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The AsiaObscura Book – in stores now!

That’s right! From the producer of Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, the director of Poultry in Motion: Truth is Stranger than Chicken, and the writer of The Stormglass Protocol for the iPad comes the blog compilation of the decade!

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Sidewalk ad for Adira’s Period Panty

Not sure what I loved most about this banner we passed in a Bangalore market: the complete unexpectedness of it, or the incredibly bad photoshopping of two different women.

Anyhow, I’m going for the hipster style.

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Great Hillbilly Roadside Puppets from Sri Lanka

These Sri Lankan puppets, a tradition of the coastal village of Ambalangoda, embarrassingly look more like my Kentucky and Carolina kin than anything else.

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Black Friday Special: Four Products You Shouldn’t Live Without

Trauma Relieving Spray

Krack

Clit

A Free Shart

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Why India is Set to Succeed

They even name their fast food restaurants after doctoral degrees.

Now that’s awesome.

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What it takes to be a security guard in BKK…

Spotted earlier this week by reader Laurie London. (Thanks!)

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Fantastic Hot Dog Advertising

I can’t imagine a stranger way to advertise a hot dog, really.

As seen in Ulan Bator, the Mongolian capital.

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Plants vs Zombies, The Chinese Knockoff Toys

Zombies — along with time-travel — are banned in China. (So don’t watch my Beijing zombie music video, Zombie Girl. Or buy a bootleg copy of my movie, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.) But that doesn’t stop Plants vs Zombies from becoming China’s favorite videogame. You hear the theme song on the radio, you see cut-outs in grocery stores, dolls are for sale on every corner. It’s easy to pretend you’re planting biennials to slay the oncoming zombie horde. Well, there’s also a thriving Beijing sidewalk trade in cheap knockoff toys! And they’re incredible.

At 1/2元 each, about 7 cents, these rubber flora and bloodthirsty hellknights bring all the fun of the videogame to tabletop life. Missing an iPhone? Try these.

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Egg Tart Wrist Wrest

Found in Plaza Singapura Mall.

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