Chinese people eating fortune cookies

North Americans are weird, putting pieces of paper in cookies.

… in bed.

As Chinese as the orange chicken you had at Manchu Wok.

Doesn’t matter how much soy sauce you put on your food, it’s still not Chinese food.

I remember seeing a TV news show years ago where they talked about the origin of fortune cookies–specifically how they were an American invention and that nobody in China eats them.

They told a rather funny story about a cookie maker that did customized fortunes.  One time they had an order for some rather raunchy fortunes to go to a bachelor party, at the same time as an order for bible verses for a church picnic.  Needless to say, the two orders got mixed up.

I’d love to have been a fly on the wall at either one of those parties…

On unrelated stuff; Stardog Champion might be familiar with this, especially in Japan

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Oh yeah, that sounds familiar indeed, though only the English-language newspapers tend to carry that kind of stuff.  Like how the Korean government was pissing and moaning again because during the Olympics, the Chinese maps wrote “Sea of Japan” instead of “East Sea” like the Koreans desperately want it.  Or better yet, how Korea was spelling their country’s name with a “C” instead of a “K” during the 2003 world cup so they would be ahead of Japan in alphabetical order.

Yet Japan doesn’t care.  Never has.