Monday, June 29, 2009

More humor from the BBC...

A Chinese firm's bid to buy the gas-guzzling Hummer car brand will be blocked on environmental grounds, according to Chinese state radio...

...China National Radio said Hummer is at odds with the country's planning agency's attempts to decrease pollution from Chinese manufacturers.
Did you hear about China's bold new environmental program? They're calling for a 30% reduction in PCB's in baby formula by 2011.


(H/T to SurvivalBlog.)

11 comments:

Crucis said...

Well, if you're China and you don't want to allow something, any ol' excuse will do.

Michael said...

Ouch! That snark was especially sharp!

Anonymous said...

Tam,
You made me laugh out loud!!
Great wit.

rickn8or said...

I'm thinkin' the Chinee are being coy, trying to work a better price.
"Ah, gee, I really like it, but the wife says we can't spend that much."

Cossack in a Kilt said...

Shouldn't Andre Casson be in the genitive case? In Russian, that would be Andrea Cassona, I guess in Latin it might be Andreum Cassonum?

Delenda est would be a great name for a band

reflectoscope said...

I didn't nearly blow coke on the monitor on account of the PCB bit, but that is only because I had finished it by that time. Heh. I'd be curious to get a reliable answer on how much of the world's pollution comes from China and India.

Jim

Joanna said...

Ha ha.

Jim, in answer to your question: Loads.

Steve Skubinna said...

Joanna, the proper terminology is "shitloads."

Okay, so I know I'm going to sound crochety here, but I'd sooner see Hummer go bust than be bought by the Chinese.

Joanna said...

Steve: I guess that brings new meaning to "shit a BRIC".

Jay G said...

Actually, it's the melamine and cyanuric acid in the baby food.

PCBs just get dumped by the truckload into the Yangtze...

theirritablearchitect said...

Drop in the bucket isn't really a very appropriate analogy, here, unless the bucket were to be...well, bigger than any bucket I've ever seen.