Avril Lui, photo by Adrian Fisk, via Evan Osnos [New Yorker] Two very improbable things happened in tonight’s Game 2, and they may not be unrelated: the refs called a fair game, and the visiting team won. Stephon Marbury missed his first six of seven shots, Guangdong’s Aaron Brooks was unstoppable for two quarters and the... Read more »
Jon Pastuszek over at NiuBBall has added an incredible detail in a post titled “Beijing-Guangdong Game 1: The night the CBA was at its best and worst” (first uncovered among English-language China blogs by China Sports Review): Yet the most amazing was that [Guangdong] Coach Li, a man who has won seven CBA championships, was the one... Read more »
At the 52-second mark of this Youku video, which accompanies yesterday’s post titled “Watch This Dirty, Dirty Foul On Stephon Marbury, Followed By Some Shithead Telling Him, ‘Fuck You,’” one hears a sudden crackling sound before the stream suddenly stops. It doesn’t start again until the 1:45 mark, after China national-team member Su Wei has stopped... Read more »
Ah who am I kidding, it totally is. Shanghai Daily reports: SCULPTURES in a Pudong hotel that were covered up after being branded pornographic are going back on display – though with the most revealing given a lower profile. The five artworks at the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai depict the naked figures of a muscular... Read more »
The CBA employs a 1-2-2-2 finals format, meaning the team with the worse record starts Game 1 at home. Theoretically it leads to longer series, but that's incumbent on the home team actually winning Game 1. Beijing, as the heavy underdogs against the four-time defending champs, was in a must-win situation on Wednesday, playing for the first time at Olympic-quality Wukesong. Embedded above and after the jump, you'll find the game in its entirety.
Traffic Light (红绿灯) is a show on Beijing Television (BTV) that airs an ostensibly instructional segment called “Accidents That Should Never Happen.” Everything about it is ridiculous. The only way to make it more ridiculous is to watch it in slow motion, set to music.
Youku video for those in China after the jump. [UPDATE, 3/23: Did Youku just censor my video? Embedded below is now the video on 56.com.][UPDATE 2: Well fuck, 56.com and Tudou have rejected my video as well. Hang on while I find a host that doesn't employ censors bored as shit and behaving like craven... Read more »
"But now is when the Chinese torture comes in, so if you're squeamish, close your eyes now..."
Read the video description after the jump. You might think "poetic prose" is a generous mischaracterization, but I say: anyone who can make me laugh out loud with the words, "All I could keep thinking about were those poor silkworms in that boiling water!" is a-okay by me.
Sometimes it takes being followed on Twitter to find a hidden gem. The above video, produced by Lebogang Rasethaba and Gabriel Clermont, came to my attention after Clermont followed @beijingcream. It's sweet.
Wonder no more. Via Reddit (h/t E), here is a gallery of pictures (excerpted after the jump) supposedly from a “Chinese gangsters phone” [sic]. The images are timestamped August 2010, and according to Reddit’s eagle-eyed commenters, one of the cars has a Tianjin license plate. We don’t know anything else. The main character appears to... Read more »
Less racist than Hyundai's commercial, some would say. Although really, Hyundai's commercial is not racist. Let's chill a bit with the R word, alright? The term has begun to lose meaning due to overuse. American culture almost has to invent new ways to differentiate between different levels of racism, kind of like what Inuits do with snow. We're basically at the point where "Chink in the armor" seems to be America's baseline racism, which is a shame, because I think that designation should belong to something like, "Get off my lawn you squinty-eyed squarehead." But as is, real racism now has to be designated "racistest" (or something), and a comment like "Asians are good at math" is "raci"... instead of, you know, true.
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Calling visual artists and filmmakers in Beijing: please find yourself inspired by the above by Jake Fromer (his first YouTube video, it appears) and produce something similar. If you need further inspiration, here's Can Evrenol's hutong tour de force, and here's Tim Quijano's paean to the Chinese crepe.
I’ve made you wait long enough. After the jump you’ll find the promo video for the 37th Miss Bikini International 2012 along with more pictures. Who cares if there’s a chance they’re all Russian? The Miss Bikini International Pageant seems to have an official-looking website (MissBikini.cc), but it’s hard to navigate, probably because it was designed for... Read more »
Stephon Marbury has had his rebirth, his redemption, and now his catharsis -- in the form of a good, long cry. In the waning moments of Sunday's Game 5, which saw Beijing oust Shanxi to claim its first CBA finals appearance in its 17-year history, cameras appeared to catch Marbury shedding a few tears on the court. But it was in the tunnels afterwards -- the bathroom, to be precise -- that he really broke down, crying "like a young child," according to the TV journalist in the next video. He then embraced his head coach. When he finally composed himself to talk to the assembled media, he said, "Man, this is the best feeling I ever had playing basketball."
Warning & Credit … Do not try this at home!!! … Being a crazy Chinese kid … And don't know what he doing … Then imagine have a Godzilla in your backyard … Chasing you and your friends!!! … And I mean REALLY?!?! ...