Author Archives: Ping Zhou

About Ping Zhou

Social scientist, traveler, nerd.

Pedobear vs. Ted: A Deadliest Warrior Showdown

Historically, teddy bears have been viewed rather positively.  They’re cuddly, soft, cute, and they can protect our children from the boogie monster.  However, times are changing, and in contemporary society, teddy bears are starting to become rather wicked. For over … Continue reading

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culture wedge debate: hunger games vs. battle royale

If there’s one thing nerds love, it’s a good old fashioned nerd-debate. And for the past couple months, one debate in particular has dominated nerd circles – Battle Royale vs. The Hunger Games. We certainly couldn’t let this go unnoticed … Continue reading

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An interesting year at EVO 2K11

The world’s largest fighting game tournament has officially concluded and it went out with a major bang.  In comparison to previous seasons, this year’s EVO Championship Tournament was not only the highest rated, but it was also the most dramatic. … Continue reading

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this game sucks – crimson gem saga

This post is uber whiny.  Just letting you know. So I’ve played my fair share of bad video games; Superman for the N64, Back to the Future for the NES, and Time Killers on the SNES, to name a few. … Continue reading

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a facetious breakdown of ufc 132

UFC 132 is set to take place this Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The main event is a a re-match showdown between the bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and the former featherweight champion Urijah Faber.  … Continue reading

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conquering america, one pedobear at a time

In the wake of the worst economic catastrophe in American history since the Great Depression, concerns over the nation’s global supremacy began to emerge in the minds of people.  To us, the primary contenders for America’s heavyweight title are the juggernauts … Continue reading

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