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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Dartmouth Prez Jim Yong Kim

March 2nd, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Name: Dr. Jim Yong Kim

Age: 49

Occupation: Newly-appointed president of Dartmouth College

Known for: Leading the global fight against HIV/AIDS, receiving a MacArthur genius grant in 2003, getting interviewed by Madonna in Vanity Fair, becoming the first Asian-American president–the Brown and Harvard-educated Doc was born in Seoul–of an Ivy League university.

It’s a tricky time to lead any university, but if Dr. Kim can provide care to the world’s poorest, surely he can handle the world’s richest, plummeting endowment notwithstanding, no?


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Gossip Girl Is the Smartest Show on Television

October 4th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

After the first two episodes of Gossip Girl aired, I wasn’t really convinced that it was for me. But then last night’s “Poison Ivy” made me realize the error of my ways. The episode was genius and SO REAL. All of the characters were scrambling to impress a group of Ivy League “recruiters” who were at Constance Billard for a week scouring the school for prospectives. Because, of course, that’s how it works, y’know, with the Ivies so desperate and lacking for rich bitches, legacies, and prep school applicants. And apparently, the skills it takes to get into Harvard or Yale simply involve making references to Dr. Seuss and the early works of William Faulkner, as well as wearing age-inappropriate clothing such as pearls, brooches, headbands, navy skirt-suits, and oversized-eyeglasses-that-are-so-”now” and would make Anna Wintour cream in her Prada underpants.

Oh the verité. I could hardly stand it. And my favorite characters thus far are those two chicks who trail Queen Bee Blair Waldorf (a name that is not at all on the WASP-y nose) everywhere she goes…oh, what are their names? I guess it hardly matters, since they’re both colored, they dress identically and are, thus, totally interchangeable. Plus, they hardly ever utter a peep.

My name for them? The HaraGossip GirlzzZZZzzzzzzzzzZZZZzzz


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