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Read this article on NPR News about a baby tiger being drugged and stuffed in a bag to be smuggled in.   It never ceases to surprise me the crazy things that people will do….

“A 40-ton whale flipped into the air and smashed the mast of a 33-foot boat off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, on Sunday, July 18, 2010. The couple on board was not injured, but their boat was wrecked. The whale then slid down the boat and back into the water. There are reports the boat was harassing the whale prior to the attack.” – CBS News Site

Aka “Barefoot Bandit”.  Just saw the Today show do a clip about this 19 year old kid named Colton Harris Moore.   | continue reading |

Just heard about this from John.  Not sure if this is actual news or just April Fools day joke.  But it’s been reported that first time in more than 40 years, an entire month went by without anyone getting murdered in the city of Newark.  It says so much about Newark…. John thinks if this is true, it may be due to all the rain that we got in the month… 🙂

There were 2 articles about my fellow Koreans in NYTimes that I read this week.  They couldn’t be more different from one another.  One was about the Koreans totally ruling the world of texting and the other was about the rise in Koreans committing suicides.

There’s a good reason why the anchor woman can’t keep a straight face.  The caption on the bottom of the screen reads,  “32 year old unemployed Mr. Park dies after stepping on a Lego.”  Seriously, it makes me feel much better about my life.  Is that wrong?  Yeah…. it probably is!

I don’t usually watch ABC World News Tonight or any of the nightly news shows since I am still at work.  However, last nite, serendipitously, I was home AND was watching the show.  It turns out, it was Charles Gibson’s last show and he was signing off for the last time.  I hate good-byes and I hate emotional good-byes even more.  But it was so genuine, sincere and touching so I wanted to share.

I have found a new admiration and respect for this site called Daily Beast today.  When they first launched, they shared the same floor in my office and for most part, it was not a pleasant experience.  However, I gotta give them props for having  a pretty fantastic site.  The content is well aggregated and interesting.  And not to mention, it’s a gorgeous site.  Tina Brown, I forgive you for turning the lights off in the bathroom while I was still in the there….

Here’s an interesting article about Google and how technology is making us dumb.

is anyone else sick of tiger woods, his mistresses, accident, wife, scandal, etc? i understand he’s a huge public figure. he’s a role model. he deserves the scrutiny but for real, let the man be. celebrities in general shouldn’t be your life role model. if you like them for their acting, sports skills, etc., just look at that. i think it’s always difficult to copy someone’s life especially when their life is SO different from yours. how can you possibly understand what a celebrity’s life is like and vice versa? i’m not saying tiger woods is right. i think his wife should smash all the windows in his car, break his golf clubs, and try to beat the crap out of him and his hos. BUT i don’t think our media should be covering garbage like that. what about the summit at copenhagen? our economy?

oh well, i guess we’re just a nosy bunch. a note to future boyfriends or husband. if you cheat on me, i will not be diplomatic. i will kick at your nuts many many many times.

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Heard about this story about Jaycee Dugard Saturday morning in the comforts of bed.  As I was listening to the story being told in front of me, I couldn’t stop wondering what life was like for Jaycee and her 2 kids for the past 18 years.  For 18 years, she had missed out in so much of the real world and so much of life.  Not only that, she was living in conditions that most of us would be mortified by.

Then it made me question where God was in all this.  In the midst of this tragedy.  In the midst of someone’s life.  In the midst of such injustice.  He knows all, sees all, and is everywhere all the time.  So how can He let this happen?  How can he allow this to happen to someone? 

I just don’t have an answer.  I just don’t know.  Cause my little mind with my little understanding of who God is, I just can’t rationalize or grasp His ways in such situation.  I know that’s not good enough answer for most people and actually that’s not good enough answer for me either.  But I can’t try to understand God in these kind of situation when I am struggling with His place in my own life.

Many times, I am so self-absorbed in my little world with my worries and my life that I forget how blessed I really am.  Why do I refuse to see that most of the time?  So focused on all the things that He’s not doing in my life and so focused on things that I don’t have in my life, I can’t see the incredible things that He is doing and has given in my life.

 

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Japanese did it again.  Good idea? Bad idea?  What if it’s actually good reading?  I would feel pressure to sit there and read and read.

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The New York Times, is my primary source of news/information.  This new NYTimes building happens to be right in front of Port Authority, where I happen to be, at least 5 times a week.  I heard it’s truly gorgeous inside this building. Maybe one day I’ll get to go inside….

NOOOOTTTT. somebody was telling me about this. in a recent interview, obama was seen swatting a fly to its death. it’s really impressive actually. the focus. precision. strength. all there.

and of course peta has issues.

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You heard it right.  Octomom the musical is here.  Or in LA rather.  I don’t even know what to say about this….

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Seriously, you and I both know, that if I had made this up…. you probably wouldn’t even crack a smirk.  But the fact that there are people actually living on a street called “butt hole road“, somewhere on this planet, is freaking entertaining for me.  And no, it’s not an one way street.

