Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pop Clips 29 July 09

Malaysian filmmaker and blogger Yasmin Ahmad passed away suddenly on July 25. Malaysian bloggers took to their keyboards to pay tribute to the icon, who died Saturday night (July 25) from massive bleeding in the brain.

The 51-year-old movie maker was famed for her advertisements and films capturing the essence of racial harmony in Malaysia. She had passed out during discussions for a project with a local TV station two days before her death. It's been a year of "celebrity deaths" - David Carradine, Farah Fawcett, Walter Cronkite, Michael Jackson... and others, with 5 months to go in 2009!

"I can use Google just as good as you or anyone else can." Web savvy may have hurt prospective juror.

A son of New York State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. has pleaded guilty to harassment against 76-year-old blogger Rafael Martínez Alequin at a campaign rally last September. According to Martínez Alequin, several people, including Alejandro, began shoving him and trying to grab his camera as he approached Espada. And when he begged Pedro to call off his son, he answered, "He's trying to teach you manners papa. He's trying to teach you manners." (Here's video), and here's MORE from Gothamist's

Beyonce Nipple Slip!

Two from NYMag: William Shatner Performs Intentionally Funny Version of Sarah Palin’s Resignation Speech (worth bearing the unbearable ad on Hulu.com)... and ... behind-the-scenes at Gossip Girl!

ygblog4 writes about how the Keong Saik Road in Singapore became a red-light district. "When I was diagnosed with HIV, it felt like the moon exploded in my face . . ." Rina, a former domestic helper from the Philippines, shares how she acquired HIV while working in Dubai.

Alice Liu from DANWEI translates an article written by Chang Ping, who pointed out that the government's stopping of electro-shock treatment does not mean that they won't reissue Internet addiction as a disease - they are just changing the standards for treatment.

Renter sued for 'publishing a false and defamatory tweet'...

via Gawker: Associated Press vs. British Bureaucrats: Who's More Uptight about Twitter?

Brooklyn Ron writes "Hip Hop is a Window onto Race Realities in Cuba"

Robot attacks Swedish factory worker...

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