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Eveline Chao
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Oh my goodness this is the best story ever. Every time I stopped laughing, because I thought the story had ended, a NEW twist would come, and the laughs would begin anew...

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I enjoyed how many made-up words there were in this article that itself was about new words, like "zeitgeisty" and "linguisticky":

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I bookmarked this awhile back but now have no memory of where I saw it or what exactly it is, even. I guess it's a post about Chinese slang phrases appearing in Urban Dictionary that's gone around the Chinese internet?

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Lovely piece on moving from China to the US, nostalgia, & a sugary drink called Want Want Milk, by NYU student Anzhe Zhang:

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I find this really funny. In 525 BC Persia invaded Egypt & stole all their best artists, so Egyptians had to settle for cruddy artists for their funerals. "The collar wrapped around the top of the coffin contains two creatures that look almost fishlike. The artist was likely trying to draw falcons, a symbol of the god Horus, but drew them very poorly, Gibson said."

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Some folks are trying to popularize stand-up in China. This line on what's off-limits in America amuses me because the unspoken message is that these are GREAT jokes for a Chinese audience: "There's kind of some limits in every culture," [Joe Wong] said. "In America, there are things you can't talk about onstage as well: you can't make fun of, say, the disabled, or women, or minorities."

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Whoa. Don't mess with Korean Jesus. (The comments are hilarious too)

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These portraits are amazing - an individual life and the life of a nation flashing by:

There is a show called Vanilla Ice Goes Amish and I am watching it.
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