Apr 29, 2009

Clever ad

I read TheBeijinger.com quite frequently for updates on events around town. Not to mention, reading the forum postings by trolls are almost as much fun to read as the rants and raves section on Craigslist.

I got a kick out of this ad someone created for an event at a Mexican restaurant. It's cheesy, but still clever enough to make me laugh a little. Here's a screen grab of the clever part:

If you don't see humor because you were sleeping in government class or Chinese class the day they went over this:
  • The Three Represents (三个代表)
  • Deng Xiaoping: his Chinese name is 邓小平 (Deng Little Peace), but the word for the third character, "peace" (平, píng), is the same pronunciation as "bottle" (瓶, píng). Very clever pun -- Deng "Lil' Bottle" Xiaoping.
  • And the original quote, 不管黑猫白猫,能捉老鼠就是好猫. Translation: It does not matter whether the cat is black or white; as long as it catches the mouse, it is a good cat
The socialist heroes valiantly raising bottles of Tsingtao beer is another nice touch.


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