Those Beijing Olympics "Ruin Porn" Photos Are Faking It

This month, the Atlantic Cities picked up a batch of photos by David Gray of Reuters, purportedly documenting the waste and ruin left behind by the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A lot of people are excited by this. But the pictures are dishonest crap. » 7/17/12 3:45pm 7/17/12 3:45pm

Breaking: The Olympics Are A Gigantic Waste Of Money

Beijing's 91,000-seat Olympic stadium costs $9 million a year to maintain, but will host only one event—an opera—in 2009 and will eventually be turned into a mall. I hope it has a Sbarro! [LA Times] » 2/23/09 10:45am 2/23/09 10:45am

Today's Drunken Ping Pong Karaoke Peeing Incident Brought To You By…

This story has it all: Ping Pong, drunken urination, karakoe, and of course at the center of it all a man named Wang Hao. Wang, who is China's most famed table tennis player, was involved in an altercation with a security guard on Thursday when the guard tried to stop him from urinating outside of a karaoke club. Now… » 10/13/08 12:30pm 10/13/08 12:30pm

So, This Is What It Looks Like When Your Elbow Decides To Quit On You

The horrific video of Hungarian weightlifter Janos Baranyai's elbow dislocation has been pulled from YouTube apparently » 8/13/08 3:15pm 8/13/08 3:15pm , but I'm sure there are some more floating around.(Like after the jump.) Lucky for everyone who just could not stand watching the thing, the Daily Mail has all the dislocation shots from his first…

Chinese Badminton Bad Boy, Super Dan, Sets the Ladies Swooning


Lin Dan, or Super Dan, is China's top badminton player. He's also had a few run-ins with authority figures. There was the time he tried to hit another player's coach with his racket. And the other time he took a swing at his own coach with a racket. None of that, however, has stopped the 24-year-old from becoming a… » 8/12/08 5:15pm 8/12/08 5:15pm

Mike Krzyzewski Welcomes You Aboard The Showboat

Seems like a fair question to me: Why did the U.S. men dunk 20 times against China, considering the blowout nature of the game? But when a foreign journalist asked it of head coach Mike Krzyzewski, he almost lost a hand. » 8/12/08 8:20am 8/12/08 8:20am

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Come For The Olympics, Stay For The Genital Cuisine


Since everything else seems to be censored, intrepid Aussie Garry Linnell decided to sit down and sample the ox, sheep, deer, and donkey dongs at the finest restaurants in Beijing. Because nothing unites the world like a nice cock sandwich. Evidently animal penises are quite the delicacy in Beijing. At least… » 7/31/08 12:00pm 7/31/08 12:00pm

Oh, Sleep Well. We DARE You.


We present the mascots for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. It's a panda, an antelope, a fish, a swallow and an Olympic flame. Or, as we prefer to call those creatures, "nightmare fuel." Why are Olympic mascots always so scary? » 11/11/05 3:15pm 11/11/05 3:15pm