"Beijing's subway ads offer a glorious glimpse of our dystopian future."

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9 Responses:

  1. Tolomea says:

    Interesting that they didn't use a Chinese model.

    The whole ad reminds me of this car show I saw some years back. The biggest thing from the Asia side was a small commuter car that folded up even smaller when parked. The biggest thing from the US side was a huge SUV with armor plates that could be clipped over the windows to stop them being smashed if you parked in a bad neighborhood.

    • thielges says:

      I thought that was the dystopia: everyone getting cosmetic surgery to look like white people.

      I'm grateful to live where there's thousands of empty ocean upwind and feel bad for urban Chinese who have endure the smog. Looks like the new American administration wants to escalate the fossil fuel race which will bring even darker times to the geographically unfortunate.

  2. Lloyd says:

    No eye protection?
    No skin protection?
    No hair protection?
    No radiation protection?

    What kind of half-assed sunlit smogfree "dystopia" is this?

  3. k3ninho says:

    You didn't want to know: No matter what I try, I can't get the power to the crack rock burner to last more than a 60-minute training run.

    K3n.

  4. Brendan says:

    Best part is the ad copy, which is genuinely awesome: "BREATHE fearlessly and wantonly." This is a great example of what Chinese people call cā biānqiú 擦邊球 -- "getting in an edgeball" (as in ping-pong), or sneaking in a cutting remark that the censors can't reasonably call you out on.

  5. margaret says:

    if i saw that running down the street i'd think she was escaping from a really bad party. #nosafeword

  6. pavel_lishin says:

    I'm liking this pre-postapocalyptic "Immortan Jane" look.

  7. Xenoturbella says:

    My first thought was Mad Max: The Runaway Bride...