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The AsiaObscura Book – in stores now!

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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! Featuring unseen photos, original stories, deranged dishes, new adventures and all your favorite AsiaObscura moments, ...

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Damn Strong Tarps

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I love this hand-painted ad for Bhadra Tarps. You know they're tough if even this mustached hunk can't rip them! (Then compare to their rather lackluster website. Oh....)

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More MaxiPad Fun, with UnSticky Stickers

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Hannah took us deep into the bowels of City Market, a mad maze of alleyways crammed tight with shops stacked atop one another. Porters and motorbikes race past, honking endlessly and piled unrealistically high with samples. Cows tread through it all, slathered in shit and chomping slowly on four-foot piles of trash. ...

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Sidewalk ad for Adira’s Period Panty

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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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Moping Cloths, For the Emo in You

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North Korean Stamps

Two different directions. (I think these were sent to me by the awesome David & Michelle F, who we met in a tepid Pyongyang BBQ joint.)

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Quick Aside on Smoking in China

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China just looooooves its smokes. Convenience stores sell them, grocery stores, supermarkets -- and yet STILL you'll still find dedicated tobacco stores on just about every corner. Notice how Little Miss Flowers & Fruits squeezes into a tiny nook, while Mr Brand Name Cigarettes sprawls out double-wide. Yep, there's money in smokes! Need bridal makeup? Forget ...

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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. At about five bucks each, we couldn't resist walking away with a bagful. But my favorite was a gorgeous four-foot-tall devil puppet. It was too big for our bag, but ...

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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

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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

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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 ...

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Egg Tart Wrist Wrest

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Found in Plaza Singapura Mall.

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