June 6, 20132 Comments

October 9, 20122 Comments

Chinese’ nonsensical answers to “Are You Happy” baffle CCTV and amuse netizens

Video and photos from Sina Weibo During the past eight-day Mid-Autumn and National Day holiday, China Central Television, the state broadcaster, aired a nine-part special series, titled “Reaching the Grass Roots: People’s Voices From Within”, featuring interviews of ordinary men and women in the streets by asking them if they feel happy. It is said that [...]

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September 5, 2012No Comments

Pic of the day: Quadruplets hairdos

Identical quadruplets in Shenzhen get numeral hair-dos for school teachers to tell them apart. (Picked from Xinhua)

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August 23, 2012One Comment

Pic of the day: Sculpture of erotic/filial pigs in Zhengzhou’s CBD

FAIL? Residents in Zhengzhou think the sculpture on the city’s landmark square, featuring a busty female pig lying on the ground and a male pig kneeling behind her, is “too raunchy”, whereas the sculptor says it is only a filial piglet giving his mother a slow-stroke back massage.

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August 4, 20122 Comments

Pic of the day: Chinese auntie uses sex doll to slow down speeding drivers

According to Metropolitan Express, an auntie in eastern China’s Shandong province was fed up with cars roaring past her home on the street side. And that the local government cannot do anything about it only made her angrier. Then she came up with a brilliant idea: she tied a sex doll covered with a red [...]

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July 10, 20122 Comments

Latest Chinese Internet meme after CCTV’s ‘David Gate’–Dressing the nude in artwork

From NetEase China Central Television, the state-run national broadcaster, becomes a laughingstock after it blurred David’s penis in a newscast about an exhibition in the National Museum of China. The censors’ heavy hand to the Renaissance masterpiece created by the Italian artist Michelangelo has become the fodder for an Internet meme and inspired a new [...]

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July 8, 20124 Comments

Photos: 53 pigs struck by lightning to death; netizens: You hit the wrong targets!

From NetEase At around 11 a.m. on July 6, a lightning hit the roof of a pig barn in the suburb of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, and ripped open a 4-meter long crack. 53 pigs staying inside the barn were instantaneously killed by the lightning strike. While most people expressed their sympathy for the pig farmer’s [...]

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March 15, 2012One Comment

Videos: Viral Chinese song inspires queer, funny dances and outdoor workouts

Zui Xuan Min Zu Feng, literally The Coolest Ethnic Wind, by the Chinese pop duo Phoenix Legend, has been circulating crazily all over the Internet recently and spawned a variety of parodies, spoofs and adaptations. The fast tempo, fusion of Chinese musical instruments, Mongolian chants and modern rap beats, contribute to the song’s catchiness, making [...]

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February 28, 20122 Comments

Photos: Who says China lacks creativity? Look at its supermarket displays!

It takes the art of flower arrangement and patience of setting up domino tiles. But it just happens when you have a bunch of bored grocery store employees, a ton of products and an obsession to put everything in place. The following pictures taken in China’s supermarkets show you what unstoppable aunties (as most supermarket employees [...]

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February 15, 2012One Comment

Picture of the day: A rigidly stratified Chinese society

A vivid portrayal of the Chinese society: The upper class is doing the splits (slang for two-timing); the middle class is being brainwashed; the lower class is awaiting their doom. (Picked from Sina Weibo)

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December 4, 20112 Comments

November 16, 20112 Comments

Video: Chinese singer’s terrible rendition of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic

Jing’s note: At 3:20, she said, “Thanks! Because I often sing this song at KTV (karaoke box). I am really quite unfamiliar with this song. I am sorry.” Make sure you stay tuned until after that. Caption: “Female artist sings Titanic theme song with composure and shocks the audience” Selected comments from Sina Weibo 闹玩儿呗:She [...]

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October 17, 20113 Comments

EPIC WIN: College students lose chairs to school fanfare, find quick fixes

From ZOL and Renren Xi’an University of Science and Technology, located in the city of Xi’an in central China’s Shaanxi province, celebrates its 70th anniversary on October 13, 2011. On the afternoon before the celebration day, the university authorities had all chairs in student dormitories pulled onto the square and neatly arranged for the mega-event. [...]

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October 4, 20112 Comments

Cabin crew worship cartoned fruit juice, praying for flights to be on time

From Sina Chinese flight attendants are quite religious these days. The practice of their belief, however, comes across as funny, even though they cannot be more serious and pious about their prayer. They stack orange juice cartons on a table in the pantry on board to form “正点zheng dian,” the Chinese characters for “on time,” [...]

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September 29, 201110 Comments

Facebookish American befuddled by China’s internet censorship gets lectured by Chinese

He is an American. He names himself Mike on Sina Weibo, a Chinese microblogging service which combines features of Twitter and Facebook and has 90 million users. He has recently come to China. That’s all we know about him so far. An average Joe who loves and seeks adventure in the Middle Kingdom, just like [...]

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July 11, 20118 Comments

Pictures of the day: When heat waves hit China, people have solutions

July 7 of each year is called Lesser Heat, according to Chinese traditional Twenty-Four Solar Terms, which marks the beginning of the hottest days in summer. People all over China have either taken out their artillery and declared war on the heat, or flocked to the favorite  summer haunts for a little shade and crispness. (Picked from IFENG and KDNet) The [...]

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July 8, 2011One Comment

Video: Chinese old man gazes into young woman’s cleavage

The video was taken on a bus in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. It is quite self-explanatory. Within one day since it was posted on Youku, it has received over 1,200,000 views. Selected comments from Youku ligion123: Attentive and focused men are the most attractive. 正常滴反映:One wishes to be watched and the other wishes to watch. Both two [...]

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June 10, 201113 Comments

Video: Chinese young man’s comically phenomenal cheerleading dance

A Chinese college student has become a new internet sensation after video of him dressed as a cheerleader and dancing with seven girls at a basketball halftime show was uploaded to the popular streaming sites. The college student is said to be a science major. It is not clear which university he goes to. Chinese [...]

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April 2, 20112 Comments

Chinese parody newspaper for April Fools’ Day censored by authorities

NetEase, one of China’s biggest web portals, published Happy Times on March 31 for April Fools’ Day. The parody newspaper, similar in style to The Onion, is laden with witty and scalding sarcasm. The spoof news stories nailed most social maladies and problems. However, several hours after its publication, it was removed from NetEase’ web [...]

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April 1, 20112 Comments

“Teeth-revealing Brother,” “Little Fatty” and Chinese online photoshop trolls

Recently a picture of a high school student who wears glasses and smiles to the camera has become the subject of the art of photo parody. It said that he uploaded the picture himself to seek help from netizens with beautifying his lips. However, his smile is so broad and compelling, netizens dubbed him “Teeth-revealing [...]

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