The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Liu Xiaobo, who the New York Times describes as “an impassioned literary critic, political essayist and democracy advocate.” Personally, I haven’t read any of Mr. Xiaobo’s writings, but the anger with which China has reacted to the announcement suggests that he’s probably on the right track. Spokespeople for the country are claiming that this development will strain relations between Norway and China, and that the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Mr. Xiaobo runs against the prize’s inherent meaning, because he is “a criminal” serving out an 11-year sentence for “violating Chinese law.” Obviously, the world is a complicated place, and it is certainly true that Liu Xiaobo is in prison, but also he is “an impassioned literary critic, political essayist and democracy advocate.” Right? I’ve read that description a few times, and at no time has it said “impassioned literary critic, political essayist and democracy advocate, murderer, child rapist, and the cause of the BP oil spill.” It just seems like if everyone is on board with the fact that the dude is just a writer who REALLY wants his hometown to be more chill, then you’re kind of going to lose the whole stirring-up-worldwide-outrage thing. You guys, I don’t know as much about the situation as I probably (definitely) should, but China seems like a jerk, to say the least.

The larger point I am trying to make is that things are NOT getting any easier out there. The second largest (and growing) economy in the world puts dudes in jail for writing pamphlets. Pamphlets! We all need to try and find happiness where and when we can, even if that means spending years studying our sword kata while simultaneously taking pole-dancing classes at the local Curves and waiting for our Aeon Flux costume in the mail, and then finally putting it all together.

Yikes. Talk about vagina denthrowingstars! But fair enough! We should all be so lucky as to find something in this world that makes us happy even if that thing threatens to castrate everyone in sight, I guess. (Via BuzzFeed.)

Comments (30)
  1. I could really watch this all day.

  2. After she finished, she put on a wedding dress and found me walking through the woods:

    I am the luckiest man on Earth.

  3. Given the nature of this post, along with the previous post, I am beginning to suspect that you are intentionally setting us up for a Bing Porno Switcheroo.

  4. Stripinja sounds like Kissinger if the speaker were from Boston and you were drunk and I was in charge of making up all the words.

  5. Bing’s opinion on stripper’s job satisfaction rating makes me :(

  6. If her stripper costume was more teenage, mutant, and turtle inspired, I might like this video more.

  7. So, Gabe, are you saying that America should send an army of pole dancing ninjas to break Liu Xiaobo out of jail? Because I agree, and I also volunteer to lead that mission… for my country.

  8. I had an intelligent and nuanced comment to make about China’s stance on Liu Xiaobo, but then I watched that video and the only thing on my mind is whether or not I have time to sneak off to a strip club at lunch.

    You make a better person, Gabe.

  9. Ooh la la, she’s fit.

  10. Careful, you’ll have some nerd’s boner off with that.

  11. Everyday I’m reminded of how thankful I should be that my boss has no idea how to check internet histories on the company computers.

  12. I think it’s safe to say today is a big day for nerd sexuality.

  13. all of the sudden my sex life seems positively absolutely normal. thanks, stripninja, for not making me feel like a perv.

  14. werttrew, take note. the world is full of these sorts of women, and your child will have to navigate them best he/she is able. Godspeed, baby werttrew.

  15. this is the best thing the Wakowski Brothers have made since the original Matrix.

  16. Psylocke?

    Also, I’m jealous of how in-shape that woman must be to pull of those moves. Her body must be made of pure muscle.

  17. I can’t wait for the Hollywood movie version….but seriously this video is awesome.

  18. You’re right Gabe.

    China DOES need to be more chill.

  19. YOU KNOW who was also A PERSON WHO was totally peaceful AND ALSO a criminal? Nelson FUCKING Mandela.

  20. Now I know how this guy got such a hot girlfriend.

  21. She’s definitely gonna make the cast of Survivor this year!

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