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1914: What better way to end this post than with a cartoon, this one from Hisham Rais' blog about Zunar's six stops at various police stations within seven hours yesterday. Go here. 1836: On the line with Zunar. Yes, indeed...
Some light relief for a change. Enjoy. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rot1yguplr8&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0] Part Two below [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3-T7zAKYWM&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0]
Tunglang takes us on another journey to the past in old George Town, Penang, this time recalling the street performances put up by Chinese medicine men in Magazine Circus in the 1960s. I am reminiscing about the good old...
Now this reminds me of the time when Rafidah Aziz broke the heel of her shoe while scrambling frantically on stage to ask Mahathir why he was stepping down. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s2D6gs1Ui0?rel=0&w=600&h=338] Meryl Streep of course does it with more grace...
Beyond the glossy brochures of Penang boasting of sandy beaches and promising an unforgettable stay, what do tourists actually make of the place? Blog reader Sean describes his recent experience on the island. Notice that the need for proper and...
Are we a nation that lacks creativity and risk-taking? Blog reader tunglang shares his thoughts with us: Have you heard about work passion? It has nothing to do with your  paycheck amount or job prestige or social status. It has more...
Support the arts in Penang and make Penang a place for creative talents to flourish - and help save our rivers in the process. This production is brought to you by the good and creative folks at the Ombak Ombak...
Oh, what delicious irony. A new movie 'The Dictator' has been banned in a string of authoritarian nations. According to its promos, 'The Dictator' is "the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy...
A tribute to the genius of the late sitar maestro Ravi Shankar. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KXk_8_8oLY?rel=0&w=470&h=264] Here Ravi Shankar gives a sitar lesson to Beatles guitarist George Harrison: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t79aI-I6ucA?rel=0&w=470&h=353]
Have you heard? A remake of the classic slapstick comedy 'The Three Stooges' is due to hit the big screen next year. The cast of new actors looks remarkably like the old Larry, Curly and Moe from the black-and-white...

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