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Archive for June 3rd, 2011

Motorcycle Mama in China- China Photo

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 3, 2011


Tell me this lady ain’t feeling like the king of the hill. Got her a fine new bike, a floppy hat and a tank full of go-go juice…..

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Chinese Gym Pimp- Sales in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 3, 2011


If China has an open space then it will soon be filled with locals selling something upon it. I’ve seen them sell everything from twine to nails, it doesn’t matter. Anyway, the other day as I ambled along in my super stud mr. masculine way, a pair of Chinese sales associates spotted me and aimed to make me an offer of some sort.

Breaking from his twin, a shovel headed guy the size of a salt shaker approached me. ‘hey friend’ he says, and shoots me that gap mouthed grin they have. Not being his friend, I ignored him and brushed past. Hustling after me, he soon put a pasty little paw upon my shoulder and asked if i wanted to join a local gym and pointed as if to help me understand. I asked how much and he said like U$500 for a year.

I was like for that I can go to Philly an get a membership, you’re kidding right? i was like that is way to expensive.

He was like ,”no this is Beijing.” as if this explained it.

I was like “That is what i mean. ” i said but he didnt get it. I was like, “all that stuff you have in that place is modeled after the stuff I can get at home right? The training too, basically its all copied, a cheap replica. If this is true and I can get the real mccoy for as much, then why would I buy a knockoff version. Give me a discount and I’ll consider it. Running a scrabbly yellow nail through his plucky hair he mumbed about Beijing prices being high and walked off.

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Barely News From China- More Toxic Food

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 3, 2011


In a tedious report the Chinadaily said that yet another company in China has been accused of mixing toxins with real food all so that the rest of us die like pigs, but they, the owners of some sub-standard Chinese company can buy another square meter in an apartment that due to shitty construction will fall down in a matter of years anyway. But oh yeah, they will rent it out to some dumb foreigner who unaccustomed to dealing with ‘Chinese Morals’ will be taken to the bank, cleaned out, abused and overcharged, oh but I digress.
This story is about a company called Yuyuan for allegedly mixing chemicals used to soften plastic with food additives….WTF?? Yeah, this guy from China is mixing some harmful shit that is supposed to be used to make plastic pliable with the stuff we ingest. I guess I could comment that while lacking creativity in most areas, they are never at a loss when it comes to adding ‘condiments’ to one’s food.
The story is from Guangzhou, and the facts are that the owner was arrested and 6 tons of food additives and .6 tons of raw materials were confiscated. Is anything safe here?

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