January 23rd, 2012

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Mod Post Monday - one last chance!

To GET YOUR NOMINATIONS IN FOR BEST OF 2011!

Since I was absent for a few days due to a power outage, I'm posting up the link to the Nomination Post for one last effort to get more than 22 noms.  We had 32 last year.  A final vote will probably be available by the FFA.  Go go go!

ETA: I've pretty much tabbed the results for a final poll since it doesn't look like we're getting any more votes.  Poll will probably go up on Weds.



Gong Xi Fa Cai!!! Happy Chinese New Year!
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CCTV's spring festival gala losing viewers (and an appearance by Warren Buffett)



US billionaire Warren Buffett may have appeared on this year's chunwan (春晚), CCTV's Chinese New Year gala show, but even that wasn't enough to turn around the long-standing decline of the annual affair. Barbara Demick and John Lee of the Los Angeles Times write that increasingly heavy-handed censorship has caused several heavyweight celebrities to drop out of the show and driven viewers away:
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Sources: Shanghaiist, Los Angeles Times, Xinhua