Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy New Year!!

I hope you all have a safe and happy new year...and I hope that 2007 is the best year yet!

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)
6) YouTube
5) Blogger
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

my space. i guess.

So, I gave in and started a myspace page.
That's a good question.
So many of my friends started one, and you have to have one to check out their pages.
I was a little worried at first since we've done so many weird stories about myspace...nonetheless, I gave in.
Call me a hypocrite.
It's okay.

Merry Christmas or something

Someone wants to wish you a Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Abduction, The Megumi Yokota Story

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:

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

MY LAST ROSIE POST (unless she apologizes)

Asian Leaders Angered by Rosie O'Donnell's 'Ching Chong' Comments
Monday , December 11, 2006
By Sara Bonisteel

NEW YORK — Note to Rosie O'Donnell: Stick to singsong.

"The View" co-host is in hot water for using the expression "ching chong" to describe Chinese people talking about Danny DeVito's drunken appearance on her show.

"The fact is that it's news all over the world. That you know, you can imagine in China it's like: 'Ching chong … ching chong. Danny DeVito, ching chong, chong, chong, chong. Drunk. 'The View.' Ching chong," O'Donnell said on a Dec. 5 episode of "The View."

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 "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

Rosie rips on Ripa

Here's the clip on "The View" that started the scuffle.

This is why Rosie appears to be hypocritical because she is sensitive to one group of people and not the other. You can judge for yourself.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Rosie O'Donnell Makes Fun of Chinese People!

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

Work at KY3!

If you think you know a thing or two about TV news, then you might just make a good fit at Ky3! How fun would that be?! Ahem, Brad H...don't you want to come back to Springfield?

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--

KY3, Inc.
999 W. Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65807
phone: 417.268.3096
fax: 417.268.3361

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,**

KY3's Jerry Jacob announces his resignation RE-DO

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 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

Continued gripe for the roads!!!!

They are still horrible!!!! One of my co-workers broke a bone on the ice. That's all I'm saying.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Jerry Jacob and Tim Tialdo are moving on from KY3

Now ready for public consumption---

Jerry says the palm up means "surrender"

What is he trying to say?

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.

If you want to wish him well, you can e-mail him at:


Tim Tialdo, KY3 Weekend Anchor
Tim Tialdo is also well on his way out the door.
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!
So he'll still be around, just not like he is now...

To send him well wishes, email him at:

That's half of our men who are on-air!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Gripes about the icy roads!

Okay, the roads are ridiculous. I live on a well-traveled sideroad (huh?) in Springfield...but it is completely frozen. My car slid as I came home from work last night...and I was only driving 5 miles an hour. My neighbor ran into a light pole on our block! Maybe someone can help me out...should someone (ahem, the city) attempt to clean up other roads besides the main drags? Talk amongst yourselves.

Ozarks man acts as Santa's helper

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

Missouri roads are covered with snow and ice

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

Grammar check

I am not perfect. I do not pretend to be perfect.

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?