SAT test takers, the only group to see gains in scores since last year. So does the A in “SAT” stand for “Amazian”? [WSJ]

Thanks, Jason!

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BABEWATCH: The Nissan LEAF

July 20th, 2010 | 5 comments | Posted by Diana

Funny story: I’ve fallen in love with Nissan’s breakthrough, 100% electric car, the LEAF, after seeing Lance Armstrong’s gentle-toned commercial during every other break of the Tour De France thus far (also appreciated  the LEAF-sponsored commercial-free hour during yesterday’s Stage 15 climb through the Pyrenees, which allowed the world to witness the jaw-dropping moment of Alberto Contador yanking the yellow jersey by taking questionable advantage of Andy Schleck’s mechanical error).

A few miles (and months) away (and ago), Jen also fell for the zero-emissions LEAF after watching this adorable stop-motion spot from Nissan that illustrates the experience of driving around town with your buddies with a zip-zero-nada carbon footprint:

But why wouldn’t we be down with the LEAF? After all… Continue reading BABEWATCH: The Nissan LEAF

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