June 12, 2006


a woman has attempted suicide because of Bus UncleWell, that was unexpected. According to the invaluable EastSouthWestNorth, a woman has attempted suicide because of Bus Uncle.

Elaine Lee is the daughter of Shaw Brothers starlette Lin Chen-chi (from Tsui Hark's  DANGEROUS ENCOUNTERS - FIRST KIND, Chang Cheh's HEAVEN & HELL and CLEOPATRA JONES AND THE CASINO OF GOLD) and Lin Chen-chi owns the restaurant chain, Steak Expert, where Elaine works.

Elaine was mad at her dad for hiring Bus Uncle to work at Steak Expert since several of her friends said they would stop coming. She commented about Bus Uncle, "If I were there, I would have told him to 'shut the f*** up.'" But now he was in Steak Expert.

She told her husband that Bus Uncle must be fired but he didn't understand how it was a bad thing to have BU in the house. So she did the only thing she could do. She locked herself in her room, overdosed, called a fellow Steak Expert employee to tell them what she'd done, and the Fire Department was summoned. They broke down the door and she had her stomach pumped.

At the hospital she reportedly said, "I've got pressure."

Bus Uncle resigned his position, continuing his lifelong string of bad luck.

June 12, 2006 at 02:09 PM in News | Permalink


Bus Uncle has provided me with more joy than any internet video in the last three years, except for maybe the insane cursing public access preacher.

Posted by: Dylan | Jun 12, 2006 3:51:40 PM

According to the desciption below the picture clippings you posted, it was actually Lim Chen-Chi then got into a fight with her husband Lee De-Lin over Bus Uncle.

Then she locked herself in the room and called up one of the restaurant's employee, telling him about what she had done with the pills.

The firemen were standing by by the windows in case she attempts to jump off the building and the rest breaking down her bedroom door.

I'm sorry if I made any mistakes, but hopefully this could clear things up a bit. :P

Posted by: Z | Jun 12, 2006 11:54:46 PM

Thanks for the clarification. In the translated article I got the impression it was the daughter trying to kill herself. But a Shaw Brothers starlette trying to kill herself because of Bus Uncle...now that's news!

Posted by: Grady Hendrix | Jun 13, 2006 4:01:44 AM

elaine doesn't work at the restaurant

Posted by: None | Mar 5, 2007 8:43:22 PM

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