I suppose it is generally a good idea not to pick up a fight with someone agreeing with you. Or as Sherlock Holmes would have said, "it's elementary". So with that in mind, this following story probably sounds rather amusing. (H/T to Charles Liu) The short version: Some Falun Gong followers literally stopped the press of a Canadian newspaper over a sympathetic article towards … [Read more...] about Something to chuckle about #4
Something remarkable happened yesterday at about 780 kilometers above Siberia. Love was in the air vacuum at first sight encounter between a U.S. satellite, Iridium 33, and a Russian one, Kosmos-2251. And they immediately multiplied and prospered into at least 600 and increasingly counting descendants set to enjoying high flying life styles for years and decades to come. … [Read more...] about Space, the inaccessible frontier, or: how I learned to stop worrying about alian invasions and love the rockets
Since a recurring theme of discussion here is the truthfulness or truthiness of various reports and claims regarding China, I compiled a list of figures illustrating the very different styles practiced by some journalists and analysts. Can you attach some names to them? … [Read more...] about Have you seen these journalist/analyst types?
Well, in an effort to introduce something lighthearted as far as China is concerned, I would like to start the first of a (hopefully) long list of humorous/amusing items. Andy Borowitz had just written a funny piece titled "China Buys Naming Rights to U.S.", which I am pretty certain is completely made up. (H/T to China Hearsay) … [Read more...] about Something to chuckle about #1
A friend directed me to this joke today. I vaguely remember hearing something similar years ago, but this version is now much more interesting because of a new/amended moral of the story, which addresses the Chinese investors but is perhaps just as relevant globally. … [Read more...] about An explanation for the financial crisis with a recycled joke