Thursday, 26 January 2017

Trump-inspired cocks to usher in Year of the Rooster

Ring in the Year of the Rooster with a giant inflatable Donald Trump chicken
COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO?

It is nearly the Year of the Rooster and China is celebrating in true 2017 fashion — with a Donald Trump joke.

Giant "inflatable Trump roosters" have gone on sale in the country after one erected in the city of Taiyuan went viral, BuzzFeed News reports. You can order your own Trump rooster for as little as $50 for a six-foot Trump or as much as $5,300 for one that stands 52 feet tall.

While the roosters are only being sold in China for the time being, vendor Taobao reports that they've also been shipped abroad. You never know where one just might hatch.

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“Inflatable Trump Roosters” Are Being Sold In China
Fowl move?

This giant rooster sculpture outside of a mall in Taiyuan, China has gone viral.

It was erected to usher in the Year of the Rooster on the Chinese zodiac calendar, which will begin eight days after President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated.

The work features Trump’s often-used gestures and is accented with gold.

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China factory hatches giant inflatable Trump chickens

A Chinese factory is hatching giant inflatable chickens resembling Donald Trump to usher in the Year of the Rooster.

The five-metre fowls sport the distinctive golden mane of the US president-elect and mimic his signature hand gestures with their tiny wings.

Cartoon figures of animals from the Chinese zodiac are ubiquitous around Chinese New Year at the end of this month.

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Chinese factory ushers in Year of the Rooster by churning out huge Trump-inspired cocks

The Year of the Rooster looks to be a profitable one, at least for one balloon factory in Zhejiang province that is currently producing giant inflatable Trump chickens to help Chinese ring in the new year.

The balloons were of course inspired by a huge sculpture of a rooster looking just like US president-elect Donald Trump which appeared outside of shopping mall in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province, late last year that was designed by Seattle-based illustrator and animator Casey Latiolais.

Believing it to be the perfect mascot for the upcoming Year of the Cock, Chinese manufacturers have seized the moment, made a few tweaks and are now offering smaller versions for sale online.

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China factory hatches giant Trump chickens to usher in Year of the Rooster

The 5-metre fowls sport the distinctive golden mane of Trump and mimic his signature hand gestures with their tiny wings.

Trump has captured the Chinese imagination & riled its authorities, threatening to get tough on trade practices he says are unfair after taking office on Jan 20.

He also angered China by taking a phone call from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, breaking with decades of US diplomatic practice.

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It's gonna be huge: China factory hatches giant Trump chickens

A Chinese factory is hatching giant inflatable chickens resembling Donald Trump to usher in the Year of the Rooster. Video provided by AFP Newslook

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Chinese factory hatches giant Trump chickens to celebrate Year of the Rooster
China factory hatches giant Trump chickens to usher in Year of the Rooster
Chinese factory ushers in Year of the Rooster with Trump chickens

Haha guys, this bird looks like Donald Trump

A curious creature with audacious golden plumage has fascinated the world. We all watch intently as he struts about, soaking in the attention he knows he commands. An enigma, is he. What secret intent lies behind those sharp blue eyes?

Anyway, enough about Donald Trump. Check out this crazy bird.

This glorious golden pheasant at the Hangzhou Safari Park has become a thing because, well, look at him. He's got that "Trump hair in the front, medieval samurai in the back" thing going on. His nickname is "Little Red." Oh, he's perfect. We really needed this today.

The only bad thing about this news is that The People's Daily in China beat us to the Platonic ideal of bird puns.

realated: New moth named in honor of Donald Trump

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Meet the pheasant-elect: Bird sporting 'Donald Trump's hairstyle' soars to internet fame in China

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Meet the pheasant-elect: Bird sporting 'Donald Trump's hairstyle' soars to internet fame

A golden pheasant has become a star in China because people think he has the same hairstyle as Donald Trump.

Pictures of the animal became widely shared today on Chinese media after a journalist from Hangzhou took a picture of the male bird and pointed out the 'striking similarity' between him and the US President-elect.

Mr Gao, the keeper of the bird, told MailOnline that he was surprised to hear the news, however he had begun to notice the resemblance between the two. Mr Gao works for Hangzhou Safari Park in eastern China, where the five-year-old bird lives. He said the pheasant was called 'Little Red' because of his extremely red feathers.

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