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Creepy Photo Of S. Korean Soldier Wielding Machine Gun In Front Of Laughing Children Kinda Sums Up Where We Are At This Juncture
“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”
Story behind this photo here.
[via LA Times]
Filed under: Boston Marathon Bombings, Children and Gun Violence, Children and Violence, Gandhi, Gun Control Background Checks, Gun Control Defeat, Gun Control Legislation, Newtown, North Korea, Peace on Earth, Protecting Children, Senate Defeats Gun Background Checks, South Korea, War
What the media thinks a North Korean plot against the U.S. looks like:
What Hollywood thinks a North Korean plot against the U.S. looks like:
Filed under: Asian Bad Guys, Awesome Asian Bad Guys, Everyone Take A Fucking Chill Pill, Hollywood Villains, Kim Jong Un, North Korea, North Korea Threats, North Korean Terrorists, North Koreans, Olympus Has Fallen, Racism, Racist Tweets, Red Dawn, Rick Yune, Xenophobia
Comic artist Laura Park was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. After having surgery in June, she drew this panel to commemorate opening the $67,373.81 bill she received in July. [boingboing]
DISGRASIAN™ co-founder and editor Jen moderated the fashion blogging panel at V3Con last week. Panelist Tommy Lei of MY BELONGING blog recapped the session. [MYBELONGING]
Software engineer and long time Google employee Chade-Meng Tan talked to The Economist about Search Inside Yourself, a meditation program he has been running at the company since 2007. [The Economist]
First Lady Michelle Obama visited with Sikh American families affected by the tragic shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on August 24. In addition to offering her condolences, the First Lady “underscored how strong those who died were, and how strong the Sikh community continues to be.” [WhiteHouse.gov]
The man known as Kenji Fujimoto, who wrote a tell-all about the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by the late Kim Jong-il, was surprised to be welcomed back so warmly by Kim Jong-un on a recent trip to North Korea. [New York Times]
While Psy’s “Gangnam Style” continues to amaze and delight here in the US, people back in Korea are confused by its success. [WSJ]
Congratulations are in order for Lydia Ko, who became the youngest winner in LPGA tour history last weekend. [Yahoo! Sports]
If you want to be down with Asian American culture, you need to be in the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California. It’s an exciting time for those Chinese-Americans who are coming of age in ‘the 626.’ [Los Angeles Times]
Tiaras! Infected makeup! An amorous emcee! The Miss Hong Kong 2012 pageant had Continue reading Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian
Filed under: 18 Again, asian american body image, Asian body image, Body Image, Dating, Elementary, Gangnam Style, Google, Han Han, India, Intern Jasmine's Links of the Daysian, Jenny An, Junior Seau, Karaoke, Kenji Fujimoto, Kim Jong Un, Laura Park, Lucy Liu, Lydia Ko, Meditation, Michelle Obama, Mindy Kaling, Miss Hong Kong 2012, MYBELONGING, North Korea, Oak Creek, Psy, San Gabriel Valley, Search Inside Yourself, Sikh, the '626, The Mindy Project, the SGV, thyroid cancer, V3Con, vaginal tightening cream, Wang Xiaoning
Of course, I hope this was all a show for the North Korean media and that everyone went home and secretly did a happy dance, but even with Kim Jong-il gone, it doesn’t seem that life’s going to get better for North Koreans any time soon.
200 bona fide North Korean soccer fans arrived in Doha, Qatar via unicorn this month for the 2011 Asian Cup qualifiers. Fans of the other football have a reputation for being fanatical and violent in many countries, and the DPRK’s are no exception.
Shit was bonkers.
And then a brawl broke out in the stands.
Filed under: 2011 Asian Cup, 2011 Asian Cup Qualifiers, Beaten into Submission, DPRK, Drudgery, Fanatics, Football, Footie, Just Another Day at the Office, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jung Il, Neckties, North Korea, North Korean Football, North Korean Football Team, North Korean Soccer, North Korean Soccer Team, Office Space, Rabid Fans, Real Fans, Soccer, Wearing a Tie to Work
[Ed. note--this post was written in advance of the tragic shooting that occurred on Saturday, Jan. 8 in Arizona. Our thoughts go out to those affected by those events.]
