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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Stop The Deportation Of Qing Hong Wu [UPDATE]

February 26th, 2010 | 6 comments | Posted by Jen

The bootstraps tale of Qing Wu, 29 (pictured), is, by nearly all accounts, a success story. As the NY Times reported last week, his family legally immigrates from China when Qing is five, settling in New York’s Chinatown. His mother finds work in a garment factory, his father cooks in Chinese restaurants out of state, but they can still barely make ends meet. As a result, they have little time to look after Qing, who starts getting into trouble as a teen, despite being a gifted student and scoring in the 98th percentile in math (of course). At 15, Qing commits a series of muggings with his delinquent friends and gets sent to juvey.

photo by Todd Heisler/NY Times

It is then that Qing begins to turn his life around. He gets out after 3 years for being a model inmate, receives his GED, works his way up from data entry clerk to corporate vice president of IT operations at a national firm, supports his mother with his earnings, gets engaged, and at age 29, decides to apply for U.S. citizenship. Future’s so bright, you gotta wear shades, right?


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You’ve Gotta Fight! For Your Right! To Scrabulous!

January 17th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

We can’t believe the gall of Hasbro for trying to crash the party on the Scrabulous, a Facebook Applicasian invented by our Amazian of the Week heroes Jayant and Rajat Agarwalla (pictured above).

Having realized all too late that Scrabulous is, as we mentioned months ago, the funnest damn thing online since cyberscrewing, Hasbro apparently wants to make sure no one else is cashing in on their caché–they want Scrabulous’s ass shut down. Hasbro is THE MAN.

We can only scoff at this stupidity–we’re witnessing the panic mode that sets in when an archaic corporasian doesn’t have the balls or vision to rise with technology. But sledgehammering people’s free, online joy does not pave the pathway to success… haven’t any of us learned from the ghost town of the music industry? If not, uh… we have a few thousand unemployed record executives wearing “Fuck Napster” shirts for you to talk to.

Fellow readers, let’s not take this sitting down! Join us in protesting this nonsense, and keep those delicate Facebook friendships (likely held together ever-so-precariously by the common thread of Scrabulous fun) alive! Sign the “Save Scrabulous” online petition here.

(Speaking of Facebook, if you haven’t joined us in Facebook’s DISGRASIAN NATION, we’re missing you. Come on in!)

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Thanks, Maris!

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May 9th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

A petition has started online asking Governator Schwarznegger to pardon Parisite Hilton so she won’t have to serve her 45-day jail sentence.

Paris Hilton driving her Bentley on Tuesday

Does this chick look like she needs a pardon? Fuck that. Sign THIS instead.


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JOIN THE FIGHT: Free the Harajuku Girls

April 20th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

You’ve heard enough, right? So join us in the fight. FREE THE HARAJUKU GIRLS TODAY.

First things first, put your name where your mouth is. The EMANCIPASIAN PROCLAMASIAN is here and needs your (online) signature! It’s easy! It’s fun. Most of all–It’s important. So sign the Emancipasian Proclamasian… and be sure to pass the good word on to your friends.

A sampling of the “good word”:

“…That We will, on the twentieth day of April aforesaid, by proclamation, declare that lead slave owner Gwen Stefani is a DISGRASIAN, and warrant any further efforts of enslavement to be considered in rebellion against the World at Large; and any other persons contributing to their enslavement also in rebellion to the World at Large…”

See the full text and sign the EMANCIPASIAN PROCLAMASIAN here.

Also, there is absolutely no need to toss any money to the online petition. If the site asks for a monetary donation, just plug in zero. We aren’t raising money here; We’re funded by truth!

Next up, wear the message loud and proud. We’ve got a plentitude of products in our fancy new DISGRASIAN STORE.

“Love. Angel. Music. Slavery.” mug? Oh, you bet.

There’s much, much more. Check it out… Wear the words… the world needs to know.

Lastly, power in numbers. Next mission, protest rally. We’re hoping to see you there: Details TBA.

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