When a ranking Chinese government official slammed the U.S. embassy and consulates in China earlier this month for measuring local air pollution data, calling it “violating diplomatic conventions,” Chinese web users snapped back. “Can’t you see the bad pollution yourself?” asked one typical comment.
China’s censors have tremendous power in print, online, and even in public spaces such as Tiananmen Square. But when it comes to air pollution, even the Chinese government can’t obscure the facts. People see and breathe it every day.
thingsthehusbandsays asked: Two questions: (1) When you say to pour cleaner in the toilet bowl each night, what sort of cleaner should I use? Especially if I hypothetically have a really fucked up toilet? (2) I have a horrible shower/bathtub and I need unfucking help: First, the drain doesn't work, so I can't fill it up with water. Second, it's one of those old bathtubs that's sort of texturized, so when I tried to use a magic eraser, the eraser fell apart and the tub remained filthy. Any suggestions?
(1) Whatever’s handy. All-purpose cleaner OR bleach OR vinegar OR fucking dish soap if you want. (Just one, though. Don’t mix.) Leave it overnight and give it a scrub and a flush in the a.m.