Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Week That Was At Beijing Cream, March 19-25

The CBA took the limelight as Game 1 of the finals opened at Wukesong on Wednesday. Our post about national-team player Zhou Peng intentionally fouling Stephon Marbury -- followed by Su Wei cursing him out -- is now the most viewed post in BJC history by a huge margin, thanks to Deadspin. The Youku video then got censored. Earlier in the week, we posted two final thoughts on Beijing's win vs. Shanxi: Marbury's tears of joy, and two monstrous dunks.

We were the first English-language China blog to post about this Chinese gangster's cell phone pictures, which then went viral. I wondered about the meaning of "racism," RFH offered a defense of Global Times, while Eric Fish of Sinostand mourned the demise of GT's Twitter feedback function. We all effectively moved on from Mike Daisey -- everyone's had their say, right?

You should check out Evan Chen's YouTube channel, this woman's impassioned plea for silkworms, and -- if this is your cup of tea -- hot women in bikinis.

We began a new feature called "Chillax," featuring a Beijing tribute video and DJ Wordy and DJ SoulSpeak. (There are some back-labeled entries as well.) Also, every Wednesday will now be "Meme Wednesday": not for the easily offended.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

The Week That Was At Beijing Cream

This site will now be used almost exclusively to promote Beijing Cream, unless I have something personal I want to say that is China-related and doesn't belong on BJC. Hope that's okay.


March 12 - March 18

This past week yielded the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 most-viewed posts in BJC history: a kid kicking another in the face on a soccer pitch; Stephon Marbury accused of hitting a fan after Game 4 in the CBA semifinals in Shanxi (eventually linked by the New York Times' The Lede blog); and a comic strip on the day of Bo Xilai's ouster as Chongqing Party Secretary (h/t Valentina Luo).

Mike Daisey should apologize to Ira Glass, Stephen Fry, Tim Worstall, David Pogue and everyone who has bought a ticket to his show, though he probably won't. A Chinese guy's cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is quite good. Sing with me now: the very model of a modern major general.

Welcome to Tyler Roney, Beijing Cream's newest contributor, who previewed Frenchman Nicolas Anelka's debut in the Chinese Super League. After the game, I compiled a video of all his touches on the ball, plus the game's five goals -- three for Guoan, of course. We don't really hate Shanghai, but it's sure fun to do so. Speaking of fun, this woman almost looks she's enjoying her pole dance on the Shanghai subway. Almost.

As of this writing, @DickAmateur is following @beijingcream, but China Daily is not.

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