History Main / DiggingToChina

6th Dec '17 8:16:27 AM alnair20aug93
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UK writers are more likely to end up in UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} and vice versa. Other destinations are possible, as long as the target is far enough way. The tunnel is usually dead straight and under the RuleOfCool goes anywhere the plot desires. Wherever they end up, it will usually be ''conspicuously'' foreign with as many stereotyped visual cues on display as possible.

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UK writers are more likely to end up in UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} and vice versa.versa, and Japanese writers more likely in UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}. Other destinations are possible, as long as the target is far enough way. The tunnel is usually dead straight and under the RuleOfCool goes anywhere the plot desires. Wherever they end up, it will usually be ''conspicuously'' foreign with as many stereotyped visual cues on display as possible.
21st Aug '17 12:53:58 PM simonscot
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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, Shinzo Abe, turning into Mario and traveling from Japan to Brazil by jumping into a tunnel through the Earth. After the video, the real 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.)

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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, Shinzo Abe, turning into Mario [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] and traveling from Japan to Brazil by jumping into a tunnel through the Earth. After the video, the real 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.)
10th Aug '17 10:49:03 AM Adeon
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* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comic he builds a perpetual tunneling machine (it's powered by dirt). Unfortunately [[PointyHairedBoss the boss]] accidentally turns it on and it tunnels right through the Earth ending up [[AssShove embedded]] into an Australian picnicker.
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.
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