Posts Tagged ‘nma’

BART Boner ’11: Wow, BART Manager (and Former News Man) Linton Johnson Stars in New Taiwanese News Video

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

ZOMG, here’s a much better-than-average animated news video from NMA-TV.

This one has it all, even the purported* “French girl” hacker virgin what SF Weekly IM’ed with the other day.

And look to see who makes policy for BART in the video. (Why do we even bother electing BART directors if they don’t do anything about anything?)

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Enjoy:

*Honestly, I don’t think the BART POA hacker(s) was/were a hacker virgin living in France, IRL anyway…

Stupid Ashton Kutcher’s Stupid “Airbnb” Business Gets Pwned by NMA-TV: Animated Video Shows Downside of Apartment Share

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

[What, exactly, makes dreamy Ashton Kutcher "tech-savvy," anyway?]

Ouch. Airbnb (formerly Air Bed & Breakfast or something) is a San Francisco company associated with a famous incident what just happened to a San Francisco woman, so a Taiwan television outfit has seen fit to, once again, make a mockery of the 415.

Like this.

See? Airbnb is supposed to be better than craigslist if you want to rent out your apartment to a stranger for a few days and I suppose in some cases it is better than using CL.

Anyway, this is NMA-TV’s impression of craigslist:

And here’s the story, per NMA-TV:

Airbnb guests trash, burglarize apartment.

Web start-up Airbnb has benefited from the recent tech boom.It just raised $112 million US dollars from investors.It is now valued at $1 billion.

Although Craigslist allows those wishing to rent out their homes to travelers,it has a sketchy reputation. Airbnb is user friendly with a shiny interface.

However, a San Francisco woman recently rented out her apartment through Airbnb. She left her keys for her guests before going on a trip.

The guests ransacked her apartment,stole her stuff and left a huge mess. It took the woman 14 hours to get through to an Airbnb employee.”

And here’s the whole story from EJ, the San Francisco woman who rented out her apartment to the wrong people.

I don’t know how Airbnb can fix this kind of situation…

Twitterloin Trilogy: Unlike Twitter, Mid-Market’s International Art Museum of America Doesn’t Ask for Public Handouts

Friday, April 15th, 2011

So that’s good. And you won’t be seeing headlines like, “San Francisco proposes tax cut for Twitter” applied to this hulking white building.

It’s still attracting the curious on a daily basis down in the Mid-Market part of the Twitterloin. As seen yesterday across the street from the Chor Boogie:

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Let’s take a tour of the new museum with the only photos I have access to.

Upstairs…

…and Downstairs

That’s all I have so far – two authorized photos of the inside.

It’s $8 to get in…

Animated Al Gore Sex-Crazed Poodle Video: Another Winner from Taiwan’s NMA

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

I don’t know, when you’re paying people $540 for massages, misunderstandings can happen. That’s about the most charitable way of looking at things vis-a-vis Al Gore in this whole massage incident.

Anyway, comes now NMA, the people who make animated videos to explain the news to people in Taiwan. This one is a doozy.

In this scene, Al G. explains the ground rules:

Uh oh, he’s getting p’oed:

Explaining the poodle reference:

Not sure what W and Pink are doing in there, but oh well:

Enjoy.

Former US vice president and climate change warrior Al Gore is in hot water after news emerged this week of a 2006 close encounter with a hotel masseuse in Oregon. In a statement made to Portland police reported in the press, the 54-year-old masseuse recounted how she repeatedly had to fight off groping Gore as he made several attempts to bed her after she attended his hotel suite to administer a massage. So far, no charges have been filed.

美國前副總統高爾(Al Gore)上月才驚傳與結縭40年妻子分道揚鑣,現在又驚爆性醜聞。美國媒體報導,一名奧勒岡州女按摩師在2006年曾指控高爾性攻擊,甚至聲稱當晚所穿內衣留有高爾的DNA,可資佐證。
美國

根據《國家詢問報》等媒體報導,這名不願透露身分的54歲女按摩師指稱,2006年10月在飯店安排下,替以化名「史東先生」入住的高爾按摩。
抓手迫摸下體

當她按摩到腹部時,高爾要求她繼續往下,遭拒後大發雷霆,並抓住她的手碰觸自己鼠蹊部。按摩結束後,高爾愛撫她的胸臀、親她,還將她推上床,只差沒霸王硬上弓。
該女子在數周後才報案,表示當時「完全嚇呆,擔心失去工作」。據帳單顯示,按摩服務從當晚 11時開始,第一節為90分鐘,其後立即追加一節75分鐘。高爾共支付540美元(約1.7萬元台幣),另加給兩成小費。俄勒岡州檢方也證實,確實有女子報案稱遭高爾「不當肢體接觸」,但她後來不願接受警方訪談,也不願提告