Thursday, November 09, 2006

Learn from Comrade Lei Feng!

Lei Feng was a cheerfully selfless 22-year-old PLA soldier who in 1961 was accidently crushed to death by a telegraph pole. Or not. Nobody is really sure.

However, in 1962, the Great Helmsman, Mao Tse-tung, called on the entire Chinese nation to Learn from Comrade Lei Feng.

As a result Lei Feng became a synonym for "serve others," "volunteering," "whole-hearted dedication," "selfless generosity".

Since there is no point in letting a Unique Selling Point fade away, someone in China is now selling a condom called Learn from Comrade Lei Feng.

For more about Lei Feng and the condom (by Justin Mitchell): Asia Sentinel via EastSouthWestNorth

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