Category Archives: TV

About Yesterday’s Blog Entry: “A Man Must Stand For Something Or He’ll Fall For Anything”

(Thanks to Kitman TV which you can find on my blogroll) Apropos my wish number 2 for 2011 in yesterday’s post, the one about Israel taking out the Iranian government and its sorry pack of bearded neanderthals, here is the … Continue reading

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Don’t Joke On The Stairs

People: Bugger me down if I haven’t written a new book! Mind you it’s five years since the last one so it’s about time. The launch is soon, and everyone’s invited. details later …

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Revenge of the Cantomentalists

The debate about Canto rages on. Now mainland officials are weighing in, in an about-turn saying the government would “release a policy outline and new regulations to boost Cantonese cultural heritage.” So it’s all over then. When the mainland government … Continue reading

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Another Mystery Explained

Perhaps you thought all my friends are Chinese train conductors and poker players? And pilots? That is not the case. Some of my friends are wealthy westerners who go to fund raisers and balls. One such friend is “B” and … Continue reading

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The Lovely West

Here’s my first documentary. Part 2 and 3 are to be found close by, at

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We’re Going In part II: A Run-In With The Law

… continued from yesterday. Although we were in a soft sleeper compartment, or maybe because we were, this over-zealous policeman suddenly decided to check my bag and both cried with joy and trembled with fear when he found my hairspray. … Continue reading

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Frustrated About China Visa? Try Living In Norway

Norway, home of Grieg and Ibsen, skiing and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Land of herring, oil and herring in oil. On the surface beautiful and peaceful-ish, but try living there for half an hour and you’ll see a country running on … Continue reading

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Again With The Edison!

Is anybody else tired of reading (and writing) about the sexual exploits of a not very talented man named after a lightbulb? Hong Kong’s English language South China Morning Post, priding itself on being more highbrow than the Chinese newspapers, … Continue reading

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Election day is looming in Hong Kong. The last few weeks have seen millions of column inches and thousands of square meters of tacky posters (“what you want is what I want. What you concern is what I concern”) dedicated … Continue reading

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Not Chinglish, not Manglish, just Badlish

I’ve just finished reading a highly amusing but also scary book by John Humphrys called Lost For Words, about “the mangling and manipulating of the English language.” The same day I chuckling read the last lines, this job advert from … Continue reading

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