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True Story: My Memoir Pissed Off A Male Book Reviewer

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When I started writing my memoir, Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair With China Gone Wrong, I began networking with authors who wrote books set in Asia. I imagined developing solid friendships with a group of supportive authors. There’s a Chinese saying, huxiang bangzhu. It means “mutually helping one another.” That’s what I pictured.

Fast-forward six years. My memoir was being published and I arranged for review copies to be sent to authors I’ve gotten to know through social networking or in person. I knew I couldn’t expect rave reviews just because we have a connection or because I had given their books five stars on Amazon and Goodreads. But for the most part, I had been extremely pleased with the feedback.

Well, except for this one guy. Keep reading »

Meet China’s Hands-Free Sperm Extractor Machine (For The Times When A Regular Handjob Won’t Do)

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Look, Ma, No Hands!

File this one under “Things I Had To Check Weren’t A Clickhole Post First”: hospitals in China have machines to extract sperm. The hands-free gizmos are used by urology departments to manually pump out semen through a “massage pipe” when extracting it the, ummm, normal way doesn’t work anymore. Apparently it is used for sperm donation? I dunno, the sperm extractor looks unappealingly antiseptic and clinical to me (video is SFW), although I guess it’s not much different than a Fleshlight. Pity the poor urological nurse in charge of clean up! [IFL Science]

Terrible News: Baby Pandas Will Not Be Predicting The World Cup

You’re breaking my heart! Just weeks after a panda conservation center announced that pandas would predict the results of the 2014 World Cup a la Paul the octopus, today we learn the plan is no more. Three baby pandas reportedly would have predicted the winner based on which country’s flag was tied to food they gravitated towards. But now, the Chengdu Panda Preservation Center in Sichuan province says the publicity stunt has been “halted by the authorities.” Shit. This is the only thing that actually made me care about the World Cup. [South China Morning Post, BBC]

College Student Turns His Study Abroad Into A 100-Day Dance Party Across China

Exchange Student Dances His Way Across China
Watch Jake Dance His Way Across China!

When Dartmouth student Jake Gaba left for his study abroad program in China, he wasn’t content to just study Mandarin, learn about the culture, and snap a few Instagram photos. He wanted to document his journey through dance. So he put on a pair of egregious rainbow board shorts, queued up some Bruno Mars, and shook his booty all over the country. The best part? All the locals who happily joined in. [Laughing Squid]

Have You Seen Pearl The Missing Pig?

Have You Seen Pearl The Missing Pig?

Pearl the pig, the adorable local celebrity of China’s Tiananmen Square, is missing! Pearl became an internet sensation when she caught the eye of photographer Zeng Zhi on her daily walk around the square last week. His photos of Pearl went viral, but that fame has come with a price – Pearl disappeared and is nowhere to be found. Has she been pig-napped? Keep reading »

Poor Justin Bieber Needed To Be Carried Up The Great Wall Of China

Justin Bieber gets carried up the Great Wall of China

Did Justin Bieber learn absolutely nothing from his interventional tête-à-tête with Zach Galifianakis last week? Yesterday’s visit to the Great Wall of China was a fantastic opportunity for the ol’ Biebs to score a bit of cultural enlightenment — hell, maybe the experience could even serve to humble the bratty pop star. Alas, in true Bieber form, he couldn’t even go the Great Wall, at one time considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World, alone. Despite owning a perfectly good and functional pair of human legs, Justin opted to instead have his bodyguards and entourage hoist him up onto their shoulders and carry him the length of the wall. He is just so down-to-earth.

Also excellent: the singer and his crew were the cause of a massive security meltdown at the tourist attraction after they saw it fit to go skateboarding around the site, which is obviously Not Allowed and also Frowned Upon. But if there’s one thing Justin Bieber knows, it’s that anything and everything is fair game for Justin Bieber, am I right? [Mirror.co.uk]

Chinese Zoo Tries To Pass Off Dog As A Lion

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Talk about cowardly. The Luohe zoo in the Chinese province of Henan is in trouble after it reportedly tried to pass off a Tibetan mastiff dog as a lion. The dog, pictured, was placed in a cage labeled “African lion,” but the zoo’s visitors figured out something was amiss when they heard the animal, which resembles an oversized Chow, bark.

And that wasn’t the only animal ruse happening at the Luohe zoo. Keep reading »

Chinese Professor Thinks “To Rape A Bargirl Does Less Harm Than To Rape A Good Woman”

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The ongoing trial of Li Tianyi, a 17-year-old boy accused of participating in the gang rape of a woman in Beijing, spurred some vomit-inducing comments from Yi Yanyou, a professor at Tsinghua University. As the blog Shanghaiist reported, in defending the accused rapist, Yanyou posted to his Weibo account that since “a bargirl, a dancing girl, an escort or a prostitute” is more likely to consent to sex, it isn’t as bad to rape them. Keep reading »

China Says To Go See Your Parents … Or Else

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A lot of parents play the guilt card if you don’t visit enough. You never write! You never call, either! But China will actually fine you or throw you in jail for not stopping by to visit Mom and Dad. The country is having some pretty big problems with its population: as the number of people over 60 years old exceeds 194 million, the government is looking for new ways to ensure that children care for their aging parents. In an attempt to solve this problem, a new phrasing of an existing law came into effect this week that threatens fines or jail time for grown children who do not visit their elderly parents enough. What exactly does “enough” mean? The law isn’t clear. And how does the Chinese government plan to catch people who aren’t visiting enough? Are parents supposed to rat out their kids? Clearly this law is a direct result of China’s “one child policy” which has been in effect for the past 30 years. There are far too many elderly people for the young and able to support. Even in individual families, it is a huge burden on a single child to take care of both of his or her parents. The Chinese government mostly hopes that this law will serve to encourage children to visit their elderly parents, but there’s a good chance it’ll just vastly increase the number of lawbreakers in China. [The Christian Science Monitor] [Annoyed Asian woman photo via Shutterstock]

Warning: Sex Against Windows May Result In Death

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Honestly, this should go without saying, but apparently one couple in China did not see the danger in having sex against a glass window. The glass they were having sex against evidently gave way and the two tragically plummeted to their untimely deaths. Voyeuristic concerns aside, we’re not sure that having sex against a window is something we would ever really be comfortable with. Reports about his particular incident, however, suggest that the window in question was of poor quality to begin with. Keep reading »

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