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(Guardian)   Chinese create deodorant capable of covering up the smell coming from your mom   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 37
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2010-03-26 06:11:23 PM
Your mom? Really? Mods must be getting tired.
 
2010-03-26 06:21:16 PM
damn
 
2010-03-26 06:22:14 PM
We would have also accepted;

"...covering up the smell of lead"
 
2010-03-26 06:23:33 PM
bet it can't cover the stank of asian cigarettes and kimchi
 
2010-03-26 06:24:09 PM
...and fish sauce
 
2010-03-26 06:25:49 PM
Oh, come on guys, they did not.
 
2010-03-26 06:26:53 PM
Who did they steal it from?
 
2010-03-26 06:28:00 PM
Mmm...Chinese donuts.

*reads headline a bit closer*

Oh. Nevermind.
 
2010-03-26 06:29:05 PM
Nice try, subby. I have two dads.
 
2010-03-26 06:32:28 PM
Wow. Because nothing smells sweeter than the combination of "fragrance" and rotting garbage.

A friend of mine who did a semester there described China as smelling like a giant hamster cage. I've never been, so I can neither confim nor deny.

/Next week's headline: Hundreds of Chinese suddenly stricken by nausea and headaches
 
2010-03-26 06:33:32 PM
Good to see all the strides of progress, China. Morons.
 
2010-03-26 06:34:01 PM
Yeah, but can they get the pee out of my Coke?
 
2010-03-26 06:35:08 PM

"Whoops! Sorry sir, you looked liked a Chinese garbage dump."


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2010-03-26 06:35:13 PM
The smell will be like walking through a quiet park on a fresh spring day... and coming across a rotting corpse mound covered in feces.
 
2010-03-26 06:35:25 PM
Way to treat a problem at its source.
 
2010-03-26 06:35:45 PM
The Chinese sheep have bought the American model of defining themselves as "consumers". They all want the American dream of a McMansion, two cars and a large screen tv.

The religion of consumerism may have been somewhat reasonable as a foundation for development in America, a country of vast fertile land and natural resources. It's not a very far-seeing concept for a country of 1.4 billion people.
 
2010-03-26 06:40:06 PM
"The high-pressure guns, which can spray dozens of litres of fragrance per minute over a distance of up to 50m, are produced by several Chinese firms and based on German and Italian technology."

Translation: we stole some sweet German and Italian technology
 
2010-03-26 06:41:36 PM
Isn't that like trying to cover shiat with a blanket?.
 
2010-03-26 06:42:55 PM
Fallout Boy: Nice try, subby. I have two dads.

One pitches and one catches, right? This would apply to the catcher.
 
2010-03-26 06:44:37 PM
CygnusDarius: Isn't that like trying to cover shiat with a blanket?.

They're trying that too, the article mentions plastic sheets. Chinese officials also predict a future where they burn 40% of their trash, instead of the current 2%. Those Best Korea pictures will look like vacation ads.
 
2010-03-26 06:46:07 PM
I came here to compare socialized garbage pickup to socialized medicine, but couldn't bring myself to do it.

/everyone remember America's landfill wharrgarbl?
 
2010-03-26 06:46:25 PM
premiereboris: Way to treat a problem at its source.

I have seldom seen such direct or effective changes in environmental policy.

/I'd use an irony mark but I'm sure way too many of you have actually even heard of oneØŸ
//I can't believe we're acting like these guys would give a rat's butt about the Keyoto protocals
 
2010-03-26 06:50:12 PM
UsikFark: CygnusDarius: Isn't that like trying to cover shiat with a blanket?.

They're trying that too, the article mentions plastic sheets. Chinese officials also predict a future where they burn 40% of their trash, instead of the current 2%. Those Best Korea pictures will look like vacation ads.


Yeah, read that too.

/I guess all those post-apocalyptic movies are actually training movies
 
2010-03-26 06:52:17 PM
"your mom" might get a chuckle if you're extremely baked.
Otherwise, it is DONE.
 
2010-03-26 06:59:35 PM
Our efforts to curb Global Warming are pointless if China progresses in this manner.
 
2010-03-26 07:08:48 PM
C'mon guys, ease up... those Chinese randfiws can smell rike sheet.
 
2010-03-26 07:15:06 PM
JunkyJu: "your mom" might get a chuckle if you're extremely baked.
Otherwise, it is DONE.


Thanks for the info - making a notation now. Thx.
 
2010-03-26 07:41:27 PM
Still no cure for the smell of Subby's mom.
 
2010-03-26 07:55:21 PM
Barakku: premiereboris: Way to treat a problem at its source.

I have seldom seen such direct or effective changes in environmental policy.

/I'd use an irony mark but I'm sure way too many of you have actually even heard of oneØÃ...¸


That's like what irks me about the perception of environmental policy in the US-- when it does work, it does such a good job that the morans think it isn't necessary when really, its totally necessary and is working to the point that such that people don't realize its effects. Like in Futurama-- when you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all. It's not all about stopping your condos for some obscure mouse.


Be sure to check out the slide show (new window) of Beijing landfills on the story page.
 
2010-03-26 08:01:40 PM
Chinese create deodorant capable of covering up the smell coming from your mom

Finally. Thanks China!
 
