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Chinlone

Mystical Ball from Brian Olson on Vimeo.



Now that Myanmar seems to be opening up to the outside world, do you think their national sport of Chinlone will sweep the planet? A noncompetitive team endeavor, with no winning or losing? Nah, not likely!

Read about it here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Dec 23, 2011 | Comments (4)
Category: Games, Asia

The Cuban Charlie Chan

"La Serpiente Roja" Primera película cubana sonora from Memoria de Cuba on Vimeo.



IMDB tells us: "A detective story which takes place in London, with Chinese investigator Chan Li Po, a very popular character of a Cuban radio series of the 30s and 40s. Written by Félix B. Caignet."

I'd love to see this whole film, based on this campy snippet.

The backstory, in Spanish.

You'll need to run this site through Google Translate.

Best. Title. Ever.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 13, 2011 | Comments (2)
Category: War, Books, Asia

Robot Clappers

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Nov 02, 2011 | Comments (4)
Category: Robots, Asia

Follies of the Mad Men #165



Be patient: the special Japanese calorie-burning underwear shows up onscreen eventually.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Oct 25, 2011 | Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Exercise and Fitness, Underwear, Dance, Asia

Wasabi Smoke Alarm

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Oct 04, 2011 | Comments (4)
Category: Food, Inventions, Asia

Wingsuit Slit Flight



Do not try this at home.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Sep 26, 2011 | Comments (2)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Flight, Asia

Real-life Clown Car



Is it cheating though if you don't use adults?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Sep 14, 2011 | Comments (6)
Category: Motor Vehicles, Children, Asia

Sing Song Swing



Rivals Krusty the Klown's "Me so solly" riff for wonderfully horrid stereotypes.....



Choppity chop chop, chop chopsticks
Choppity chop chop, chop till six
Choppity chop chop, chops the thing
When Charlie Chingee make his sing song swing

Charlie Ching
Make his sing song swing
With a tingaling
On the ding dong ding

With a tingaling on the ding dong ding
Makee plenty sing song swing

Choppity chop chop, chop chopsticks
Choppity chop chop, chop till six
Choppity chop chop, chops the thing
When Charlie Chingee make his sing song swing

Foo Yung Foo
Makee doodle-doo
With a toot or two
On the flute bamboo

And the doodle-doo and the tingaling
Makee plenty sing song swing

Choppity chop chop, chop chopsticks
Choppity chop chop, chop till six
Choppity chop chop, chops the thing
When Charlie Chingee make his sing song swing

{instrumental interlude}

{scat}
And a tingaling on the ding dong ding
Makee plenty sing song swing

Chop chop choppity, chop chopsticks
Chop chop choppity, chop till six
Choppity chop chop, chops the thing
When Charlie Chingee make his sing song swing

Choppa choppa choppity, chop chopsticks
Choppity choppity, chop till six
Choppity chop chop, chops the thing
When Charlie Chingee make his swing
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Sep 12, 2011 | Comments (8)
Category: Music, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1940's, Asia
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