NEWSMAKER

GET YOUR PAWNS OFF OF MY QUEEN

NANCY MACDONALD June 19 2006
NEWSMAKER

GET YOUR PAWNS OFF OF MY QUEEN

NANCY MACDONALD June 19 2006

DAY IN THE SUN

BUS UNCLE’S PRESSURE IS A POP SENSATION

When asked to talk more quietly on his phone, Hong Kong bus passenger Roger Chan responded with a six-minute rant. Another rider recorded it on a video phone and posted it on www. youtube.com. It’s been downloaded six million times and become a pop phenomenon. “Bus Uncle” has inspired musicians to dub music versions in rap, disco and Canto-pop, and phrases such as “I’ve got pressure!” are now ubiquitous party buzzwords.