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South Park Has Been Banned In China For Their Joke

Always count on South Park to take the biggest stock they can find to the biggest wasp nest they can see…if your pissing people off, you know they are listening!

South Park recently released an episode called “Band in China.” Criticism comes in many shapes and sizes. And, as time travel, forms more to develop. South Park so, the adult animated series on the theme covering 23 seasons is one of the most unique ways to express criticism, namely the critique of pop culture, politics, and a host of other topics in the form of satire and dark humor surreal. However, the criticism, but a healthy thing, tends to feel unpleasant or, in some cases, offensive and even if it is portrayed in unorthodox ways mentioned above. Which is why South Park is in the news today.

In the show, the actors Kyle, Cartman, Stan, Kenny and form a successful metal band and try to become large in China. Unfortunately, they have to adapt their music to be up to the standards and requirements of the Chinese government.

With the Chinese authorities constantly on their shoulders, they eventually get fed and decide it is not worth living in a world where art is controlled by the Chinese government.

Moreover, the episode contains a subplot with Randy, the father of one of the protagonists travel to China to develop its marijuana business. China has strict laws on drugs, so he detained and sent to a prison camp. There he meets Winnie the Poo who was jailed for research as general secretary of China.

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That prompted a response against the official Twitter account of South Park in the old South Park fashion:

The Devil’s number 666 and the fear of number 666

Like the number four in Japan (and other East Asian countries), the triple six has a dark explanation. According to the University of Chicago, the association between Satan and the triple-6 goes back to the time of Emperor Nero and the night that Rome caught fire in 64 AD. According to the story, Nero did not play the violin while Rome was burning because the violins did not exist in ancient Rome. But many Romans thought that Nero had used another type of violin that had deliberately set the city on fire. The fire lasted six days, before “resuming suspiciously” and nearly two-thirds of Rome were lost, accompanied by countless lives.

Revelation 13:18 says, “This calls for wisdom, and let him who has intuition calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: that number is 666.” As Bible Odyssey points out, the Beast (which has not been linked to the Antichrist for 1,000 years) almost certainly represents the Roman Empire, and 666 is a well-known Jewish numerical code that translates to Nero. The early Christians were not a fan of all his martyrs, so of course he’s a bad guy. There is nothing mystical or wrong in the number.

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But try to say that to people with hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia. The irrational fear of the 666 number is a reality, according to Psych Times. Although most phobic is Christian, it concerns those of other religions and even no religion. For example, if a purchase costs $ 6.66, they will take something else to buy, so the price will change. Or it can really affect their lives, avoiding numbers at all costs, seeing it everywhere and associating it with bad luck. ABS-CBN News reported that when a bus in the Philippines lost control in 2010, killing 20 people, the number of its license plate, DWZ-666, was blamed. During the Second World War, it was difficult to find pilots to fly a 666 bomber and he was known as “cursed”.

But people are also having fun, as when the flight 666 to HEL (Helsinki) made its last flight on Friday the 13th.

A list of the funniest Q&A jokes about going to school

Q: What did the ground say to the earthquake?
A: You crack me up!

Q: Why did the music teacher need a ladder?
A: To reach the high notes.

Q: What’s the worst thing you’re likely to find in the school cafeteria?
A: The Food!

Q: What kind of plates do they use on Venus?
A: Flying saucers!

Q: Why did nose not want to go to school?
A: He was tired of getting picked on!

Q: How do you get straight A’s?
A: By using a ruler!

Q: What did the pen say to the pencil?
A: So, what’s your point!

Q: Why did the kid study in the airplane?
A: Because he wanted a higher education!

Q: How did the music teacher get locked in the classroom?
A: His keys were inside the piano!

Q: What do elves learn in school?
A: The elf-abet!

Q: What did you learn in school today?
A: Not enough, I have to go back tomorrow!

Q: What holds the sun up in the sky?
A: Sunbeams!

Q: What object is king of the classroom?
A: The ruler!

Q: When do astronauts eat?
A: At launch time!

Q: What did the pencil sharpener say to the pencil?
A: Stop going in circles and get to the point!

Q: How does the barber cut the moon’s hair?
A: E-clipse it!

Q: What happened when the wheel was invented?
A: It caused a revolution!

Q: What do librarians take with them when they go fishing?
A: Bookworms

Q: What is the world’s tallest building?
A: The library because it has the most stories.

Q: What vegetables to librarians like?
A: Quiet peas.

Q: Why did the clock in the cafeteria run slow?
A: It always went back four seconds.

Q: Why didn’t the sun go to college?
A: Because it already had a million degrees!

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During the New York World’s Fair in 1964, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov made predictions about what the world would be like 50 years later, which were published in The New York Times. By reading them today, you can see that the author managed to predict almost all modern technological achievements!

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According to Asimov, half of the electricity in 2014 will be produced by nuclear power plants, and solar plants will operate in the vast deserts of Arizona and Kazakhstan. The connection will be based on satellites and the spacecraft will successfully reach Mars.

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Actually, they were fantasies of Asimov, who confirmed that the phones will become mobile and pocket and that their screens will allow us to read books and see the photos.

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The technical devices will work without wires, and long-lasting or rechargeable batteries will be used instead.

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The films will be screened in three-dimensional form and the time to cook food and do boring household chores will be significantly reduced thanks to appliances with automatic timers: toasters, ovens, coffee makers, etc.

