The Situation Is Excellent: The Week That Was At Beijing Cream

May 20 – May 26

We reviewed Tom Carter’s Unsavory Elements, which you should go buy. A foreigner lost his mind at a bus driver in Chengu. Stop everything and watch this scooterist right now.

Ai Weiwei released a music video, but not everyone was impressed. Joe Biden said some very political things about China at a UPenn commencement speech.

Here’s an impressive heat map (Geography of Hate) and relative geographic frequency of tweeted epithets, including “chink.” A woman who was mortally wounded in an elevator — the video is here. People’s Daily wrote something ridiculous again.

Another pooper was caught on camera in Shenzhen. A Chinese boss called for helicopter delivery of food to the golf course where he was playing. Global Times mistakes DeviantArt illustration with reality: a futuristic new Japanese helicopter. Punishment finally came down for those Shanghai public urinators; netizens aren’t happy.

And please check out C4, CRI’s show, and let us know what you think.

Comment of the Week:

Sarah, with a bit of language help for that raving foreigner on a Chengdu bus:

Yep. Serbo-Croat. “U Picku Materinu” – “go back to the pussy of your mother”. Nice

Honorable mention:

michael, on Drake’s post on the Mr. Sex category in our Bar and Club Awards:

Plus, convenient jianbing stalls for your cab ride home before the fun gets started
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How puzzling it must be for you to wake up, hungover, and find your jianbing floating in the toilet looking precisely as it did the first time around.

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