History Main / DiggingToChina

2nd May '17 4:54:12 PM flameclaw0x7
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Expect it to be rock all the way through rather than magma, and for [[FastTunnelling the feat to be accomplished in a comically short time]], perhaps accompanied by a pneumatic drill sound effect.

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Expect it to be rock all the way through rather than magma, and for [[FastTunnelling the feat to be accomplished in a comically short time]], perhaps accompanied by a pneumatic drill sound effect.
effect. If the dig is fast enough, expect the camera to be upside down when the character resurfaces, righting itself when the character finishes falling upwards.
2nd May '17 4:45:37 PM flameclaw0x7
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Expect it to be rock all the way through rather than magma, and for the feat to be accomplished in a comically short time, perhaps accompanied by a pneumatic drill sound effect.

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Expect it to be rock all the way through rather than magma, and for [[FastTunnelling the feat to be accomplished in a comically short time, time]], perhaps accompanied by a pneumatic drill sound effect.
6th Apr '17 7:14:27 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* At closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 OlympicGames, part of the presentation "handing off" the Olympics to the next host city, Tokyo, was a video of the Japanese Prime Minister turning into Mario and traveling from Japan to Brazil by jumping into a tunnel through the Earth. After the video, the real Prime Minister emerged from a fake tunnel end in the Rio stadium! (Rio and Tokyo aren't really directly opposite each other, but Japan's antipodes are just off Brazil's Atlantic coast, so... close enough.)

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* At closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 OlympicGames, part of the presentation "handing off" the Olympics to the next host city, Tokyo, was a video of the Japanese Prime Minister Minister, Shinzo Abe, turning into Mario and traveling from Japan to Brazil by jumping into a tunnel through the Earth. After the video, the real Prime Minister Abe emerged from a fake tunnel end in the Rio stadium! (Rio and Tokyo aren't really directly opposite each other, but Japan's antipodes are just off Brazil's Atlantic coast, so... close enough.)
30th Mar '17 8:05:22 PM PaulA
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* One of the [[TheWizardOfOz Oz books]] has a tube going through the Earth, which leads from a land near Oz to another (fictional and fantastic) land on the other side of the world. With a ruler named Tititi-Hoochoo and a friendly dragon, it seems to be playing on a few Chinese stereotypes of the time.

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* One of the [[TheWizardOfOz [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz books]] books]], ''Tik-Tok of Oz'', has a tube going through the Earth, which leads from a land near Oz to another (fictional and fantastic) land on the other side of the world. With a ruler named Tititi-Hoochoo and a friendly dragon, it seems to be playing on a few Chinese stereotypes of the time.
29th Mar '17 5:04:40 PM StarTropes
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* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' where Pig dug a hole to "Kukistan". Unfortunately the natives wanted to eat Pig for dinner. In the first strip characters comment to each other that Kukistan doesn't exist, but the editors felt that digging to China would offend their Asian readers, so the strip was digitally altered. Fortunately, they note, this will surely make the originals valuable rarities for anyone who might happen to buy them.

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* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' where Pig dug a hole to "Kukistan".[[FictionalCountry "Kukistan"]]. Unfortunately the natives wanted to eat Pig for dinner. In the first strip characters comment to each other that Kukistan doesn't exist, but [[ExecutiveMeddling the editors felt that digging to China would offend their Asian readers, readers]], so the strip was digitally altered. Fortunately, they note, this will surely make the originals valuable rarities for anyone who might happen to buy them.
13th Mar '17 9:40:32 AM arkholt
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* Deconstructed in ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'' [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/54 #54]], "China." Terry discusses how silly of an idea it is to dig to China. He states that you'd probably just end up in the middle of the ocean, and the water would wash you back through the hole to where you started.
25th Feb '17 3:04:50 AM Vir
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** In TheMovie, when the Simpsons house collapses, Chief Wiggum says its China's problem now.

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** In TheMovie, when the Simpsons house collapses, Chief Wiggum says its they're China's problem now.
20th Feb '17 5:08:02 PM CosmicFerret
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* In [[Creator/GaryGygax Gary Gygax's]] original home ''DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign from the mid-1970s (which was set on a parallel Earth), the bottom level of Castle Greyhawk contained a slide trap that sent its victims all the way to China.

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* In [[Creator/GaryGygax Gary Gygax's]] original home ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign from the mid-1970s (which was set on a parallel Earth), the bottom level of Castle Greyhawk contained a slide trap that sent its victims all the way to China.
7th Dec '16 2:24:11 AM Andyroid
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* This was the climax of the classic WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck/WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale short "Donald Applecore," offscreen. But you can tell it's China at the other end because of the offensive fake accent.

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* This was the climax of the classic WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck/WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale The WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck[=/=]WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale short "Donald Applecore," offscreen. But you Applecore" ends with Donald accidentally blowing a hole in his apple orchard so deep, he falls all the way to China (offscreen). You can tell it's China at the other end because of the offensive fake accent.accent on the guy who does [[RunningGag the "applecore" joke]] on Donald.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'', Courage dig a hole to China in order to avoid a monster. Of course, there's a Chinese dragon waiting on the other side and it chases him back.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'', Courage dig digs a hole to China in order to avoid a monster. Of course, there's a Chinese dragon waiting on the other side and it chases him back.
6th Dec '16 6:53:28 PM Andyroid
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': The Strong Bad Email "alternate universe" had Strong Bad entering a "Dig to China With Your [[InvisibleAnatomy Ears]]" contest against an alternate version of himself. They don't actually make it to China, as the alternate "Tiny-Handed Strong Bad" puts the contest on hold when he unearths a giant mug of root beer. No, seriously.

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': The Strong Bad Email "alternate universe" had Strong Bad entering a "Dig to China With Your [[InvisibleAnatomy Ears]]" contest against an alternate version of himself. They don't actually make it to China, as the alternate "Tiny-Handed Strong Bad" puts the contest on hold when he [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext unearths a giant mug of root beer. No, seriously.beer]].
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