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December 3, 2008 7:49 AM   Subscribe


 
Photographs of Chinese people knapping in public.
posted by gman at 7:51 AM on December 3, 2008


Is their a 'Photographs of Chinese people spitting in public' site?
posted by gman at 7:53 AM on December 3, 2008


their there. fuck.sorry.
posted by gman at 7:54 AM on December 3, 2008


Previously. Sort of.
posted by Memo at 7:56 AM on December 3, 2008


They talk about "The Sleeping Giant".

Doesn't this prove their point?
posted by Joe Beese at 8:03 AM on December 3, 2008


Wow, Chinese people sure are sleepy!
posted by swift at 8:03 AM on December 3, 2008


Too much tofu.
posted by netbros at 8:07 AM on December 3, 2008


I think they're all college students.
posted by Kutsuwamushi at 8:07 AM on December 3, 2008


gman, try the decaf.
posted by BeerFilter at 8:14 AM on December 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


My knee-jerk to this was: "Wow! What kind of xenophobic nonsense is this?! 'Look at the silly Chinaman, he thinks he's people?!?!'" But then I took a look and the project brings some interesting thought and art to it. Definitely a neat find. Thanks.
posted by tcv at 8:15 AM on December 3, 2008


here's one of mine :P i also like fallows' subversion panda!
posted by kliuless at 8:36 AM on December 3, 2008


gman, try the decaf.

Sorry, but cocaine and caffeine enhance my experience. And that's what it's all about.
posted by gman at 8:59 AM on December 3, 2008


Is there something about China that makes this not be titled "Robbery victims in China"?
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:59 AM on December 3, 2008


Is there something about China that makes this not be titled "Robbery victims in China"?

Ever heard of a police state?
posted by Pollomacho at 10:46 AM on December 3, 2008


Dude hammocking under his semi-trailer is the shizzle, yo.
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys at 11:10 AM on December 3, 2008


This dude, that be.

Fo shizzle.
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys at 11:11 AM on December 3, 2008


Dude hammocking under his semi-trailer is the shizzle, yo.

You actually see that fairly often on the roads that lead into Beijing. They restrict trucks from entering the city during the day and the overland drivers have to just sit and wait until they are let in at the check-point. It gets hot in the summer and sitting for hours in the cab of an unairconditioned truck is not my idea of fun.
posted by Pollomacho at 11:50 AM on December 3, 2008


I'm in an apartment in Chinatown in Vancouver, and I hear a snoring Chinese person as I'm typing this (3:18pm local time)!!!

It's not a racist statement if you can obtain independent verification of said trait 100 times. Chinese people like to sleep.
posted by sleslie at 3:14 PM on December 3, 2008


Chinese people like to sleep.

Chinese people need to sleep. In Hong Kong public sleeping is rampant: on park benches, on sidewalks, and on all forms of mass transit.

That's because they're hard workers and need to catch a nap whenever they can.
posted by bwg at 4:56 PM on December 3, 2008


Datong Vendor
Chongqing Student
Chongqing Guard
Chongqing Vendor

fish in a barrel . . .
posted by geekyguy at 10:40 PM on December 3, 2008


God I enjoyed that. Wonderful and charming.
posted by nickyskye at 12:16 AM on December 4, 2008


I've been living in China for the past year. I see people like this every day. China is very loud. Their apartments are small, crowded and on loud streets. To a North American, napping on a parked moped might seem very uncomfortable but a Chinese person - especially a lower income Chinese person - sees it as relaxing.

The odd thing to me is how they sleep standing up. I see so many security guards and doormen sleeping while standing it's actually quite amazing.
posted by b_thinky at 1:26 AM on December 4, 2008


Chongqing Guard

When is it ever cold enough in Chongqing to justify what he's wearing?
posted by Pollomacho at 6:36 AM on December 4, 2008


Plenty cold in the winter. This guy was an 'all night' guard. You've seen 'em, they just bundle up and sleep outside of the shop they are 'guarding'.

Chongqing gets plenty cold but because of its proximity to the Yangtze, the river runs through it but it is technically south of the river, not a lot of places have heat in the winter. At least in the frozen north they have proper heat to counter the cold. CQ has sort of a suffer through it mentality.
posted by geekyguy at 11:21 PM on December 5, 2008


This is really very common in every city of China. It could be either a cultural shock, or an interesting scene for foreigners. Just go to any train station and you'll see the amazing scene.
posted by art-sam at 1:06 AM on December 17, 2008


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