December 6, 2016

2 things about Trump that are viral in China.

1. A video of Trump's 5-year-old granddaughter Arabella reciting ancient Chinese poetry in Mandarin.


Hoeing millet in the midday heat,
Sweat dripping to the earth beneath.
Do you know the food on your plate,
Each grain was hard-earned.
2. As I learned from this video (which discusses the love for Arabella): the idea that Donald Trump looks like this particular pheasant:



Ah, here. It's a golden pheasant called "Little Red" at Hangzhou Safari Park in eastern China. The keeper of the 50 pheasants at that zoo said: "I had not noticed the likeness in the past because I had not paid particular attention to the pheasant's hairstyle. But after Trump was elected President of America, I start seeing more pictures of him and I think the pheasant looks a little bit like him."

The pheasant's hairstyle...

A commenter at a Chinese news site said: "Not only does the pheasant's appearance looks like Trump, its facial expression looks like Trump's too. Look at its eyes, they are very similar [to Trump's]. The only difference is the man doesn't have a beak."

19 comments:

rhhardin said...

Curiously, it's Hillary's eyes that move independently.

traditionalguy said...

Our new pleasant pheasant is also a bird of prey. Hitchcock's classic Bodega Bay filmed flic warned us.

John said...

Lots of people going around saying how stupid Trump and his family are.

I wonder how many of their kids can recite poetry in Chinese.

Or can speak any language in addition to English.

Cute video

Parrot's have hair to have hairstyles with? Who knew.

John Henry

John said...

Ann,

you should probably take that video down. Because it is cute. It humanizes rather than demonizes Trump.

THAT CANNOT BE!!!!!

John Henry

Roger Sweeny said...

She looks central Asian in the video.

wild chicken said...

Not a bad looking ol boy, really.

Trump looks okay too.

aritai said...

Any with a shaved head? Their was president of a University, perhaps Stanford and John Hennessey that shaved his head that caused anyone who saw him for the first time, and even later to do a double take and treat him like a dominant personality, alpha male, and all the deference that goes with it. I can't find the article. Don't know if it was a dare or charity, cancer charity. But it was a blast.
Hesaid and I thought. "Now we need to Photoshop Jackson bald, leading a charge against the British and taking all those he could catching them in the act raping his friends wives, ok, he wasn't specific, all of them in response to one rape out in front of a ditch and blasting them from the side with a shrapnel cannon. Just to make the case that he burned down the establishments and parties of all denominations so maybe they could get back to representing their people. Hope Mr. T. and family don't read this or next up we'll see Mr. T. bald. Probably be a good look on him. Better yet with Tats. Will likely kill my appetite for a week.Anything to get the biker vote, even some millennials. Though I thought that was Melania's job. Nothing like kids pulling out the mags from under their mattresses.

Sebastian said...

@JH: "Lots of people going around saying how stupid Trump and his family are." Cite? DJT, maybe. But I haven't seen "lots of people" say his family is stupid. Quite a few people have noted how articulate and accomplished they seem.

JHapp said...

Big orange hair will be the new style soon.

Jose_K said...

Rusty Stub approves

Jose_K said...

Because it is cute.. cuteness sparks agression

EDH said...

You can only play this "fun" game with certain species... okay, and races.

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Michael K said...

I just don't think that China will ever want to go to war with us.

I also think many of them feel that China is heading into rough waters with their economy. I see many, many young Chinese immigrants joining the US Army. In Los Angles, they are probably the largest group after Hispanics. Many have families in China and I wonder if they are like my Chinese medical student from ten years ago who came here to care for her parents when hey got old. She did not trust China.

Trump's granddaughter will seem charming to them.

I keep thinking of these Chinese students lip syncing.

Meanwhile their roommate keeps studying.

jaed said...

Here is a gallery of things that look like Trump alongside pictures of Trump.

It doesn't have the pheasant, but it does have a bird, dogs, a couple of cats, a donut, an ear of corn, and what appears to be some sort of hairy slug. (The slug, third from the top, is my favorite.)

marybeth said...

I keep thinking of these Chinese students lip syncing.

Meanwhile their roommate keeps studying.

12/6/16, 2:34 PM


Not studying, playing a video game.

Michael K said...

Meanwhile their roommate keeps studying.

12/6/16, 2:34 PM

Not studying, playing a video game.


Yeah, I noticed that and couldn't tell. At least he ignored them.

Bad Lieutenant said...

I see many, many young Chinese immigrants joining the US Army. In Los Angles, they are probably the largest group after Hispanics.

Do you see any problem with dual loyalties?

aritai said...

(not) amazing how blind those are who will not to see. Mr. t. never wastes a minute of his time. Hires people he debates because what other way to get to know someone better than any interview. Won't bother writing a policy that constrains his path, no different than Jobs did at APPL with the iPhone. I wager he talked to the Chinese president before he talked to Taiwan and asked how do we get you two back together and be the trade giant you deserve to be, and able to help us with our problem which is your problem. My guy Mattis wants no more big wars so he can cut our defense budget to 10% of current to take care of our vets and make every soldier believe that they count, and are key to our success and failure, and can quickly move up the ranks with no one in their way. So let's solve Taiwan and return All of China to the respect it deserves after nearly two centuries of discrimination and pogroms when you've been too successful. By being the smartest, hardest working and best businessmen and deal makers in the room. And boy, do I have a deal for you! My party of Stupid Bullies and defense contractors will just hate it. And you can Almost eliminate your lobbying budget and what you spend on buying U.S. elections to the bone. What's not to love?