By now you’re thinking Shanghaiist’s obsessions with Super Voice Girls is a little embarrassing for someone our age, and we’d tend to agree with you. But indulge us once more, this time we have proof these girls are real stars — because they now have legal troubles to the tune of half million yuan for the October 9 concert in Beijing. Some music composers’ association believes that these girls can’t just offer up other peoples’ songs without coughing up some royalties.
Labor rights is a big issue in China. Our hearts used to go out to all those poor Latin dance teachers making a pittance, with their only solace in life coming from that ability gyrate their hips in close contact with often attractive members of the opposite sex in what is arguably the most aestheticized form of foreplay on earth. But things are looking up now that the Shanghai city government has released “guidelines” for their wages (in Chinese), along with those for Chinese chess, breakdance teachers, and a couple other professions. The highest they should get? About 110 RMB per hour. aAd the lowest? 30 RMB per hour. And another thing: the article calls the Latin dance teachers “aerobic Latin dance teachers”. We’re guessing anaerobic Latin dance teachers get paid more, and that whatever they do is truly, as they say, better than sex.
Pamela Anderson is back. Her topless anti-fur ads placed at bus stops that raised a ruckus last year are now going to be sold on phone cards. Read what she has to say about the campaign, and realize just how stupid the voice of conscience can sound.
From the Shanghai Daily: Toe-Treaders Chops Off Fingers. If you read this too fast, it looks like “Toe-Traders”, but nothing that vile would really happen, now would it? But people do sometimes get four of their ngers chopped off by butcher knives when they don’t give apologies when they ought to. Tsk, tsk.
These are the titles of four stories from the Shanghai Daily in the order they appear on the web page: “Infertile men”, “Old woman dies”, “Lion Bites Man”, and “Burglar Falls”. If we didn’t know better, we’d say that it’s a sad, sad world that we live in.