So I heard about this bank error on Today’s show.  It’s basically about a man named Leo Gao who received over $6 million in his bank account in error and instead of notifying the bank, he decided to flee the country with his girl friend Kara Young with the money.  Then I found out he is KOREAN!!!!! WTF?????  Seriously, why I am hearing so much about Koreans in the news?  It sucks since it’s usually something bad.

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Here’s some aspects about this news story that I find utterly fascinating and entertaining:

  1. The fact that this guy actually consciously decided to not only rob people, but dress up as a ninja to rob people.
  2. The fact that this guy thought his ninja/nunchuck/stealth skillz was good enough to dress up as a ninja, not just as a mask man, or a cowboy, or a mailman.
  3. These comical ninja costume pictures being flashed during news cast, as the reporter says things like, “the ninja burglar may look like this man… “
  4. Notice that these burglaries are only happening in Staten Island.  Seriously…. alot of “odd” things happen there. I know, I actually lived there for a year.
  5. The fact that nobody is reporting some random dude dressed as a ninja roaming the streets of Staten Island.  Could it be that he’s that stealth-like?????
  6. The terrorized victims describe in awe, his fighting, climbing, and running skills.
  7. The fact that this man has robbed SEVENTEEN times and hasn’t been caught yet.  How hard would it be for the police to catch a man dressed up as a ninja?  I lived there, trust me, there aren’t alot of ninjas walking around Victory Blvd.

He may possibly look like this:

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But more likely, he probably looks like this:

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Here’s an actual report, not funny one, but a serious one about this news story on NY1.

is it me or has there been a huge influx of pirate news? more than ever, i’ve been reading about pirates taking over. i’m talking i went from reading about no pirates to all of a sudden 4 or 5 pirate attacks in the past year (from what i can remember). if we were doing a year over year or lifetime over lifetime percentage change, it would come out null in excel.

but seriously, i’m assuming these pirates don’t look like what i probably think they should look like. you know like ..

 

i don’t know. i think if you’re going to be pirate, captain hook that shit up. what’s more badass than thattt?

 

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so read an article about this turkish anchor who painted his face black to report on obama. i’m not sure how i feel about it. i can’t tell if it’s meant to be offensive or flattering. you judge..

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so for a while now, since fall of 2008, i’ve tried to stay away from viewing the news. and when i say news, i mean more financial news (i’m a nyu stern grad, what can i say? i’ve been bred to only read financial news) than anything. you know, it was depressing to hear how our economy’s shit and it’s only going to get worse. there was no good news. the news was how the economy was still as bad as it was the day before. that’s not news. tell me something i don’t know. news is if by some chance, a politician andor corporation did something right. or if our economy’s actually getting better.

so i’ve boycotted it for a while. but i still need to be somewhat caught up in what’s going on in the world. so i frequent cnn.com a lot when i need a break from what i’m doing at work or whatev. read a quick article or two. but i feel like i have to boycott news altogether. is it me or has there been A LOT of homicides, suicides, etc. today, there were reports that three cops died in pittsburgh. some guy shot two in the head. and recently, there was a guy in binghamton who killed 13 people and then killed himself. the saddest news is when people kill their family members. today, there was a story about a guy who found his wife with another guy. after an argument, he killed his 5 children and then killed himself. there was a guy who killed his 5 children, wife and himself after he and his wife found out they were being fired from work. there was another guy who decapitated his baby sister in front of a cop. and it goes on and on. it’s depressing as shit. 

i’m not sure if it’s because of the state of the economy? everyone’s on edge more? i know most aren’t probably economy related. but damn. wtf. i wish there were some really uplifting stories. to give us and the world some hope about our future. and i know these stories have to be reported. we have to learn from these tragedies. but it’s just too much sometimes. so until i hear more uplifting stories, i’m boycotting news in general. well, try to at least.

so yesterday, i was scanning through cnn.com like i always do. as i’m reading through the headlines, i come across this incredible discovery (boxed in red) ..

the rower is tired!

the rower is tired!

 

NO WAY! get out of town! the rower is not tired! after he rows about 3k miles! psshh. i don’t believe it. bs. total bs. 

 

what an observation. journalism at its finest. 

 

 

*** i didn’t really click on the link so i have no idea what the story’s about.

so i was hanging out with fam yesterday. and i told them how i’ve drastically decreased my coffee intake. the main reason for this is because i’m trying to be less dependant on other things, mainly cigarettes, legal drugs, illegal drugs, alcohol (always a losing battle on weekends), etc. BUT i didn’t tell them that. instead, i gave them a more scientific answer from an authoritative source*.

that’s right. 3 cups a day has a major effect on your breasts. and every cup after that too. now if you know/seen me, i can’t afford to shrink my boobs. no back problems here! i’ll take all the boobies i can get. ..only to make mine bigger. i would totally post a pic of my boob area. but we don’t know each other that well yet. maybe after 150 posts. or 100 …

*what? yeah, it’s fox news. suck it. where are all my tri-state area fox 5 morning news people at?! mike woods, what! 
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