Monthly Archives: December 2006

My new favorite word.

As of today, my new favorite word is molido.¬† It’s means ground in Spanish — ground as in ground coffee.¬† I think I’ll be saying it again and again until someone beats the crap out of me.¬† But then — … Continue reading

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Drowning in chest hair.

Here’s an interesting quote I found in an article from my favorite source of weird news, Daily Mainichi: “French guys I’ve slept with have been, like a lot of Japanese, uncircumcised, but I didn’t think they were particularly large,” she … Continue reading

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Curse of the Golden Flower

Here’s a post that I just sent to Mobius Home Video Forum about Zhang Yi Mou’s new film: I saw this last night at my school cinema — tickets were sold out, and I only got to go because my … Continue reading

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A tiring day.

I had my longest day in a long time today. I taught my own class from 8:00-9:30, and then taught my co-worker Teya’s from 10:00-11:30, from 1:00-2:30 and from 3:00-4:30. After a break for dinner, I had to come back … Continue reading

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It might be Osama in disguise!

Get this — my friends are trying to adopt a Chinese baby.¬†¬†But they¬†have to get clearance from HOMELAND SECURITY first.¬† It’s the new standard procedure.¬† WHY?!?¬† Do they think the baby will be a terrorist, or that my friends will … Continue reading

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The confusion.

I’m going through this thing again where I’m contemplating returning to the US. Every so often I start thinking about this, and it makes me all churned up. It would be a huge change. I’m afraid of making the wrong … Continue reading

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Here are my unsuggestions for Pride and Prejudice:

Daughters of the Moon: Goddess of the Night – Book #1 (Daughters of the Moon) by Lynne Ewing (expected 30.4, found 1; unsuggestions) Paradigms of artificial intelligence programming : case studies in Common Lisp by Peter Norvig (expected 30.4, found … Continue reading

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It’s right about that!

I just tried out this funny little tool, the LibraryThing UnSuggester.¬† You tell it what books you like, and it will tell you what books you won’t like.¬† I put in Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, and a bunch of … Continue reading

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Oh my! (A cruel-sounding comic.)

Get rid of your child’s disgusting facial deformity! “She’s a sight.”

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Not very impressed by Larry Clark.

I just got a copy of DESTRICTED, a compilation of about seven short films by various directors on the theme of sex or pornography. Larry Clark’s segment is one where he interviews a bunch of young boys to be in … Continue reading

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The pain of my fart eye.

¬† The pain of my fart eye. Originally uploaded by MFinChina. For some reason, the copy of BORAT I got is dubbed in Russian, and has really, really bad English subtitles that seem to have been added by a Chinese … Continue reading

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When did Rosie O’Donnell become such a freak?

ROD’s “Ching chong, ching chong” bit It’s a shame that she came out as a bitch at she same time she came out as a lesbian. What was the deal with her old “nice” image? Was it just an act?

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Happy Chanukah!

Guy: It’d take a big-ass blowtorch to circumcise a robot. –Waverly Pl & Greene St From http://www.overheardinnewyork.com

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Goodbye, Wizard!

In a strange coincidence, I showed Taxi Driver to my students last night, and went online this afternoon to find that Peter Boyle, who played Wizard, had died. I wasn’t a huge fan of his, and didn’t follow his career … Continue reading

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Something you wouldn’t see on American TV.

I was just watching the kids’ channel, and they were showing a cartoon about this kid named TuTu. There’s a hairy old man who lives in his housing complex, and who he doesn’t like. His parents tell him that since … Continue reading

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Unintelligent design.

Backpacker #1: What’s up with this DNA crap? Backpacker #2: Yeah, I know… Backpacker #1: Yeah… Like, that spiral staircase they show on TV — where is that in your body? Backpacker #2: Yeah, dude, for real. Backpacker #1: Yeah, … Continue reading

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Reoccurring dream theme two

I wrote this a while back, but never posted it. That stuff on my hands: In another part of last night’s dream, I looked at my hands and saw that little green things like small peas were growing all over … Continue reading

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The first neol.

The first neol. Originally uploaded by MFinChina. Close but no cigar! Sorry it’s not very clear. Taken on the fly, at Carrefour.

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Got the heck out.

In a real-life situation reminiscent of my dream, I was at the British Council’s IELTS invigilator training when I thought, “Man, I don’t want to do this.¬† Why am I even here?¬† Why don’t I just leave?”¬† The whole training … Continue reading

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Dream theme one: The disappointing outing.

Lately I’ve been having my typical vivid dreams, and they’re falling into several of my typical dream categories. Dream theme one: The disappointing outing. I dreamt I went to some sort of conference. It started with a fun walk through … Continue reading

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