2010-03-26 08:02:59 PM
One of the most disturbing aspects of living in contemporary China is the seemingly endless stream of food safety bad news stories. The past week has seen some real doozies even by China standards, with a CCTV investigative report claiming many disposable chopsticks are highly toxic, and allegations that the use of oil dredged from drains is rampant in Chinese restaurants.

The CCTV report on the manufacturing of disposable chopsticks went to air last Monday (March 15), featuring images of workers happily walking over piles of the utensils tossed on factory floors and dogs sniffing around work areas.

More disturbing were the allegations summarized in a Global Times report last Friday (March 19): "Toxic chemicals including sulfur, hydrogen peroxide and paraffin are believed to be used to keep disposable chopsticks white and smooth, and also as an insect repellent, according to a CCTV program on March 15. Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful oxidizer used as a rocket propellant, among its many other industrial applications."

The Global Times report also quotes Dong Jinshi of the Kaifa Environment Technology Consultation Center talking about disposable chopsticks: "Eighty percent of these things are not safe... and when you consider the packaging, it is only worse. Some plastic sleeves are made of garbage plastic."

Then there were the reports that waste oil sourced from drains commonly finds its way back into restaurant kitchens. The Global Times reported this morning: "Huang Fenghong, deputy director of the Oil Crops Research Institute at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, told the Global Times that, after seven years of field research, his research team has concluded that the use of recycled oil is rampant in some areas, especially where cash-strapped migrant workers and students are major diners. Recycled cooking oil, dubbed 'drainage oil,' is refined from discarded kitchen waste and reused in the preparation of meals at restaurants and canteens. 'The use of drainage oil will put the public's health in peril because it may contain heavy metal, waste antibiotics or aflatoxins, a highly toxic substance that could cause cancer,' he said."

The report continues: "He Dongping, a nutrition professor at central China's Wuhan Polytechnic University and a member of Huang's team, told the China Youth Daily on Thursday that people in China consume about 2 to 3 million tons of drainage oil a year. 'China consumes about 22.5 million tons of cooking oil annually, which means that one in 10 meals in the country may be cooked with illegal cooking oil,' the newspaper quoted him as saying."

China Daily was more blunt: "Read this before you eat at Chinese restaurants next time. Every year, two to three million tons of swill-cooked dirty oil, soaked with poisonous carcinogens have sneaked back to our dining tables through an underground muck-money network so rampant that it's an open secret in the industry, the China Youth Daily reported Wednesday.... According to an undercover investigation in Wuhan by nine senior students of professor He, the conspiracy starts at night when swill-fishers hollow out the stinking hogwash from urban sewages, followed by filtrating, heating, subsiding, dividing, and then in the morning comes out the clear-looking 'edible' oil for unwitting customers."

China Hush has translated a post that appeared on SINA in the wake of these allegations, supposedly written by an anonymous chef. The poster claims that "cases of fishing sewer waste oil are fewer now," but sourcing oil from drains is still common practice.

The anonymous poster writes: "Where does it flow to after the drainage oil is collected? Of course the dinner table!... Drainage oil processing is simple: put it in a huge pot and heat it up, then add some chemicals, the residues and impurities in the waste oil are separated and sink to the bottom of the pot. The upper layer clear oil looks no different than the normal oil if just looking at it. The price for this oil is only 3 yuan per kg, and the normal edible oil costs 9 yuan per kg. The drainage oil is usually used by fast food restaurants, food stalls, street food stands and including some companies' in-house cafeterias."

So, to summarize: it appears the food supply and our milk are contaminated, the oil our food is cooked is often sourced from drains or sewers, and most of the chopsticks we eat with are highly toxic.

Bon appetite!
 
2010-03-26 08:49:29 PM
In West Philadelphia, born and raised! Anyone seen that show?

/It's 1990, right?
 
2010-03-26 09:10:59 PM
So I noticed the sudden proliferation of "your mom" themed headlines this week. Is that like the secret word for greenlighting atm?
 
2010-03-26 09:15:41 PM
Toxic chemicals including sulfur, hydrogen peroxide and paraffin are believed to be used to keep disposable chopsticks white and smooth, and also as an insect repellent, according to a CCTV program on March 15. Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful oxidizer used as a rocket propellant, among its many other industrial applications.

Betcha they use DHMO to clean 'em.

It happens to be the waste product left over when Hydrogen peroxide decomposes, too, as always happens before these products reach the unsuspecting consumer.
 
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2010-03-27 12:28:43 AM
Of all the submissions I've made, this pops my cherry.

/I'll take it
 
2010-03-27 12:21:52 PM
Spraying perfume on garbage dumps, right.

You know, the reason humans invented incense for religious purposes was to keep the temples smelling like flowers and dung, rather than just dung like the rest of the city. It's a small comfort to know that the Chinese, despite their attempts at global economic hegemony, are still living in the Middle Ages.
 
2010-03-27 10:25:20 PM
I've seen these guns in action at a landfill that accepts sewage sludge. They're more of a mister actually, and you can choose the scent you put in them. My favourite is Citrus. It's called odour counteractant.
 
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