Thursday, April 18, 2002

News of the Strange and Weird

I want to delve into some of these topics a bit more, but for now (as a result of having a few final papers to complete) I am only gong to paste links to these crazy stories. I guess I will start out with news of the sick. I thought the Catholic church was in trouble, but now, i find out that shady occurences happen in nursing homes??
75-year-old man charged with impregnating 10-year-old I would think that this kind of thing gets made up in the onion, or other satirical papers, but this seems real. Talk about life imitating art.

Abercrombie and Fitch
I never liked this store, the clothes were allright, but i had trouble spending a hundred bucks on some cargo pants that you could find at JC Penney's or even the Gap for a lot cheaper. I thought they were catering to the suburban rich who wanted to imitate urban styles at rip-off prices. Now it seems they are catering to the Asian American crowd by selling T-shirts and other apparel, as the San Francisco Chronicle puts it, featuring "slanted eyes and rice-paddy hats." The surprising thing to me is that the Abercrombie and Fitch management did not think shirts with slogans like "Wong Brothers Laundry Service -- Two Wongs Can Make It White," would not be offensive to minorities, especially those of the Asian persuasion. I admit, i laughed when i first read that but i say really poor and really stupid management decision.

thanks to my homie andrew li for pointing me in the right direction.


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