The Peking Duck Tragedy + Open Thread

A friend of mine told me he went to three separate duck restaurants on Sunday and all three had run out of duck. Now we know why. A sad day here at TPD.

Open thread, if you’d like.

The Discussion: 16 Comments

I thought they only have tornadoes in the US.

July 8, 2008 @ 11:56 am | Comment

I dunno, I hear they had a doozy of a cyclone over in Myanmar not too long ago.

July 8, 2008 @ 12:10 pm | Comment

I think a tornado is different from a cyclone.

July 8, 2008 @ 2:54 pm | Comment

I think a tornado is different from a cyclone

Check wikipedia

July 8, 2008 @ 2:55 pm | Comment

Tornados aren’t the same as cyclones.

Cyclones = hurricanes in different hemispheres.

Regardless, I’m having trouble wrapping my mind around the duck loss!

July 8, 2008 @ 3:06 pm | Comment

Yeah, this isn’t about the weather, it is about something far more important, Peking Duck.

July 8, 2008 @ 3:14 pm | Comment

Open Thread? O.K.

I’d like to talk about these foreign lawyers in China who practice Chinese law and charge clients US$350 per hour, but pay their Chinese associates US$200 per month:

July 8, 2008 @ 5:14 pm | Comment

Thomas, sounds like what a lot of firms do – make money out of clients and employees.

July 8, 2008 @ 7:44 pm | Comment


“make money out of clients and employees.”

And from share holders too…

July 8, 2008 @ 9:43 pm | Comment

Why foreigners like QuanJuDe I would never understand, it’s highway robbery, plain and simple.

July 9, 2008 @ 12:16 am | Comment

Cyclones and hurricanes are the result of something known as the coriolis affect due to the earth’s rotation.

Tornadoes appear to be related to the jet stream in north america.

There are many weather phenomenon similar to tornadoes that do occur in different places around the world, dust devils, water spouts over the ocean.

The major weather system that affects China would be the monsoon season. There maybe a seasonal phenomenon related to the monsoon season that can produce rotating storm systems in northern china, those hot dry winds from the north west. Severe hot winds and dust are probably the usual result with occasional rotating storms if the conditions are right.

July 9, 2008 @ 12:32 am | Comment

[…] the duck? An anecdotal report on the possible restaurant impact of a recent tornado near Beijing that killed 80,000 of the fowl. […]

July 9, 2008 @ 1:14 pm | Pingback

The best Peking Duck I’ve ever eaten was in Kowloon. Quanjude is a tourist trap – too expensive and not even the best tasting kaoya in Beijing. I’m sorry to hear about the ducks though. On the other hand, being killed by a cyclone beats the hell out of spending your short life being crammed full of food and hormones, then getting slow roasted, chopped into pieces, and fed to fat tourists. On second thought, sounds to me like these ducks were the lucky ones.

July 9, 2008 @ 11:23 pm | Comment

Here’s my contribution. Ronaldinho will be playing for Brazil in the Olympics “without permission”, putting his contract at risk.

July 12, 2008 @ 7:27 am | Comment

Open Thread?

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Might be useful for those trying to defend our rights from the freedom-hating nationalist chinese (both paid by the government and volunteer patriots) who will do their utmost best to silence and prevent us from criticizing their country or their government even if it’s justified by using badly worded arguments devoid of logic and rationality.

July 14, 2008 @ 2:28 am | Comment

Kinda like the Arabs that “hate your freedoms”? Actually they’re playing by your system which is $ controls everything.

July 18, 2008 @ 6:37 am | Comment

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