Monthly Archives: March 2008

Now over 55,000!

I’ve gone up another thousand on my Flickr views! It only took a little more than a month! Here’s my page: MFinChina

Posted in General | 2 Comments

Richard Widmark, R.I.P.

Richard Widmark, who played Skip in Samuel Fuller’s anti-Communist film noir PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET died on March 24 at the ripe old age of 93. Although he was best known for playing a psychopath in KISS OF DEATH (I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in General, Movies and TV | Leave a comment

Granny walks 600km to vote in Bhutan’s first election

A story of someone who took voting seriously! People could only vote in the place of their birth, and she had moved away.  She needed to go back, but suffers from carsickness, so …

Posted in General | 1 Comment

It’s my job!

It’s my job! Originally uploaded by MFinChina The young girl who was in the costume seemed to be having a good time. It seems that the character is supposed to be some sort of blue-skinned Native American, and is promoting … Continue reading

Posted in General | 1 Comment

Someone didn’t like FUNNY GAMES

I’ve always thought Michael Haenke seemed so creepy and nasty that it’d be a good idea to avoid his films.  (The only good thing about him is that he makes me think about the Mr. Hankie song from SOUTH PARK, … Continue reading

Posted in General, Movies and TV | 2 Comments

Didn’t Obama just talk about this lady the other day …

Professor: We have to accept the fact that there are still individuals in this country who are horribly racist, who have a completely backwards system of beliefs… Now, I call that person ‘Nana,’ but that’s neither here nor there. University … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

No shower for you, young man!

No shower for you, young man! Originally uploaded by MFinChina A stupid warning, on a Bodum coffee press.

Posted in General | Leave a comment

القط الأسود

… is the Arabic name for my favorite cartoon, CYBORG KUROCHAN. This knowledge will probably not come in useful some day. But then again, who knows?

Posted in General, Movies and TV | Leave a comment

My neighbor’s political analysis.

I was just hanging around with the Dog Man the other day, chewing the fat, and I asked him if anything interesting had gone on in the neighborhood lately. He said that nothing had, and the only interesting thing lately … Continue reading

Posted in General | 2 Comments

I saw an old man’s penis.

Wednesday I finished my classes around 11:30 and walked back to the Minhang teachers’ hotel to pick up my stuff.  I crossed the road, and then noticed a little guy just standing there as the students walked past.  He was … Continue reading

Posted in General | 2 Comments

Test your geography knowledge – Asia.

A fun quiz that I just found on Japundit.  I got an 85. http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/asiaquiz.html 

Posted in General | 1 Comment

Opinionated subtitler.

Opinionated subtitler. Originally uploaded by MFinChina Whoever fansubbed this copy of Ugly Betty included her own reaction to the dialogue, which was, “It’s me, Betty. I have a penis.” (The translation here uses the slang “rod” instead.)

Posted in General | 2 Comments

Cropped photographs, inaccurate captions

Interesting series of pictures examing how the recent events in T. have been covered by the Western media.  Many times, photos of heavy-handed police tactics in Nepal or India have been captioned as taking place in China.  Laziness on the … Continue reading

Posted in General | 1 Comment

Banner

Banner Originally uploaded by MFinChina Posted near the gate of my university today. An oblique reference to recent events, much like when one of my old students who was studying at Shanghai Foreign Studies University was told, “Nothing is going … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

More intelligent commentary from Roland Soong’s blog.

For some commentary on recent events in western China, please take a look here.

Posted in General | Leave a comment

The Hong Kong International Film Festival.

I’m not sure if I’m going to this or not.  What with having to pay rent next month, I don’t know if it would be wise to go.  I’m also having trouble getting an affordable, desirable hotel room.  I mean, … Continue reading

Posted in General, Movies and TV | Leave a comment

Still freaked out by the midget.

Today after brunch, Sherry and Anna and I want to Raffles City, a large shopping center.  They got some ice cream in big food court downstairs.  While we were sitting there, I noticed everyone around was staring at something.  There … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

I’m a “大胸妹.”

Today I was out shopping on Shimen Yi Lu, and I saw this really nice dress. I asked to try it on, and the shopkeeper, a woman, told me it would not fit because it was just a medium. I … Continue reading

Posted in General | 8 Comments

A tough question about recent events.

I just wrote this as a comment on a local web site: If the D. Lama is as committed to peace and non-violence as he claims, it would be nice if he would ask his followers not to beat the … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Hey! They posted another of my quotes in Overheard Everywhere!

I’m so excited! It’s the one called, “And if it involves glitter and castor oil, that’s his business.” http://www.overheardeverywhere.com/

Posted in General | Leave a comment