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What's Sexy in 2012? Not Asian, Black, or Latina Women, According to Victoria's Secret

(2) Comments | Posted May 12, 2012 | 3:47 PM

Victoria's Secret came out with their annual "What is Sexy?" list this week, and women of color basically don't make the cut. Out of the 20 women named to the list, only two weren't white....

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Forever 21 Tells Girls That Math Is Hard

(22) Comments | Posted September 13, 2011 | 6:48 PM

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Forever 21 has issued this "Allergic to Algebra" tee! It's the new "Math Class Is Tough" Barbie, only 20 years later! (Progress? What progress?)

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Hipsters Will Buy Anything: American Apparel Sells $15 Rice Paddy Hat

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2011 | 7:33 AM

I've been seeing white people wearing rice paddy hats around town lately and had begun to wonder if Los Angeles was making some sort of shift into an agrarian society?

But now I understand.

Presenting Rice Paddy Hats for Hipsters! For fifteen real dollars!

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Did Tippi Hedren Invent the Vietnamese Nail Hegemony?

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2011 | 5:04 PM

Okay, first: mitts off the phrase The Vietnamese Nail Hegemony because it's going to be the name of my noise-rock band. Some day. But second, apparently actress Tippi Hedren (Hitchcock's The Birds, Melanie Griffith's mom) is responsible for The Vietnamese Nail Hegemony? As in, she's the progenitor of Vietnamese dominance...

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We Can't Get Dick Done in This Heat, But USA Today Has Somehow Found a Way

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2011 | 8:37 PM

It's been hard to get any work done lately. It's hot and we're bothered, and I don't mean that in a good way. The same can't be said for USA Today, which posted this graphic last Friday:

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UCLA Chinese Food Delivery Service Names Itself After Racist Viral Video

(2) Comments | Posted June 21, 2011 | 3:25 PM

There's a new Chinese food delivery service in Westwood -- home to the UCLA campus -- called Ching Chong Ling Long Gourmet Takeout. It's a collab between The Palace Restaurant in Brentwood and UCLA Munchies, and it's an Asian-run business. Ching Chong Ling Long Gourmet Takeout's name,...

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Sarah Palin Disses Immigrants on Her Way to Visit America's Monument to Immigrants

(11) Comments | Posted June 2, 2011 | 9:34 PM

And in today's "Sarah Palin Is Only Qualified To Run A Child's Lemonade Stand And Little Else" news...

Palin's currently visiting America's most American sites in America on a self-proclaimed Freedom Trail tour--that's Alaskan for "Media Troll Campaign" -- which took her Wednesday to Ellis Island, our monument...

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Prominent Fashion People Circle the Wagons Around Galliano

(7) Comments | Posted March 2, 2011 | 10:08 AM

And in other news about People Who Are Not Charlie Sheen Saying Crazy Things That Piss Off Their Employers, Dior has fired John Galliano as its head designer after a video surfaced Monday of Galliano telling a group of French and Italian women--whom he presumed were Jewish--that he...

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When You Hear the Word "Congo," Naturally You Think "Fun for Children"

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2011 | 2:17 PM

For a limited time only, we can go to the Congo for $799.99!

Our "Congo Excursion 2011" features an "8' Wave Slide, Rock Wall w/Rope, Trapeze Bar, Belt Swing, Glider...

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Groupon's Offensive Super Bowl Ad Makes Tibetan Cause Relevant Again

(9) Comments | Posted February 8, 2011 | 3:42 PM

Guys, seriously, Groupon did a good thing, okay? Because after they aired that Super Bowl ad about Tibetans-being-oppressed-but-who-gives-a-shit-when-we-can-save-money (above), we're actually talking about Tibet today. And when's the last time anyone talked about Tibet? At a Bjork concert in 2008? Groupon's made Tibet hip to talk about again! I mean, sure, talk is cheap, but so are things you buy with Groupons!

Also: Groupon actually aired that ad out of the goodness of their hearts, and are tying the ad to The Tibet Fund, where they'll match your donations up to $100,000. (Never mind that, by comparison, their Super Bowl spots cost them $3 million.) That's like giving a dime for every Tibetan who's died in their political struggle with China over the last 60 years. 10 cents per human life, talk about bargains!

