Monthly Archives: April 2008

I didn’t even know about this!

Pentagon Suspends Propaganda Program Following an exposé in the New York Times that revealed that the Pentagon had successfully planted military analysts on all of the major broadcast networks and cable news networks to support its Iraq war policies, a … Continue reading

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Bunny.

A few days ago, Alice came running excitedly to the Dog Man’s with what seemed to be a little toy rabbit. She set it down, and to everyone’s horror, it started moving! The Dog Man and his brothers tried to … Continue reading

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Guess where those Tibetan flags used in the anti-China rallies might have been made.

You guessed it …. China! Guangdong factory makes Tibet flags  From a report in Ming Pao Daily, translated and posted on ESWN, and then mentioned on Danwei.

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That spammer knew what he was talking about!

The recent comment by the Korean guy was one of the most popular things ever here. It seems like he knew what he was talking about! Samsung Head to Step Down

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Feeling overwhelmed.

I haven’t written anything personal in here lately, basically because I’ve been stewing and in knots about getting ready to leave. It’s really overwhelming.  I have so much stuff here, it seems impossible to plow through it all and pare … Continue reading

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Interesting Daily Kos article (with interesting comments)

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/4/15/224155/744/780/492483

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Nepal, Tibet … same difference.

Even Stephen Hadley, Bush’s National Security Advisor, doesn’t know the difference between Nepal and Tibet.  Well, I HOPE he does, and this was just a slip of the tongue. This really bears out the satirical article I wrote for Shangzilla … Continue reading

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Multi-cultural Play-Doh.

Would this sell in the United States? Originally uploaded by MFinChina Would this sell in the United States? I can see people at Wal-Mart getting up in arms about it. “Sushi? That’s un-American!” Found at the Carrefour near my house.

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Some interesting thoughts

The Protests, the Olympics, and Race

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Hmm … bad headline?

As far as I know, and this is backed up by a dictionary I just used, the word cosmonaut can only be used to mean a Russian or Soviet astronaut. From United Press International: Korean cosmonaut shares culture in space  … Continue reading

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They spelled it wrong!

They spelled it wrong! Originally uploaded by MFinChina Those assnoles! From a Korean cookie box, found at the Carrefour near my house.

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MF in Michigan — am I crazy?

It’s 99.99999999% sure that I’m going to Michigan State University in the fall to get an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language. I’m really scared, though.  Living in China has become a big part of my identity.   What’ll … Continue reading

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Urrgh.

Super-bullshitty, simplistic article by Nat Hentoff in this week’s Village Voice. I don’t even know where to start to complain about it.

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The birthday girl!

The birthday girl! Originally uploaded by MFinChina Here’s Christine! It was a good party! I blame myself for the hangover.

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A new shrine I must visit.

Statue of instant ramen inventor erected to mark 50th anniversary of creation  IKEDA, Osaka — A statue of late instant ramen inventor Momofuku Ando has been raised to mark the 50th anniversary of the noodle dish’s creation outside the museum … Continue reading

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Ooh … first hangover ever.

After Christine and Robert’s birthday party, I think I have my first ever hangover.  I thought I could evade it by drinking three glasses of water before bed, but no dice.  Now I’m hoping drinking water and taking some Advil … Continue reading

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Oh man!

Another person associated with the film NAKED CITY has died … director Jules Dassin.  In other news, Dith Pran, who inspired THE KILLING FIELDS, has died as well.

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Worst joke of all time!

This came to me in a dream last night, believe it or not. What happened to the Communist who couldn’t spell? (Please guess in the comments section.)

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