Oct 26, 2009

1th of October!

Check out this picture I took of a LED bulletin board at Emei Shan:



I love the auto-formatting of the English language date at the bottom "1th of October". Cute. Probably a Perl script written by a third grader.

For the Chinese language part, the characters read:
Celebrate national day!
Celebrate the mid-autumn festival!

Long live the motherland!
Do we really need so many exclamation marks? I get a headache from reading it. I feel like I have a socialist cheerleader shouting in my face.

Imagine if our LED bulletin boards in the US had messages like that. Could you imagine the cultural equivalent? We'd end up with something like this:



It's so bizarre that it makes me laugh.

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