The Top 16 Surprises the Chinese Will Discover About Hong Kong
Wed, 2 Jul 1997 14:52:26 -0400 (EDT)
16> Wacky British pranksters have supplied street urchins with
plenty of cream pies & pudding balloons.
15> Local police won't take bushel of rice as a bribe.
14> If you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain't gonna
make it with anyone anyhow.
13> 21-gun salutes aren't actually intended to kill 21 demonstrators.
12> Everywhere you look: bronze statues of "Hong Kong Phooey."
11> No matter how many times they're imprisoned as political
dissidents, Hong Kong citizens will never completely stop
reciting old Monty Python sketches.
10> Wealthiest landowner? None other than Jed Clampett.
9> Now that Jackie Chan has refused, the government has to find a
new Ambassador of Ass-Kicking.
8> Wimpy Capitalists unable to take more than 5 or 10 minutes of
brutal interrogation before expiring.
7> Confused Clarence Thomas milling about, looking for "Hong Kong
6> Favorite flavor at Ben and Jerry's? "Mao Sucks."
5> No tank HOV lanes.
4> Insisting it wasn't part of the deal, China refuses to accept
Great Britain's attempt to "return" Fergie.
3> An hour later, you want to reclaim another state.
2> That Peter Jennings guy sure can trash a hotel room.
and the Number 1 Surprise the Chinese
Will Discover About Hong Kong...
1> If everybody skootches over, you can fit 100 million people
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