Recorded on May 30, 2012
We’re trying something a little different this week and, as with anything new, there’s always room for error (which we never make). It took about two days after the recording to get everything together.
You’ll notice that Charlie sounds amazing whereas John sounds just as crappy. Also, if you’re really paying attention, you might notice that both John and Charlie seem telepathic, because we are.
Again, welcome everyone from the No Agenda Stream. You can catch us “live” every Friday at noon EDT (4pm GMT).
Moar Yang Rui Silliness
Moar Cheng Guangcheng
Moar Stimulus and Naked Officials
Moar Horrible/Digusting/Evil Behavior Covered Up
Moar Game of Thrones
Recorded on May 16, 2012
Here at China Punks, we like to take your misguided and pre-conceived notions of decency, etiquette, and rule of law and smash them to little bits with our “China Punks Bear and Wizard Deterrent” baseball bats.
So if you’re that guy (or gal) standing in front of the subway (or elevator) doors, get the hell out of our way or the next thing in your face just might be your doom.
If you’re that fat jerk talking smack about our beards, STFU or be the target of the “China Punks” Stare of Death©®™ (deadlier than any Death Star laser, because its real)
crackdown on illegal foreigners
female chengguan in Harbin
46th anniversary of cultural revolution
baidu’s new phone
BBC reports that everyone likes China
Recorded on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Goodness comes in increments.
This week, Charlie and John struggle to find a piece of Chinese news that’s as compelling as Wang Lijun’s supposed defection attempt.
However, it seems that they’ve finally agreed to disagree about something. We all know that agreement is boring. Episode 7 is not boring (if you disagree, that’s still a win for us, ‘cuz that means you actually listened!)
They discuss the merits and demerits of the Chinese and US systems as well as the futility when it comes to comparing two very different political/cultural constructs. Also, (going completely outside their purview or supposed expertise) they discuss the Syria situation and whether intervention would be a good thing.
Thanks for listening. Let us know what you think. And don’t forget to tell your friends how wrong we are.
Chinese characteristics vs US democracy
Apple V Proview
Artman Talks 20: Apple V Proview with Stan Abrams
Occupy the Men’s Room
China Punks month-a-vesary edition. Download or stream here.
We’re looking at CES and some of the interesting things that are being announced, the “free” Unicom iPhone 4S, the continued push by SARFT to centralize TV and bring those trashy satellite stations in line, and some predictions about 2012 for China.
Razer Project Fiona is half gaming tablet, half myth
China Unicom Reveals Contract Plans for iPhone 4S, ‘Free’ Comes at a Price
Why Are Children Experiencing a Crisis of Imagination?
Microsoft Sues Chinese Retailers for Selling PCs with Pirated Software
Why We Shouldn’t Hate Dashan
One Type of ISP monopoly not Addressed Yet
Larry Lang on the economics of bad film
China’s Cultural Revolution 2.0
China’s Real Estate Bubble May Have Just Popped