No, this totally counts because it’s gaming-related*. The short version: folks did a Kickstarter (The Sassoon Files) that was based on 1920s China. And they apparently made the mistake of using a printer from the People’s Republic of China, which allegedly promptly burned the entire print run just after it was completed.
Because that, my droogies, is how Commies do. Allegedly. Well, allegedly in this case. God knows it’s well-documented that the only things that Commies like to burn more than inconvenient books are entire regions full of inconvenient peasants.
Continue reading F*cking ChiComs set Call of Cthulhu supplement print run on fire. Allegedly.
Yes, I’m only asking this to f*ck with the ChiComs.
China’s censors blocked access to the term “Shanghai stock market” on popular microblogs on Monday after the index fell a bizarre 64.89 points on the anniversary of the bloody June 4, 1989, crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square.
In another twist, the Shanghai Composite Index opened at 2346.98 points on the 23rd anniversary of the killings. The numbers 46.98 are June 4, 1989, backwards.
Now ask me why I should care if the ChiComs get upset about me f*cking with them.
There’s a lot to talk about with regard to last night’s debate, but I want to drill down on this unforced error made by Team Romney. It’s… subtle, but it’s going to hurt Mitt in unexpected ways. Via the CNN debate transcript (via Ben Domenech’s Transom) comes this fascinating discussion of alternative methods of funding humanitarian aid:
COOPER: Governor Romney, should foreign aid be eliminated?
ROMNEY: Foreign aid has several elements. One of those elements is defense, is to make sure that we are able to have the defense resources we want in certain places of the world. That probably ought to fall under the Department of Defense budget rather than a foreign aid budget.
Part of it is humanitarian aid around the world. I happen to think it doesn’t make a lot of sense for us to borrow money from the Chinese to go give to another country for humanitarian aid. We ought to get the Chinese to take care of the people that are — and think of that borrowed money on today (ph).
Quick response: Mitt Romney wants the ChiComs to do no-strings-attached humanitarian aid? Anybody who could convince them to do that wouldn’t currently be at 25% in primary polling. Continue reading Mitt Romney: enabling the PRC’s foreign adventurism?
…and the ChiComs are upset about this. You may safely assume from my use of the term ‘ChiComs’ that I am bearing up under the weight of their disapproval without suffering any visible strain. Call me an old unreconstructed Cold Warrior if you like, but I think that if the Chinese government spent less time worrying about the movements of the exiled spiritual/temporal leader of one of its conquered territories and more time on turning the People’s Republic of China into something better than the kind of country that one associates with “People’s Republic” then life would be brighter all around.
However, I certainly hope that the Dalai Lama got to use the front door this time (H/T: Gateway Pundit)… what? Of course I can hold a grudge. I’m a blogger, remember?
[UPDATE] There’s just something fun about pissing off a foreign Commie-lover. I note ‘foreign’ because, given that Marxism is intellectualism for stupid people and everything, you usually can’t rely on them having the minimum necessary brainpower to recognize when they’ve been insulted in a language not their own.