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Kal Penn Teaching at UPenn!


Hold on just a sec while I chase after Sweetney - I can see her out of the corner of my eye trying to quickly pack up and move to Pennsylvania.

Okay, I'm back.  Don't worry, she's fine.  I didn't tie her up too tight.

Anyway, Kal Penn, of Harold & Kumar fame, is guest lecturing at the University of Pennsylvania.  He's teaching "Images of Asian Americans in the Media" and "Contemporary American Teen Films."  This came to be after he gave a speech at UPenn for Asian Pacific American Heritage Week.  Afterward, he contacted the Asian American studies department, and a teaching career was born.

As you might imagine, folks were eager to have him as an instructor.  But Penn's fame (and his unrelenting hotness) wasn't enough to get some students out of bed.  He told MTV, "It’s a Monday, early morning class and there’s a lot of reading and papers, so a lot of people dropped the class."  Heh. 

More seats for Sweetney, I guess, if I ever let her leave Baltimore.


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Looking at that face up close once a week would be worth setting an alarm clock for...


Has anyone seen that movie of his where he visits India with his parents??? For the life of me I can't remember what it's called, but I'd love to know if it's worth my time...


Sweetney can stay with me and we can go to class together.

(But then we'd also have to pay Penn tuition...)


rednexmama - it's called the Namesake, and if you've liked anything else Mira Nair has done you'll probably like it, if you're not familiar with her, it's a little... something. I don't know if I would recommend it, but yeah, he's cute in it.


OOOOOOH SHIT! (runs out the door)


he was awesome on House, too.


I work @ Penn - I think I might have posted about him teaching a class here before. All I've heard are good things about the class - not sure how he fit in House and H&K escape from GITMO though.

If you're going to roadtrip it up, classes end on Tuesday. ;-)


Rednexmama--It's "The Namesake" and it is AWESOME. It's gorgeous, it's serious, and the plot is amazing.

Rent it, buy it, and then read the book by Jhumpa Lahiri

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