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(Sky News)   Chinese cop who "died in the line of duty" declared a revolutionary hero. Fark: For drinking himself to death during official dinner   (news.sky.com) divider line 49
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2009-12-15 05:53:43 PM
He was just following orders!
 
2009-12-15 06:03:29 PM
funny story: my family and i were in a small village/town in China for an annual scholarship award ceremony my grandfather had set up, which means lots and lots of government officials. During dinner the night before there were several toasts before every course for the entire 10 course meal. Towards the end one governor asks my younger brother "do you know why we drink so much?" And my brother being a wise ass, says "Because you are all alcoholics?". My uncle translates, there's a brief pause, and everyone starts laughing, then silence, "what's your name? What's your English name? hahahaha..."

My uncle told us that the following year that a law had passed that no government officials are allowed to drink to excess during business dinner.
 
2009-12-15 06:26:31 PM
He died the way he lived.
 
2009-12-15 06:28:18 PM
The state Xinhua news agency said in July that about £45bn in public funds is spent each year on official banquets.

Seriously, WTF? Now I'm not a small-gov't conservative, in fact, I'm extremely liberal, but 90 BILLION dollars for official banquets? That's just a tad excessive.

/Either a typo or Sky news is just making shiat up
 
2009-12-15 06:34:40 PM
Death by Tsingtao!
 
2009-12-15 06:38:59 PM
jebusfreak: Seriously, WTF? Now I'm not a small-gov't conservative, in fact, I'm extremely liberal, but 90 BILLION dollars for official banquets? That's just a tad excessive.

Perhaps we should send the teabaggers to China to show the Communists the error of their ways.
 
2009-12-15 08:27:20 PM

Chinese cop who "died in the line of duty" declared a revolutionary hero. Fark: For drinking himself to death during official dinner


I guess everything was spinning.
 
2009-12-15 08:29:24 PM
Cagey B: jebusfreak: Seriously, WTF? Now I'm not a small-gov't conservative, in fact, I'm extremely liberal, but 90 BILLION dollars for official banquets? That's just a tad excessive.

Perhaps we should send the teabaggers to China to show the Communists the error of their ways.


FTF all of us.
 
2009-12-15 08:35:30 PM
TFA has a picture of champagne saucers, but he wasn't drinking champagne. I have no doubt it was the Chinese spirit baijiu, which is usually 55ish percent. Good stuff.
 
2009-12-15 08:35:32 PM
I thought dieing in the "line of duty" in this manner was only possible for Farkers.
 
2009-12-15 08:35:40 PM
This makes me feel better about mess dinners.
 
2009-12-15 08:38:20 PM
Also, it's ironic that an ethnicity generally considered to have a lower tolerance for booze and a higher likelihood of booze allergy would have a culture that encourages drinking it so recklessly.
 
2009-12-15 08:38:42 PM
Darwin??
Anyone???

- crickets -
 
2009-12-15 08:39:55 PM
tommaso: TFA has a picture of champagne saucers, but he wasn't drinking champagne. I have no doubt it was the Chinese spirit baijiu, which is usually 55ish percent. Good stuff.

Yeah, I suspect it was the baijiu myself. Apparently n00b expat businessmen starting their assignments in China get warned about that stuff.
 
2009-12-15 08:40:58 PM
To be fair...
It was his "One week from Retirement" Dinner.
 
2009-12-15 08:42:04 PM
And...
He'll be thirsty again in 20 minutes.
 
2009-12-15 08:42:31 PM
Obvious, does hero tag have the night off?
 
2009-12-15 08:43:26 PM
Try the cat
I'll be here all week.
ttp your junk pilot
 
2009-12-15 08:43:26 PM
baka-san: He died the way he lived.

As a pickled vegetable?
 
2009-12-15 08:44:37 PM
Cagey B: jebusfreak: Seriously, WTF? Now I'm not a small-gov't conservative, in fact, I'm extremely liberal, but 90 BILLION dollars for official banquets? That's just a tad excessive.

Perhaps we should send the teabaggers to China to show the Communists the error of their ways.


I hear the Chinese government responds well to political activism.
 
