What is the real Chinese bustline?
Posted by ampontan on Friday, December 17, 2010
MEN HAVE always appreciated pictures or photos of women of curvilinear beauty in various stages of déshabillé, particlularly in the superstructure and the derrière.
For some reason that perhaps only evolutionary biologists could explain, however, today’s manly man seems to enjoy photos of women who have clearly benefited from implausible breast enhancement surgery. I don’t get it, at least on a personal level. As one Internet wag once put it, if I want to play with a couple thousand dollars worth of silicon, I’ll buy a new computer.
Meanwhile, modern technology is now rendering the Chinese economic miracle déshabillé, and the results are even less attractive than a phony silicon bustline. This brief blog post at The New Editor consists primarily of two links. One is a reference to an advisory from The Royal Bank of Scotland warning its clients to protect themselves from sovereign Chinese risk.
The other is a link to Google satellite photos of several city-sized versions of Chinese Potemkin villages:
“There’s city after city full of empty streets and vast government buildings, some in the most inhospitable locations. It is the modern equivalent of building pyramids.”
Now add that information to data provided by Gordon Chang and others, who found vast disparities in such statistics as automobile production and gasoline consumption.
Apparently some people enjoy the economic version of silicon and mirrors. One wonders how the evolutionary biologists would explain delusion on that scale.
So, China now has the world’s second largest GDP?
Sure they do.