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The roofs of the judgeboxes at HK had to be repainted due to cheating women

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  • The roofs of the judgeboxes at HK had to be repainted due to cheating women

    You probably won't believe this :

    The roofs of the five judgeboxes had to be repainted. The roofs of the judgesboxes were painted in green. However green roofs in China are only for houses of women who had an affair outside their marriage. So the organisation decided to paint the roofs in a new color (yellow/gold).

    This is not a joke ! And......... it's obvious that the Chinese organisers don't know the judges <lol>
    or could it be that this rule is only applicable to cheating women and not to men ?
    Last edited by freestyle2music; Aug. 8, 2008, 04:29 PM.

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    Oops!
    The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
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    • #3
      That is amusing!

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      • #4
        Chinese women really have to put up with this kind of crap? Do they also get branded with a scarlet A? I am still angry that the Olympics were even awarded to a country with such a dismal human rights history.

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        • #5
          Wow BAC. Way to add something constructive to an interesting note that was simply related to the host country's traditions and customs.

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          • #6
            Well, I'm with BAC. While it may be mildly amusing to some people here, I don't find it funny at all. This is just one of many, many things.

            China DOES have a dismal track record with human rights in general. This just puts a highlight on thier attitude towards women.

            They aren't all that great on the environment either.

            Did you see the NBC report about water?? They are preventing rice farmers from growing rice, in order to save water. Just imagine the obvious ramifications of preventing people from doing the ONE thing that they have for income! Add to that thier own environmentalists are trying to tell deaf ears that the way they are handling this will leave a long lasting negative impact.

            Yup, I could have picked a better venue with my eyes closed, with a map and a dart.

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              Originally posted by Pat View Post
              Well, I'm with BAC. While it may be mildly amusing to some people here, I don't find it funny at all. This is just one of many, many things.

              China DOES have a dismal track record with human rights in general. This just puts a highlight on thier attitude towards women.

              They aren't all that great on the environment either.

              Did you see the NBC report about water?? They are preventing rice farmers from growing rice, in order to save water. Just imagine the obvious ramifications of preventing people from doing the ONE thing that they have for income! Add to that thier own environmentalists are trying to tell deaf ears that the way they are handling this will leave a long lasting negative impact.

              Yup, I could have picked a better venue with my eyes closed, with a map and a dart.
              Right on BAC and Pat!!!
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                Well - I guess I won't be inviting any Chinese folks to visit!
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                  Originally posted by Pat View Post
                  Well, I'm with BAC. While it may be mildly amusing to some people here, I don't find it funny at all. This is just one of many, many things.

                  China DOES have a dismal track record with human rights in general. This just puts a highlight on thier attitude towards women.

                  They aren't all that great on the environment either.

                  Did you see the NBC report about water?? They are preventing rice farmers from growing rice, in order to save water. Just imagine the obvious ramifications of preventing people from doing the ONE thing that they have for income! Add to that thier own environmentalists are trying to tell deaf ears that the way they are handling this will leave a long lasting negative impact.

                  Yup, I could have picked a better venue with my eyes closed, with a map and a dart.
                  Americans do propaganda too! What is wrong with you people? Who are you trying to impress with your magnanimous and inclusive attitude?
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                  • #10
                    "It's obvious the Chinese organizers don't know the judges. . . ." What's up with that? Insinuating the judges have been carrying on extramarital affairs is not funny in my book.

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                    • #11
                      Agree with BAC... quite frankly I am surprised that the Olympics are being held there. Even aside from the politics, there are a lot of other worries about safety.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tlw View Post
                        "It's obvious the Chinese organizers don't know the judges. . . ." What's up with that? Insinuating the judges have been carrying on extramarital affairs is not funny in my book.

                        That is HUMOR! I guess we won't be reading your book!
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                        • #13
                          There is every chance that these games mark the "coming out" of China; that it would signal a shift in the way they interact with the rest of the world. You have a lot to thank their culture for and could learn a lot from them. Instead of welcoming and including them to the world community you folks are sniping, bitching, and picking at them with your ignorant and ill formed views. I hadn't, until now, realized that meanness was a particularly American trait. Way to go!
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                            Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
                            There is every chance that these games mark the "coming out" of China; that it would signal a shift in the way they interact with the rest of the world. You have a lot to thank their culture for and could learn a lot from them. Instead of welcoming and including them to the world community you folks are sniping, bitching, and picking at them with your ignorant and ill formed views. I hadn't, until now, realized that meanness was a particularly American trait. Way to go!
                            To many it is easier to see the splinter in another's eye than the plank in their own. It is a common human trait.

