Intel has launched its flagship product Core Duo 2 Processors for almost 2 months. But as Microsoft delayed delivery of the Windows Vista, many people don’t see the necessity to replace their old machine.
Therefore those want to try out the Intel’s latest high-flyer have to come up with some creative/extreme ways to destroy their old machine.
Here are some funny clips which teach people how to eliminate the old PC. I have shown them to many friends. The more interesting thing is that different clips appeal to different people with different backgrounds in different ways.
Make a clean cut（劈空掌－一刀两断）
Though the banner behind shows Karate, many of my Chinese friend take this as Taekwondo.
In China, Karate is pronounced Kong Shou Dao（空手道）. Most Japanese Kanji looks the same as traditional Chinese, but pronounced differently. This causes many problems for Chinese when they read Japanese names in English. For example, many of them have no idea who Koizumi is, though they know Xiao Quan（小泉） is the former Prime Minister of Japan.
Also, they consider the Taijitu banner something related to Korean. Probably they have watched too many Korean movies.
This clip is comprehensible to people from the West too. Maybe they have seen such supernatural phenomenon in those anti-gravity KongFu movies, such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Just add water（女中豪杰－水漫金山）
Many Chinese girls find this clip the most interesting. This clip reminds them those Korean movie they have watched.
About 5 years back in China, Japanese TV drama dominated many Chinese regional TV stations, but now, Korean TV drama and movies are the fad. In those movies, just like in this clip, the female characters are fierce, determined and a bit violence sometimes.
This really puzzles me. In my knowledge, Korean are more endocentric than Chinese. A Korean friend told me that, in many Korean companies, if there is no cleaner in the office, female staff will undoubtedly take up such cleaning work. It is the unwritten rule in their offices.
Well, the girl must have had to clean everything up after destroying the machine.
The great escape（走为上－逃出生天）
From the language and the newspaper, we know this story happened in China. But, for me, it looks a bit too clean and quiet to be in China.
I think the old guy’s acting was not so natural. When the boy left the laptop on the table, how could he immediately realize the boy had forgot his laptop? The boy could have went to the gents only.
When I was taking public transportation, such as trains, ferry boats and buses, if I was alone, I would ask a person sitting next to me to take care of my luggage. But I had to build the trust between each other by talking with him/her first. The old man in the clip was not so happy when the boy peeking at his newspaper. Obviously, they were not friends. So it was weird to see this old man trying so hard to bring the laptop back to the boy. This was just not consistent with my experience. Many of my Chinese friends share the same view.
Interestingly, some people from the West find it natural. The old man’s action is common in their experience.
The four small screens here confused me in the beginning. But when I caught up with the story, I found it is the most interesting clip out of the four. Many Chinese kids like this one too. For them, the biggest obstacle to get a new PC is their parents. And the Indian boy in this clip shows them one “feasible” solution. So, in the future, don’t be surprised if you see a boy trying to short circuit a computer in China.
Let’s make a poll 大家来票选最优短片！