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Archive for May 22nd, 2012

Annoying Chinese Roomates

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 22, 2012

Here is a good find from The King. The background is that mainlanders can be pigs. They define sanitation as spitting in the wastebasket and not floor, and Hygeine to them is shitting on the floor and not the bed. In addition, they are cured bastards. Each day I hear them squawking on their phones while they are in the bathroom stall pinching a loaf. Really? You are so important that you have got to call someone while you are squeezing a pinkie?

What I do when I see such things, is flush all of the toilets in tandem , just so the other party knows that this guy is taking a dump while he talks to them. Sadly enough, the other guy or girl is probably doing the same thing. I read some books from the mid 1900s and they said that even then, the Chinese were pigs. What can you do?

Here is the link and below are excerpts. King You rock!


gross chinese roomates


The things that they cook are so nasty. They frequently leave meat out on the kitchen counter for several hours. One time it was squid. One time it was beef tongue. Another time it was a rack of lamb. Every time this guy cooks it stinks up the apartment. I bought air fresheners to try to combat the smell but they don’t really do much

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Torture or Chinese Gym?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 22, 2012

To find out what this lady is up to you must follow this link....
or click here

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Observations on China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 22, 2012

The king of Brews has found a gold mine. See for yourself…

From the King of Brews

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Chinese are masters at cloning… the problem is their attempts at cloning don’t go according to plan.

WT, King and I form the Holy Trinity of Hell on all that is China; we are the alpha, and the omega when it comes to all that pertains to her. However, a few years back, another lad of similar DNA too roamed the hell halls, the rancid landscape of pollution; another King or WT spent several years in China – regrettably – and lived to spout about it in his blog… back in ’08.

(Sigh) Sadly, the blog was written as an online “book,” it’s only 9 chapters long and hasn’t been updated since ’08; but the author, Morris, rings a all-too familiar rant about China. In fact, the title of his blog is a simple, yet classical “Rants about China.” (Note: the site is blocked in China, unless you use Tor to bypass).

Today I’ll cite chapter 2: Dirty, dirty, dirty.


“The Chinese are very superficial – they care mostly about how things (and they) appear to the rest of the world instead of what the quality of that thing or themselves is really like on the inside. Your face and clothes, and the person you seem to be, are the most important; your character and what you actually are inside comes a distant second. Thus they have become masters at advertising, but producers of low quality products, products that are even poisonous with their unsafe levels of lead content. You can go into a supermarket in China and buy a Chinese product wrapped in the most wonderful packaging, but the thing inside tastes like crap. If you buy the same kind of product manufactured in a foreign country, it may not be as attractively packaged, but the odds are that it will taste a lot better.


By far, the most noticeable dirty habit of many Chinese people is spitting. Chinese men especially have a disgusting habit of making loud hawking sounds and spitting the contents of their actions on the road. While it is mostly men, I remember lots of times when I looked at what seemed to be an attractive woman, then was completely turned off when I saw her eject a white ball of spit from her mouth onto the sidewalk or road as casually as if she were a bird ejecting shit from her bottom. In the winter, it is even worse because everyone gets the common cold and then the spit usually has yellow or green mucus in it. When I am walking to the bus stop on a morning in winter, I wonder if it would be less disgusting if I didn’t look down and didn’t care where I stepped, but then I think it’s less disgusting to look down and see the spit so I wouldn’t step in it. And to make matters worse, in winter, the spit freezes and stays there for months.


Restaurants happen to be some of the dirtiest of places in China. In the West, we can be very particular about what goes into our bodies and how it is prepared. But in China, cleanliness and hygiene, like common sense, aren’t all that common.

I have often thought I should start a curio cabinet filled with all the strange things I and my friends have found in our food. The cabinet would quickly fill with the weirdest assortment of both organic and non-organic matter: everything from human hair and fingernails, to things of animal origin like bugs and a spiky caterpillar, to stones. But that is a project still in the making. One of the reasons is that I’ve been occupied with many things in China; another reason is that there simply is no recourse when you do find strange things in your food. This is the dirty way it is and probably has always been so it is simply accepted and ignored. Once my wife, who is Chinese, and I went into a restaurant and ordered noodle soup. She started eating it and discovered a bug in the soup. If this was a Western country, there could have been lawsuits costing the restaurant millions of dollars. But in China, well as my wife asked me, “What can I do?” Besides get a new bowl of soup which I refused to touch.

Once I was in a restaurant near my home and there was dried blood from some poor animal, on the floor. The chefs themselves had dried blood on aprons, which were also stained with a myriad of black marks. I think it would’ve been cleaner not to have worn an apron that’s probably never been washed in the first place. In England or the USA, a restaurant wouldn’t let you enter if you’re bare-backed. In China, it can turn into something of an embarrassment when your host takes you into a restaurant to treat you for a meal, and suddenly, you’re turned off eating because the chef, waiters and patrons are all be barebacked.

And then there was the time when I went to eat barbequed vegetables on a skewer and saw the chef using one end of a skewer with food already stuck on it to scratch his head. After that, he put it on the coals to cook, then served it to me. It’s a wonder I haven’t died from food poisoning. Yet. But I have, several times, had the worst diarrhoea in my life. When you get diarrhoea here, it can run for 2 weeks and not less than 3 days.

It is no wonder that the diarrhea is so bad when it comes. But it is the most amazing thing that China is one of the world’s most populous countries. With the dirtiness and lack of safety standards, you’d expect people to be dying like flies here. In England, I used to work for a grocery store. If meat was left unrefrigerated for 15 minutes, you were supposed to throw it away as a food and safety measure. But this is China. When you go to markets, the meat is lying out on the counter and the vendor is using bare hands to handle it. In summer, it lies out in the sweltering heat all day.

