Friday, March 12, 2004


killer kats

  • Sharon sent this over: "Family flee house to escape cat attack." I don't want to be skeptical about the veracity of this story, but when any cat is named "Cocoa Puff," it's very hard to take the news seriously when it includes lines like this:
      "Cocoa Puff seemed calm when they returned a few hours later. But then she "let out a vicious scream and lunged" at Mr Mancini. He said: "It came downstairs with one intention, and that was to harm us."

  • Uh oh. New data suggests that Asian American students are "less likely to be admitted into the University of California than students from other racial groups with comparable academic qualifications, according to a UC study released yesterday." No explanation has been given for this statistical disparity yet but best believe that there could be real trouble brewing. Frankly, I can't stand the anti-affirmative action stance that many Asian Americans take but as I said in an earlier blog entry, no issue seems to galvanize middle class APIs to action faster than college admissions. No doubt, some Right-wing SOBs will try to spin this into an Asian vs. Black/Latino racial debate.

  • Speaking of Asian Americans in college: New York University is experiencing a stunning rash of student suicides. The most recent victim was 19 year old Diana Chien, originally from the Bay Area, who jumped from the roof of her boyfriend's 24 story building after a fight. This is the fourth suicide in the last six months at NYU. What's going on over there?

    By the way, Hua pointed out that it's a messed up irony that the only press photo they have of Chien is her participating in the long jump. I also pointed out that on the right hand side of the page is a real estate ad for the very tall building at 845 United Nation Plaza.
    (spotted at

  • Ok, in lighter news...this story about Ben Affleck pulling a fast one on the media almost makes me like him. Almost.
      Affleck's Mystery Woman Was Rolling Stone Hack

      The woman linked to Ben Affleck following his split from Jennifer Lopez has been revealed as Rolling Stone journalist Jancee Dunn. Dunn was interviewing the movie star when he decided to show her just what his life is like for the article, and so he suggested they act like lovers for the afternoon. The resulting photographs led to a bidding war in America as publications thought they had pictures of Affleck with his new girlfriend. The couple's day of running from the paparazzi is detailed in the new issue of Rolling Stone

    (from News)

  • Has anyone seen these two honey dips? According to Match.Com's new "Physical Attraction Test", they represent my ideal looking women. They're not ugly or anything but...