Monday’s Link Attack: Phillip Kwon, SuChin Pak, Margaret Cho
Y. Peter Kang
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Posted: June 4th, 2012
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Christie defends Supreme Court nominee Philip Kwon
State House Bureau (N.J.)

Governor Christie has been adamant that Philip Kwon was an independent — not a Republican or Democratic nominee to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

But during a news conference Thursday Christie seemed to acknowledge that Kwon, of Closter, was a Republican — something Democrats have argued all along.

Kwon was a registered Republican before moving to New Jersey several years ago and that coupled with his mother’s legal troubles was among the reasons the Democrats rejected him in March. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday rejected Christie’s other nominee, Chatham Mayor Bruce Harris, a registered Republican, saying the private attorney lacked courtroom and judicial experience.

N. Korea says it targets S. Korean media for possible attack
Yonhap News

North Korea said Monday its military has entered map coordinates of some conservative South Korean media offices as it threatened to strike their headquarters for their alleged insult to North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong-un.

The General Staff of the Korean People’s Army said the country’s troops have been targeting the Seoul headquarters of the Chosun Ilbo at coordinates of 37 degrees 56 minutes 83 seconds North latitude and 126 degrees 97 minutes 65 seconds East longitude. It also revealed the coordinates of the JoongAng Ilbo and Dong-a Ilbo newspapers, as well as the KBS, MBC and SBS television stations and CBS radio.

It is the first time the North has released coordinates of intended targets in South Korea.

SuChin Pak Gives Birth to Baby Boy
Us Weekly

While chatting with The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson and Elizabeth Banks during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, MTV News correspondent Sway announced the exciting news.

“Also, we want to say congratulations to SuChin Pak who just had a baby boy,” he said. “Congratulations!”

This is the first child for Pak, 35, who joined MTV News as a correspondent in May 2001. She is now the new on-air correspondent for Daily Candy.

Montgomery School’s chief stepping down to serve schools in need
Times of Trenton (N.J.)

The question has contributed to Earl Kim’s decision to leave his six-year post this summer as superintendent of schools in the affluent community. Trying to represent the interests of the district while remaining true to his conscience had become a struggle, especially with added pressure exerted against him by others.

Lit Motors’ C-1: A 2-wheel car? Or untippable motorcycle?
Los Angeles Times

Is it a motorcycle? A car? Neither. It’s an entirely new form of personal transportation, presuming it gets off the ground.

The all-electric vehicle is fully enclosed and uses a steering wheel and floor pedals like a car. But it weighs just 800 pounds and balances on two wheels even when stopped, making it more efficient than hauling around a 2-ton four-wheeler and safer than an accident-prone bike.

“Most people don’t drive motorcycles because they’re dangerous,” said Lit Motors founder and C-1 creator Daniel Kim, 32.

Margaret Cho Reveals How Much Money ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Rejects Make On ‘The View’
Huffington Post

She may not have taken home the “Dancing With The Stars” trophy, but Margaret Cho isn’t complaining.

While on ABC’s “The View” (weekdays on ABC) on Friday, Cho admitted that the dance competition show left her with $200,000.

Margaret Cho lets her pansexual flag fly — with details
Los Angeles Times

Margaret Cho is doing the rounds, and when this comic actress does the rounds, the result is likely to be just a little more Cho than you wanted to know.

And while the “Dancing With the Stars” alum and”Drop Dead Diva”actress kept it relatively tame on “The View” last Friday, hitting “safe” topics such as race and money, she let her pansexual flag fly Monday with Wendy Williams.

“I’m really attracted to all different types of people,” Cho explained to Williams. “So I don’t like to say that I’m gay or I’m straight — I’m just slutty.”

The Case of the Argentine Waiter and the Korean Supper Club
New York Times

It turns out that Mun Kim, 44, had thrown over a career as a banker in Los Angeles and New York to do what he really loves: cook. He mentioned the Korean short ribs his mother would make when he was growing up in an immigrant family in Honolulu, and also how he’d studied at the Sushi Chef Institute before working for the chef Makoto Okuwa, a regular on “Iron Chef,” at Sashi in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Having fallen hard for Buenos Aires during vacations there, Kim, according to the site, decided to make it his home and introduce his own version of Asian-California cuisine to a city “dominated by a mix of parrilla (red meat) and pastas.”

Salt Lake Bees: Hank Conger delivers walk-off win for Bees
Deseret News

Hank Conger continued his hitting streak Friday night, finishing the night 1-for-5 with a walk-off single that scored Doug Deeds for the 6-5 victory. Conger has now hit safely in all 15 games he has played in this season.

when yomyomf launches a youtube channel, all hell breaks loose
angry asian man

This is madness! Here’s the freshly launched, crazy epic, mayhem-filled promo video for the YOMYOMF YouTube Network from director Justin Lin, giving you an insane little taste of what to expect from this new video venture: IT HAS BEGUN: BANANAPOCALYPSE.

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