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May 5, 2013 - 3:47 pm

One look at it and you can guess what kind of jokes have ticked off the humorless commies.

The Atlantic Wire:

Agence France Presse is reporting that censors on Weib are cracking down on the People’s Daily toilet humor. The IB Times adds:

A search on Sina Weibo for “People’s Daily” and “building” results in a message that says the keywords have been blocked “in accordance with relevant laws, regulations and policies, search results cannot be displayed”.

Of course, some clever Weibo users have snuck around the censors by way of the double entendre. “It seems the People’s Daily is going to rise up, there’s hope for the Chinese dream,” reads one message that got through filters, according to the AFP. Another: “Of course the national mouthpiece should be imposing.”

And then you have papers like The Times of India, with (unintentionally funny?) introductions to their architecture stories: “The new 150-meter tall headquarters of the People’s Daily, the main organ of the Communist Party….” And then you have this: As the blog HugChina reported last month, a rather unfortunate nickname for the paper emerged right after the first photos of the construction site surfaced, before the censors stepped in:

People’s Daily (人民日报) has long been called Raping People Daily (日人民报) by Chinese netizens for chronically misleading the people with false reports. It was understood that the propagandists in Beijing do not like this nickname, but that they chose the bizarre design of the new headquarters reveals that it may not necessarily be so.

The troll man who designed the People’s Daily HQ is architecture professor Zhou Qi, the IB Times reports. And you know what’s sort of funny? Not only did he beat out at least four architecture firms to construct this penis-shaped behemoth, but he’s actually commented on China’s penchant for mocking its suggestive architectural landmarks before.

Leave your own impressions of this monument to the Communist ideal of romantic love. Just keep it clean, please — that is, please be creative in your use of double entendres and leave the barnyard epithets off the page.

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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At least they didn't install the initially proposed fountain on the top! (I hope.)

The “People’s Daily” is trying to change their image to "Smiling Bob".

The “People’s Daily” moniker coupled with their building sounds awfully painful!

When they go out of business (one can hope), they can always hawk Viagra.
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I think that they're overcompensating for their personal shortcomings.

Maybe the blueprints where swapped with the latest advert for the next male-enhancement product?

I can't wait to see this building's corresponding "mate".

I hear the artist, Christo, has expressed interest in wrapping this building in a rolled, form-fitting tubular covering. (Wonder if the folk at the “People’s Daily” will figure out what that looks like quicker than they figured out the building itself.)
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How did Disney draw that building into The Little Mermaid *before* it was built?
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Oh Look It's the mei Tal Dong building !
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I cannot help but think Zhou Qi's entry into the design competition for this building was meant as a joke. Apparently, there were enough people on the selection committee who A) got it, B) thought it funny and C) similarly wanted to stick it in the eyes of the Politburo. Well played, gentlemen!
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If you have to report to the members in this building, well, it goes without saying that...you're screwed.
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Onward and upward!
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Fox News reports: SpaceX Dragon capsule to miss berthing date at space station after thruster issue.

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/03/01/spacex-rocket-dragon-mission-space-station/

“Fortunately, we have quite a bit of flexibility in our birthing date,” explained Michael Suffredini.

"Plus the ---- ----- of Saturn are ------- -- again."
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Looks like something that would belong to a tea party social conservative feller at a Say'rah Palin rally.
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Poor Communists got all embarrassed.

Don't worry. Zeke will...suck it up...and spit it on freedom-loving types where he thinks it belongs.
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Your suggestion would be better served up by those with such experience such as y......
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The directions were: "make it look like a pen is standing there" There was a slight transcription error, and it came out: "make it look like a penis standing there".........
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