02 October 2014

Chinese inscrutability

So, Daddy. what did you do for the National Holiday celebration?

Well, son, I made an anal examination of the bottoms of 10,000 pigeons.

I guess it's a shitty old life, Daddy.

(From here:
... as the ruling Communist party celebrates its National Day holiday on Wednesday – the anniversary of Mao Zedong declaring the People’s Republic of China in 1949 – it has made clear that not even birds are free from scrutiny.
The People’s Daily, a famously staid Communist party mouthpiece, tweeted a picture of a proud-looking dove above the caption: “10,000 pigeons go through anal security check for suspicious objects Tue, ready to be released on National Day on Wed”. It did not explain what the “suspicious objects” might include.)


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