There used to be a time when a hen would get angry at anyone looking at her breasts. These days though it is “empowering” and many hens will get theirs out while maintaining a feminist outlook.
The opening ceremony was clearly full of left wing propoganda – Aidan Burley said so himself. With a minor tweak or two though it could have been so much better…
1) Instead of the segment celebrating social media and a night out…
An MP gets ready for a stag night by hiring a friend a nazi uniform (after submitting expense claim) before letting the world know on twitter (See Cameron sacks ‘foolish’ MP)
2) Instead of dancing nurses and the NHS bit…
It is a famous American lingerie retailer but what is Victoria’s Secret?
Whilst in my local and wonderful bar (188 bar, Wu Dong Lu, Shanghai) I drew some animals so that Cockney Vicky (from Sichuan Province) could learn the important animals in english and I could learn the important animals in mandarin. Just to add to the excitement I had already had a few beers and was drawing the animals upside down. (The colouring was done later after more beer, a vodka and a gin and tonic).
I confess I have never read the book or seen any of the films. However today I was privileged to witness one of my chinese students (Tom) trying to pretend he had read the book for a book report. When I asked what was special about Dr Dolittle and animals he replied “He was their dentist”.
To be a dentist to the animals, just imagine it
Extracting wisdom teeth from a chimpanzee
Imagine descaling for a tiger, polishing for a cheetah
What a neat achievement that would be.
If we could check all the animals, prevent gum diseases
Remove stains caused by drinking tea.
We’d study elephants enamel, buffalo and beagle,
And charge them all quite a hefty fee.
We would do root canals for polar bears,
And we could do a crown for a kangaroo.
If people asked can we do a crown for a rhinoceros,
We’d say, “Of courserous, can’t you?”
If we could be a dentist to the animals, give them fillings
Drain any tooth abscess of puss
If we could cure all the animals, protect their enamels,
Brush and floss all the teeth of the animals,
And they could smile with minty fresh breath to us.
Its football tournament time again, that time that comes round every 2 years (but occasionally every 4 years on those occasions England fail to qualify).
It turns out that I was deceived, from my scan of the UK media I had read that England were the worst football side ever. Last Saturday morning (China time) it was evident apparantly England are still capable of winning matches in tournaments. Even without Rooney. So it was worth staying up till 5am to watch England beat Sweden, to celebrate here are three lions…
And in the next game Shrek returns…
As a tribute to the very peculiar t-shirts I have seen here in Shanghai with odd scribbled animals (and odder slogans) – I have decided to do a few very quickly scribbled animal based not very profound statements…The magnificent and fine Sparrow King Is a bright colourful feathered thing He’ll outshine a rainbow And put on a fine show But is tuneless so don’t let him sing The mouse loves to look up at the stars And planets like Venus and Mars But when Hedgehog chose A beautiful rose The mouse went straight home to find a nice vase
Unfortunately I have had to miss the merriment and days off in my native UK but thought I would do my bit from China (but only quickly as it is getting late…)
Had a lovely time last Saturday when in a bar with some VIPs from the cultural government. They may have annoyed the bar staff, they may not have paid for any drinks but they did show us their cultural side…
One of the party decided to do an installation of his own all over a toilet cubicle…
My friend from Yorkshire not being so cultured insisted they were just a bunch of disgusting arrogant drunks.
 see http://gettingit.com/article/284