Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
And don't get me fucking started on "could of"/"should of", misplaced apostrophes, 'definately', 'lazer', 'euthenasia'...
 

zhao

there are no accidents
uptight euro upper class rigid little rules for every social function - how to dress, what shoes to wear with what jacket in what season. especially when it comes to dining - why oh why are you horrified if i have another helping of pasta AFTER i finish my creme brule??!! there is a midnight sausage snack coming up in 20 minutes ANYWAY.

in China everyone rich or poor slurps their noodles. and that's the way it should be! :mad:
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
uptight euro upper class rigid little rules for every social function - how to dress, what shoes to wear with what jacket in what season. especially when it comes to dining - why oh why are you horrified if i have another helping of pasta AFTER i finish my creme brule??!! there is a midnight sausage snack coming up in 20 minutes ANYWAY.
Does anyone outside of actual royal families still behave like that, though? Have you slipped through a timewarp into the 1920s?

Also, people in China eat dog's-dick soup, doesn't mean it's a good thing... :)
 

zhao

there are no accidents
Does anyone outside of actual royal families still behave like that, though? Have you slipped through a timewarp into the 1920s?

Also, people in China eat dog's-dick soup, doesn't mean it's a good thing... :)
was at a fancy party last night and this girl was like "OK I don't know you" (half jokingly) after i took the post-desert pasta. i was also wearing an all white outfit, with light-beige jacket and hat, thinking it's a summer time party and everything -- but all other males in the room were weating dark suits (maybe white is strickly for brunches and afternoon tea and when it comes to dinner, no matter what season, guys should wear dark colors?), so i got a few funny looks.

ettiquitte and decorum can be well elegant and fun, but sometimes it's a bit oppressive.

re: dog dick in China - only a tiny little region of the country traditionally has dog and cat on the menu, as a delicasee, like bird's nest soup or shark fin, though now it's become more popular in the big cities because of tourism. and that's another western stupid: just because it's cute we shouldn't it? baby chickens, cows, pigs are all cute. hypocrites!

(the japanese eating dolphins, how ever, is utterly abhorrent)
 

tryptych

waiting for a time
uptight euro upper class rigid little rules for every social function - how to dress, what shoes to wear with what jacket in what season. especially when it comes to dining - why oh why are you horrified if i have another helping of pasta AFTER i finish my creme brule??!! there is a midnight sausage snack coming up in 20 minutes ANYWAY.

in China everyone rich or poor slurps their noodles. and that's the way it should be! :mad:
You're surely not trying to tell us that there's no formal dining conventions among upper class society in the east... come on..
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
"dog dick in China - only a tiny little region of the country traditionally has dog and cat on the menu, as a delicasee, like bird's nest soup or shark fin, though now it's become more popular in the big cities because of tourism. and that's another western stupid: just because it's cute we shouldn't it? baby chickens, cows, pigs are all cute. hypocrites!"
I'm guessing that Mr Tea has a problem with eating dick, not the fact that dogs are cute.
 
Good Grief

They look so unlike the Peanuts characters.... as if they were chosen deliberately to look nothing like lucy & charlie brown.
 

swears

preppy-kei
uptight euro upper class rigid little rules for every social function - how to dress, what shoes to wear with what jacket in what season. especially when it comes to dining - why oh why are you horrified if i have another helping of pasta AFTER i finish my creme brule??!! there is a midnight sausage snack coming up in 20 minutes ANYWAY.
haha..I love all that shit. Knowing the "rules" really impresses the girls too, and I need all the help I can get.
 
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Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
re: dog dick in China - only a tiny little region of the country traditionally has dog and cat on the menu, as a delicasee, like bird's nest soup or shark fin, though now it's become more popular in the big cities because of tourism. and that's another western stupid: just because it's cute we shouldn't it? baby chickens, cows, pigs are all cute. hypocrites!
You mis-understand me: I'm not objecting becayse it's 'cute', I'm objecting because it's disgusting!
(it was the 'dick' bit, rather than the 'dog' bit, I was getting at. :) Plus, I bet dophlin tastes awesome...)
And let's not forget the species being driven to extinction because their ovaries or hypothalamuses are a vital ingredient in 'traditional Chinese medicine'... :slanted:

Edit: why is it that eating doplhin is 'abhorrent', btw? I mean, if a particular species of dolphin is on the verge of extinction, that's fair enough - although the same thing can be said of the distinctly non-cute North Sea cod.
So unless they're about to die out, you seem to be guilty of exactly the same 'cuteness bias' you dismiss as a Western hypocrisy?
 
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zhao

there are no accidents
haha..I love all that shit. Knowing the "rules" really impresses the girls too, and I need all the help I can get.
yeah i can see myself getting into it too. it's like figure skating, precarious, yes, but when it becomes natural it's nice. hmmm maybe an ettiquette thread...
 
As a child i was very taken with this line on a Talking Heads record sleeve that I saw in WHSmiths:

"table manners are for people with nothing better to do"

I had it all drummed into me by my very class-conscious mum. I know exactly which fork to pick up.
on the other hand she also taught me useful stuff like how to read and how to put on a record.
 
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