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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

A burning issue...

"The burning of luxury villas, sedan cars, mistresses and other messy sacrificial items... will be investigated and punished"
Quote from the Beijing News,
attributed to Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs Deputy Secretary Mr Dou Yupei.

Got your attention? Yes, you did read that right - including the idea of sacrificially burning your mistress. What this snippet fails to include, however, is context... he was, in fact, talking about paper models of such items.

For many moons the Chinese have honoured their ancestors by burning paper money as a graveside sacrifice but as certain members of the populace become increasingly affluent they are splashing out on more unusual offerings. Sacrificial paper offerings have included models of condoms, Viagra and karaoke hostesses (eh?) but as they are usually rather larger than a crisp note they tend to create a bit more mess, upsetting the tomb-sweepers.

Of course, it is not the feelings of the lowly tomb-sweeper that has caused Chinese authorities to take action against this sort of thing. No, although the new funeral and internment regulations to be issued this week will include fines they are aimed squarely at those who burn items considered not classy enough. As Mr Dou continued "...not only is it [the burning] an indulgence in feudal superstition, but it just appears low and vulgar."


On a lighter note, El B appeared in the comments of the post below to tell me "...you were right you smug cunt." For those wondering what the fuck he meant I am assuming he refers to my suggestion that yesterdays post by Twenty Major was aimed at him. And now it appears he's gone all huffy and erased all his old posts - the miserable twat!

Cheers m'dears!

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21 Comments:

At Wednesday, April 26, 2006 7:58:00 am, Blogger Sarah said...

oh my.. (about El B)

i just don't know what to say about that..

 
At Wednesday, April 26, 2006 9:40:00 am, Blogger Andraste said...

I DID kind of wonder if that TM post was aimed at 'anyone in particular.'

Since I also did one of those 'I won't be posting every day from now one' posts...

Anyway, there IS the "Delete blog" button...which I notice El B hasn't hit. The blog is STILL BLOODY THERE, though if he were serious....it wouldn't be.

So....where does that leave us?

 
At Wednesday, April 26, 2006 10:11:00 am, Blogger Binty McShae said...

Delete it altogether? Nah! Wiping the posts is just a dramatic gesture, that fuzzy attention seeker!

 
At Wednesday, April 26, 2006 10:17:00 am, Blogger SafeTinspector said...

Fuck if I don't think it isn't worth worrying about. It'll all sort itself out in the end. (the El B thing. I actually find the conspicuous consumption thing pretty interesting. What meaning does a burning in effige have in their society?)

 
At Wednesday, April 26, 2006 10:18:00 am, Blogger SafeTinspector said...

I know I said it ain't worth worrying about, but I had to mention it is possible to make posts dissapear by changing them to "draft".

 
At Wednesday, April 26, 2006 11:03:00 am, Blogger Binty McShae said...

Yeah... I wondered about that.

 
At Wednesday, April 26, 2006 12:12:00 pm, Blogger Binty McShae said...

I also just noticed that El B has removed the link to me from his sidebar.... did my bitchin' 'n' moanin' about him really get to him that much?

 
At Wednesday, April 26, 2006 4:20:00 pm, Blogger Twenty Major said...

It wasn't aimed at anyone in particular. More a general observation.

I didn't even read his blog.

 
At Wednesday, April 26, 2006 7:20:00 pm, Blogger El Barbudo said...

Every time I tried to delete the fucking blog it came up as error. So I deleted all the fucking posts.

You are a total fucking cunt Binty. I leave and you make a huge fucking fuss about it. You bang on about it so fucking much that I start to feel guilty as fucking sin. Unable to resist a swipe at Christianity at Easter, I post a BC script then see I've been nominated for the Magpies thing.

Ah well, thinks I, I could just poke my head through the door and say hello. But what the fuck happens? Binty is all fucking bile and hatred toa point where I worry your fucking stomach ulcer is going to burst.

So fuck it. I tried to delete the fucking blog but couldn't so I;ve deleted the fucking posts and will delete the blog as soon as blogger lets me.

So stop winding yourself up into a hysterical fucking state and start taking the fucking medication again you stupid cunt.

 
At Wednesday, April 26, 2006 8:28:00 pm, Blogger justin barker said...

Ah,El B, Couldn't just fork off for good, could you?
well you've done good this time telling us all to fuck off and not even allowing comments. well I'm not going to delete your link so long as blogger won't let you delete your blog, so there.

 
At Wednesday, April 26, 2006 8:46:00 pm, Blogger justin barker said...

oh bugger! been had again!

 
At Wednesday, April 26, 2006 11:08:00 pm, Blogger Dr Maroon said...

I was rather rude about him yesterday. I'd had a couple. Temperature in bonny Scotland reached double figures so we all went a bit mad.
If he goes, i'll start another blog called el barbudo and we can continue as if he was still there. Be a larf eh? Prob not.

 
At Wednesday, April 26, 2006 11:22:00 pm, Blogger The MacBean Gene said...

Seems like a few tomb sweepers could be arranged for el b's blog altho' they would probably prefer condoms and karaoke hostesses.

 
At Thursday, April 27, 2006 2:05:00 am, Blogger EL Barbudo said...

tosspot

 
At Thursday, April 27, 2006 4:20:00 am, Blogger happykat said...

Can you smell the sexual tension?
When are you two gonna shag and get it over with already?
(take pictures)

 
At Thursday, April 27, 2006 9:18:00 am, Blogger Binty McShae said...

El B! That's more like it! That's the kind of ranting and raving we've been missing! Welcome back, y' ol' cunt ya! As for winding myself up - nah! I think I maybe just pushed the joke a bit too far. Seems to have wound you up a little though...

And Twenty posts a comment on my site for the first time..... wow! I didn't even think he would deign to read it.

 
At Thursday, April 27, 2006 4:06:00 pm, Blogger EL Barbudo said...

Oh, Binty. I'm so glad we could work that out, I forgifuckshitcuntfuckCUNFUCITshitAAAAHshitshitlyshitshitshitcuntfuck you.

 
At Thursday, April 27, 2006 6:52:00 pm, Blogger Binty McShae said...

Very funny you faker... I can't believe the real El B has truly wiped the slate! Makes me feel like a right cunt now....

 
At Thursday, April 27, 2006 11:39:00 pm, Blogger Dr Maroon said...

Hey Binty, you should come and visit my new site Cape T'Rio.

Heh heh

 
At Friday, April 28, 2006 7:53:00 am, Blogger Binty McShae said...

'Zounds! Fakery doth abound!

 
At Friday, April 28, 2006 11:18:00 am, Blogger 27AnonymousInches said...

People should be more honest.

 

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