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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Li and Zhou: Wang Enters…

[Li and Zhou are having noodles outside of the office.]

Li

I’m not sure they had to go to that extreme and take down the maps.

Zhou

Well, what could they do? Go over it with a magic marker?

Li

Why didn’t they just put another map next to it?

Zhou

There can’t be any disputes about it, you know that.

Li

I suppose.

Zhou

Just because you like their food.

Li

I like the naan bread.

Zhou

You like more than that.

Li

I also like the things you mix with the naan bread, but it wouldn’t be the same without the naan bread.

Zhou

Do you see what I’m saying?

Li

Look this has nothing to do with my love for Indian food.

Zhou

So you admit it.

Li

I admit nothing.

[Wang, an internet censor walks over to the table and sees them talking.]

Wang

Hello, friends.

Li

Hi.

Zhou

Hello.

Wang

What are you working on? Something important?

Zhou

Well, we were just discussing –

Wang

I’m cracking down on the newest expression of freedom on the internet. People are chopping off the heads of characters to say “freedom.”

Zhou

Oh, I heard about that. It’s clever.

Wang

Yes, I bet you thought of it, didn’t you?

Zhou

No, of course not.

Wang

Of course not, you’d never be so clever.

Li

We’re just about to leave, Wang. I’m sorry, but we’ll have to have lunch some other time.

Wang

Going to spend the day nitpicking maps of China in newspapers?

Li

Well, yes.

Wang

That’s good. It affects a lot of people, the questions with the outlying provinces.

Li

Yeah-

Wang

I mean, it’s almost as important is internet issues, which affect all of China directly.

Li

I-

[Seeing Li is clearly agitated. Zhou tries to help him out:]

Zhou

Li, there’s that thing we have to do.

Li

Oh, yeah. Goodbye.

Wang

Goodbye!

Zhou

Goodbye!

[Li and Zhou walk out of the noodle shop.]

Li

Prick.

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