We talked a lot in the closing months of last year how 2010 was BALLS. And you know why it was balls? Because it was a year ruled by DICKS. Dickheads, dickweeds, dickwads, dicktwits, dickfaces, cheesedicks, needledicks, pencil dicks, limp dicks, and a various assortment of Dick Tracies, seemed to poke their, ahem, heads out from all sides. It was actually hard to come up with only 10 Dicks From ’10 because the year was so chock-full of cocksmokers. But somehow, after a little dicking around, we did.
WHY THEY’RE DICKS: Everywhere we turned in 2010, there was another story about somebody named Palin being a dick. There was Todd Palin writing angry, poorly-punctuated emails. There was Willow Palin writing gay slur-slinging, poorly-punctuated Facebook comments. There was Bristol Palin being billed as a “teen activist” and dancing her way horribly to the Dancing With the Stars finals. And then there was Mama Grizzdick herself, Sarah Palin, who showed time and again that not only was she a dick, she was a Dick of All Trades–a refudiating dick, a 1st Amendment-confused dick, an Islamophobic dick, a book-shilling dick, a reality TV dick, a Tea Party dick, and, generally, an all-around fame-trolling dick of the highest magnitude. While it’s clear the Palins are gunning to be the First Family of the United States in 2012, for now, they can pat themselves on the backs for being, hands-down, the First Family of the United States of Dickbags.
OUR SOLUTION: The family of dicks that gets Dick Cancer together stays together. Another idea: JUST. GO. AWAY.
Filed under: 2010 Sucked Ass, Arizona, Arizona SB 1070, BP, BP Oil Spill, Brett Favre, Brett Favre Cheats On Wife, Brett Favre Penis, Brett Favre Sad Weiner, Brett Favre Why Did You Come Back?, Bristol Palin, Cheaters, Decision Points, Dick Cancer, Don't Ask Don't Tell, Everything About the Palins Sucks Ass, George W. Bush, George W. Bush Decision Points, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gwyneth Paltrow Country Strong, Gwyneth Paltrow Sings, Hamburger Helper Helps a Hamburger Help Gwen Make A Great Mess, Jesse James, Jesse James Cheats On Sandra Bullock, Jesse James Nazi Photo, Jesse James PR Suicide, John McCain, Kat Von D, Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, North Korea, Sarah Palin, SB 1070, The Palins, Todd Palin, TSA, TSA Body Scanner
Stocking stuffer? A fancy White lady’s “practical” book on interracial dating called, shit you not, I Got The Fever: Better Dating Through Ethnic Stereotypes. [Jezebel]
The problem with Foursquare check-ins in North Korea is that no matter how you try, Kim Jong Il is always going to be awarded mayor of everything. [Gadling]
Shoeless in Shanghai! English filmmaker Arthur Jones is going barefoot for an entire year. [NPR]
American fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg is making good on her 2010 New Year’s resolution to “get known in China.” [NYT]
Sepia Mutiny makes a strong case for the Desi origins of “the Dougie.” [Sepia Mutiny]
Filed under: Arthur Jones, Bullying, BusyDad, Dating, Diane Von Fursternberg, Dougie, Foursquare, I Got The Fever: Better Dating Through Ethnic Stereotypes, North Korea, Sepia Mutiny, shoeless in Shanghai, Social Media, teach me how to Dougie, The Busy Dad Blog
If Alicia Machado, actress/singer and former Miss Universe, hadn’t quit Twitter, perhaps she would’ve continued to chat with her pal, Mexican singer/actress Paulina Rubio, about the recent public outcry against her prayers for The Chinas. We imagine it might have gone something like…
YoSoyMzUniverse96* Alicia Machado
Me encanta @paurubio, thx 4 ur support w/ all the china drrama! ppl r stoopid
paurubio Paulina Rubio
@yosoymzuniverse96 Hay girl! Dont let haterz hate. All thoz Japanes look the same!
