Saturday, December 30, 2006
My top 10 things of 2006...aside from the givens: friends, family, health
10) The Green Machine (newly discovered today)
9) Grey's Anatomy dinner night with girly friends, my boyfriend and sometimes Greg
8) Soo's Korean Restaurant, the kalbitang is my favorite
7) Guitar Hero II (I totally kick ass...on medium)
4) my new laptop
3) Being in GO magazine this year, and then going to the GO party where my boyfriend stole my thunder
2) Going surfing in Hawaii and not falling off the board
1) A new found sense of peace, don't know why it's happening...
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
This has won just about every documentary award out there this year, and it sounds like it will be the one to see:
This is the story of a 13-year-old Japanese girl who never returned home from school. That was November 1977. Years later, her parents found out the truth: she had been abducted by North Korean spies!
ABDUCTION points to one of today's biggest human rights and political crises in Asia - the abduction issue, is one of the major untold stories behind Japan and North Korea's tense relations, a key factor affecting nuclear talks.
The LA Times calls it "Extraordinary! Spine-tingling!" and a work of "Narrative Mastery!"
Opens January 12, 2007 in New York City:
CINEMA VILLAGE, 22 E. 12th Street, New York, NY, (212) 924-3363
And we should hope, The Moxie???
For more info, visit: www.abductionfilm.com
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Monday , December 11, 2006
By Sara Bonisteel
NEW YORK — Note to Rosie O'Donnell: Stick to singsong.
The statement didn't sit well with John C. Liu, a New York City councilman, who fired off a letter to "View" co-host Barbara Walters.
"The 'ching-chong' bit is not a trivial matter," Liu told FOXNews.com. "It really hits a raw nerve for many people in the community — many like myself, who grew up with these kinds of taunts. We all know that it never ends at the taunts."
Liu isn't the only one offended.
The Asian American Journalists Association called O'Donnell's comments a "mockery" that gives "the impression that [Asian Americans] are a group that is substandard to English-speaking people."
Liu said his office has received complaints from around the New York area following the appearance. He directed his letter to Walters instead of O'Donnell because as producer of the show, he said, she ought to know better.
"It's just stupidity, and it's stupidity that justifies a response," Liu said of O'Donnell's behavior, adding the comments came "from someone who has been indignant herself when it comes to comments made by other people where she has perceived it as being negative against a particular community."
In November, O'Donnell made up with Kelly Ripa, co-host of "Live With Regis and Kelly," after accusing her of homophobia for pushing Clay Aiken's hand away from her mouth on the program.
O'Donnell remains unfazed.
"She's a comedian in addition to being a talk show co-host," Cindi Berger, O'Donnell's spokeswoman, said in a statement. "I certainly hope that one day they will be able to grasp her humor."
On Dec. 8, O'Donnell wrote in her blog "it was not my intent to mock." She clarified her position on Dec. 10, calling the bit "comedy."
"I do many accents and probably will continue to," she wrote. "My mom in law impression offends some southerners. What can u do? I come in peace."
O'Donnell is not the first comedian to raise the ire of the Asian-American community.
In 2001, Sarah Silverman told a joke on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" that had the punch line "I love Chinks."
The NBC program issued an apology to Guy Aoki, the president of the Media Action Network for Asian Americans, following Silverman's appearance.
Liu is still waiting for an apology for O'Donnell's comments.
"I think an acknowledgement that it was a mistake would be very much appreciated by the community," he said.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
The Asian American Journalists Association has responded, saying: "We feel strongly that it is our responsibility to call attention to what we consider a mockery of the Chinese language and, in effect, a perpetration of stereotypes of Asian Americans as foreigners or second-class citizens."
Rosie's response (in basic terms, according to the NY Post): "Asians need to lighten up."
I find this personally appalling because Chinese people don't speak in a "ching chong" dialect...there is no humor in this.
As an Asian person who got this kind of crap from kids all through elementary school, I find this incredibly troubling and irresponsible for this woman to get on national television and do this...especially when she prides herself on being a gay activist.
Just a few weeks ago, she accused Kelly Ripa of being homophobic after Ripa and Clay Aiken had an uncomfortable exchange on "Live with Regis and Kelly". Aiken, who was filling-in for Regis, put his hand over Ripa's mouth as she was speaking. Ripa was obviously upset, and she responded with something like, "That's a no-no...I don't know where your hands have been..." Rosie about lost her mind on "The View" shortly after, and that's when she accused Ripa of being homophobic. In response to O'Donnell's accusation, Ripa said that she was insulted, partly Aiken would not have put his hand over a man's mouth...meaning that Aiken must not have respect for women--it's interesting to watch on YouTube, if you've got 5 extra minutes--
Otherwise, I'd like to end with this statement: Rosie O'Donnell is a disappointment. So is The View.
Saturday, December 09, 2006
1) Anchor/Reporter - closing date Dec. 29th, 5pm. Start date: Jan. 2007
2) Weekend Anchor/Reporter- closing date Dec. 29th, 5pm. State date: as soon as practical
3) Morning producer- closing date Dec. 29th, 5pm. State date: as soon as practical
If you're interested, contact Sarah LeMoyne, Human Resources Coordinator--
999 W. Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65807
KYTV is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All jobs are contingent upon passing security clearance (I'm guessing that's a drug test.) You also need a valid MO license, yada yada yada.
**You can find more info on job searches like, http://www.tvjobs.com/**
See the announcement for yourself! This is the first goodbye of many.
***I had a technical glitch and deleted the video from the original post. Blogger wouldn't let me recover it, so I had to repost...at least, me thinks that's how it went.***
Anyway, I left up the original post (without the video) so you can read the comments!
Friday, December 08, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
After 12 years, Jerry Jacob is leaving KY3.
He's joining the Army in hopes of becoming a field medic.
Our news director made the announcement this afternoon.
Jerry will say goodbye on January 5th.
He will leave at the end of December to pursue other interests in the market.
He will be the new face of the Ozarks CW!
That's half of our men who are on-air!
Monday, December 04, 2006
This is the story of a man named Dave Bowmaster. With the help of organizations like the Salvation Army and Crosslines, he makes dozens (this year about 220) of wooden toys and sends them to less fortunate kids across the world. You could say it's his holiday tradition--he's been doing it since 1994. Since then, a lot of people have volunteered to help paint the toys, but he's starting to think he needs to recruit a "younger" person to do the woodworking. Know any 30-somethings who may want to help out? Up close, the wooden toys are pretty cool. They're durable and timeless...I really felt like I was in Santa's workshop. Dave works at Anpac in Springfield, so if you would like to help him, look him up!
Sunday, December 03, 2006
The roads are so bad in Missouri right now because of the recent winter storm. I-44 was gridlocked in two areas on Saturday--some people were stuck in traffic overnight from late Friday to Saturday afternoon. It was insane! Black ice is definitely a problem on the side roads...I fell flat on my back this morning. It hurt, and I thought I broke my wrist. Anyway, you might want to check the road conditions before you go out. I think the main roads are okay, but just in case.
In MO: 1-800-222-6400
In AR: 1-800-245-1672
Friday, December 01, 2006
I'm tired of hearing, "The sheriff's department says they have no suspects." OR "The guy that saved the boy's life lives in Springfield." OR "Whenever we arrived for work, we were upset to see the snow."
Does anyone see anything wrong with these sentences? I mess up now and then, but doesn't anyone know basic grammar anymore?