Here’s a website dedicated to the art of “Asian posing.” The creator of the site, Steve, claims to suffer from a condition known as the Cute Asian Girls Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (CAGOCD). Steve says:
Simply smiling in a photo is so boring, why not strike a pose? Asians are notorious for their quirky and cute poses and this site focuses on documenting these poses. To help you recognize various poses, visual aids will be provided courtesy of popular Korean, Japanese, and Chinese models. The site?
I coundn’t find much information on Italian disco group La Bionda, except for that the musical duo was formed by brothers Carmelo and Michelangelo La Bionda and they make me smile. La Bionda, are considered among the inventors of the disco Italiana.
Anyone need to rent a corpse or even several for their next event ? Look no further than BJ Winslow Prop Rentals and Fabrications: a division of the Dapper Cadaver (NSFW and graphic). BJ Winslow says:
In this star-struck world, nothing makes the scene like having a genuine celebrity at your party, and if it’s a Halloween party you’re planning, what could be better then having one of the stars of a morbid show like Fox’s ?
Japanese fangirl interviews Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. Tokyomango says:
A popular variety TV show called Sanma no Karakuri TV had a contest where 10,000 Japanese Harry Potter fans competed for a chance to fly to the UK, visit the set of the HP movies, and interview Ron and Harry. The winner was a high school girl named Kana Matsuda. Here’s a hilarious clip of her interviewing Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley. Watch it! It has subtitles. I’m personally a bigger fan of Ron than Harry, but if you want to watch the video of her interviewing Daniel Radcliffe, it’s here.
Can “firing up the imagination” be a bad thing? When you’re young, autistic and, oh, scared shitless by UFOs, I’m afraid the answer is “yes!”
A Sussex primary school has been accused of terrifying pupils after pretending a teacher had been abducted by aliens. The stunt by Southway Junior School in Burgess Hill was intended to promote creative writing skills, reports the Daily Mail. Head Diana Goss told pupils an alien craft had crashed near the school and pupils were encouraged to ‘follow a trail of debris’ before stumbling across the UFO. Sussex Police set up a crime scene around the crashed craft and supplied a police constable and a community support officer for two hours to help the children produce witness statements. Pupils were told that Joy Law, the school’s learning support teacher, who is responsible for special needs pupils, had been abducted.
Parents condemned the school for ‘terrifying’ their children and claimed teachers had gone over the top in trying to ‘fire their imagination’. Linda Molds, whose son Harry, nine, is autistic, said: “Harry will take everything you say literally, so when he was told aliens had taken Mrs Law away and the police were investigating - and then he actually saw the police - he believed every word.”
Lisa Maynard, 34, whose nine-year-old daughter Ashleigh is also a pupil at the school, said: “It was just too realistic, too dramatic. All the police, the sirens, the cordon - it was just too much.” The school has released a statement saying: “The children were reassured throughout the morning that they were perfectly safe. They produced some excellent creative and factual writing.”
Sussex Police said: “The police input was well-intentioned, and it was thought pupils would have a fun day.”
My husband found this curious poster taped on a telephone pole in Los Angeles. I’m not exactly sure what this fellow wants, other than to meet some fly white, Asian and Latina ladies to help him with “things.” Apparently he likes rapping and playing chess. We at Dangerous Minds wish him the best of luck with his future endeavors.
Update: A savvy Boing Boing commenter points out that the guy’s a) prolific b) known.