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Traces of Progress: Irresistible Promotions

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Competition: a fable

“Gourds for sale! Gourds for sale!” The man in green Mao gear walks slowly through the crowds, peddling his wares. “Traditional Chinese instrument!”The people, dodging his stick device, eye him queerly. “It’s 2008, chump,” says one particularly smart-ass passerby. The man in green is immune to such jibes, having sold cheap tourist goods for most […]


Stuff People Ingest Voluntarily episode 6

Unlike the US, where, thanks to the ubiquitous drive-through, people can eat filth in secret and on-the-go, the Chinese flock (perhaps the only manner in which they travel) to McDonald’s (or the other members of the fast-food triad – Kentucky-Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut) with no sense of dietary shame. Passing by this location, we […]