2009-12-15 08:44:51 PM
vudukungfu: To be fair...
It was his "One week from Retirement" Dinner.



Confusisus say: No Pension for yu

/got nuttin
//prolly spelled the nam rong tu
 
2009-12-15 08:48:40 PM
Hahaha well he's my hero.
 
2009-12-15 08:48:44 PM
I like their standards for a 'HERO'

His ancestors shall hold their heads high.
 
2009-12-15 08:56:24 PM
Gombei, indeed.
 
2009-12-15 08:56:54 PM
www.moreron.com

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2009-12-15 08:57:13 PM
jebusfreak: The state Xinhua news agency said in July that about £45bn in public funds is spent each year on official banquets.

Seriously, WTF? Now I'm not a small-gov't conservative, in fact, I'm extremely liberal, but 90 BILLION dollars for official banquets? That's just a tad excessive.

/Either a typo or Sky news is just making shiat up


I suspect a lot of that doesn't really go for official banquets, but is corruption.
 
2009-12-15 08:58:41 PM
Last time I drank Chinese beer I WANTED to die on the spot. So I know how he felt.

/not in the good way
 
2009-12-15 09:04:38 PM
He told you he was hardcore
 
2009-12-15 09:11:16 PM
ROR
 
2009-12-15 09:34:04 PM
Loren: jebusfreak: The state Xinhua news agency said in July that about £45bn in public funds is spent each year on official banquets.

Seriously, WTF? Now I'm not a small-gov't conservative, in fact, I'm extremely liberal, but 90 BILLION dollars for official banquets? That's just a tad excessive.

/Either a typo or Sky news is just making shiat up

I suspect a lot of that doesn't really go for official banquets, but is corruption.


If that number includes everything down to the local level govt, its probably a bit low.

I've been the lone lao wai at a table of 12 a number of times. The only ways to survive are as follows-

1. Choose your grail. The options will normally be; an undersized shotglass, a glass about the size of a Polaner jelly jar, or a wine glass. If baijiu is present, ask one of the eight waitresses over your shoulder for the shotglasses. Keep liquids of any sort, urine included, in the other glasses. The first chance someone has to pour that sorghum shiatfark in any other container and shout "gan bei" they'll take it, and you'll end up like this poor bastard in the article.

2. Don't let them divide and conquer. They will toast you numerous times throughout the dinner. Make sure that each time they do, everyone at the table drinks. They will try to come at you in groups of three or four, so that each of them only does one shot for every three or four you do. Make it clear that you won't drink unless they all do. Try to do so without mumbling "..cowardly coonts."

3. Adapt or die. As well as being sneaky about attacking you from all angles, they also only drink about half a shot for every one you do. Half the liquid is spilled through multiple cheers motions, as well as a final tap on the table in front of them. Your first instinct might be to call them out for spilling all over the nice table cloth. That strategy is a lose-lose. It will make them lose face, and the cloth will see much worse as crab shells and duck dick are dribbled about.

4. Don't be afraid to pull the trigger. It's pretty common to leave a luncheon/dinner to boot and rally.

5. If you are a smoker, smoke. If not, light one and keep it burning in your hand at all times.
 
2009-12-15 09:37:13 PM
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/i know, that's waisis!
 
2009-12-15 09:45:24 PM
oi_piss_me_off: funny story: my family and i were in a small village/town in China for an annual scholarship award ceremony my grandfather had set up, which means lots and lots of government officials. During dinner the night before there were several toasts before every course for the entire 10 course meal. Towards the end one governor asks my younger brother "do you know why we drink so much?" And my brother being a wise ass, says "Because you are all alcoholics?". My uncle translates, there's a brief pause, and everyone starts laughing, then silence, "what's your name? What's your English name? hahahaha..."

My uncle told us that the following year that a law had passed that no government officials are allowed to drink to excess during business dinner.


i610.photobucket.com
 
2009-12-15 09:52:39 PM
unfunny meme, bro.
 
