Tag: China

FC88 – The Chinese Connection

FC88 - The Chinese Connection
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Hello, and welcome to FlashCast 88.

Prepare yourself for: Road yogurt, Polaski’s exit, lion meat tacos, The Avengers: The Sitcom, Zombicide, and Of the Old School.

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Huge thanks to:

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    Mailbag:

  • Send your comments to comments@flashpulp.com!
  • Don’t forget to send in your Sunday undertakings!
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    Backroom Plots:

  • FP327 – Of the Old School
  • [youtube_sc url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6tcs0_NAUI”]

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    Also, many thanks, as always, Retro Jim, of RelicRadio.com for hosting FlashPulp.com and the wiki!

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    If you have comments, questions or suggestions, you can find us at http://flashpulp.com, or email us text/mp3s to comments@flashpulp.com.

    FlashCast is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

FlashCast 39 – Drone War

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Hello, and welcome to FlashCast episode thirty-nine – prepare yourself for phantom stories, Lance Henriksen, new old New York, Pigheart, advice for baby vampires, superstitions, and Free Alaska.

Pulp-ular Press

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Fresh Fish, with Threedayfish

Contact Fish at his Facebook Page or on Twitter.

This week’s review – The Thing (2011):

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A Spot of Bother:

Find Jeff at @PleaseLynchMe or at the Spot of Bother Blog

Read more at his site.
Heavy Drinking by Jeffrey Lynch

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A Captain Pigheart Tale

Find Nick/Pigheart at http://captainpigheart.com
Captain Pigheart

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Mailbag:

  • Gigantor called to tell us about Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
  • [youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tNrvDA_eE8]

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Backroom Plots:

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Art of Narration

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Also, many thanks, as always, Retro Jim, of RelicRadio.com for hosting FlashPulp.com and the wiki!

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Freesound.org credits:

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If you have comments, questions or suggestions, you can find us at http://flashpulp.com, call our voicemail line at (206) 338-2792, or email us text or mp3s to skinner@skinner.fm.

FlashCast is released under the Canadian Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 License.

FlashCast 015 – Atmospheric Noises

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Hello, and welcome to FlashCast episode fifteen – prepare yourself for New York, Kar’Wick, secret codes, and some curmudgeoning.

Mentions this episode:

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If you have comments, questions or suggestions, you can find us at http://flashpulp.com, call our voicemail line at (206) 338-2792, or email us text or mp3s to skinner@skinner.fm.

FlashCast is released under the Canadian Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 License.

Is China actually Dunder Mifflin?

This is an old piece from the New York Times, but I just came across it while digging through my fodder folder and thought it was worth another round of sharing:

AS an American journalist based in China, I knew there was a good chance that at some point I’d be detained for pursuing a story. I just never thought I’d be held hostage by a toy factory.

That’s what happened last Monday, when for nine hours I was held, along with a translator and a photographer, by the suppliers of the popular Thomas & Friends toy rail sets.

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The scene was farcical. We were locked inside the factory gate, surrounded by 16 security guards and 4 or 5 factory bosses. All trucks trying to bring supplies in or out of the complex were rerouted. Inside, large crowds of factory workers in blue uniforms were gawking. A crowd had also gathered outside the gates.

The weird thing is, I can almost see this as a Chinese version of The Office, with Michael Zhū Scott desperately attempting to cover up his belief that lead in the paint gave the wood a delicious gleam.