Mr. Girly Vietnam 2011 – One of a kind!

The name of this fake beauty pageant is “Mr. Girly Vietnam 2011″ and was perhaps created as a response to the recent popularity of beauty contests and talent competitions in Vietnam…

the substantial article here: http://veryvietnam.com/2011-01-16/one-of-a-kind-mr-girly-vietnam-2011-beauty-pageant/

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“I Love Hong Kong” – “Kai Xin Wan Sui” Trailer

Film producer Eric Tsang invited more than 100 local stars to join the film. See how many faces you can recognize from the video clip.

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A purr-fect New Year: Vietnam fetes Year of the Cat

While China and others in Asia ring in the lunar Year of the Rabbit this week, Vietnamese are purring about the coming Year of the Cat.

Exactly why and when Vietnam dumped the rabbit and adopted the cat for its version of the 12-sign lunar zodiac taken from China is up for debate and may have been partly the result of a complex translation error.

These days, though, the idea of hopping back to the rabbit would be highly disagreeable to most Vietnamese.


Besides the cat, the other 11 zodiac signs are ox, tiger, dragon, snake, rat, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. Each is believed to bring its own peculiar and unique characteristics to the cycle.

“It’s appropriate that the Vietnamese swapped the cat into the calendar in place of the rabbit. Rabbits are a kind of rodent and the rat is also a rodent. The animals (in the zodiac) should be different,” said pet enthusiast Nguyen Bao Sinh.

The cat helps offset the dog, its natural enemy, said Sinh, who runs a pet hotel in Hanoi that charges 500,000 dong a night per animal for a stay.

“This expresses a balance of yin and yang in the cosmos that is more complete, that better unifies the contradictions, and so it is richer and better to have the cat,” he added.

In China, the rabbit is thought one of the happiest signs, with people born in that year renowned for their kindness, reliability and loyalty, though with an air of mystery.

In Vietnam, rabbits are considered food. Cats also appear on the occasional menu as “little tigers“, although the practice of eating them is technically banned.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/31/uk-vietnam-cat-idINLNE70U01H20110131

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‘Couple of pints’ with Kim Jong-il ends badly for local bell-end

Renowned dickhead, Dave Keats (21) was rushed to Manchester Royal Infirmary in a critical condition last night after what started as a friendly drink with the North Korean dictator turned ugly over a disagreement about films – a subject upon which the Supreme Leader of the pariah state is widely known to hold strong opinions.

The unlikely drinking session shared by the bouffant-haired autocrat and the local arsehole at The Whitworth pub in Rusholme was said by witnesses to have initially been ‘unexpectedly good-natured’, as the platformed despot, in town on a low-key tour of Friedrich Engels-related sites, proved to be a charismatic raconteur, in stark contrast to his media image.

http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2011/01/29/couple-of-pints-with-kim-jong-il-ends-badly-for-local-bell-end/

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Artist punishes pregnant Hitler

An Indonesian artist has painted a series of bizarre images of Adolf Hitler as the Virgin Mary to punish him for his sins.

Ronald Manullang portrayed the fuhrer as a semi-naked pregnant woman, and also cradling the baby Jesus on his lap.

Others show him with a Jewish death camp tattoo on his wrist and as a women exposing her breasts.

“This is a terrifying, powerful man who has to breastfeed, sing lullabies and caress a baby who he really hates. This is a fitting punishment for his past sins,” said Manullang of his series of paintings, entitled Final Judgement

“Hitler committed a lot of sins. He killed many people but he was never punished. The main point of my paintings are to punish him.”

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Artist_punishes_pregnant_Hitler

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Whoops!

猿も木から落ちる..

Saru mo ki kara ochiru

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The Star Sands of Okinawa

Chris Willson explains the dichotomy between the local legend and the scientists: “Hoshizuna is a small quiet beach, where visitors are normally crouched over the sand sorting through the grains. They are looking for minuscule five pointed stars little more than a millimeter across. To a biologist, each star is merely the exoskeleton of foraminifers — marine protozoa that once lived on the ocean floor. To the locals, they are the tiny offspring of the Southern Cross and the North Star. These children of the stars were born in the ocean just off Okinawa, but killed by a giant serpent. Their tiny skeletons are all that remains of the heavenly union.

When you see sand stars, you may be looking at some of the oldest fossils known to man. There is fossil evidence of them dating back 550 million years, and molecular evidence suggesting 800 million to 1.2 billion years. The best time to find some is after a typhoon when the raging ocean has washed them ups from its depths as the sea bottom lets loose some of its treasures. One reason they are so abundant on beaches in the Indo Pacific Oceanic area is that they prefer shallow waters, often combining with sea algae anchoring them – so you might find some living ones if you look very closely.

Ernst Haeckel (February 16, 1834 - August 9, 1919) - This drawing comes from his book 'Kunstformen der Natur' ('Artforms of Nature')

http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-star-sand-okinawa-japan

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