When the Unfree Sees a Free Pest Bird…

From one of Hu Jia’s letters, on Zeng Jinyan’s blog:

When the Unfree See a Free Pest Bird, They will Like it

In the Severe-Punishment Detention Center (the Western part contained the death row), we treated the mice [or rats?] as pets and fed them. The youngest of us four inmates in the cell was 30, the oldest was 47 years old, but the fun was universal. Also, everyone felt that as it was the Year of the Rat, one shouldn’t reject the rats.

We appointed one inmate who was one year younger than me to take care of the spiders, too. He had to look for mosquitos to feed the spiders.

When I was transferred from the detention center to prison, I saw a lot of people taking care of grasshoppers and snails, too, conscientiously seeking leaves for them. For some inmates, it is a way to sustain themselves spritually, affecting happiness, anger, and sadness.

4 Comments to “When the Unfree Sees a Free Pest Bird…”

  1. JR, I came across these. You will love them:

    搞笑的回复

    1、变态楼主:养条狗和养一个男人哪个合算?
    暴强回复:大婶,即使你能把男人当狗使,但你敢把狗当男人使不?

    2.变态楼主:男人你要李宇春还是章子怡?
    暴强回复:一个公鸡,一个野鸡,都不选

    3.变态楼主:通过海南矿泉水喝死人事件,可以看到中国的食品安全堪忧,矿泉水也能喝死人?不是有QS标志吗?
    暴强回复:弱弱的问一下,QS是不是去死的意思?

    4.变态楼主:一学生,成绩年年倒数第一,常与人打架,按领导要求老师想给学生好听一点的期末评语,怎么写啊?
     暴强回复:该生成绩稳定,动手能力强。

    5.说说中国的30分钟新闻联播。
     暴强回复:有什么说的:前十分钟,领导们很忙。中十分钟,全国人民都很幸福。后十分钟,世界上其它国家人民都生活在水深火热之中。

    6.变态楼主:都40多了还有许多事不明白该问谁?
     暴强回复:外事问谷歌,内事问百度,房事问天涯!

    7.变态楼主:奥运口号“同一个世界,同一个梦想!”
     暴强回复:乖乖,麻将国粹无处不在,倒过来看居然是“想摸个一筒,就是个一筒!”

    8.天*涯楼主:从来都觉得蝎子精是整部《西游记》里最美的女人,当蝎子精把唐僧逼到床上撩拨时,我心下不住地为唐僧鼓劲:从了,从了,咱就从了吧!但关键时刻,可恶的悟空出现了……
      天*涯回复12:唉,要是换好色的八戒出现就好了!
      天*涯回复13:嗯,八戒出现了,这次改蝎子精不从了……

    9.天*涯楼主:怀疑老婆红杏出墙,但苦于没证据……
     天*涯回复:如果你没本事做陈冠希,那就做谢霆峰吧

    10.天*涯楼主:我们的GJ到底是法制还是人治?
      天*涯沙发:不是法治,也不是人治,而是治人,并且初级阶段一百年不变……

    11.论坛楼主:该死的理发店把我头剪坏了!大家出点损招,要求破坏性越大越好,动静越小越好,因为是我一个人去。
     论坛地下室:半夜三更,月黑风高,静静地、轻轻地,一个人吊死在理发店门口……

    12.论坛楼主:为什么生下的孩子要跟父亲一个姓?
     论坛沙发:因为取款机里吐出的钱归插卡人所有。

    13.王小丫跟陈章良结婚,请用四个字评论。
      论坛回复:丫从良了!

    14.论坛楼主:听到一特好听的歌,歌词只记得是“一个芝麻糕,不如一针细”,求歌名啊!
    论坛回复:你可知Macau,不是我真姓……-_-

    15.天*涯楼主:请用一句话形容中国国家地震台。
      天*涯回复:事后诸葛亮,事前猪一样!

    16.楼主:我已经一年滴食未进了,还是活的好好的!MOP的网友,你们落后了,难道你们不觉得每天还要吃三餐很麻烦吗,我现在每天只需晒这么10几分钟太阳就几天都精力旺盛了。哎,你们真是一群凡夫俗子。
      回复:植物都会打字.汗!!!

    17.天*涯楼主:请问北京是如何体现本次奥运会为绿色人文奥运的?
     天*涯沙发:不是请谢霆锋来唱歌了吗?

    18.中日韩三国难道非要采取敌视行为对待彼此,就不能心平气和地坐下来谈问题吗?
      沙发:不能!因为日 本人和中国人谈得投机的时候,只有当话题是关于韩国人时;日 本人和韩国人谈得投机的时候,只有当话题是关于中国人时;中国人和韩国人能谈得投机的时候,只有当话题是日 本人时!

    19..LZ:你看我的头像牛B么?
    沙发:像。

    20..楼主:想问问各位姐妹,BF和前女友一起买的东西,比如对戒,项链,手环一类的,是留着还是扔掉?扔了实在是……挺贵的东西,不扔看着就闹心!
    沙发:庸人自扰!她的前男友你不也在用吗?

    21.天*涯楼主:据我考证,古代男人们去青楼并不是要跟女子们发生关系。事实上大多数艺妓都是才艺出众、才貌双全的,飞舞唱曲,吟诗诵词,极为风雅。男人们不过去坐一坐,喝几杯清茶,吃几块点心,听几首小曲,下下棋,吟吟诗,喝点小酒什么的,然后就离开了。
     天*涯回复:哦,谢谢楼主的解释,原来古代的青楼就是今天的北影。

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  2. Geez. This will keep me busy for a while.

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  3. Yes, it will. These BBS posts and replies pulse with Chinese life. If you find any of them difficult to understand, I can give you some helpful background info.

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  4. I’ll be back to it when at home tonight. That’s where my big dictionary is.

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