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Rachel Lu

Spotted on Weibo — Mao and Zhou Playing Angry Birds

Zhou Enlai: I’m so close to getting all those fat green pigs! 

Mao Zedong: Aim higher. Use the anger of our proletariat birds to undermine the capitalist superstructure.

Deng Xiaoping: Someone get me a chair. 

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Rachel Lu

Rachel Lu is a co-founder of Tea Leaf Nation. Rachel traces her ancestry to Southern China. She spent much of her childhood memorizing Chinese poetry. After long stints in New York, New Haven and Cambridge, she has returned to China to bear witness to its great transformation. She is currently based in China.
  • http://www.facebook.com/rangyung.dorje.9 Rangyung Dorje

    Chinese are weird. Here you have a group of modern history’s most prolific genocidal murderers and no one thinks its politically offensive even to show them in benign light.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fan.yang2 Fan Yang

      hehe, where is your sense of humor?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rangyung.dorje.9 Rangyung Dorje

    Chinese are weird. Here you have a group of modern history’s most prolific genocidal murderers and no one thinks its politically offensive even to show them in benign light.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fan.yang2 Fan Yang

      hehe, where is your sense of humor?

    • agitprop

      sort of like Mao Zedong hanging out with the Dalai Lama, right? It takes a lot of hard work to be “offended” all the time……which flavor of propaganda do you like?

  • Harvard Rules!

    And Liu said, I just realized that “fat green pig” (a/k/a “capitalist roader”) is me.

  • Harvard Rules!

    And Liu said, I just realized that “fat green pig” (a/k/a “capitalist roader”) is me.

  • biggei

    “Spotted on”… why do not write properly the source too?

    • http://www.facebook.com/vincent.capone Vincent Capone

      I believe the point of “spotted on Weibo” is to share with readers images that are being heavily re-posted and circulated on the social media site, thus making the original source hard to distinguish.

      • flyagaric

        that sounds like an excuse to me

        • http://www.facebook.com/vincent.capone Vincent Capone

          That’s like going to Reddit or Tumblr and finding a funny meme or graphic and trying to figure out who created the original content. On Reddit especially “reposts” as they’re called plague the website and few can distinguish between original content and reposts. And with websites such as WeiboScope which features the most circulated images on Weibo, it ranks images by their reposts and does not distinguish their original location. So no, I don’t believe that’s an excuse, instead it’s an epidemic of life in the internet age.

  • biggei

    “Spotted on”… why do not write properly the source too?

    • http://www.facebook.com/vincent.capone Vincent Capone

      I believe the point of “spotted on Weibo” is to share with readers images that are being heavily re-posted and circulated on the social media site, thus making the original source hard to distinguish.

      • flyagaric

        that sounds like an excuse to me

        • http://www.facebook.com/vincent.capone Vincent Capone

          That’s like going to Reddit or Tumblr and finding a funny meme or graphic and trying to figure out who created the original content. On Reddit especially “reposts” as they’re called plague the website and few can distinguish between original content and reposts. And with websites such as WeiboScope which features the most circulated images on Weibo, it ranks images by their reposts and does not distinguish their original location. So no, I don’t believe that’s an excuse, instead it’s an epidemic of life in the internet age.

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  • Geoffrey Zhao

    Hehe, I see you couldn’t resist poking fun of your fellow Sichuan compatriot… =)

  • Geoffrey Zhao

    Hehe, I see you couldn’t resist poking fun of your fellow Sichuan compatriot… =)