Earworm Of Doom

Earworm Of Doom

What has been heard cannot be unheard. 👿 Enjoy your new future. Bwuhaha!

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Duāng Duāng Bǎobǎo

Duāng Duāng, Bǎobǎo

Duāng Duāng Bǎobǎo (成龍成龍 寶寶) – or, in English, Boing Boing, Baby. Here are six more delightful gifts from China. We may hate the disease that they spread across our land, and we may bemoan the economic damage their Democrat allies caused as a result of it, but we should appreciate how the locked-in, attention-starved Kung Flu-zies dealt with it by using China’s best-inserted espionage tool.

And… A Bonus Factoid

Boing or Duāng didn’t – and technically still doesn’t in the Chinese language, especially in the context of unexpected boob bounces/drops, a favorite of manga, anime, and, apparently, attention-seeking girls in quarantine. Duāng was actually coined by Jackie Chan in the early 2000s.

That’s why I had to write it with two characters. The image to the left isn’t in unicode; it was created by “netizens” in the wake of Duāng‘s viral spread.

Duāng Duāng

😆 And now you have a new factoid and a somewhat better understanding of part of why I’m a polyglot and a lover of linguistics.

Final Note: Both the created hanzi and the formal, two-character breakout I used are actually Jackie Chan’s Chinese stage name, Long Chen – roughly translated, “Become The Dragon.”

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Gifts From China

It has long been said that one should beware Greeks bearing gifts. And, it’s also true now that one should be at least somewhat suspicious of gifts from China. Yet, one must also not look a gift horse in the mouth. 😉

Gifts From China

Yeah, the synergy between TikTok, China’s most broadly installed espionage tool, and COVID-19 aka The Wuhan Flu, encouraging attention-seeking, young women to make these home videos, we’ve been given plenty of gifts by China. And, while maintaining a needed level of risk awareness, we shouldn’t refuse them willy-nilly. After all, yīn huò dé fú (因禍得福).

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Some Doggone Cuteness

Just Some Doggone Cuteness For You All

Despite somewhat popular opinion – and the Internet’s radical feline biasRoomba’s are not only for cats! 😆 🐶

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Rebuked!

Rebuked In The Name Of Jesus!

Yeah, Kalen Allen’s shtick includes more than a little racism – and cultural appropriation since he’s not Southern – but he’s still “on point” to many foodies and he’s funny while doing it. And, frankly, even though the Philadelphia-born-and-raised, Los Angeles-living food critic isn’t from The South, just about everything he’s saying could, would, and probably has come out of the mouths of Southerns – White, Black, and/or Whatever – when we’ve seen “gentrified” Southern food recipes.

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