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China makes everything, so the wall
contain a vast array of products, ranging
from entire segments of ships to tiny
chrome plastic components.
The construction would be carried out
the traditional methods of dry stone wall
masons, who carefully assess each stone
setting it in place. This ensures
stability but also serves to create a type
I envisage a long, perfectly formed
tapering towards the top with the more
massively engineered parts being
interspersed with the DVD players,
furniture, toys, tools and all the other
general detritus of modern life.
In time the wall would become bound
together by opportunistic vegetation and
inhabited by birds and other animals.
see links to: Dry Stone walls
Chance (film based on a Paul Auster
Temple of Angkor Wat and of
course the Great
Dry Stone wall
construction method [xenzag, Dec 28 2007]
Music of Chance
wall of debt [xenzag, Dec 28 2007]
taken over by vegetation [xenzag, Dec 28 2007]
Great Wall of China
[xenzag, Dec 28 2007]
what globaltourniquet said [jaksplat, Dec 30 2007]
||"All in all, you're just another brick in the wall ......."
||I think there should be a wall made entirely from sparkling China.
That'd be great.
||HA! Love it! ("Great Wall of Crap" indeedy.)
I see miles of those glittery fans embedded in the sturdy barrier. (Toss in some fortune cookies for good luck, and I think it's a go!)
||Just watch out for the lead paint.
||Why does this idea remind me of Katamari Damacy?
||That WAL already exists...mostly scattered in disparate segments across the United States, and populated by newly unemployed small town merchants. In fact, after some rough calculations, it appears that the Sino-American WAL at 29 square miles in total surface area already easily tops the Great Wall's 13 or so.
||If we're going to isolate nations with giant walls of trash, there have to be better candidates than China. We could completely barricade most of iraq with the trash that Wal-Mart produces in a week
||Absolutely. Haiti. Walls of voodoo.
||The way I see it, Polititions could build the great wall of crap in a day according to your calculations [UnaBubba]. (Just Imagine what they could do with seven)
||(edit) I unflagged the dry stone wall link
image, because it opens ok for me. As
for references to Wal-Mart... they don't
"produce" anything that I know of. I'm
sure 99% of their stock is made in
China. That was one of my alternative
titles for this idea: i.e. The Great Wal-
Mart of China. The Chinese don't just
make rubbish - they make EVERYTHING.
Own an iPod? guess where it's made?
Timberland boots? New Lap-top? The
list is endless.
||Therefore, not allowing for dessication, dung beetles, // theft // or any growth in China's population, it would take somewhere bewteen 667 days and 798 days to build the Great Wall Of Crap, to the same dimensions as the existing wall.
||... Theft? I'm not so sure you would have too much of a theft problem there.
I'm not talented enough to find the exact ratio of scat-lovers vs nons without polluting my computer, otherwise I would try and help your theory out a little further.
||Well, after it's built, it's going to be fairly ugly, but you can always get Microsoft to come along and make it look and smell nice - they're experts on sticking gold leaf on turds ....