Tuesday, August 15, 2006

whimsy with a whiff of insight

Some of my favourite headlines from today's China Daily:

Man jailed for porcelain pilfering

Man bikes around city with coats on, says no to chill out

Soybean grows out of boy's ear

Frankly, I'm doing this just because I found them amusing but in an attempt to draw out some insight:

1) porcelain is worth pilfering

2) although the Chinese tend to painted as one homogeneous conformist mass there are eccentrics, just like other nations

3) the difference in the Chinese diet leads to children sticking locally specific foodstuffs in their ears

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