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China: Boy chases 'transformer' on national highway (mistook a truck as a transformer robot)
Shanghai Daily ^ | 07/17/07 | Alice Gu

Posted on 07/17/2007 8:35:23 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Boy chases 'transformer' on national highway

Created: 2007-7-17 16:05:52
Author:Alice Gu

A BOY riding a bicycle was stopped on a national highway for chasing a truck that he mistook for a robot from the movie "Transformers" in Shandong Province yesterday, according to a newspaper.

The 11-year-old boy was stopped at Penglai toll station on National Highway No. 206 and told attendants that he was chasing Optimus Prime, a transformer that leads the Autobots in a war against the evil Decepticons.

The boy lives near Daxindian Town, which is close to the toll station, the report said.

A few days ago, the boy watched the Hollywood blockbuster film "Transformers," which hit cinemas on the Chinese mainland last week. Afterwards, he began madly clinging to all kinds of trucks.

He thought the trucks were transformers, said the report.

According to the article, the truck he saw yesterday was "very likely to be Optimus Prime."

The sci-fi film was the fastest to earn 100 million yuan in box office revenue on the Chinese mainland, outpacing "Spider-Man 3" and "King Kong," said a previous Beijing Morning Post report.

Gao Jun, assistant to the general manager with the Beijing's New Film Association, told Sina.com that the live-action blockbuster was expected to earn 200 million yuan (US$26.44 million) of box office revenue on the mainland.

The association raked in 11.89 million yuan from the movie as of yesterday, while the Shanghai United Cinema Line, the city's leading cinema chain, said it has sold 13.28 million yuan worth of tickets to the movie over the same period.


TOPICS: TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: china; kid; tlr; transformer

1 posted on 07/17/2007 8:35:26 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; maui_hawaii; tallhappy; Dr. Marten; Jeff Head; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 07/17/2007 8:36:03 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“Son, you see that line? This side is reality, that side is fantasy. Now, you want to try to stay on THIS side of that line.”


3 posted on 07/17/2007 8:36:21 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Wonder what he was going to do when he caught it...


4 posted on 07/17/2007 8:38:07 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The original theme song to the Transformers was actually "Chuck Norris--more than meets the eye, Chuck Norris--robot in disguise," and starred Chuck Norris as a Texas Ranger who defended the earth from drug-dealing Decepticons and could turn into a pick-up. This was far too much awesome for a single show, however, so it was divided.

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

5 posted on 07/17/2007 8:44:52 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Is he “special”? I can see a five or six year old doing something like that, but eleven? C’mon, kid, put down the bong.


6 posted on 07/17/2007 1:51:23 PM PDT by lesser_satan
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To: lesser_satan
Is he “special”? I can see a five or six year old doing something like that, but eleven?

I think he's not special, just retarded.

7 posted on 07/17/2007 1:55:22 PM PDT by Clam Digger
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To: lesser_satan

It’s china. Kid is probably retarded due to heavy metal poisoning.


8 posted on 07/18/2007 1:11:00 AM PDT by rmlew (Build a wall, attrit the illegals, end the anchor babies, Americanize Immigrants)
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