March 12 – March 18
This past week yielded the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 most-viewed posts in BJC history: a kid kicking another in the face on a soccer pitch; Stephon Marbury accused of hitting a fan after Game 4 in the CBA semifinals in Shanxi (eventually linked by the New York Times’ The Lede blog); and a comic strip on the day of Bo Xilai’s ouster as Chongqing Party Secretary (h/t Valentina Luo).
Mike Daisey should apologize to Ira Glass, Stephen Fry, Tim Worstall, David Pogue and everyone who has bought a ticket to his show, though he probably won’t. A Chinese guy’s cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” is quite good. Sing with me now: the very model of a modern major general.
Welcome to TAR Nation, Beijing Cream’s newest contributor, who previewed Frenchman Nicolas Anelka’s debut in the Chinese Super League. After the game, I compiled a video of all his touches on the ball, plus the game’s five goals — three for Guoan, of course. We don’t really hate Shanghai, but it’s sure fun to do so. Speaking of fun, this woman almost looks she’s enjoying her pole dance on the Shanghai subway. Almost.