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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

January 6th, 2011 | 2 comments | Posted by jasmine

For some reason, people are getting all worked up over President Obama wearing flip-flops while on vacation in Hawaii. Come on people. What else is he going to wear? Crocs? [Racked]

Toyota is being sued by seven insurance companies to recover damages they paid to people involved in accidents caused by “sudden uncontrolled acceleration.” [Consumerist]

Fashion designer Vera Wang is now blogging! For her first post, the designer wrote about the late great Jackie O and the importance of having a personal uniform. Maybe for her next post she can talk about appropriate leisure footwear for sitting presidents? [Vera Unveiled]

Hardass Asian Blogger? Elizabeth Jayne Liu has promised not to go shopping for an entire year. She’s been chronicling her exploits at her blog, Flourish in Progress. [AdFreak]

Is Dear Leader turning into Colonel Sanders? A chain of North Korean restaurants opens an outpost in Dubai. [Gawker]

Meet our new boyfriend: Taiwanese model Godfrey Gao has the distinction of being the first Asian male model to appear in ads for Louis Vuitton. [Racked]

Philippine politician Reynaldo Dagsa took this picture of his family on New Year’s Day. Also in the photo? His murderer. [Washington Post]

T.V. Carpio is replacing Natalie Mendoza in Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark. Mendoza dropped out of the troubled (cursed?) production last week after getting a concussion. Who knew musical theater was so dangerous? [Vulture]

The Daily Beast asked a panel of MacArthur Fellows (recipients of “genius grants” from the MacArthur Foundation) to compile a list of its smartest people of 2010. Included on the list are: Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen, educator Michelle Rhee, Microsoft Kinect inventor Kudo Tsunoda, and Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai. [The Daily Beast]

Amazian alert! First Lady Michelle Obama has a new Chief of Staff, and it’s Chicagoan Tina Tchen. [Chicago Sun-Times]

Happy Birthday Hayao! Legendary artist, director, and animator Hayao Miyazaki turns 70 years old today. [Wikipedia]

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Across the Universasian

September 19th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

I was just having a conversation last night with friends about whether or not we wanted to see Across the Universe, Julie Taymor’s new flick with the bitchin’ Beatles soundtrack, which opens wide this weekend. On the one hand, you get to listen to Beatles music for two hours…probably a magical experience and hard to fuck up. But on the other, the trailer, while visually enticing, was totally confusing, and I have a pet peeve about watching people paint and scratch out drawings on the big screen; to me, that’s like watching people check their email.

But, today, one of our dear readers Liz sent me this Across the Universe clip of “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” sung by newcomer T.V. Carpio, whose mother Teresa is a legendary Hong Kong performer.



Which sold me on the movie. I love T.V.’s plaintive version of the time-worn song, and homegirl’s smokin’ hot with a cool mole on her upper lip…which means this might be the last time you find her on the sideline bleachers.

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