turns out, some prejudice is justified…

February 24, 2007 at 10:24 pm | Posted in where my pakis at? | Leave a comment

Sorority Evictions Raise Issue of Looks and Bias – New York Times:

Worried that a negative stereotype of the sorority was contributing to a decline in membership that had left its Greek-columned house here half empty, Delta Zeta’s national officers interviewed 35 DePauw members in November, quizzing them about their dedication to recruitment. They judged 23 of the women insufficiently committed and later told them to vacate the sorority house.

The 23 members included every woman who was overweight. They also included the only black, Korean and Vietnamese members. The dozen students allowed to stay were slender and popular with fraternity men — conventionally pretty women the sorority hoped could attract new recruits. Six of the 12 were so infuriated they quit.


“Yes, our restaurant is located at 213 People with AIDS Plaza . . .”

February 13, 2007 at 11:35 pm | Posted in where my pakis at? | Leave a comment

why does this seem so bizarre? there is an actual street near City Hall in nyc named “People with AIDS Plaza”, as in, “Yes, our restaurant is located at 213 People with AIDS Plaza . . .”

via madame_x

“bargain books b” is probably mostly garfield collections

January 28, 2007 at 11:04 pm | Posted in new york, Uncategorized, where my pakis at? | Leave a comment

Nicely fitting a niche of people who aren’t interesting but want to appear interesting, the Strand Book Store offers “custom libraries” by the foot. Intended for set decoration, retail stores or getting laid, one can choose from collections such as antique leather, new leather classics, subject specific b, cookbooks, law and bargain books, among many others. Prices range from $400 to $30 per foot. They offer 24-hour turnaround and apparently count Steven Spielberg and Polo Ralph Lauren among their satisfied customers. The Adam Sandler comedy setpiece practically writes itself.

Strand Bookstore: Books By The Foot

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