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According to Asimov, the view of the city of 2014 will change: some buildings and a large part of the urban area will be underground because in this way it will be possible to save energy to heat homes in the winter and cool the weather. Summer (Today there are underground garages and full shopping centers!). On the surface there will be parks, gardens and even grazing animals.

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The means of transport, in accordance with the provisions of the writer, will cease to come into contact with the road, but will fly over the ground at a height of approximately one meter. River and sea vessels will slide over the water and the speed will increase significantly.

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In addition, Asimov predicted that in 2014 the population of the Earth will increase to 6,500 million and that 350 million people will live in the United States (on June 1, 2013, the United States registered 316 million). Population growth will force humanity to seek new food resources in the Arctic and deserts. For example, microorganisms that will transform yeasts and algae into nutritious foods will be used.

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According to the author’s forecasts, the main problem of humanity in 2014 will be as strange as it seems: boredom! For this reason, psychology will be incredibly developed and psychotherapists will have great prestige.

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Hollywood always presents fiction when it comes to fire sprinklers

They always represent all the sprinklers that are shot throughout the building. This is simply not the case. First, you would need an Olympic-sized pool to feed all the sprinklers, and most buildings don’t have one of those. Secondly, sprinklers are equipped with a waxy material that melts at a specific temperature: in this way, a source of strong heat (e.g., a fire) more or less directly under a sprinkler will melt that stopper. wax and, therefore, will open the flow of water through the sprinkler. Unless the fire is also very close to another sprayer, it will NOT melt the waxy plug.

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This is not simply annoying, but Hollywood is causing the loss of life. Due to the widespread practice of how sprinklers are represented in films, people will tend to get discouraged when installing sprinkler systems in homes and office buildings. I know, because I hesitated when I faced that question. My misunderstanding was based on what happens in the movies. He did not want the entire house destroyed. The fire officer corrected me and explained the insidious effect of Hollywood on people’s understanding of these systems. You almost never see a movie that shows sprinkler systems that work the way they really work. And that is a shame.

Biggest painting theft – The Scream – Edvard Munch

On August 22, 2004, the Munch Museum scream was stolen, along with Munch’s Madonna. Museum officials expressed the hope that they would review the picture, believing that thieves might be able to demand ransom. On 8 April 2005, the Norwegian police arrested a suspect in connection with the robbery. On April 28, 2005, it was rumored that thieves burned both paintings to conceal evidence. On 1 June 2005, the city government of Oslo offered a reward of 2 million Norwegian kroner (about 250,000 euros) for any information to locate the paintings.

At the beginning of 2006, six men with a criminal record had to be tried, accused of helping to plan or execute the robbery. Three of the men were convicted and sentenced to between four and eight years in prison in May 2006. Two of the convicted art thieves, Bjørn Hoen and Petter Tharaldsen, were also sentenced to pay 750 million kroner ( 122 million US dollars) to the city. of Oslo, where the paintings used to be.

Both paintings were found slightly damaged.

How to always win rock, paper, scissors

In 2005, the sluggish Japanese economy convinced Takashi Hishiyama, president of electronics company Maspro Denkoh, to sell a collection of French impressionist painting companies. These include the main Cezanne landscape and inferior works by Sisley, van Gogh, and Picasso. Both Christie and Sotheby gave presentations to Hishiyama who heralded their expertise and ability to reach the highest auction price. In Hashiyama’s assessment, the presentation was equally convincing. To solve this problem, he proposed playing a rock, paper, scissors.

“The client is very serious about this,” said vice chairman Christie Jonathan Rendell, “so we are also very serious about that.” The money is also serious. Maspro Denkoh’s collection is worth $ 20 million. Both Christie and Sotheby quickly agreed to the game.

If you never rest at school, rock, paper, scissors (RPS) is a playground game that is as popular in the US and Britain as it is in Japan (at least until the 18th century). In a signal, two players simultaneously make one of three signatures, chosen at will: rock (a fist); paper (hands open, face down, with fingers together); or scissors (partial fist with the index and middle fingers). Easy to remember rules determine winners: “Rock break scissors, paper cut scissors, rock cover paper.” In other words, the player who chooses rock beat is the one who chooses scissors; scissors in turn beat the paper; paper beats rock. This generates a winner every time the two players choose differently. When they choose the same sign, it is a series.

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“There is some discussion” about strategy, said Blake Koh of Sotheby’s. “But this is a coincidence, so we really don’t think too much about it. We have no strategy in mind. ”

In contrast, Kanae Ishibashi, president of Christie’s Japan, began researching the RPS strategy on the internet. You may or may not be surprised to learn that many bad things have been written on the game. Ishibashi rested when Nicholas Maclean, director of impressionist and modern Christie art, said that his 11-year-old twin daughter, Alice and Flora, played games at school almost every day.

Alice’s advice is “Everyone knows you always start with scissors.” Flora supports this, saying, “Rock is too clear … Because they are beginners, scissors are definitely the safest.” The two girls also agreed that, if there were scissors, the next choice would be scissors again – precisely because “everyone expects you to choose stones.”

Ishibashi went to the meeting with this strategy, while the Sotheby’s representative left without any strategy at all. People at the auction house sat facing each other at the conference table, flanked by Maspro accountants. To avoid ambiguity, the players write their choices on a piece of paper. A Maspro executive opened the slip. Ishibashi had chosen scissors, and Sotheby’s representative had chosen the paper. Scissors cut paper, and Christie won.

In early May 2005, Christie auctioned four paintings for $ 17.8 million, resulting in a $ 1.9 million auction house.