Dirtiness is a daily, year round phenomenon in China. Every winter in the north-eastern city in which I live, people start preparing for the long, cold winter by drying cabbages and leeks. The put the vegetables to dry on the sidewalks without seeming to realize that these are the same sidewalks on which people incessantly spit and blow their noses, and on which dogs pee and defecate. Cars also constantly pass by, dumping the heavy metals and other pollutants in their exhaust fumes on the vegetables.”

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China Rises as Her Buildings Crumble

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 22, 2012

Here is a snippet that I Got from a Brew link. After reading about how witty Chinese construction is, I am happy I will die of black lung before this whole place tumbles….
From BrewMan link
Excerpt from here http://www.pekingduck.org/2005/08/the-collapse-of-china/

Having worked in construction for several years let me just say that the way they construct buildings here scares the living hell out of me.
Several months back a lady from New Zealand bought a new ‘apartment’ in a nearby city and she wanted me to supervise the electrical work since I used to be an electrician. So, I took a bus out to have a look at her place.
Since she had just bought the place it was nothing more than a grey concrete cave. Some of the basic electrical stuff had already been roughed in and ‘roughed in’ takes on a whole new meaning in this case.
As with just about all buildings in China, the walls were constructed of poorly laid bricks that are held together with a shoddy mortar mixture which is also smeared over the surface of the bricks to give an appearance of a poured concrete wall. If an earthquake of any magnitude over a 6 on the Richter scale ever hit most of these places they would be reduced to sand in a heart beat.
Anyway, I started looking at the electrical work that had already been roughed in and I just couldn’t believe the lack of quality and total disregard for safety that these knuckle heads had put on display. I mean, we’re talking about electrical lines running under water pipes, nothing was set for grounding, no wire nuts were used to make joint connections, no junction boxes and my favorite was the switch legs. Apparently the forgot to run a piece of conduit up the wall for light so they just took a chisel and chipped out a small trench to lay the wire in. Then they covered the wire over with mortar. This was done in multiple places.
At any rate, the lady didn’t want to pay me what I was asking for the job so it continued on as it started. I only hope she doesn’t end up getting electrocuted while taking a shower.
As for my own apartment, damn. I can’t wait to get out of this death trap and not just because of the rats either (which I think I have successfully gotten rid of).
A couple of months after we moved in I noticed the lights would grow slightly dimmer for a few moments and then return to their normal brilliance. Usually this happens when you activate another appliance that draws a considerable amount of power, but since that wasn’t the case here I became suspicious. Then one day I smelled hot wiring and I called the office. They came up and told me it was my imagination. Then a couple of weeks later the power went out and they had to come up check the breakers since the box can only be accessed by management. The ‘electrician’ shows up, takes a look in the panel and resets the breaker, but in the meantime I have taken notice of the charred plastic around the main breaker and the melted wires where the lines feed in. I pointed this out to the man and told him it must be the reason for the lights dimming in our apartment at times, but he assumed that I didn’t know what I was talking about and continued closing the box. I stopped him and took his screw driver to check the connection and upon doing so I discovered that the main lugs were loose which was causing an arch between the breaker and the wire which was also causing the wire and the plastic moulding around the breaker to melt which was the reason I had been smelling hot wiring. I told the man that the main service breaker should be replaced because it had been damaged from the loose connection and the arching. He told me it was because I had been using too much electricity.
It was all I could do to keep from laughing in his face. That surely surely qualified for stupidest comment of the year because there is no way in hell that you can use more electricity than is available. Besides, I don’t use anything in my apartment that requires high voltage or amperage.
Anyway, he left and when I told my wife about it she said “oh then we shouldn’t use so much energy”. Somebody please fucking shoot me. Bless her heart, she’s just naive and accustomed to believing everything authorities tell her. Thankfully she came around after I explained everything to her in a long and tiring discussion.
All went well for a couple of weeks and then the power went out. I call down to the office and sparky comes back up to have a look. Opens the box, looks around and says “you need to have that main service breaker replaced, it’s gone bad. I figured it wouldn’t do me any good to remind the little genius that I pointed that out a couple of fucking weeks ago. Then of course he told me the cause of the problem – I had been using too much electricity. I just looked at him and nodded my head.
So, they replaced the main service breaker and ever since our electric bill has been running suspiciously higher.
Also, we can’t seem to keep a freaking light bulb longer than a week. Sometimes when I hit the switch to turn on the lights in the bathroom, one of the bulbs blows and throws the main circuit breaker to the entire apartment. You’d think sparky would get suspicious as to why the breaker keeps tripping, but noooope. He’s clueless as the day he was born.
I just replaced the light bulb above the stove yesterday and when I opened the door to the refrigerator, the light inside blew out.
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Brewskie Rocks!

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 22, 2012

Brew, I just saw your smack down on business insider. Excellent job, I’m going to save those links.

Question, what’s The King’s motto?

here is whop ass, Brew style



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Skank Chinese TV and The King

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 22, 2012

The King Rocks…..
I can soooo feel you on this one King
Words from His Highness
The King

So I was watching this stupid trading places like show the other night, this African kid was exchanging with a young Rural princeling, (who couldn’t sleep in a big comfortable bed (a black expat famiy), he rather sleep in the ratty bug infested squishy bed where he’s squished in a filthy chinese nest of shame rags.

The black kid omar was acosted by this skinny estrogen herbivore fag boy, who got into an argument with him and screeched in typical chinese war cry fashion (that wouldn’t intimidate a fucking bunny).

I hope the black family moves out of this stinky fuckhole.

Fuck you china.

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Chinese Squat Pot Toilet

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 22, 2012

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