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The best short-bus blogs


The other day I was not tagged as one of five thinking blogs by the Silicon Hutong or the China Law Blog. Imagine that! So, I am tagging other five blogs which don’t themselves purport to be smart, but are regular reads for lots of folks anyway.

I have tagged China and non-China blogs and call them short-bus blogs because it seems we cannot yet ride with the big kids..

1: The Platypus Society Cap’n Platy is a panic most of the time. He takes nothing seriously and is a breath of fresh bandwidth. He has successfully set a record for losses in the Weblog Awards for best humor blog to the most subscribed to in the business. Cap’n is the lovable pyromaniac little brother you can’t disown. Check out his Random Acts of Stupidity section.

2. The Humanaught: Few have done more for the China Blogsphere than this guy. He needs a job that gets him off the computer a few more hours a day. He seems to have more irons in the fire than a sword sharpener for the 300. That he can read Chinese impresses this dullard as much as it make me jealous. His recent conversation with the new ethnocentric cyber-buddy Xiao I made me blow cloves through my nose. Here is a sampling:

Xiao I

Ryan says:
你认为日本人好吗? (Are Japanese people good?)
小i机器人 says:
世界上最坏的 (They are the worst in the world)

洲人好吗? (How about Africans?)
小i机器人 says:
非洲人都黑漆漆的。(Africans are all dark – exact translation’s a bit weird)
Ryan says:
非洲好吗? (Is Africa any good?)
小i机器人 says:
没有呀。我怕遇到食人族。(No way. I fear encountering cannibals.)

Alright, so it doesn’t like Africans, what about my countrymen?

Ryan says:
你认为加拿大人好吗? (What do you think about Canadians?)
小i机器人 says:
酷,当然比谢停峰还酷。(Cool, of course. Cooler than [HK singer] Xiè Tíngfēng.)

3. FiLi’s World: This guy is fluent in at least three languages: Chinese, Geek and English. He has forgotten more about technology and the China Websphere than I will ever know. I will be using his most recent post on Baidu SEO Basics as a point of reference next Saturday as I dumb down (for me, not you) his well researched China Search Engine Marketing Basics.

4. Mask of China: Dezza just keeps getting better. He could take spectacular pictures with just a box camera. Based in Hong Kong he chases after its crazy political contradictions and injects wry humor into posts about life in the mainland as well his new home ( and new baby) in the former colony down south. Dezza has been on my blogroll since Mao was a corporal.

5.The Peer-See Blog: This movable feast of words is a 12-gauge shotgun approach to blogging in China. There may be a recipe, a film review or a Bronx Cheer over the coverage on the Starbucks threat to Chinese culture at the Forbidden City there. A blog with an occasional bite there are always wonderfully inventive posts like this one:

Single Asian Female Seeks Spanking:

Single, Asian Female seeks American couple for LTR – and maybe some light spanking 😉

I am a cute, young Chinese girl.

You are educated, married, and between the ages of 30 and 50. You must also be well-endowed and generous with your assets 😉

Please no singles or psychos. And definitely NO FATTIES.

If interested, contact China Center for Adoption Affairs

If a Tree falls

This is by no means a full list of all the Bozos I could have loaded onto the short bus. My apologies….

All aboard!

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11 responses so far

11 Responses to “The best short-bus blogs”

  1. dezzaon Mar 28th 2007 at 7:15 am

    Thanks again for the kind words, Lonnie.

    I haven’t announced it officially yet but I’ll be leaving the blog world at the end of April. There are many reasons for my departure from the blogosphere but the main reason is that at this point in my life I prefer to shoot photos more than blogging.

    Thanks for your support, it’s much appreciated.:)

  2. The Humanaughton Mar 28th 2007 at 9:49 am

    Hey Lonnie… that’s just completely fugged up me tagging you in that “Smart Blogs” meme… damnit… and Dez too.

  3. […] then that the second tagging came in… and this one seemed much more fitting. Lonnie’s OneManBandwidth tagged me, along with four others, as a Short Bus blog – or a blog that’s (apparently) not […]

  4. China Law Blogon Mar 28th 2007 at 4:17 pm

    Great list. This is the first I have heard of Peer-See, but I am definitely going to check it out. I cannot believe there was a Qingdao (my old haunts) blog out there of which I was unaware. I think that is the whole point of these lists: to spread the good word.

  5. adminon Mar 29th 2007 at 1:27 am

    Thanks CLB…

    I am glad you took this in the spirit it was handed out…All in fun and way to get some great blogs some visibility…

  6. adminon Mar 29th 2007 at 2:01 am


    Sigh, I just hope there is always a forum online where we can take a look….




  7. Chris (Eyes East)on Mar 29th 2007 at 2:55 am

    Great list indeed. Lots more reading to do now.

    Sorry to hear it. Keep the photos coming at least. The blogosphere won’t be the same without you.

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  9. Lonnieon Mar 29th 2007 at 8:54 am

    Thanks Chris…

    Don’t know how your great blog fell off my rolls, but I just fixed the problem…


  10. TaiTaion Mar 30th 2007 at 9:29 am

    Lonnie, when Sinocidal posted their 5 blogs, we didn’t actually read the rules and posted some non-China blogs. If I could go back, read the rules and choose again, you’d be top of the list.

  11. Lonnieon Mar 31st 2007 at 2:10 am

    Tai Tai,


    That is high praise coming from the most creative guys on the block…


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