"People of my age generally have shame, so they are very hesitant to show their private parts."

Shigeo Tokuda, 74-year-old Japanese porn star, on 'elder porn' in Japan

"We're not all about eating hummus, killing Arabs and fornicating. We do other things as well."
Amir Kaminer, movie critic for the Yediot Ahronot daily in Israel, on the movie "You Don't Mess With The Zohan”

"They glare like tigers eyeing China's money pouch."
Chinese artist Zhao Bandi, on Hollywood

"In America, we would lay out a bunch of tires to put your feet through. In Japan, they'd put a huge log you'd have to grab ahold of and roll down the sides of."
Neal Tiles, President of the American cable channel G4, on the increasing popularity of Japanese-style game shows in the US

"The flies were more sensitive to stress, with their hearts shrinking slightly more than usual."
Cho Kyung-sang, a professor at Konkuk University in South Korea, on the effects of space flight on flies

"One thing I don't understand about your country, your culture, is why you are so resistant to guest workers coming from the region when you have lazy guest workers coming from the UK."
East Timorese President Jose Ramos Horta on Australia's resistance to migrant workers from Asia




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lim jin liLim Jin Li will be 21 this June, and will be going off to the London School of Economics to read History this fall. When he is not pretending to be intellectual and articulate, he is trying very hard to learn how to drive without being a public hazard. He probably can be found anywhere in Singapore with good cheese and red wine.

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