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Archive for April 21st, 2010

Old Guy in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 21, 2010


This guy was selling something I think…

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China Executes More than the Rest of the World, and We Dont Even Know How Many it is…

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China and Sucky TV

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 21, 2010


Its funny that in China they have little original programming. I mean of good stuff, of course the party has CCTV which is chock full of mind numbing drivel, but maybe thats just Beijing. Actually the smaller provinces have some decent programming, its not as controlled by Beijing, but in reality the common shows are American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance knockoffs.

Then they also just have good National Geographic shows, and voice it over in Chinese. .. or maybe its just me, maybe my appreciation for their history and unwillingness to accept all they have accomplished in such a short time is biasing my opinion…. nah

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Funny Post

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 21, 2010


Saw this on some blog

“There are 3 class of people in China, those who believe GOVERNMENTs should be feared, GOVERNMENTs should be loved, and then the “Float in the River class” – keep eyes opened, and concentrate on business -afterall governments are small, and the local government only deal with sanitary and town planning needs!”

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Chicoms and the Quake

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 21, 2010


The chicoms are playing the quake for all its worth. They have canceled regular programming so they can show how they are sending relief to the aid of the victims and yada yada. The funny thing is that we really dont now what has happened as the government has blocked all independent news sources. Maybe they dont want us to see the shitty buildings that the shitty contractors have made, and the suffering, they feel its better to filter out all the negative through the chicom lens. Or maybe I am just jaded…

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No Nearing in China-WTF

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 21, 2010


Here is a sign by Xidan in Beijing, No Nearing, and the thing is not just a hand made sign, its the real deal, so someone is getting rich by printing this thing- now that’s Chinese innovation.

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Old Man Walking in China

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Restaurant by My Place- Beijing

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 21, 2010



I have never eaten here, but bet its good, seriously. This is in the eastern part of Bejing.

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China to Suck in 3-D Also

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 21, 2010


China, ever so envious of the success of movies like Avatar, is trying to jump into the 3-D fray. They feel if they throw enough money at it, it will be a success. What they dont understand is that their movies suck. They have no plot, no storyline and are basically trash. There are great movies here, but they are the ones banned by the government or ones that must be taken overseas to get acclaim, see (apple and sen xia hao ren). But the chicoms will take a good concept and make it the most boring thing possible, they will try to give it that childish Saturday morning sappy cartoon feel and their movies will suck just like their governance….
excerpt:
“China will start trialing the broadcast of 3D TV shows in some cities this year, said Du Baichuan, a deputy chief engineer of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), the Guangzhou Daily reported Wednesday.

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Yummy Harsh Browns in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 21, 2010


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