And now, for something completely dif’FREAAAAAANNNNT! (1/4)

Tuesday 27 December 2011, 11.51am HKT


NOT REALLY. Just this year in favourite blogposts.

Let’s get down to brass tacks.

Lots of you have said (on- and off-line) just how electrifying certain posts have been.

(You said it — I didn’t.)

Some posts have even managed the nearly impossible feat of causing some of you to spurt out your favourite beverage from your respective (and respectable) nostrils in laughter, soaking keyboards in snot and beverage and all.

Wow! No better accolade could be had by any scribe/hack than that.

For some strange reason, you lot seemed to really dig those posts that touch on the national or cultural characteristics (stereotypes?) of various nationalities and/or even subcultures.

I’ve got more than 5,000 sheets (10 reams) of handwritten notes on the national characteristics of various nationalities, and so far the stuff I’ve been putting out has been tame.

Even more popular it seems were posts about those nominally notional national characteristics of certain nationalised nationalities when they (the posts, that is) were swaddled in my loopy insights and parlayed into half-baked protips that double-back on themselves.

Well, I suppose you get what you paid for. Since this blog is free, you got what you didn’t pay for.

Here are the favourite blogposts from every month in 2011.

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JANUARY

How well do you know your guitars? | 27 Jan 2011

Easily my own most favourite post to write for January. At the time when I wrote this, it was to have been my last post as I headed off to hospital because of bronchitis, so this was for all you guitar fans out there.

The Villanizer

The most amazing way to change your looks | 14 Jan 2011

Perversely, many of you nosey parkers seemed to like this more. A simple change of headgear or outerwear brings about a wholly different impression. The reactions I got from people (even the same people) were unmistakable.

Yours truly in three different guises

TRIVIA: The Naked Listener’s first fan meet planned for 22 January 2011 didn’t take off. At all.

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FEBRUARY

Six observations of a winter’s day | 15 Feb 2011

My most enjoyable post to write, just around the last two days of the Hong Kong winter. It generated only two comments on the blog, but plenty of nice email comments.

Response: How tough is medicine? | 21 Feb 2011

Apparently, this was something of a favourite for overachieving, overimaginative but under-promiscuous school leavers. Friend of mine put this question to me on Facebook, and I chose to not spill my beans there with a tl;dr response. It’s still a tl;dr response, whichever way you look at it.

'Disturbing behavioural developments'

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MARCH

Roundup for Week 10 | 14 March 2011

Skip the faggoty roundup bits. Scroll down to the section called “Only I can see this” because that’s the part nearly everyone said was spot-on.

Roundup for Week 11 | 21 March 2011

This was for the week when The Great Japanese Earthquake Tsunami Volcano Nuclear Meltdown Disaster happened, and the brain-damaged antics that led to in Hong Kong.

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Continued on Part 2

© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2011. Image sources via their respective blogposts.

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