Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Not creepy at all.
In China, it's the height of the tourist season for Qingdao's famed beaches. But while many of the town's visitors want to enjoy the sand and water, they're not so wild about sunbathing. So they often resort to a local tradition: the face-kini, a sort of light cloth version of a ski mask.
Often paired with a long-sleeved shirt, the face-kini reportedly costs from $2.40 to $4; many residents simply make their own, out of old clothes. But observers could be forgiven for thinking they've stumbled onto a vacation community for superheroes in Qingdao, a city across the East China Sea from South Korea.
The beachgoers aren't showing their support for the balaclava-wearing Russian band Pussy Riot. And as Le Monde notes, they're not fans of the film Kick-Ass.
Instead, the newspaper says, the head-cover reflects "an ancient sentiment in China, like numerous other countries: a terror of tanning."
In many cultures, a tan doesn't imply health and leisure, as it often does in Western advertising. Instead, it's seen as a connection to outdoor work, and the peasantry. Preserving one's pale skin, the thinking goes, implies that you lead a pampered, successful life.
Look at this poor bastard. I've been on this ride. It's depressing enough with a group. If I rode it alone I would probably leap over the side and drown in crappy chocolate. Yes, Virginia, Hershey's chocolate is shit. You heard it here.
He should have hidden his face or flipped off the camera or something.
A few entries from RedneckWordsOfWisdom.com, a site that invites readers to submit their favorite redneck sayings.
He'd bitch if you hung him with a new rope.
Just do all you can do and let the rough end drag.
That boy is about as sharp as a cue ball.
You couldn't hit a bull in the butt with a bass fiddle.
I'm bowed up like a Halloween cat.
He's ridin' a gravy train on biscuit wheels.
Madder than a bobcat caught in a piss fire.
He's so stupid, he couldn't find his ass with both hands.
Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya.
That'll go over like a pregnant pole vaulter.
Nuttier than a squirrel turd.
As easy as herding chickens.
Tighter than a skeeter's ass in a nose dive.
I'm so hungry, I'd eat the balls off a low flying duck!
She's wound up tighter than the girdle of a baptist minister's wife at an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast.
He's as useful as a tit on a boar hog.
Nuttier than a port-a-potty at a peanut festival.
You got to be 10% smarter than the equipment you're runnin'.
Hornier than a two-peckered billy goat.
Her ass was so big, it looked like two Buicks fighting for a parking place.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a concrete floor.
His pants were so tight if he'd a farted it'd blow his boots off.
Heavier than a dead preacher.
She has two speeds. Slow and stop.
That smells like the shithouse door of a shrimp boat.
Duct tape is like The Force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
I'm so hungry, every time I swallow my asshole says thank you.
Well dip my balls in sweet cream and squat me in a kitchen full of kittens.
Busier than a one armed monkey with two peckers.
Her jeans are so tight, you can see the veins in her ass!
That means about as much to me as a strawberry up a bear's butt.
Why don’t you take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut!
Why fart and waste it when you can burp and taste it?
He has more chins than a Chinese phone book.
That dummy’s always got both ass-cheeks wrapped around his ears!
Busier than a cucumber in a women's prison!
He was drunker than Cooter Brown on the 4th of July.
I felt like a monkey trying to do a math problem.
I feel like a bag of smashed assholes.
Smoother then a hairy nipple on wax day.
His family tree looks like a totem pole.
See more here.