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Coca-Cola’s Launched An Insidious Campaign To Turn Asians Into A Hugging People

April 16th, 2012 | 1 comment | Posted by Jen

And it seems to be working. Quite well. See what happens when you drop a vending machine that dispenses free Coke–in exchange for a hug–on a university campus in Singapore:

This is all part of Coca-Cola’s “Open Happiness” ad campaign, which will soon be introducing huggable Coke machines throughout Asia. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I probably just need to hug a machine and get some free diabetes in a can to feel better, amirite?

[via Gawker]

[Forbes: Coca-Cola Introduces Gesture Based Marketing in Singapore]

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Mummy Looks Purty

May 14th, 2010 | 4 comments | Posted by Diana

Fatty of Figgy And Fatty posted a news story about a 500-year-old Korean mummy that was recently unearthed with her purse buried beside her (Y’hear that, people? Proof right there that you will never get between a Korean girl and her very expensive bag).

The Daily Mail featured a photo:

And correct me if I’m wrong, but homegirl still looks DAMN good. We really never age, do we?

[via Figgy and Fatty]
[Daily Mail: Thoroughly modern Mummy: 500-year-old remains of Korean woman discovered with her handbag]


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Au Naturel

June 9th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Hooray! So Thomas “I Loves to Pop Out Them Babies” Beatie finally gave birth to baby number two. And baby number one, just so’s ya know, actually turned out to be pretty durned cute. Congratulasians go out to the happy family!

Bun is out of the oven!

Just one thing. We learned from 20/20 that the baby was delivered via “natural childbirth.”




Errr… can somebody please explain to us exactly what, in this case, “natural childbirth” means?

[ABC News: Exclusive - 'Pregnant Man' Gives Birth to a Second Child]

Thanks, Jasmine!

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Asian Chicks: Hold On Loosely, Don’t Let Go

May 14th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

FINALLY! A web site showcasing Asian women in all of their glory: holding great jobs, holding down the fort, holding hands!

Or just…

…Asian women…



[Asian Women Holding Things]

Thanks, jRu!

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"I’ve Been Locked Inside Your Heart-Shaped Watermelon for Weeks" Has a Pretty Nice Ring to It

May 12th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

File this plant genetics masterpiece under: Kinda wrong and a little creepy, yet awesome:

(Okay, okay, it’s pretty romantic that farmer Hiroichi Kimura and his wife spent three years developing this fruit to symbolize their love for both farming and each other. But that’s mushy-gushy stuff, and we really do get all uncomfy when we start talking about mushy-gushy stuff.)

[via Buzzfeed]

Thanks, Jasmine!

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Pumpkin Heads

April 6th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


…for the first time ever, Tila Tequila is the best-looking thing in a picture.


Thanks, Jasmine and jRu!

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Spousal Relasians

July 25th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

The Washington Post recently did a feature on the National Chauvinistic Husbands Association (see accompanying video above), a self-starter group in Japan focused on coaxing its members into treating their wives better. The Association formed in light of the recent change in Japanese law that allows a wife filing for divorce to claim as much as half her husband’s company pension.

We guess it’s no surprise… sense doesn’t ever seem to guide people to do right, but dolla dolla bills sure as hell do (do you think Hummer lovers would be lining up to buy Priuses if they weren’t currently paying $180 a tank?). As lame as we think it is that any hubbies need to “learn” how to be nice to their wife (i.e. call when they’re gonna be late, talk at night, say “I love you” with some genuine emotion, etc.), we do like one thing about the group’s methodical teachings:

The fight mantra.

I can’t win. I won’t win. I don’t want to win.”

Dude. Now we’re talking.


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Beatie Baby

July 23rd, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

No longer-Pregnant Man Thomas Beatie and his newborn daughter, Susan Juliette, released their first photos to the public via People Magazine this week. Look at that precious young thing! Her sweet little face is actually so angelic that it has totally helped us forget all of the crazy “eek!” tingles we got watching a pregnant man talk on Oprah.

More details from People:

Susan – named after Thomas’s mother and conceived through artificial insemination with donor sperm – arrived after 40 hours of labor, with Nancy at Thomas’s side acting as his coach.

…Both father and daughter came through the birth in perfect health. “I weigh two pounds less than I did before I got pregnant,” adds Thomas. “And I don’t have a single stretch mark!

Wait, let’s back up.

40 hours of labor?!? Formerly pregnant men talking about stretch marks?? Consider us tingly again.


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July 16th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Victoria Jacoby is an 11 year-old American girl adopted from China. But there’s clearly something of the home country still left in her, um, bones. Her audition for America’s Got Talent aired last week and impressed the judges enough to send her on to the next round:

I can’t explain why I feel like puking after seeing that. I just do.

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