Saturday, June 25, 2016

A history of urbanization

Uzbek kids study Chinese

I'm captivated by their accent when they speak Mandarin.

4 minute clip of pro-Brexit supporters

Burnley appears to be similar to a Rust Belt town in Pennsylvania.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Chinese-financed Uzbek tunnel cuts journey from 4 days to 4 hours!

Toyota Origin

Never knew this thing existed until I saw this tweet this morning.




1,000 made. Only the best Toyota Century factory workers were chosen to build it by hand. A great write-up here.

Texas food, according to the French

At Paris Disneyland, via rchen


  • Vegetable taquitos: no
  • Stuffed jalapenos: okay
  • Side salad: no



Favorite versus favourite

Reading the answers you guys have left here made me realize I'm the only person on this blog that spells favorite F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

8 years of Obama photos

Eight-Year Old Make-A-Wish Child Janiya Penny Reacts After Meeting President Barack Obama As He Welcomes Her Family To The Oval Office


More here.

Adjustable car for car commercials

Is this real?

Chiang Kai-Shek hyperbole


This is North Korean-level ass-kissery. Per Charles, this is an excerpt from that Chinese stamp set:

“among all historical and current figures, within China and across the world, no one is worthy of comparison to him.”