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(News.com.au)   China will launch the "world's most luxurious train", with interior standards of a 5-star hotel, on route from Beijing to Lhasa. Free Tibet   (news.com.au) divider line 158
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2008-03-09 02:49:55 PM  
www.tvparty.com

Fred Silverman not impressed.
 
2008-03-09 03:00:43 PM  
i227.photobucket.com
Readies his little grey cells for a murder mystery.
 
2008-03-09 03:01:13 PM  
 
2008-03-09 03:26:30 PM  
That'll make the brain embolism much more enjoyable on the ascent.
 
2008-03-09 03:28:01 PM  
I went from Beijing to Lhasa on the regular trains + 4 wheel drives.

Totally worth it.
 
2008-03-09 05:12:59 PM  
This is needed on this particular route, because the Buddhist monks always travel first class.
 
2008-03-09 06:10:29 PM  
submitter: Free Tibet

I'll take it!

[dials phone]

Hello, China? I have something you might want, but it'll cost you. ...That's right...all the tea.
 
2008-03-09 06:52:22 PM  
Bjork approves of the headline.
 
2008-03-09 06:52:59 PM  
And they can't afford to euthanise all those cats they're putting in freaking death camps?!

I.. just... ... I don't have cuss words serious enough for this one.
 
2008-03-09 06:53:38 PM  
Maaaan....fark Tibet.
 
2008-03-09 06:54:52 PM  
Do you have to answer riddles to get off at the right stop without being sent into a thinny? These trains just can't handle illogic.
 
2008-03-09 06:56:27 PM  
Ringshadow: And they can't afford to euthanise all those cats they're putting in freaking death camps?!

I.. just... ... I don't have cuss words serious enough for this one.


Then dont bother, we dont wanna hear it.
 
2008-03-09 06:56:44 PM  
I think I'll pass
Chinese station on a quieter day
www.sethskim.com

/Unless there's a separate terminal
 
2008-03-09 06:59:13 PM  
The train will be made up of stray cats.
 
2008-03-09 06:59:22 PM  
They called it the Spruce Caboose. Some said it was too large to stay on the tracks. They were right.
 
2008-03-09 07:01:31 PM  
So a "socialist/communist" government which has millions upon millions of impoverished rural citizens is building the world's most luxurious train ride out to the hinterlands?

Makes sense.
 
2008-03-09 07:01:34 PM  
I think you have to have a membership card to ride this plane. Let me see....oh here, I found a picture of it.

i129.photobucket.com

/fark the party
 
2008-03-09 07:02:10 PM  
plane train

they sound the same, cut me some slack
 
2008-03-09 07:02:24 PM  
Gobobo: Chinese station on a quieter day

Pacific Street/Atlantic Aveue Station in Brooklyn (at the 4th-Atlantic-Flatbush Aves. intersection), French surrender
 
2008-03-09 07:02:48 PM  
The Chinese have definately proven one thing: There is nothing, NOTHING you can't do with a Communist government, a Capitalist attitude, and a bottomless supply of slave labor.
 
2008-03-09 07:05:21 PM  
limboslam: The Chinese have definately proven one thing: There is nothing, NOTHING you can't do with a Communist government, a Capitalist attitude, and a bottomless supply of slave labor.

You must be one of those white oppressors I hear the Che Guevara t-shirt wearing college kids decrying at the Starbucks.
 
2008-03-09 07:05:47 PM  
c.j.: The train will be made up of stray cats.

Brian Setzer unavailable for comment.
 
2008-03-09 07:06:11 PM  
Free Tibet... with every purchase.
 
2008-03-09 07:06:58 PM  
Will it be powered by dead cats?

/fark China
 
2008-03-09 07:07:12 PM  
The good part is that you don't have to tip any porters; just tell them that on their deathbed, they will receive Total Consciousness.
 
2008-03-09 07:07:42 PM  
Dammit, I wish I had Photoshop here.

/college student defiantly standing in front of big ass train, ftw
 
2008-03-09 07:08:02 PM  
Free Tibet!
(with every 10 gallon fillup of regular gas)
 
2008-03-09 07:09:28 PM  
I'd ride if we outsourced Californians to build the tracks.
 
2008-03-09 07:11:40 PM  
Go China! Ban films with sex in them, kill all the cats, menace people who mention Tibet, make cheesy pronouncements that sound like bad lines from a "1984" ripoff.

What the hell are they doing with the "world's most luxurious train" when they're still oppressing their people with the Communist regime schtick? They're still sending people to re-education camps to make them good little comrades.
 
2008-03-09 07:12:28 PM  
Welcome to the China club.....A CHITTY CHANG CHANG **CHANG**

/I think I'm bleeding inside my chest...
 
2008-03-09 07:12:47 PM  
God himself could not deter this train!
 
