Olympics humor

Funny Bits from Beijing Olympics

From Inside-Out China blog: (h/t ESWN blog) “加油!” – gas up! A foreigner in Beijing asks a Chinese: “Gas prices are rising like crazy, why do all the Chinese keep shouting ‘Gas Up’ in the Games?...

Olympics Cartoon: I Am Awed!

From blogtd.org: Translated caption: – “Oh my, the Opening Ceremony is so awesome! Daddy you must really regret that you missed it.” (I just changed my pigtails into the shape of two bird’s nests.)...

Video: The Daily Show Takes on China

On the Daily Show, Jon Stewart is including several special reports from and about China for the Olympics. Yesterday he gave his take on the lip-synching scandal: And, on a more serious note, he interviews Philip Pan about his...

A Couple of Olympics Jokes Are Making the Rounds in Beijing

Tim Johnson writs in his China Rises blog: A couple of Olympics jokes are making the rounds in Beijing. First one is a riff on the fact that while many Chinese are extraordinarily proud of the Olympics, they are also put out....

Olympics Cartoon: The New Put-down

Referring to the latest lip-syncing scandal at the Opening Ceremony, cartoonist/blogger Guaiguai published a new work on blogtd.org: Translated caption: “I just learned a new put-down: ‘your look is violating...

Cartoon: Watching the Olympic Games

From blogtd.org: Captions translated: – Why do you look so down, young man? – I could not get tickets for the Olympic games, so depressing. – It’s the same as watching it on TV here. It is on a super...

The Beijing Olympics: Are They A Trap?

The Onion News Network, the video arm of the esteemed satirical publication, has produced a clip mocking the fears and hysteria surrounding the upcoming Olympics, titled The Beijing Olympics: Are They A Trap? (Warning: This is...

Cartoon: Netizens’ Olympic Humor

While everyone in China is having an Olympic overdose from official TV stations, newspapers and magazines, there are some comic relief from such images and slogans from witty netizens. Here are two of the latest examples. (1)...

Cartoon: Bus Explosion Anxiety

Although Chinese media are playing down reports of bus blasts in southwestern Kunming, and authorities dismissed a Uighur separatist group’s claims of responsibility for these incidents, many Chinese urban residents start...

Chinese Olympic Team to Wear Tomato Scrambled Egg Uniforms

From ChinaSmack.com: China’s Olympic Opening Ceremony uniforms were unveiled Thursday. The uniform’s designer, Liu Ruiqi, said: “When the Chinese delegation comes out, they will certainly catch the eyes of the audience.“ But...

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