"Some People Just Don't Belong"- Caddyshack
From the Xia & Shang Dynasties, thru the Western & Eastern Zhou, the Quin & Zin, Western & Eastern Han, the Western & Eastern Jin, the Northern & Southern Song, Dynasties, down thru the Liao, Western Jin and Ming Dynasties (skipping a few here); we have finally reached the final Apogee of Dynastic wonder: The Duck Dynasty. All bow down and prostrate themselves before its most wonderful magnificence... that MUST be Chips subliminal message, is it not? :)
Peking Duck Dynasty.
AllenS/LOL, left myself wide-open--should have been agile enough to have thought of the natural response--guess I was fixating on Chips duck beard.. :)
And even the emperor cannot mess with the eunuchs in the Forbidden City.
In Kissinger's Years of Upheaval he describes his trip to China and going through this. He described it pretty much like this, his party approaching a vast courtyard, long steps, huge open foyer, incredibly long hallway, huge open room with a large red leather chair and Mao Tse Tung sitting in it like a blob. He had become the very thing his whole movement purported to be against.
It bothers me that there isn't anything growing there. Can't they even place a few potted pansies or something? Maybe some ficus trees? All that hardscape looks horribly unappealing to me. One of the most charming things about Tokyo is that in every tiny speck of space, even a strip of earth 6"x3" between a storefront and the sidewalk, someone has planted tiny ferns or flowers. Nearly every shop or restaurant has windowboxes with carefully cultivated plants.I haven't been to China and I really have no interest in going. I'd go back to Japan a hundred times, though.
1.25 billion nation of filth.
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