March 19 – March 25
The CBA took the limelight as Game 1 of the finals opened at Wukesong on Wednesday. Our post about national-team player Zhou Peng intentionally fouling Stephon Marbury — followed by Su Wei cursing him out – is now the most viewed post in BJC history by a huge margin, thanks to Deadspin. The Youku video then got censored. Earlier in the week, we posted two final thoughts on Beijing’s win vs. Shanxi: Marbury’s tears of joy, and two monstrous dunks.
We were the first English-language China blog to post about this Chinese gangster‘s cell phone pictures, which then went viral. I wondered about the meaning of “racism,” RFH offered a defense of Global Times, while Eric Fish of Sinostand mourned the demise of GT’s Twitter feedback function. We all effectively moved on from Mike Daisey — everyone’s had their say, right?
We began a new feature called “Chillax,” featuring a Beijing tribute video and DJ Wordy and DJ SoulSpeak. (There are some back-labeled entries as well.) Also, every Wednesday will now be “Meme Wednesday”: not for the easily offended.