2008-03-09 07:13:00 PM  
kriegfusion
I think you have to have a membership card to ride this plane. Let me see....oh here, I found a


www.tvfilmactor.com

/Left his at home
// can he borrow yours?
 
2008-03-09 07:16:48 PM  
limboslam: The Chinese have definately proven one thing: There is nothing, NOTHING you can't do with a Communist government, a Capitalist attitude, and a bottomless supply of slave labor.

Really? no one gets paid in China?
 
2008-03-09 07:16:52 PM  
img.dailymail.co.uk

What will they be serving for lunch?
 
2008-03-09 07:17:10 PM  
FunkOut: Go China! Ban films with sex in them, kill all the cats, menace people who mention Tibet, make cheesy pronouncements that sound like bad lines from a "1984" ripoff.

What the hell are they doing with the "world's most luxurious train" when they're still oppressing their people with the Communist regime schtick? They're still sending people to re-education camps to make them good little comrades.




www.willisms.com

Those "communists" will always find ways to hash on the masses.
 
2008-03-09 07:17:34 PM  
After hearing about those standing-room-only, where everybody wears depends because there's no toilet for that many people, I was figuring this story was going to be China's concept of "world's most luxurious train" would involve a seat, with padding even, and a crapper.
 
2008-03-09 07:17:38 PM  
www.chinatoday.com
 
2008-03-09 07:21:58 PM  
Akbar the Trappiste Monk: Will it be powered by dead cats?

No, those will be the upholstery. Passengers will marvel at the intricate tabby patterns not realizing they're sitting on some poor Bejing kid's Mr. Snookums.

/Chinese asshattery trifecta, anyone?
 
2008-03-09 07:24:33 PM  
WorldCitizen: So a "socialist/communist" government which has millions upon millions of impoverished rural citizens is building the world's most luxurious train ride out to the hinterlands?

Makes sense.


And here we were biatching about the Alaskan "bridge to nowhere".

FTFA: will be about 20 times more expensive than the ordinary fare of about 2000 yuan or $US280 ($300), Xinhua news agency said.

$5600? Christ, wasn't a ticket on the Concorde cheaper than that? That's a ship cruise on something with FAR more amenities than a train. But hey, they have this new found thing they called "capitalism". Or maybe they're still industrialists and the whole free market idea is still in gestation.
 
2008-03-09 07:25:45 PM  
Did you hear the one about the monk who walks into a pizzeria, and says

"Make me one with everything"

Baboum!

The pizzaman gives him his pie, takes his money.

After a pause monk asks for his change back

Pizzaman says :
"The change must come from within"

Double-baboum!
 
2008-03-09 07:25:54 PM  
img.dailymail.co.uk

All Aboard
 
2008-03-09 07:27:41 PM  
For a good movie set on a train from Tibet into China, I recommend A World Without Thieves. It is one of the best flicks I've seen in ages.
 
2008-03-09 07:29:08 PM  
As far as I am concerned, anyone stupid enough to sit on a train for 5 days and eat dead cats when you could get there on a plane in 6 hours and have a much better meal, is probably too stupid to have $5600 to begin with.

BTW, 1200 miles in 5 days averages out to 20 mph.

I can do it faster on a bicycle.
 
2008-03-09 07:32:02 PM  
But how quickly will the Chinese economy sink once the Olympic games have come and gone? So what will be the purpose of this train in a few years other than a good way to waste money in style?
 
2008-03-09 07:33:39 PM  
TheHumanCannonball: So what will be the purpose of this train in a few years other than a good way to waste money in style?

We Americans do it all the time.
 
2008-03-09 07:35:24 PM  
Ringshadow: And they can't afford to euthanise all those cats they're putting in freaking death camps?!

I.. just... ... I don't have cuss words serious enough for this one.

well think up a marketing idea that would bring tourists from all over the world to see them euthanise cats and tell the chinese government about it and they might consider changing their policy.
 
2008-03-09 07:36:21 PM  
40,000 yuan for a ride. That doesn't sound much like a People's Price TM.
 
2008-03-09 07:36:35 PM  
Welcome to the failroad.
 
2008-03-09 07:37:04 PM  
CORRECTION TO PREVIOUS POST: The railroad is 1142 km,or 710 miles long. A 5-day journey would average 5.91 mph, or 140 miles/day.

Bicycle definitely faster.
 
2008-03-09 07:38:58 PM  
With so many surplus cats, I bet they're going to put cute chinese girls with shamisens on every carriage.

TheHumanCannonball: But how quickly will the Chinese economy sink once the Olympic games have come and gone? So what will be the purpose of this train in a few years other than a good way to waste money in style?

You'd be surprised how far can slave labour go. They survived for 5000 years, they'll live when us infidels are long gone from the pages of history.
 
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