Monthly Archives: September 2008

Henry Paulson = Michel Foucault

They look a lot alike. Has anyone else noticed?

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Axonoid used one of my photos.

He contacted me via Flickr and asked to use one of my Chinglish pictures in a post about funny signs.  Here it is: Axonoid It’s a fun site, with a good collection weird and funny stuff from the Internet.

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Two interesting things out of China:

Guilt-torn rapist turns himself in (after six years!), from Shanghai Daily, found via Shanghaiist. An effective public notice, originally from MOP, found through EastSouthWestNorth.

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Discouraged.

I got up and walked out of one of my classes today — not a class I was teaching, one I was taking.  I just felt so angry and overwhelmed with everything.  It turned out I missed an assignment due … Continue reading

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Black bra, white shirt.

I saw the dreaded combination this morning on the bus. 

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Maybe Kim Jong-Il’s been using Sanlu milk powder …

and that’s why we never see him any more.

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The power of positive stupidity.

I came across this when I looked at Peer-See‘s site to see what they are doing, now that they’ve returned to the United States. I’ve thought, from time to time, about how a certain kind of goofiness, or nice stupidity, … Continue reading

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Quick call to Curtis, brunch, and the Dog Man.

This weekend I was feeling lonely and homesick, so got some phonecards and called Shanghai.  I managed to talk to Curtis for awhile, and then called back and chatted with Sherry and Matt.  I also briefly called the Dog Man, … Continue reading

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Good beginning, although the rest was a bit gross.

Here’s the first line a letter in the latest Savage Love: At a recent party in Paris, I fucked a Spanish girl in an inflatable igloo.   Unfortunately, it went on to describe a disgusting situation and related etiquette questions.  … Continue reading

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What bound feet look like, unbound.

Pretty disturbing. It’s actually my first time to see them uncovered. You might guess these pictures are photoshopped, but I have seen X-rays of bound feet before, and the photos jibe with them. I have seen people with bound feet … Continue reading

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A strange comment:

Brunette girl to blond girl on Michigan State campus: “My family is from Bulgaria, but it’s still, like, all white.”

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Crap!

I keep doing things wrong, not noticing things, etc.  Today I finished commenting on someone else’s vocab. notebook (it’s a long story what that is, so I won’t explain), and sent it off to the teacher.  I was wondering where … Continue reading

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Nuisance guy.

Here is his buddy, who had a wordier sign.

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It was this guy who said the Libyans were going to Hell.

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A little stir-crazy.

It’s been raining like mad all day, so I haven’t gone outside at all.  As a result, I’m getting stir-crazy, and I haven’t gotten as much done as I maybe would have liked to.  I did do one vocabulary notebook … Continue reading

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Here’s one for Matt.

It’s from The Onion’s American Voices section: Kim Jong Il May Have Had Stroke I like the first comment.

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Fun at the supermarket.

Yesterday I misread “0 grams of fat” as “orgasms of fat”!

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Bizarre music video.

As I was getting ready for work the other day, I stumbled upon this video on Univision.  It was by a band I’d never heard of, Calle 13.  Visually, it was weird enough to amuse me, and I also liked … Continue reading

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Finally online!

Phew!  I finally got Internet service in my apartment.  I kind of splashed out and got a basic cable package too.  I don’t want to waste money, or waste time watching TV, but relaxing my mind from time to time … Continue reading

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On my agenda for this week:

The most important thing is getting Internet service.  I’m having this problem.  The old tenant did not cancel her subscription, which mean that although I can enjoy free cable TV, I can’t get on the Internet.  I’ve been hearing that … Continue reading

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