Beauty Queen Won't Return Crown Until Pageant Organizers Apologize

May Myat Noe, the 18-year-old beauty queen from Burma who was recently stripped of her Miss Asia Pacific World title after turning down pageant officials' offer to buy her breast implants, has given a press conference to explain that she will not return her crown (worth $100,000) until receiving an official apology… » 9/02/14 12:15pm 9/02/14 12:15pm

John McCain: Yeah, Maybe Just Let This Guy Be President

Bummertown Thursday, dudes. There's a death toll of 20,000 in China, some 2 million displaced people in Burma (and a newly-passed referendum ensures they will all remain comprehensively and brutally oppressed!) and longest and most depressing of all, a not brief Times cover story on John McCain and All The Places In… » 5/15/08 10:00am 5/15/08 10:00am

Yeah, Your Day Wasn't Really That Bad After All

  • The Sichuan earthquake has probably killed 9,000 people, and let 80 tons of toxic liquid ammonia out into the streets, but if I know you guys it's the panda stuff that is really going to get to you. [Wash Post]
  • But — thanks investment banks! — it probably won't have that big an impact on the economy! [WSJ]
  • Or Beijing's…
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