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                            • #15
                              a very interesting take on China's hopes for the Olympics, from someone who worked on their bid:

                              <http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/bal-op.olympics08aug08,0,4539457.story>

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
                                There is every chance that these games mark the "coming out" of China; that it would signal a shift in the way they interact with the rest of the world. You have a lot to thank their culture for and could learn a lot from them. Instead of welcoming and including them to the world community you folks are sniping, bitching, and picking at them with your ignorant and ill formed views. I hadn't, until now, realized that meanness was a particularly American trait. Way to go!
                                It looks like the Europeans are doing more protesting around the world then we are http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080809/...world_protests

                                It's nice to see you don't have to look far to see the hypocrisy in all of this.. How much sense does it make that the world would not allow South Africa to participate in the olympics for 28 years and then the world turns around and GIVES the olympics to China...I do agree we do have a lot to thank their culture for and I suggest the Chinese goverment re-read the Tao Te Ching...
                                Last edited by ridgeback; Aug. 8, 2008, 09:47 PM.
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                                • #17
                                  My house has a green roof! I chose it myself.

                                  Guess I better not have any people from Red China to visit. Or would they turn around and leave when they saw my roof from the driveway?
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by vineyridge View Post
                                    My house has a green roof! I chose it myself.

                                    Guess I better not have any people from Red China to visit. Or would they turn around and leave when they saw my roof from the driveway?
                                    Oh for god's sakes. Last I checked, one of the CCP's directives for a long time was getting rid of tradition and superstition. There was this little thing in the 1960s called the Cultural Revolution, and never mind the heaps of smaller campaigns aimed at eradicating superstition and 'old' culture. If anything, don't have anyone from Taiwan or Hong Kong come visit. But oh, I forgot - those pinko commies, must all be rude neanderthals. I'll be sure to inform my Chinese friends that they should start acting like rude pigs. They've apparently been falling down on their pinko duty - what WOULD Mao say?

                                    I have also NEVER heard of the 'green roof' thing in either modern or historical accounts. It actually makes about ZERO sense in terms of 'traditional' family structure, housing layout, and legal system, and considering most people these days don't live in single family dwellings, doesn't make sense in a post '49 context, either (but hey, why worry about logic, facts, or history when there's some 'new' issue to foam at the mouth about?). Which isn't to say it doesn't exist, but please don't act as if this is nationwide thing - very, VERY few cultural aspects can be called 'Chinese' as in 'practiced this way in all of China.' Green was actually used in many wedding ceremonies in the Pearl River Delta, near Guangzhou. It's not necessarily an unlucky color & to the contrary, was used in ceremonies that demanded lots of 'luck.'

                                    There are also innumerable buildings with green roofs - some very, very important buildings, for that matter. The National Palace Museum in Taiwan has green roofs on just about everything in the complex - and superstition runs MUCH deeper in Taiwan than it does in Mainland China.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Albion View Post
                                      I have also NEVER heard of the 'green roof' thing in either modern or historical accounts. It actually makes about ZERO sense in terms of 'traditional' family structure, housing layout, and legal system, and considering most people these days don't live in single family dwellings, doesn't make sense in a post '49 context, either (but hey, why worry about logic, facts, or history when there's some 'new' issue to foam at the mouth about?). Which isn't to say it doesn't exist, but please don't act as if this is nationwide thing - very, VERY few cultural aspects can be called 'Chinese' as in 'practiced this way in all of China.' Green was actually used in many wedding ceremonies in the Pearl River Delta, near Guangzhou. It's not necessarily an unlucky color & to the contrary, was used in ceremonies that demanded lots of 'luck.'.
                                      A friend of mine who is Chinese (born in Beijing, currently living in Nanjing) and I were working on making costumes for our children's school play (in Nanjing). We were making little elf costumes with little green hats. She was VERY clear that while it was (borderline) okay for the children to wear little green hats, never would a Chinese person wear a green hat. She told me it meant that they were cuckolded. One person, of course, does not a cultural tradition, and she was from Beijing, so it could certainly be a regional thing, or maybe even just her personal family superstition, but my response to the OP was, oh, so a roof too?
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                                      • #20
                                        I think this is an interesting piece of information that gives insight to the Games and the cultural differences. While in the bigger picture, I understand that there are some serious issues going on with human rights in China, I also see the humor in this little story. I also have a green roof on my run-in, and I have seen my TB mare making eyes at her neighbor.

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