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Old 11-18-2006, 09:28 AM   #1
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November 18, 2006: Shoe car



Yet another xoB/WaPo. Don't say it... don't say it... OK do say it, it's more wacky Asians.

In this case, here is a tourist vehicle in Chongqing, China. The official caption says it's the "Foreigner Street section" of town; Googling says Foreigner Street is a location in Dali China specifically designed to sell things to tourists. How quaint that they have a specific place for tourists, as if centralized planning found that tourists want trinkets and so we will direct them all down this street where trinkets are sold, and call that the street of foreigners.

Or am I wrong?
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Old 11-18-2006, 09:36 AM   #2
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Completely right, though usually they have the decency to not name the street that
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Old 11-18-2006, 09:50 AM   #3
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I'd like to see a pair of these going side-by-side down the interstate.
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:02 AM   #4
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The tourist section is like OZ and that's a ruby slipper.

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Old 11-18-2006, 10:09 AM   #5
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Hahahahah...
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:09 AM   #6
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The tourist section is like OZ and that's a ruby slipper.
Are you calling them whores of a different colour?
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:44 AM   #7
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The tourist in the white shirt, third from the right, looks pensive. Maybe he's thinking "what's that foul smell?"
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Old 11-18-2006, 11:08 AM   #8
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Does it come with a shoe horn?
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Old 11-18-2006, 11:30 AM   #9
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Completely right, though usually they have the decency to not name the street that
If the shoe fits ... uh. Sorry.

If the street signs are in Chinese, the foreign devils will never know.

I think it's not much different than Philadephia having an Italian Market or Germantown.
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Old 11-18-2006, 11:31 AM   #10
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Does it come with a shoe horn?


yeah, and can you get a Dr. Scholl's to fit it?
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Old 11-18-2006, 05:06 PM   #11
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Now I'm waiting for the other shoe to dro...um...come to a screeching halt.
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Old 11-18-2006, 07:37 PM   #12
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Right out of a Richard Scarry book. I don't often show my kids the IotD, but they loved today's.
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Old 11-18-2006, 07:38 PM   #13
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yeah, and can you get a Dr. Scholl's to fit it?
At this point I could make an arch comment to keep everyone on their toes, but I don't want to be a heel and get the boot.
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:25 AM   #14
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Imelda Marcos called and wants to know if it comes in black...

and blue, and green, and gold...
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:32 AM   #15
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If Hat Boy doesn't watch where he's going, it'll be open toe. I hope he has a pedicure.
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