HK Bus Uncle

While surfing I came across this phenomenon that hit the HK Internet world early this year. Basically a grumpy middle-aged man was having a verbal tiff with a youngster in a HK bus, but the event was captured on someone’s mobile phone, distributed on the web and the next thing you knew, the video became a HIT not just in HK but the rest of the world!

That’s the power of the Web!

The video became known as “HK Bus Uncle ????” and some of the sentences spoken in the vid made into the mainstream HK lingua and used by teenagers. The famous one-liners:

? ? ? ? ! ? ? ? ? !
I got pressue, you also got pressure

? ? ? !
Not resolved!

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Report from InMediaHK
What is the most popular movie in Hong Kong?
It is not
M:i:3 (which is likely not to be shown in mainland China) and it is not The Da Vinci Code (which is severely criticized by the Catholic Church). No, it is a stealth video clip entitled “????, Bus Uncle”.

The incident occurred on the top deck of a Number 68X Kowloon bus on April 29. A young man observed that the middle-aged person in front of him was talking too loud on the mobile telephone. So he tapped the man’s shoulder and asked him to keep the volume down. This led to a vigorous response, including a string of obscenities.

The entire proceedings were recorded by another passenger named John using a mobile camera phone. The film was uploaded on YouTube and then seen by the whole wide world. As of May 19, 1.2 million people have watched the video clip!

(Update: 1.9 million as of May 26; ETTV cited a 5.9 million figure on May 27, which probably combines all the editions).
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The vid is so popular it even has it’s own Wiki page!! Besides having it’s own sub-titled version (in order to reach the wider English-speaking market) it has spawned numerous music videos, spoofs and (believe it or not!) merchandises!!

THE ORIGINAL VIDEO
http://www.ambatch.com/video/1210

SUPPOSEDLY PART 2
http://www.ambatch.com/video/1212
– this was supposed to happen after Part 1 above but one of the “lead actors” in the original video clip said this is a fake

ON HK TV NEWS
http://www.ambatch.com/video/1213
– the vid being talked about in HK TV News!
– catch some of the creative music videos remaked using this vid clip!!

ON TALK SHOW
http://www.ambatch.com/video/1214
http://www.ambatch.com/video/1215
– the young lead actor of the vid featured in HK Talk Show

MUSIC VIDEO REMIX
http://www.ambatch.com/video/1216
– a remix with Sammi Cheng’s music video!

MERCHANDISE
Yes, you can now wear the famous one-liners. Even your dog can get it’s own “I have pressure” tee! gosh….


But the best spoof I liked is this one on the recent HK triad movie “Election”!! hahaha….

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