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Tuesday, 2007 February 6 - 8:26 am
"Heroes"; NPR advertising; naked news; dumb people; and a strangely appropriate name.

George Takei is on "Heroes". Isn't that the best thing ever? What surprised me the most was that his Japanese was actually excellent. I've always heard him speaking flawless English, so I somehow never expected him to be fluent in Japanese.

So not only is "Heroes" a great show, but it's also doing great things for Japanese actors. Masi Oka has the potential to be a superstar, and maybe this will also open doors for James Kyson Lee and Saemi Nakamura. Between "Heroes" and "Lost", maybe we'll finally start seeing more Asian characters who aren't martial arts masters... or cooks.

Anyone else listen to NPR? The problem with NPR is that you get these corporate sponsors who feel no need to come up with meaningful advertising slogans. The worst has got to be the Kresge Foundation, who helps nonprofit organizations "catalyze growth, connect to stakeholders, and challenge greater support". WTF? It's like they threw darts at a buzzword dartboard. If the Kresge Foundation advertised on Fox, they would say something like "The K-Fizzle... Oh, It's ON."

In the "there's something you don't see every day" category, a greased naked student disrupted lunchtime in a Ohio school cafeteria. 18-year-old Taylor Killian had greased himself with grapeseed oil to avoid being caught, but police used a stun gun to subdue him. "Hey, what's for lunch today?" "Hot dogs. Fried hot dogs."

According to a survey, 13% of Americans have never heard of global warming. It's not like they surveyed mental patients or anything... they surveyed Internet users, who really ought to be better informed.

Then again, it's the Internet... responsible for things like this.

Finally, just like Dave Barry, this blog has a strict policy of not making fun of anyone's names. Now, I'm sure he's a really nice guy and a great doctor... but honestly? A urologist?
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Comment #1 from Cori (Guest)
2007 Feb 6 - 11:12 am : #
Having an Asian Indian character who is an academic (and ungodly beautiful as well) is also a nice change from the usual goofy taxi drivers and mini-mart managers.

But television has been getting much better about Asians of late all over the place (if not everywhere).
Comment #2 from Crouching Hamster (Guest)
2007 Feb 6 - 6:23 pm : #
I think I was an intern at the Kresge Foundation last summer. Mmmm ... maybe not, since I also created exciting synergies and leveraged talent and growth to lift e-commerce solutions.
Comment #3 from Kim (Guest)
2007 Feb 8 - 2:18 am : #
Along the same lines as your Dr. Wiener above, did this guy really have to become an OB/GYN????

http://www.deancare.com/dhs/provider/doc_info.asp?id=377

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