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What to do when you’re not studying, calculating your taxes on an abacus, or practicing piano:
The Patient Protection and and Affordable Care Act turns one on March 23. Join the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum in showing your appreciation for health care reform, and sign the birthday card they’re sending to Congress. [APIAHF]
Calling all Asians who can “sang” – Simon Cowell’s singing competition that is not “American Idol” is finally coming to the US. Auditions for “The X Factor” begin Saturday, March 26. [FOX]
The Han Benefit Concert takes place in NYC on Friday, March 25. The show is a fundraiser to fight hunger in North Korea, where 1 in 3 children under the age of 5 show signs of malnutrition. Tickets are $18 in advance, $25 at the door. [Han Benefit Concert: Rock to Fight Hunger in North Korea]
Gamers are auctioning off rare video game parapharnalia for the Play For Japan campaign, which is raising money to provide relief for victims of the tsunami in Japan. [Play For Japan]
Thanks to Andrew, Jack and Minki!
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If at all, I only watch the first few weeks of any season of American Idol, because I like watching horrible auditions and becoming overwhelmed with icky tingles. I also cry during the background packages about contestants that inevitably nab golden tickets to Hollywood–whether it’s the sweet church singer who takes care of his sick mom, or the country bumpkin with the Tennessee Twang that likes to jump off of bridges for fun:
So I just happened to be watching last week when 62 year-old Larry Platt debuted the original song, “Pants On The Ground” (a track he wrote to encourage baggy pants-wearers to pull their pants up):
Filed under: American Idol, American Idol Auditions, American Idol Season 8, Cover Songs, Golden Ticket, Hollywood, Internet Phenoms, Larry Platt, Malaysia, MC5, Pants On The Ground, Pants On The Ground Phenomenon, Simon Cowell
Y’all heard about the recent UFO sighting in my home state Texas, right? I figured that was a bunch of horseshit, as we would say in the Lone Star State, until Wednesday night, when I was given a reason to believe that one of Them is among us.
But the dead giveaway that Lapuz is an alien life form was his claim that he hailed from Reno, Nevada. Nevada, home to The Extraterrestrial Highway and the most UFO sightings on planet Earth. Fortunately for all parties involved, Lapuz turned out to be a friendly visitor, regaling the American Idol judges with this message from his people:
I am your brother
your best friend forever
singing the songs
the music that you like
We’re brothers ’til the end of time
together forever til the end of time
Simon Cowell, whom the alien had tearfully declared “Heaven’s Chosen,” was overheard complaining after the show of minor anal cavity discomfort. Lapuz, meanwhile, is goin’ home, back to the place where he belongs, where alien love has always been enough for him…he’s goin’ ho-o-o-ome.