China cuts 40 minutes of Cloud Atlas, directors promote it there anyway

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Tom Tykwer and <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/09/wachowski-siblings-now-the-wachowski-starship-according-to-andy" target="_blank">The Wachowski Starship</a>'s Cloud Atlas (<a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/11/cloud-atlas-review-filmdrunk-amazing-and-terrible" target="_blank">my review</a>) recently had 40 minutes shaved from it by mainland China's strict censors.


Our Hero: The Guy Who Secretly Outsourced His Own Job To China So He Could Watch Cat Videos

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In a daring act of laziness, a man outsourced his job to China and paid his contractors 20% of his paycheck. Guess what he did with that free time.

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Chinese Censor Lays Out Exactly What's Going On In Chinese Social Media


Heavy-handed censorship begets more heavy-handed censorship in China... and one censor has had enough.


VIDEO: A Chinese Girl In Knee-High Boots Disarms A Suicidal Woman By Kicking Scissors Out Of Her Hand

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Here is a Chinese news report about a cute girl in knee-high boots and short shorts disarming a suicidal woman by kicking scissors out of her hand.


Dog Rides Bikes, Scooters, and Exercise Balls


A two-year-old pup entertains pedestrians in China with an array of tricks.


The Most One-Finger Pushups in 30 Seconds


Xie Guizhong sets a new Guinness World Record with 41 one-finger pushups in 30 seconds -- shattering the previous mark of 25.


Jackie Chan sounds like a bit of a fascist again

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Jackie Chan has a bit of a history of working with Chinese <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/02/oh-boy-karate-rich-kid-is-getting-a-sequel" target="_blank">government-financed film companies</a>, and as we know, the Chinese government has <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/05/chinese-play-trick-cut-13-minutes-out-of-men-in-black-3" target="_blank">some strict rules</a> about what it will allow in its movies (Chan also has a history of <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2010/08/jackie-chan-sucks-at-endorsing" target="_blank">endorsing some shady products</a>, but that's another story).


Let’s Forget About 12/12/12 Facebook Status Updates In The Afternoon Links


Today's afternoon links, featuring a snow trooper moving on after the Star Wars are done, Ned Stark commenting on 12/12/12, and an awesome cotton candy artist.


With Leather Live Discussion: UFC On Fuel 6

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Since <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/10/introducing-the-guest-ring-girls-for-ufc-on-fuel-6-franklin-vs-le#page/1">we last discussed Saturday’s UFC on Fuel 6 event</a> – you know, the one with <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/10/introducing-the-guest-ring-girls-for-ufc-on-fuel-6-franklin-vs-le#page/1">the brand new ring girls</a> that more than make up for a lack of Brittney Palmer and Arianny Celeste – there has been another change of note to the preliminary fight card.


China Still Loves You, Tracy McGrady


In a moment so full of passion for the NBA that I can only assume it was stolen from a David Stern wet dream, Tracy McGrady recently landed in China, where he will play for the Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association, as he is the next in the distinguished line of former NBA players to finish his career in the Far East.


Chinese Man Claims He Can Perform Hadoukens

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Welp, time to pack it up, UFC and Strikeforce, because there’s a new breed of fighter out there and his name is Zhang Feng.


Cat Cosplay: One Cat Portrays Nine Lives Of Anime Characters For His Birthday

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A woman in China celebrated her cat's birthday with cat cosplay using cardboard and anime character drawings. That was a perfectly normal sentence.


The $100 million, underwater Chinese Avatar looks incredible

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Two years ago it was announced that Bond girl Olga Kurylenko would star, along with no one else you've heard of, in a $100 million-budgeted, 3D Chinese ripoff of Avatar (the largest Chinese 3D production ever), called Empires of the Deep, whose synopsis goes as follows: The fantasy adventure, set in ancient Greece, tells about a young man's adventure in the undersea mermaid kingdom in order to save his father, while encountering ferocious sea monsters and gets involved in large-scale battles in the seabed between mermaids, monsters and demons.


Behold, The Yao Ming Golf Swing

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"Yao Ming being adorable" is up near the top of the things With Leather loves most, somewhere between <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/12/observe-the-phanatic-in-its-natural-habitat#page/1" target="_blank">Phillie Phanatic human interest stories</a> and <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/10/kate-upton-terry-richardson-outtakes" target="_blank">Kate Upton outtakes</a>.


Here Are The Really Neat Shoes That Dwyane Wade Left The Jordan Brand To Make

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Dwyane Wade hates America, that’s what I’m taking away from the news that he left Michael Jordan’s brand to become the new face of the Chinese company Li Ning.


The Miami Heat Went To China, Presumably To Beat Every Team There

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David Stern loves sending teams around the world for exhibition games, because it means more money for the league and owners.


Conan: Honey Boo Boo Is Why China Is Pwning Us

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Conan appears to agree with us: that snot-filled Honey Boo Boo scene is evidence of America's decline

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James Cameron says Chinese people can live on Pandora too

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James Cameron recently spoke out about the inherent plausibility of Chinese Na'avi on the fictional planet of Pandora in some of his planned Avatar sequels, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "it's logical that there would be Chinese on Pandora.

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