2009-12-15 10:14:30 PM
oi_piss_me_off: funny story: my family and i were in a small village/town in China for an annual scholarship award ceremony my grandfather had set up, which means lots and lots of government officials. During dinner the night before there were several toasts before every course for the entire 10 course meal. Towards the end one governor asks my younger brother "do you know why we drink so much?" And my brother being a wise ass, says "Because you are all alcoholics?". My uncle translates, there's a brief pause, and everyone starts laughing, then silence, "what's your name? What's your English name? hahahaha..."

My uncle told us that the following year that a law had passed that no government officials are allowed to drink to excess during business dinner.


So, who was the snitch?.
 
2009-12-15 10:18:11 PM
I've been a part of several of these dinners (business, not government). It's nasty. nasty nasty nasty. Collage did not prepare me for this kind of drinking. Generally the next guy to arrive has to drink a full cup of booze to acknowledge each guest already at the table. if you get there late you're done before you start. If you're seen as having a large tolerance you're fired on by most of the other guests.

I only had to attend these every month or so for one year, and each time I left with a three day hangover. nasty nasty. An experience, but not enjoyable.
 
2009-12-15 10:22:47 PM
Automobile?!?!

/oblig
//donger need food!!
 
2009-12-15 10:26:29 PM
His name was LUSHeng.

lol
 
2009-12-15 10:43:43 PM
tommaso: Also, it's ironic that an ethnicity generally considered to have a lower tolerance for booze and a higher likelihood of booze allergy would have a culture that encourages drinking it so recklessly.

And it's not just the Chinese, a lot of Asian countries have drinking cultures where it's often encouraged to get shiat faced, despite the stereotype that they don't drink or can't hold their liquor. In my experience Chinese, Koreans, Japanese and Thais all drink a hell of a lot. Not everyone drinks, but the ones that do drink, drink a LOT. And especially in business or official situations like this, you will often be encouraged to drink to excess.

I think it's awesome, at least compared to the podunk teetotaler town I come from.
 
2009-12-15 11:08:13 PM
Dunno exactly how it is in China but in Japan, don't ever finish your drink, unless you WANT it refilled.

'cuz... yeah.

/kanpai, ganbei, it's all the same thing...
 
2009-12-15 11:13:25 PM
Gish21: And it's not just the Chinese, a lot of Asian countries have drinking cultures where it's often encouraged to get shiat faced, despite the stereotype that they don't drink or can't hold their liquor.

yea, that's what I read somewhere.

www.csd.uwo.ca
 
2009-12-15 11:44:58 PM
Regarding the whole 80-90 billion on Official State Dinners, consider that the figure is for multiple state dinners throughout the year for a million different bureaucrats and their private-industry counterparts. The Chinese have 4 to 7 times as many people as we have, and that figure is not entirely outlandish given the elaborate nature of the DPRC dinner party. I just wanna know how much booze is consumed in those state dinners.

/Preferably tallied by the Hogshead
 
2009-12-15 11:46:20 PM
tommaso: I have no doubt it was the Chinese spirit baijiu, which is usually 55ish percent. Good stuff.

I agree, had some Er Guo Tou when over there. OMG was it potent. I should have picked some up in Beijing, tried to find some at the airport (yeah they are going to carry cheap liquor) but couldn't find any.

/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Er_guo_tou
// wikipedia giving off 500 errors right now
 
2009-12-16 12:55:36 AM
hero on fark
 
2009-12-16 01:01:54 AM
Threw himself on the skunky beer, taking one for the team?

Trury a heroric gesture.

/Ashamed
 
2009-12-16 01:11:00 AM
www.toplessrobot.com

[sniff] He was a saint!
 
2009-12-16 01:47:10 AM
OBLIGATORY

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2009-12-16 03:21:00 AM
The Chinese love to booze it up socially like nobody else.
 
2009-12-16 03:59:37 AM
What is that, like half a can of Coors? Little fellow couldn't hold his liquor.
 
2009-12-16 06:23:46 AM
a friend of mine drank himself to death at a wedding a couple of months ago. yes, it was in china, and yes, it was some godaweful baijiao. poor bastard.

yes, i am drinking now. i believe it is called vodak. or something.

kthxbei
 
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