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2014-04-10 09:36:06 AM
I bet the inside of that jar smells like some hairy Frenchman's schlong.
 
2014-04-10 09:49:53 AM
Of all the possible sci-fi futures we got stuck with spaceballs being the one to get it right.......
 
2014-04-10 09:56:31 AM
In other news, China has hipsters, too.
 
2014-04-10 09:58:14 AM
Beijing artist

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2014-04-10 09:58:19 AM
perfectlycursedlife.com
 
2014-04-10 10:33:06 AM
Oh, look it's-
Aloysous O'Hare!
The man who found a way to sell air.
And became a zillionaire!
 
2014-04-10 10:36:37 AM

genner: Of all the possible sci-fi futures we got stuck with spaceballs being the one to get it right.......


I'm going to buy a box of crackerjacks. Maybe I'll get a magic ring.
 
2014-04-10 10:45:45 AM

alitaki: [perfectlycursedlife.com image 533x277]


A viable product in China these days.
 
2014-04-10 10:53:52 AM
i'm not one who likes to spend money on bottled water...my tap water tastes fine, as does the tap water at work

however, i have lived more years in hope, ar, and texarkana than anywhere else, and let me tell ya, the tap water in both towns is NASTY! while living in texarkana between 06 and 08, i kept at least a case or 2 of bottled water in my car and apartment at all times
 
2014-04-10 10:57:29 AM
FTA: "Air should be the most valueless commodity, free to breathe for any vagrant or beggar," Liang said in an interview. "This is my way to question China's foul air and express my dissatisfaction."

I'm guessing he'll be "deleted" very soon.
 
2014-04-10 11:27:23 AM
"Air should be the most valueless commodity, free to breathe for any vagrant or beggar," Liang said in an interview.

Isn't that cute?! We used to think that about water, too.

Air is, in fact, the most valuable commodity - you cannot live without it, and you need it every minute or so. There's nothing else on this planet that you need quite so much as air. The fact that air should be available to all, and that no one should be allowed to destroy it, clearly indicates its value to everything on the planet.

But, we've slowly commoditized everything. The ground under your feet - not your "property", mind you, but the actual rights to the components, such as minerals, oil, gas, and so on - probably belongs to someone other than you. Same goes for the water. Same goes for the airspace above your property. Why wouldn't we take the next logical step and start carving out air rights, too? China is destroying its useable air, and doing so willingly, to somehow keep up with the global Joneses - and doing significant damage to the air of countries around it, too. We've managed to at least slow air pollution in the United States, but the tradeoffs have involved everything from nuclear contamination to water table damage. Eventually, we're going to have to figure out how to live on this planet without destroying the very things we need to live.

Thanks to China, Whitley Streiber, crazy bastard that he is, has nonetheless had the unfortunate experience of seeing what he considered a fictional dystopian future actually come to pass. I wonder how long it'll be before China starts gasping out.
 
2014-04-10 11:37:48 AM
The people of the Great State of Wisconsin invite the people of China to smell their dairy air.
 
2014-04-10 11:51:04 AM
<b>I think it's time to restart the old 'canned air and canned sunshine' gag from Florida years ago.</b>

Only this time, target China and hike the price way up.

I recall seeing those brightly labeled tin cans for sale in souvenir shops all across the state when I was a kid.
 
2014-04-10 01:19:07 PM
Anyone else remember some stupid show, a distant predecessor of Shark Tank, during which some 14 year old girl wanted a million dollars to capitalize her business of canning (jarring) air from various locations around the world and selling said jars of air? She was claiming that air from certain places carried special (read: magical) properties that people would pay astronomical amounts to get for health reasons.

They looked at her like she was insane and laughed her out. I said at the time that she was right. Not about the "magical properties" but about the existence of a suitably wealthy and stupid market.
 
2014-04-10 02:12:09 PM

Nesher: The people of the Great State of Wisconsin invite the people of China to smell their dairy air.


a manure digester might actually be preferable  to that smog soup I have seen.

but then again I haven't lived in 19th century London or 21st century Bejing.
 
2014-04-10 03:09:00 PM
FTFA: "Air should be the most valueless commodity, free to breathe for any vagrant or beggar"
"He put it up for auction before a group of about 100 Chinese artists and collectors late last month, and it fetched 5,250 yuan ($860)."


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No way I'd ever sell you, Jar of Air. Not in a million years. But just for laughs, let's see how much you're worth.
 
2014-04-10 05:21:06 PM
HAIL SKROOB.
 
2014-04-10 05:30:22 PM

bungle_jr: i'm not one who likes to spend money on bottled water...my tap water tastes fine, as does the tap water at work

however, i have lived more years in hope, ar, and texarkana than anywhere else, and let me tell ya, the tap water in both towns is NASTY! while living in texarkana between 06 and 08, i kept at least a case or 2 of bottled water in my car and apartment at all times


Some of this.  People who think, as an absolute, that anyone buying bottled water is stupid, are ignorant morans.

Some tap water is nasty, some is high in minerals and if you're not acclimated it can wreak havoc on your digestive system.(ie give you the squirts)

/in addition to having a portable and disposable container
 
2014-04-10 09:52:30 PM
I'm not even clicking.  Carry your own water, or this a very poor people problem.
 
2014-04-11 12:14:20 AM

alitaki: [perfectlycursedlife.com image 533x277]


img.fark.net

Came for this.  Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-04-11 08:31:01 AM

Nesher: The people of the Great State of Wisconsin invite the people of China to smell their dairy air.


You're just inviting Red Dawn 2, The Dawnening
 
2014-04-11 08:31:45 AM

ERNesbitt: FTA: "Air should be the most valueless commodity, free to breathe for any vagrant or beggar," Liang said in an interview. "This is my way to question China's foul air and express my dissatisfaction."

I'm guessing he'll be "inhaled" "deleted" very soon.

 
2014-04-11 12:33:02 PM
Came for the Spaceballs reference

//leaving satisfied
 
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