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Twas the Night Before Xmas in China

Twas the Night Before Xmas in China

Totally Awesome Picture of the Week 54* A Visit from the Earplugs and Beer Man ‘Twas the night before Xmas and all through the city, Not a whore was motionless, not even the un-pretty. The sausages hung from the wires with care, In hopes that Sheng Dan Lao Ren soon would be there. The foreigners […]


When Someone Dies: a poem

When someone dies, they’re not dead. Their mind is gone but they’re still in your head. So if you loved them (and you surely did) do what’s best for you both and continue to live. Today This Ridiculous World lost an important reader and wonderful woman. Share this:


Ode to a Chinese Food Bowl: a poem

Ode to a Chinese Food Bowl What lies beneath your painted skin –Beneath those cartoons fading gray?Are you shaped of pure, white porcelainOr of a cheap synthetic blend? Held within your emptiness,That quality that grants your use,The slimy strands of boiled grass,Mix with clumps of rice, or soup And in the morn’ the frothy dripOf […]


The Chinese Workers (Part I): a poem

Heigh-ho, Heigh-hoIt’s home from work we go… But in the morn we won’t head backThey say the machine is going slackThe boss has gone and shut the doorOur cheap-o toys won’t sell no more Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho It’s not to work we go… All those kiddies in the foreign landsWon’t have our toys to fill their […]