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June 19, 2007

Few Chinese-educated Singaporeans may be aware of this, but one of the heroes you were taught to love in Primary School was in fact, a pirate known as Koxinga. I refer to the Chinese patriot Zheng Chenggong, or “Lord of the Imperial Surname” (Guo Xing Ye, which was where the term Koxinga was derived.) History […]


June 17, 2007

Fake Chinese Captain. Real Chinese Captain, Chung Cheng Kwee of Penang. Apparently it has come to that the People’s Republic of China has decided to censor 15 minutes of “Pirates of the Carribean 3” due to perceived slightings of the Chinese, and removed the reference to Singapore as a den of pirates. Now here’s a […]


June 14, 2007

Having been abroad for a while, the Samurai returning to Singapore feels like he is living in a kind of dream. Everywhere he turns he sees burgeoning, blossoming wealth. He has gone to Vivocity for the first time, and was impressed by the size, and utter ostentatiousness of the mall. He is struck by the […]


June 13, 2007

This is so hilarious. (CBS 5) BERKELEY A Berkeley watchdog organization that tracks military spending said it uncovered a strange U.S. military proposal to create a hormone bomb that could purportedly turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting.  Since we all know that the greatest warriors in all […]

Cindy Sheehan: Farewell Brave Amateur

June 9, 2007

The film “300” has won praise from reactionary critics for its “defense” of Western civilization and culture, and some scorn from liberal and progressive critics who consider it a politically neanderthal screed of anti-Middle Eastern propaganda, an opinion seconded by the decision of Iran to ban the film. What the progressive and liberal sides have […]

Words of Wisdom

June 6, 2007

PLAN FOR THE FORTHCOMING US EMBASSY IN IRAQ The complex “will include two office buildings, one of them designed for future use as a school, six apartment buildings, a gym, a pool, a food court and its own power generation and water-treatment plants.” The U.S. embassy is likely to create even greater Iraqi resentment toward […]

“300” Retold for Congressional Democrats that Approved the Troop Surge Without Allowing for a Withdrawal Timetable

June 5, 2007

“300” RETOLD FOR CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS “You can’t get us out of congress! This is Blasphemy! This is Madness!” “THIS IS VOTING!” “All right now, we got the Republicans cornered! On these shields, boys!” “I had wished to serve the voters, but my spine is alas, crooked. I can’t stand up for them.” “Cruel Voters have […]

If the US Attorney Firings Were A Movie

June 1, 2007

 Blogger Samurai is a big fan of filmes noires, those “dark films” that sprung out of Hollywood’s Golden Age, where you got to smoke like a chimney, drink like a fish, engage in excessively antisocial behavior and that starred actors no one remembers now like Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Richard Widmark and Veronica Lake. Based […]