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Old 01-18-2011, 12:43 AM   #1
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We're getting more and more strange stories out of China. I don't know if it's because China has become less insular, or the increase in wealth has allowed more people to march to a different drummer... or saxophone.

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Dai Geng spent more than a year cementing the brick blocks together which he then carved into a model of a sporty BMW Z4, which can exceed speeds of 150mph. Except for the windows, everything is made from brick, even the hinges that allow the door to open and close just like metal ones.


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The brick car, which is 5 metres long, 2.15 metres wide, 1.6 metres high and weighs 6.5 tons, was completed in 2007 and was displayed at different places, such as the 798 Art Zone in Beijing.
Off hand I can't think of anything more useless, so it must be art, I guess.

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He is hoping the car will be sold for use as a garden ornament and bought by one of the newly rich Chinese who regard BMW as extremely desirable because of the quality and performance.
Sounds like he had a plan when he chose what to build, I guess nobody wants a brick rickshaw.

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Old 01-18-2011, 01:29 AM   #2
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6.5 tons? wow! that is a really really cool model!
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:45 AM   #3
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Bad art, is what we're going to see a lot of from China. Sure, buddy, take a year of your life to recreate someone else's design, and sell it for decoration.

I'd piss him off if I got to talk with him. "So... you decided to go easy on yourself and not carve out the grille, or the rotors and brakes? Just lazy, or you didn't plan ahead? You do realize, you coulda saved yourself 2 months by doing the Convertible."

But that would be rude, because he's probably got lung disease and no fingertips. Besides being stuck with a shit-ton of building materials in the shape of any sports coupe produced around the world in the last 10 years. "Oh it's a Z? I thought it was a Hyundai Genesis. But you're right, the rear sight lines are shittier in the Z."
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:56 AM   #4
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How do you say "pathetic waste of time" in Mandarin or Cantonese or Shanghainese or....
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:24 AM   #5
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Bad art, is what we're going to see a lot of from China. Sure, buddy, take a year of your life to recreate someone else's design, and sell it for decoration.
It is bad art and smart marketing. China is at the stage where folks have buckets of cash looking to buy "class". We need to teach them what class is and sell them little wooden boats.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:28 AM   #6
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:17 AM   #7
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sell them little wooden boats.
that footfootfoot designed and produced!
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:06 AM   #8
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NOW you guys have your thinking caps on!
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:56 AM   #9
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My (level 2) dream car, out of brick? No, no, no.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:29 AM   #10
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How did it take a year to cement the bricks together? The lung disease and no fingertips?
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:02 AM   #11
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Does this mean that the Great Wall was supposed to be a train?
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:04 PM   #13
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:15 PM   #14
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:43 PM   #15
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Oh that used to be the shit right there.


ETA: My little nodding smilie up there seems to be rocking to the Commodores when I watch the vid now...
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