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(China Daily)   Shanghai residents overwhelmingly support controversial trend of public square dancing   (usa.chinadaily.com.cn) divider line 25
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2014-07-18 12:26:33 AM  
Everybody guangchangwu tonight.


listed apartment decoration noise as the "most annoying one" for residents

www.qmix.com

Yeah, I hate those things, too.
 
2014-07-18 01:29:18 AM  
Can something that is overwhelmingly supported even be considered controversial?
 
2014-07-18 02:41:13 AM  
Fellow Americans, the time has come to invade China. Grab your boots and your ten gallon hats.

We gonna go scoot some boots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byQIPdHMpjc
 
2014-07-18 06:17:17 AM  
The last thing Shanghai wants is to have their name associated with something like square dancing. Especially not since they've worked too hard to make "Shanghai" synonymous with the more reputable practice of kidnapping people and forcing them to work on ships.
 
2014-07-18 06:24:22 AM  
Just goes to show that the Chinese government really did bury what happened to people the last time they got together in a square.
 
2014-07-18 07:08:13 AM  
Square dancing is fun. There, I said it.
 
2014-07-18 07:11:00 AM  
 
2014-07-18 07:14:53 AM  
I just got out of bed & I read that as pubic square dancing.
 
2014-07-18 07:18:22 AM  

Madaynun: I just got out of bed & I read that as pubic square dancing.


Watch how you swing your partner.
 
2014-07-18 07:26:59 AM  
Tainanmen square dancing?
 
2014-07-18 07:41:31 AM  

bingo the psych-o: Tainanmen square dancing?


No, tanks.
 
2014-07-18 07:51:02 AM  
 
2014-07-18 08:02:02 AM  
Dancing in public is actually very popular in China.  If you go out at night in pretty much any city, you'll hear music playing and people just sort of dancing in groups in public squares/parks etc.  Its kind of fun.
 
2014-07-18 08:13:21 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Doin' it from pole to pole.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7hHx7gdN68

/Approved by OSHA!


"Video not available in your country." Must have been approved by those French OSHA bastards.
 
2014-07-18 08:41:34 AM  

stuhayes2010: Square dancing is fun. There, I said it.


You do-see-don't say...
 
2014-07-18 08:54:31 AM  
I'm assuming the Silly tag was too busy dancing to be used, but I like this, it's awesome.

In a few more years Texas may be able to annex China if this trend keeps up, they'll welcome us into their dancin squares, we'll introduce them to cowboy attire and large blue hair for the elderly women.

My god, it'll be glorious, y'all.
 
2014-07-18 08:54:50 AM  
When I was stationed in Okinawa we used to drive around with our speakers blaring a particular tune.It was called Dongo and for whatever reason the residents would start dancing around our car.It was the weirdest thing, didn't matter what age either, as even old grandma would start busting moves in front of our vehicle. The thing is, we think that song was about a meat ball and to this day have no idea why everyone would start laughing and dancing.
 
2014-07-18 08:59:58 AM  

strangeluck: I'm assuming the Silly tag was too busy dancing to be used, but I like this, it's awesome.

In a few more years Texas may be able to annex China if this trend keeps up, they'll welcome us into their dancin squares, we'll introduce them to cowboy attire and large blue hair for the elderly women.

My god, it'll be glorious, y'all.


We get 'em hooked on chicken-fried steak, and the Chinese will be nearly extinct in a decade.
 
2014-07-18 09:13:20 AM  

give me doughnuts: strangeluck: I'm assuming the Silly tag was too busy dancing to be used, but I like this, it's awesome.

In a few more years Texas may be able to annex China if this trend keeps up, they'll welcome us into their dancin squares, we'll introduce them to cowboy attire and large blue hair for the elderly women.

My god, it'll be glorious, y'all.

We get 'em hooked on chicken-fried steak, and the Chinese will be nearly extinct in a decade.


Never underestimate the power of a good chicken fried steak, it can cause unity! Combined with mashed potatoes and sweet tea, Texas and China can square dance all the way to world domination!

Mwhahahahahahaha!
 
2014-07-18 09:38:06 AM  

lindalouwho: Can something that is overwhelmingly supported even be considered controversial?


I guess it's considered wrong by definition as long as the Party hasn't given its approval.
 
2014-07-18 10:21:55 AM  

strangeluck: sweet tea


Ehew. Verily, an abomination unto the Lord.
 
2014-07-18 10:43:12 AM  

theorellior: strangeluck: sweet tea

Ehew. Verily, an abomination unto the Lord.


I'm with you on that one, well put!

/still haven't made mock apple pie
//have all the ingredients
///looks down at shoes
 
2014-07-18 11:19:48 AM  

lindalouwho: Can something that is overwhelmingly supported even be considered controversial?


Government doesn't much care for groups congregating.
 
2014-07-18 11:44:43 AM  

sendtodave: lindalouwho: Can something that is overwhelmingly supported even be considered controversial?

Government doesn't much care for groups congregating.


Yeah, Fluid brought this up also.

I wasn't on the pavement thinkin' 'bout the government.

/not obscure
 
2014-07-18 12:49:32 PM  
lindalouwho
Can something that is overwhelmingly supported even be considered controversial?


On the Internet? Of course.
Just find one tweet or blog comment saying something like "Meh, if you're into $x, fine. But it's not my cup of tea" and some website desperate for clicks will run with a "$x creates huge controversy" and every other click-whoring outlet will copy that.
I think there even was an article about that practice linked here on Fark rather recently; could've been one of those "how to write the perfect blog post/article headline" ones
 
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