YoSoyMzUniverse96 Alicia Machado
@paurubio wut ppl dont understand is i’m really a good person, jus wanted every1 to pray for those chinese ppl that are being attacked, not the 1s who attacked or nuthing
paurubio Paulina Rubio
@yosoymzuniverse96 besos chica! ppl should be proud that such a hot mama knows so much abt current news affairs. n korea is same place as n asia/s japan, etc. all look same N E wayz Continue reading DOUBLE DISGWITTER OF THE WEAK! Alicia Machado & Paulina Rubio
Blame the Sarah Palin Media Blitz (2010 Edition), but the former governor of Alaska is a big ticket item in the news today. And not just because she’s peddling that new book or officially declaring a run for presidency (President Palin? That event would be so cataclysmic and shameful that just posting the words could implode the DISGRASIAN server). Thank goodness.
Instead, mills were a-buzzin’ when Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba dished with Access Hollywood about meeting Ms. Palin at the Dancing finale:
“I did meet [Sarah] because, you know, my dad loves her,” Carrie Ann told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover, of Bristol’s mom. “So, I went and introduced myself. I was like, ‘My dad loves you, so, I have to say hello.’
“And you know what? She’s so charming!” Carrie Ann laughed. “I was like, ‘Girl crush!’”
The “crush” continued as Carrie Ann noticed a new glow emanating from “The Pistol’s” Mama Grizzly.
“She’s really nice. And I think she spray-tanned for the finale!” Carrie Ann exclaimed. “One of the crew guys came up and he goes, ‘Look at Sarah. Do you think she spray-tanned?’ And I looked at her and I’m like, ‘I think she did!’”
This is important because truth be told, Jen and I have always wondered how Palin maintains her warm and ruddy glow living all the way in gloomy Alaska! Like, totally, Carrie Ann! GIRL CRUSH! La dee dah!
In other news, Sarah Palin was on the Glenn Beck radio show today and, until corrected by Beck’s co-host, sputtered on a bunch of her usual policy nothings while criticizing the current White House stance on North Korea. Continue reading Palin’s Nailin’ It
Filed under: 2012, Alaska, All Those Asian Countries Look Alike, Carrie Ann Inaba, Carrie Ann Inaba 'Girl Crush' On Sarah Palin, Dancing With the Stars, God Help Us, North Korea, Nukes, President Palin--Like How That Sounds?, Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin Is Not Qualified To Be President, Sarah Palin Is Poison, South Korea, Spray-Tan, Third World War
This is what currently comes up on your screen when you visit “The Official Webpage of The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”:
TRANSLATION: “The server is currently unable to handle the request due to a temporary unloading of ‘maintenance’ on the South Korean puppet group’s island territory. The implication is that this is a temporary condition that will be alleviated after our enrichment of enough uranium to bomb a bitch’s ass if we feel like it is completed.”
Filed under: Bombs, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jung Il, North Korea, North Korea Attacks South Korea, North Korea Attacks South Korean Island, North Korea Uranium Enrichment Program, North Korean Propaganda, Nuclear Weapons, Server Maintenance, South Korea, The Korean War, War, Yeonpyeong Island
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]
Filed under: baby panda, Chelsea Clinton, diplomacy makes for weird gift giving ya'll, Hillary Clinton, Ken Jeong, Ken Jeong better get a more screentime in The Hangover 2, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un, Nathan's Famous, Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, North Korea, Takeru Kobayashi, The Hangover, The Hangover 2, The Hangover goes to Asia!
North Korea would like the United States to pay it $65 trillion for years of hostility [Gawker]
The Korean War started 60 years ago today. [Wikipedia]
Kimora Lee Simmons has been spreading fabulosity to South Africa. [Sowetan - thanks, Michael!]
It’s been a year since Michael Jackson (and Farrah Fawcett!) died. Cebu inmates, take it away. [YouTube]