Monthly Archives: November 2007

Editor B’s blog got mentioned in The Guardian.

It’s down at the end of the article, which is primarily about New Orleans and Lafcadio Hearne. Big Easy blues  In other news, I’ve been really sick, and I’ve been blaming it on the fish and chips I had at … Continue reading

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Negligent.

I’ve been pretty lazy in taking care of Kitty Mao Mao.  I should have gotten some sort of cat care book because I’d never had a female cat before, and it would be good if I had some way to  … Continue reading

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Don’t know why I think this is interesting …

but I do. The Backlash Against Tithing, from The Wall Street Journal Online.

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Great moments in flirting, part 1.

Overheard at a Thanksgiving party last night. Drunk girl to guy: “Oh, you have a brother?  Is he Jewish too?”

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Wild Ultraman photographed in Guangdong!

Satire that originally appeared on Mop, with the story/comments translated into English by Joel Martinson of Danwei.  It’s very funny!  Check it out! Wild Ultraman roaming the woods  (To contextualize, this is based on the (probably) fake South China Tiger … Continue reading

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My socialist slogan generator up on Shangzilla.

You can try it here: Resolutely create your own socialist banner  Thanks to Teya for the notification!

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Watching NEKROMANTIC 2 while eating Swedish meatballs …

was surprisingly doable!

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Poor Kobayashi!

I generally feel competitive eating is gross and kind of scary (because I’m always afraid of choking), but somehow I’ve developed a soft spot for Kobayashi, the hotdog king. I think it goes back to Rachel being interested in him, … Continue reading

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From a real Chinese textbook.

I was doing copies near my house today and found this close exercise that someone had been Xeroxing. I swear to you, it’s real. I had the shop owner make a copy for me just so I could take it … Continue reading

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Number three on Google!

If you look up the phrase blue mutants on Google, my blog will come up at number three! Yay!

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I don’t think I’ll do that.

I’ve been trying to make definite decisions about what grad schools to apply to, and sure enough, my dad had to say something that would freak me out and throw a spanner in the works. He suggested I look at … Continue reading

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Cats and kittens mystery solved.

Upon reading a post about the fabled graffiti writer King of Kowloon, I sent this inquiry to the blog Learning Cantonese: Once in a while in HK I used to see lampposts encircled with English graffiti. It was written really … Continue reading

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The Ramones.

Right now China Radio International is playing “The KKK Took My Baby Away.”

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You thought you had problems …

At first I thought this story was a hoax, and then I saw some pictures of the poor guy.  He lives in Indonesia, and a construction site injury + human papilloma virus + a poor immune system resulted in parts … Continue reading

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Du Kannst Mir Gern Den Buckel Runterrutschen Und Mit Der Zunge Bremsen!

There’s another interesting post on Japundit about a new book called TOUJOURS TINGO, which is all about the things we don’t have words/phrases for in English. It includes this gem: Oka/SHETE – Ndonga, Nigeria: urination difficulties caused by eating frogs … Continue reading

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Back by popular demand: The fabled Hello Kitty vibrator!

I found out about this today when reading Japundit! They even had a link to the page in Sanrio catalog!

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Blue mutants are always the best.

When I posted the movie picture a couple days ago, I forgot to say where it was from! It’s a frame catch from AACHI AND SSIPAK, directed by Jo Beom-jin. In the picture, you can see some members of the … Continue reading

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Oh my. Is this for real, I wonder?

Lately I’ve been wondering if some of the stuff I’ve been finding on the internet is real, or if I’m being taken in by some sort of joke. Here’s a link to what is supposedly an illustration from a Japanese … Continue reading

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Quote about a movie I’ve seen lately.

From Cinematical.com: “Nothing makes me feel at home at Fantastic Fest like a cute Korean animated movie about a futuristic world powered by excrement, where tiny blue mutants with diapers on their heads are threatening to take over the world … Continue reading

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