Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Jason Hu Ad in Taichung

Taichung Mayor Jason Hu
I saw this ad overlooking a major street intersection in Taichung. It advertises the merits of the current KMT Mayor of Taichung, Jason Hu (胡志強), punning on his name in Chinese: Who is 胡? Normally I post all the ads at the end of each month, but this one was so awesome in its weird English I though it deserved a post all its own. Enjoy.
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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is funny. The same slogan is used by Taiwanese American groups to protest China's president Hu Jin Tao, with the implication that he remains a mysterious figure of dubious motives.

Sage said...

Excellent! And a good question too; who is Hu?

Considering he professes to have attended Oxford, he must get a chuckle if not a cringe when he sees this.

But ... and appropriate question considering the happenings during the past weeks.

Richard said...

The most famous Hu of all, 胡锦涛, that's who.

cfimages said...

Jason Hu has merits? Wow, learn something new every day. :)

Tim Maddog said...

Right! "Who is who?"

I can't distinguish between the police, the politicians, and the gangsters in this city!

Therefore, great job (with the ad), Jason Hu!

Tim Maddog

Anonymous said...

The sign really doesn't say much about his accomplishments, other than somehow implying he built the structure at the building during the Japanese era.

Anonymous said...

The slogan should say... Hu, he Who should resign!

dennis said...

wtf!? i totally dont get it, good job whichever brainiac that came up with this ad, you beauty!

taichungers time to wake up and kick this son of a b out of office, cast your vote for a future in TAIWAN, to hell with china.

Thomas said...

I have to admit, it is better than "Let Taipei Surpass Taipei".

Marc said...

Absolutely creepy.

Anonymous said...

So, who's on first?

Anonymous said...

I can't distinguish between the police, the politicians, and the gangsters in this city!

@MD, so true. It just sickens me to no end when I see important politicians showing up for gangster funerals and weddings.

@Thomas, re: "Let Taipei Surpass Taipei" I know, what a idiotic slogan.

Likewise, the lame "Xinbei" name for Taipei county. Is anyone really going to use that name or is it going to be like the waste of money MA spent on renaming the Taipei city streets a few years ago?

Sage said...

“Attending birthday celebrations of a gang leader’s father, for example, is inappropriate. Police and civil servants should behave more cautiously,” Ma said.

"behave more cautiously" ... does Ma mean, don't get caught and embarrass us?

What does he think about Hu attending a gang leaders funeral? I guess someone had to send the presidents condolences.

Michael Turton said...

Ha! Ma himself went to the wedding of Yen Ching-piao's son several years ago. What a hypocrite!

Tim Maddog said...

In Mandarin, Su's slogan is 「台北超越台北」, which I'd translate as "Building a(n) [new and] improved Taipei."

The original probably sounds better in Mandarin than either my English translation or the more direct translation, "Let Taipei Surpass Taipei."

Tim Maddog

Thoth Harris said...

The answer to answer to our Jeopardy question, "Who took the presents away from Huville" is "Who is Jason Hu, Grinch and Father Anti-Christmas or the best mayor of all time?"