This came from Mike in Nebraska
Jul 26, 2005 10:17 AM
yur a fukin jap u dont deserve 2 kiss girls go back 2 yur god damn ching chong land
And from a 12 year old girl named Cassidy whose profile has since been taken down.
Date: Jun 23, 2005 2:39 PM
Subject: No Subject
EWW UR ASIAN THATS FUCKING DISCUSTING...U MAKE ME WANNA HURL...OMG OPEN UR EYES CUZ UR UGLY(O I FORGOT U CANT!!)
Hope this serves as a little wake up call to those of you who think that Americans aren't racist anymore. I am actually scared of seeing most of America. When I don't have my feet safely planted on the west coast or some state on the (northern) east coast, or better yet in Canada, I find myself very uncomfortable and constantly looking over my shoulder. I don't care how prestigious certain universities are or how much funding they offer doctoral students. I'm sticking to where I feel at ease. Preferably right here in the Bay Area.
No matter the focus I think I'll have to cover CRTC regulations, the Gemini Awards, our love for Hockey Night in Canada, news programs that are more global than in the US, our so-bad-it's-good original programming (Beachcombers, Danger Bay, Degrassi, Canadian Idol, The Littlest Hobo), kids' programming (Polka Dot Door, Mr. Dressup), and stuff we came up with that really was pretty darn good (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Kids in the Hall, The 5th Estate, The National, Holmes on Homes).
Can anyone send me a clip of This Hour has 22 Minutes' segment on Talking to Americans? Maybe I'll just show that for 1/2 a hour hahaha. Except I'll be the only one laughing.
latest hamster home configuration, can you see Snowy?
Fatty struggles up the hill (she's no Lance Armstrong)
Fatty makes it to the ground floor of her home
Snowy's already made it down and finished a meal
iM nIce...& fHuN-2-b-wIt... i LuV tO daNz aNd paRtY... aNd i LuV fOodz...i LuV tO eAt..hehe!!! i LyK tO haNg-oUt wIt maH fweNdz aT the MaLL... i dNt LyK baCkStaBbeRS...aNd i h8 ghUyz hu chEAtz oN ghUrlz... aNd LyK haViN new fWeNdz...i thiNk daTs oL i caN saY bOut mHe...u ghUyz jUzt add mHe uP if u wUnt heReS maH aDdy:
Man oh man. Any linguistics scholars out there want to make a thesis of this?
Please accept our sincere apologies. The publisher of this title notified
us that it was included in our shipment but when it arrived, we had been
shorted. We placed another order for more stock from them but they have now
notified us that they too are also out of stock. I have refunded your order,
thanks for giving us the opportunity, I wish there was more we could do.
Sincerely,MegaChoices Customer Service
My question is if they know the shipment arrived with my book missing from the order, couldn't they be proactive about it and refund my order? If I didn't email to bitch them out what would've happened then? No book and no refund? Another case of consumer beware. I went back to check their ratings and looks like I'm not the only one who had this problem.
Keep all your records of online purchases e.g. order numbers and contact info and do something when things don't seem right. Sorry MegaChoices but you're now in my bad book along with Haier America, Comcast, and UHaul. If something really pisses you off, be sure to file with the BBB and post to http://www.ripoffreport.com
I don't mind working from the public library too much except that I don't like public bathrooms and the ones there are especially nasty with the number of kids coming in and out. Parents, please train your children to flush the God damn toilet. Actually I bet some adults are to blame too. Bathrooms at clubs/bars are also gross. I don't understand why people have such a hard time with this. Stand on one foot and flush with the other. It's the only considerate thing to do. Sometimes I wish we could adopt some of Singapore's laws around cleanliness. I would personally volunteer to cane dirty inconsiderate people.
On a happier note, Ceaz has started a blog.
Welcome Ceaz. Hope ya post regularly.
And an update on my neighbours who sound like they're about to strangle each other. There will be no more drama. They moved to the east bay this weekend. Hopefully we'll get some cool (and quiet) neighours moving in in August. The rude karaoke singing family next door on the other side decided to install carpet at around 7am Saturday morning. Yes, that requires hammers hitting adjoining walls. I'm am still pissed off about that.
Instruction will include the skill of uploading text and images to the site, as
well as adding links to the blog and websites of others. Class members will
maintain a blog journal. Oct 28 - Nov 18, 2-4pm $75
Whoa Nelly, that is 4 weeks of 2 hour instruction. 8 hours! And $75! I really don't understand how it could take so long to teach someone how to blog unless you are also teaching stuff like how to turn on your computer, introduction to Windows, and how to use a web browser. What a scam. If anyone out there is reading this (knows how to use Windows and a browser) and would like to learn this stuff in about 1 hour, I'll only charge ya $30!
