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Day: August 17, 2016
Why do some Chinese call Britain “the nation of Yaoi”(腐国)? Is it because Britain has a relatively high rate of homosexuality?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaoi The answer for Greece in the 1960s, when Britain was portrayed as a gay and trans wonderland, is almost certainly not the answer for China in the 2010s. But I’m reminded of it nonetheless. And the answer for Greece was, early and high publicity moves towards decriminalisation, that left people in conservative Greece puzzled. […]
How can one summarize the Watergate scandal to a kid?
Once upon a time, there was a president called Dick. No, that really was his name. Why are you laughing? Dick was very clever, and worked very hard. But he was also very angry. He was very angry, because he was sad that people didn’t think he was cool. Like the other president, Jack. People […]