May 4, 2013

"China Is Censoring Jokes About Its Propaganda Machine's Penis-Shaped HQ."

"[T]he nearly 500-foot tower won't be finished until this time next year, but the war on mocking it has already begun."

38 comments:

Ambrose said...

Building good looking buildings is harder than it looks.

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SteveR said...

They are proceeding well with the erection. They shouldn't be so hard on the folks making jokes.

john said...

Could their problem actually be they have the wrong trousers?

john said...

Techno trousers are now all sewn in China.

Chip S. said...

"President Hu, you have a call from a Mr. Christo."

Darrell said...

Titus pre-bought the first condo along the glans.

SteveR said...

Only one elevator shaft!

Chip S. said...

I suppose a top-floor observatory would've been too much.

Darrell said...

I suppose a top-floor observatory would've been too much.

Yes. Retrograde ejaculation issues.

Mark said...

Is there a fountain at the top?

David said...

Thank God for the common people.

My favorite mockery of the system was the old Soviet joke about the rewards of employment in the Soviet Union.

"We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us."

Darrell said...

Yes. Retrograde ejaculation issues.

In fact, if the artist Christo ever decides to cover it with fabric or anything, engineers have already decided that the design must incorporate a reservoir tip. Just in case.

William said...

The architect is working out his edifice complex.

wyo sis said...

Didn't anyone see this in the drawings?

Mark said...

Is it held aloft by hydraulic pressure? I foresee bad things if the rivers run dry.

Chip S. said...

They say the architect wanted to make sure his building could withstand terrorist attacks, so when asked what kind of materials he wanted the tower made of he said emphatically, "Refractory. Period."

Darrell said...

Didn't anyone see this in the drawings?

It was obscured by the mile-high woman over it. But alas, there were cutbacks.

Clyde said...

Censorship is always a "dick move."

campy said...

Will the completed building last more than four hours?

rhhardin said...

It shows the generative power of censorship.

edutcher said...

They need quick dry concrete. The kinds that gets hard fast.

Astro said...

500 foot? If they built it in the US it would be 700 foot.

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edutcher said...

Does the Women's Ministry building think it's too big?

Astro said...

They need to add a couple domes nearby, like the capital building in Tallahassee, FL:

penis and balls

lemondog said...

Next project:
Breast shaped buildings

Icepick said...

To have any hope of successfully stopping the penis jokes about THAT building they will have to build several more building of that size - all of them directly around the new HQ, so no one can see it. 'Cause, WOW, man, that thing totally looks like a dong....

Icepick said...

In fact, if the artist Christo ever decides to cover it with fabric or anything, engineers have already decided that the design must incorporate a reservoir tip. Just in case.

Will it be ribbed?

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rhhardin said...

Mightier than the sword.

Oso Negro said...

The final erection of an impotent regime?

Sam L. said...

See various temples in Japan...

Better not have a fountain on top.

poppa india said...

Will we see these in Manhattan if Rep. Weiner becomes mayor of New York?

poppa india said...

Will we see these in Manhattan if Rep. Weiner becomes mayor of New York?

Methadras said...

Darrell said...

Titus pre-bought the first condo along the glans.


He's probably pissed that this building is cut. I'm sure he wanted a view that could automatically sheath itself during the off hours.

Methadras said...

john said...

Could their problem actually be they have the wrong trousers?


ROFL!!! They are trying to assemble Voltron as we speak.

Methadras said...

Astro said...

500 foot? If they built it in the US it would be 700 foot.


Now I'm going to wonder if it will have a giant fondue fountain at the top for all the cheese the Chinese have spewed on a giant building to look like a huge cock. Something, the entire male population of china lacks. I wonder if the heads of the ones that approved it will roll.