So anyways, I just finished watching a show called Gone Without a Trace or something like that. booooring. So I jumped back on my laptop and decided to delete some links to blogs I no longer read because I grew tired of them or they never get updated anymore. Then I started checking out other people's links to troll for new blogs to add to my reading list. Not much luck so far but I realized what I look for in a good blog. It has to:
- be relatively well written and intelligent (grammatical mistakes really get to me)
- include bits of sarcasm, ample amounts of cynicism, and a little dry humor
- be speckled with some honest to goodness, straight from the heart bitching and complaining about the little things that make life a bitch (these really warm my heart, I don't know why)
- get personal (ie not a review of electronics or sports highlights)
- generally be written by people over 26
- not be all about your new baby or significant other (sorry, just too nauseating for me)
- not be a transparent display of your wealth of knowledge on [insert subject]
Recommend any new blogs for me to develop an addiction to?
1. Xanga has web rings, or blog rings as they call them, while MySpace has groups. Groups are just people who can log in to post to a particular forum, but is not by any means a web ring. Friendster has nothing of the sort but you can click on interests to find others with matching interests.
2. Asian Avenue is pretty much dead. Too bad their articles are decent. I'm sure there's no audience for them since their members are high schoolers hanging out in the forums talking about throwing farts at people.
3. MySpace has the youngest audience (lots of middle schoolers and high schoolers), Xanga is somewhere in the middle (early college crowd), Friendster seems to be more popular with the late college to young professional crowd.
4. Some university web sites are really garbage and/or really outdated. Some even have dead links. C'mon now, how the hell are you going to recruit students?
5. Recruiting interviewees is like having a sales job. Tracking warm leads, making contacts, recontacting people.
6. People sometimes offer to help out of the blue because they're well...nice. People you don't expect help from and have really nothing to gain by helping (e.g. Jacob, this photographer/model coordinator for an online magazine, Tine's friend Jon who frequents car shows, various people on Ehclub, grad students giving detailed application advice - thanks everyone!)
7. I spend 2 hours out of my house each day - 1 hour at the gym, 1 hour tutoring - and I'm still getting cabin fever. I need to interact with more people before I lose it.
8. Transcribing interviews is HELL. I type faster than the wind but I can only retain so much in my head at one time - play, pause, play, pause. Took me several hours to transcribe a 34 minute interview. @#$%
9. Many graduate programs no longer have print material for prospective students. You get that crappy web site, some online application system, and that's it.
10. Time flies when you're multitasking online
Weekend is here already. Tonight have to head to South San Jose to see my friend's new Shiba Inu puppy, then try to haul ass back north for a going away party in the city. Saturday, import model interview, then out to see Deep Dish. This time I'm taking it easy, can't afford to lose a Sunday cracked out and hung over.
Anyways, anyone have any tips for grad school applications or programs that might interest me or samples of killer statement of purpose essays? (my research interests = ethnicity, gender, new media, youth cultures)
If this all seems really vague to you non-liberal arts types, I essentially want to one day publish multiple books like this and teach at a university, and then later maybe move into university administration (hey that means longer vacations and free tuition for my future children, I'm not being that impractical)
shark that James caught
shark that James let me reel in
shark that Simon snagged through the back
In other news, I've been searching like crazy for flights home for yet another wedding but looks like I might not be able to go. $500USD is just a bit much to head back to Vancouver, especially when I also have to pay $80 roundtrip for ferry to Victoria on top of that. And those web specials to San Diego were BS. I went to book last night and all $63/each way fares were "unavailable" and the costlier ones were still only available for weird hours like 6 am. What the hell is up with air travel lately. Ridiculous. I think it's cheaper to fly to NYC than to take a 2 hour flight home.
- what are the must see attractions?
- what's the best area to stay? (I see coastal, old town, downtown and some other areas I'm not familiar with)
- where do locals hang out and eat?
- any good clubs or lounges for house music?
They let you pick that topic for your MA? By: AznPatriot
Too bad I went the route I did for my MS. I could have done a study on women's
boobs and the correlation between nipple size and income level, or some other
equally interesting [yet useless] topic.
I'm so sick of this already.
Are you an amateur import model with your own personal web site (Asian Avenue sites are OK)? If so, I’d like to talk to you!
I am primarily interested in the gratifications that import models derive from authoring personal web sites. I am conducting graduate research at San Francisco State University on import models as part of my master’s thesis. By conducting interviews with import models I’m hoping to get a preliminary understanding of the gratifications you derive from authoring a web site. In order to be eligible to participate in this study you must:
- Be female and at least 18 years of age
- Be an amateur import model (you have other full-time pursuits and import modeling does not comprise your primary source of income)
- Be of Asian ethnicity
- Be born in the United States or Canada OR
- Have lived permanently in the United States or Canada since the age of 12 or younger
- Have authored a personal web site that indicates your interest in import modeling
Participation will involve a 60 minute face-to-face or telephone interview* which will be recorded and transcribed. Your identity will remain confidential and only a pseudonym will be used to identify your data in published work. Interviews will take place at a mutually convenient time and location.
If you are eligible and interested in participating, please reply to this message as soon as possible or email importmodelstudy (at) gmail.com. Also, please feel free to forward this email to others who might be eligible and interested. * Interviews by phone will be conducted only if you live outside of the Greater Vancouver, BC area, San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles County
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Pretty CanadianYou scored 85 Canada speak and 75 Canadianess!
You know a lot about us. You probably know someone who owns a Ski-Doo up at their cottage.