Monthly Archives: November 2008

“It’s not rock, paper, scissors, bomb!”

An indignant exclamation by Billy Johnson.

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Ultraman plus Mao Zedong Thought for a harmonious universe!

From a student composition, originally published on Prostate in Flames, then posted with a translation on Danwei. Ultraman’s Ideological Crusade

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It’s hard to get work done on the weekends.

Or, rather, it’s hard to get down to work.  I’ve been wondering if I should actually PLAN to goof off every day until about eight p.m., so I won’t feel bad when that is what I do.  Then maybe I … Continue reading

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Portuguese-language article on Balakov …

the guy who recreates famous photos with Legos.  I didn’t know he is British! Article on Mike Stimpson, a.k.a. Balakov.

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What’s wrong with cartoons?

Today I misread “carbon footprint” as “cartoon footprint.”

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Whew!

I’m always glad when I get stuff done, especially stuff that makes me nervous.  Planning trips and buying airplane tickets is that sort of stuff. Yesterday and today I buckled down and got a ticket for a Thanksgiving jaunt to … Continue reading

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Stripes vs. stripes

Suiting up for the cold weather.

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Conscientious, but probably unpopular.

Chinese police chief arrests 48 relatives.

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Not good at getting down to work …

I’m goofing off again, not getting much done. Actually, I DID get some stuff done.  I wrote more of my observation assignment, made some notes about my textbook review … but there is more to be done. I really haven’t … Continue reading

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Those pesky dates!

I was correcting a test and saw that one of my students wrote: “Martin Luther King participated in the April on Washington, or the March on Washington. I don’t remember the date.”

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I’d LOVE to have a holiday.

I haven’t had any time off since the middle of August.  Even on weekends, I’m either working or have the specter of work hanging over me.  I’d love to have just a day where I could do nothing at all … Continue reading

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Chinese newspapers on Obama victory

Here are a collection of cover pictures, from Danwei.

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Oh my!

Girl #1: Yeah, I hate when people talk about babies like they grow in your stomach. They’re in your uterus! Girl #2: Yeah, it’s so dumb. Like, that’s not even possible unless you swallowed a penis…or ate a baby. (From … Continue reading

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Reprieve!

I thought I had something due this afternoon, but it turns out I don’t.  Yay! I do have several other assignments to work on, but I hope by the time I have to get hard to work I’m out of … Continue reading

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Mr. W

It’d be fun to show most of this commercial to students, and then ask who they think the man in the black clothing is.

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It’s almost touching, but then … not.

An ad for toothpaste, from Thai TV.

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Success!

Obama is the new president!

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Mandarin Obama shirts

Women zuode dao! They have Cantonese too!

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Now that’s bad Photoshop!

A “new picture” of Kim Jong-Il.

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Naughty octopus.

Otto figured out how to short out the electricity.

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