The other good deed Groupon performed? Relegating an ongoing political struggle for self-rule and religious freedom to a "noble cause" in line with whale and rainforest-saving. And we all know that "noble cause" is code for "bumper sticker cause" or "t-shirt cause," which means we can all buy the bumper sticker or t-shirt for the cause -- with a Groupon, I dare hope -- and then stop thinking about the noble cause altogether. Oh hell, we don't even need to buy the bumper sticker or t-shirt, we can just let other liberal bleeding-heart suckers do it for us. Not to beat a dead Lama here, but, again, that means more savings for us!

And after we've moved on from our daily dose of morning outrage and on to our second coffee, we can entertain other important matters, like... lunch!

For some weird reason, I'm craving Tibetan fish curry. But only if I can get it for cheap without lifting a goddamn finger.

[Groupon's Save the Money Campaign]

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Are Chinese Mothers Superior? You Can Decide for Yourself

(11) Comments | Posted January 17, 2011 | 2:22 PM

Three years ago, when Diana and I were kicking around book ideas, there was one that rose to the top for us, one we thought was pure gold. Its working title was: How to Raise a Child Prodigy. Although neither of us were prodigies -- a fact that filled us...

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School Violence: How the Philadelphia School District Failed Its Students

(13) Comments | Posted December 21, 2010 | 2:16 PM

There's been a lot of talk this year about how America's schools are failing its children. That talk has focused primarily on two separate issues: 1) the quality of education and 2) bullying in schools. In the case of South Philadelphia High School in the Philadelphia School District, however, the...

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What Is It About WikiLeaks and Lady Parts?

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2010 | 6:34 PM

Perhaps this shouldn't come as a surprise, given that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was given an "87% slut" score on an OKCupid test four years ago. But seriously, it seems everywhere you turn these days, you hear another story about WikiLeaks--or Assange, really--and lady parts.

There's the arrest...

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Singapore's Water Polo Team Scandalizes Country At Asian Games With 'Inappropriate' Swim Trunks

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2010 | 9:14 PM

At the Asian Games in Guangzhou last week, the Singapore water polo team revealed a new swim trunk design based on its country's flag that had people back home crying foul.

The government deemed the banana hammocks "inappropriate," and some of its citizens found them "disgusting," "nauseating,"...

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Vogue Magazine: Asian Women Are Beautiful (Finally)

(6) Comments | Posted November 19, 2010 | 10:44 AM

The December issue of American Vogue has a fashion story on a "new crop" of Asian models -- never mind that most of them have been around for several years -- who are, quoth the lady mag, "redefining traditional concepts of beauty."

Which raises the question, "traditional concepts of...

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No, Canada: Our Neighbor To The North Gets Its Own 'Jersey Shore'

(5) Comments | Posted November 9, 2010 | 8:48 PM

Canada, you're supposed to be a refuge from the ugly shit that makes Americans, well, Americans, and, perhaps more importantly, not you.

You know, shit like unaffordable heath care and violent crime? (Although, to be fair, you did inflict Celine Dion upon the world, the violentest of violent...

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Meg Whitman Did It For The Lulz

(2) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 6:42 PM

In the past, CA gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has accused her opponent Jerry Brown of being "part of the old school, part of the old approach." And, as if to prove...

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Eat, Pray, Merch: You Can Buy Happiness, After All

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2010 | 8:00 PM

Most movies just have soundtracks.

Eat, Pray, Love has a soundtrack, a home furnishings line, a clothing line, a jewelry line, a tour package that follows author Elizabeth Gilbert's itinerary across Italy,...

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Wonder Woman Finally Gets a Pair of Pants

(8) Comments | Posted June 30, 2010 | 11:56 AM

Holy shit. Wonder Woman finally owns a pair of pants.

And not just any old pair of pants, but crimefighting pants. (Leggings, technically, with motorcycle boots attached). After 69 years, Wonder Woman's getting a sartorial makeover for her 600th issue--and also, apparently, a re-imagining of her origin story....

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Forget Ritual Suicide, What About Joe Barton's Political Suicide?

(12) Comments | Posted June 18, 2010 | 6:02 PM

Oh, how that sneaky Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA) toys with our emotions! We never know how we're gonna feel about him (okay, pretty sure we love the guy--but he sure can bum us out) on any given day. He's always so full of surprises!

Earlier this...

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