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Dine LA is here. And the list of participating restaurants is both overwhelming and droolworthy. You best believe that I will be tuning in. Much to the chagrin of my Persian-American friends, I am stoked beyond embarrassment for Shahs of Sunset, the new Bravo/Ryan Seacrest-produced docuseries. Click to watch 2 minutes before the series debuts [...]
Posted: January 27th, 2012 under geekista, Happy Links Friday, huh?-larious, net culture, political, tech/web.
Tags: aziz ansari, bravo, bravo tv, dine LA, dining, GOP, knope 2012, leslie knope, los angeles, mitt romney, NES, newt gingrich, nintendo, parks & recreation, persian, republican, ryan seacrest, science, shahs of sunset, tiki tiki tom tom
There are some people in Hollywood whom you automatically feel are kindred spirits, like a spirit animal of sorts but, well, human. Ever since the Diwali episode of The Office, I’ve felt that way about writer/actor/comedienne – oh and SHOWRUNNER – Mindy Kaling. Naturally, I couldn’t wait to buy – er, download – her book, [...]
The Occupy Wall Street protests have been going on for a month or so now, growing from a relatively small band of protestors in NYC’s Zuccotti Park into demonstrations worldwide. While the list of demands, or lack thereof, remains varied and somewhat vague, a common theme has emerged: anger and frustration born out of the [...]
The civil unrest in Egypt has put social media squarely in the spotlight as a means of organizing a political revolution. Twitter, Facebook and the web in general had been communication and organization hubs for protesters until the Egyptian government shut down Internet and cellular phone access last Friday. Mobile phone networks will continue to [...]
No, I’m not in Afghanistan, but my friend C. is a reporter embedded with the troops over there right now. When the Internet connection isn’t horrendous, C. occasionally sends emails about his “adventures” (or misadventures, as they may be) from his posts in Kabul and Kandahar. It’s hard to not get a heaping helpful of [...]
I’m finally resurrecting CotW and this week’s crush is Representative Anh “Joseph” Cao (pronounced “Gow”), the freshman Republican representative from Louisiana. Crushable why? Because he broke ranks with his political party to vote in favor of the Democratic health care legislation — a refreshing move in the world of divisive partisan politics. Educated by Jesuits [...]
The economy might be down, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t be “up” — why? Because it’s Friday! And since I wasn’t able to post one up last week, here it is with extra cheese and special sauce. To catch a predator, FB-style – Although there’s been an uproar this week over Facebook’s TOS [...]