Monthly Archives: February 2010

Is China’s labor shortage turning back my neighborhood death-clock?

Regular readers will know that Imagethief recently griped about the huge (and I mean huge) illuminated sign that recently went up on a neighborhood construction site, counting down the days until the main structure was supposed to be completed. A … Continue reading

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A serious look at online censorship in China from an unlikely source

Among the circles that Imagethief runs in it is relatively fashionable to be completely disdainful of the Chinese English-language media. This is not entirely unfair. Chinese English-language news sources have their uses, but by comparison with most international news sources … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new Imagethief

Welcome to the new and (we hope) improved Imagethief blog. After many years on my old platform, I’ve finally upped-stakes and shifted to WordPress with the help of longtime patron, Joe Pantuso. This has given me an excuse to tart … Continue reading

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What’s on TV?

Imagethief has a theory that at any given time, any given American cable TV system will be broadcasting an episode of “Seinfeld.” Admittedly, I tend to cruise the channels late, but that’s what I see. Recent travels have given me … Continue reading

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Two posts you won’t read

Note: This is cross-posted from the old Imagethief blog. The original post is here. Imagethief spent the weekend writing two posts about current PR issues (well, one of them was only relatively current). However, after some reflection I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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A bad case of giant sign gremlins

Note: This is cross-posted from the old Imagethief blog. The original post is here. Honestly, sometimes I think this country is a giant juggernaut that simply can’t be stopped, and other times, well, to keep things polite, I don’t. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Imagine my joy at this…

Note: This is cross-posted from the old Imagethief blog. The original post is here. A few days ago, on the construction site across the main boulevard from where I live, a set of huge characters went up, exhorting the workers … Continue reading

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