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Archive for May 30th, 2012

iPad interface , Good or Suck?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 30, 2012

I hit some button that changed the sites interface for iPads. Is it good or shoul I scrap it?

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The Reality of Chinese TV Shows

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 30, 2012

The King has China dialed in at soooo many levels. Check this out..

All Rise
The King

So, some of you have refused to heed Brew, my and Wtd and other detractors here warnings. http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=depressing+chinese+tv&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CFYQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fteachabroadchina.com%2Fchinese-tv-depressing-all-the-time%2F&ei=df_FT7zACYiPiAeNmeGfAw&usg=AFQjCNHCJ1TCrgDTqsxahM7S1_FkyvjgeQ&cad=rjt

China tv shows,depressing all the time… It’s like that movie with Ricky Gervais where he evolves the ability to lie. He is a movie producer-script writer tasked with a very heart breaking time in Human history, European Dark Ages. You know when biblical diseases still reigned supreme (btw, these diseases such as the bubonic plague is STILL a a reality in the big Stinky, the human shit and trash attracts the rats, the rats attract the tick and fleas which carry lyme disease a neurological goo, bubonic plague (black death).Anyways, Gervaise like wise isn’t a big hit. Who honestly wants to watch goya’s ghost and other depressing shit.

Welllllll….. for one, Chinese love misery and depression. Like it’s important to watch these cinemaic bummers for sensitivity, and appreciation for what our human race has endured, but it’s the ONLY thing you can watch. Chinese shows are divided as this: WWII shows where Japanese soldiers and Chinese soldiers are locked in an unending time warp killing each other in awesome ways (but as awesome as shit getting blown up, machine gun fire, and the Joker (Heath Ledger one is), it’s very very very harsh on the psyche. (the fight or flight isn’t intended for long adenaline rushes especially not nightly. You’ll be surprised that you don’t return from China, as a homeless WWII vet with flash backs.

Chinese soap operas usually revolve around family problems usually money related. Where young and old kin push and shove, and scream. My hong kong uncle has a phrase for this arr rah rah rah rah. (very similar to barking of a mad (mental) dog). Most premises of the show involves a young couple, who are strugglingin some strugging business, with the responsibility of being a dual income (elderly and children), And eventually has to chose between the often ilicit business practices, and semi legtimacy. Nothing can possibly please this family./ Not even living in a American suburbianish house! ( a mansion compared to the shitpartments they are forced to live in). Needless to say, shows like this really weigh heaven on your soul. It’s so depressing……

Chinese military propaganda. India, Japan, America, always somehow wants to shoot missles at China, and screaming tomboy girl pilots who are starving in some winter air base in Tibet, are your only protection.

More Chinese soap operas, more WWII dramas, more Kungfu Qing Dynasty shows.

Lame Comedies that are laughless and adolescent (very abbot and costello like bantering that make absolutely no sense weither you understand Chinese or not).

Chinese movies: Well aparently more let’s kill Japanese soldiers movies, modern cops and robbers movies, Shanghai movies about some playboy gangsters shooting at Japanese, or doing magic……

And if you tire of movies. There’s always the internet bars. Addictive with second hand smoke. Opium dens of nicotine…..Insomuch that you crave this addictive drug….. and you don’t smoke.

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Peaceful China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 30, 2012

Here is a shot of peaceful Chinese TV. The programming revolves around nationalistic krokus where the Chinese reign victorious over the Japanese. Funny thing is that they never mention who it was that ended WW2.

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