Saturday, January 27, 2007

Year of the Pig

It's nearly Chinese New Year.

Ring in the Year of the Pig with pride!

Oh, wait, according to the front page of yesterday's Wall Street Journal, that's offensive to muslims, so in an extraordinary move, the Chinese government has suddenly banned depictions of pigs in advertising -- which is a big sudden blow to many companies that had planned marketing tie-ins with pig mascots and such.

Though the pig is a sign of prosperity in Chinese culture, and an important part of Hunan cuisine, for thousands of years, the tiny muslim community in China must not be offended.

They say it's because pigs are unclean.

Of course, you yourself, infidel, are unclean.

Start practicing saying "How high, Sir?" when they say "Jump!"

Happy Chinese New Year!


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