Posted On: Monday - November 6th 2017 7:02PM MST
In Topics:   Music  Humor  China
This has really nothing to do with anything written recently but is humorous nonetheless and gives me a reason to feature more music from a certain nation down-under. I came to thing of this just from mentioning t-shirts in the previous post - white t-shirts. I want to state right now that, because I normally like to have some type of image to go along with each post, and this one would have been great, I do not have one, as I'll explain.
The thing about clothing in China is, you can't seem to get t-shirts with Chinese characters. Yeah, I wanted something clever in Chinese, that I could explain to people like, say, "I went all the way to China, and you people can't even read this shirt"... well, maybe something better than that, but you get the idea. Sure, it's a stupid way to have a written language, but when in Rome... uhh, buy a shirt? Anyway, in China they don't really like t-shirts with their own characters on it. I could not find one for myself. They like English letters and usually English-language words on their shirts- whether they make a whole lot of sense or none is immaterial - they sell pretty well.
Now to the
There are THOUSANDS of people around in any public space in China, and that's how it was on the sidewalk of this bridge. Here came a 40-50 year-old (who knows, right?) Chinaman alongside his middle-aged wife, wearing a t-shirt in English that said "What I really need right now is a beer, some coke, and a fucking blow job". "Hey! Did you seen that guy's shirt?", I asked the young lady I was with. Her English was good, but not good enough, and it was just too crowded to go back there for a picture. Rats! I'd have put it all over the net, in the hopes that the perpetrators of this cruel, funny-as-all-hell joke could feel some real pride in accomplishment. Kudos, guys!
It's the kind of prank that can be funny to just think about later. Imagine the guys that made the shirts and got them sold for extra cheap for quick sale themselves imagining JUST ONE of these guys making it to Shanghai or somewhere there were enough westerners around, proudly wearing the shirt he got a primo deal on. "What?" he'll ask, when he gets a chance to ask someone to translate. "Why were people laughing?" "Oh, that kind of humor just doesn't translate very well. Don't worry - it's a nice shirt."
Because of the slight Australian angle, I wanted to put Australian music up. As much as AC-DC would rock, I will put a song from band this is unfortunately mostly known from their disco-era days, a while after most of their best music. This one, Massachusetts, is from 1968 off their album Horizontal. That is almost a decade before the disco-Bee Gees, It wasn't that all their disco songs were even bad, but it was so popular, that it encouraged the band to come out with some real high-pitched crap. Luckily this whole era was terminated with extreme prejudice by rockers like this guy.