Democracy, whiskey, sexy?
As posted by Thomas Leavitt of Seeing the Forest, China has a handle on the whiskey part of the blog-borne meme of "democracy, whiskey sexy" - a quote from an Iraqi cab driver, if I recall correctly - that some used to imply that Iraq was the on the verge of being a happy little slightly naughty democracy. Albeit this was some time ago - still waiting on that one, I guess. Meanwhile China, having no democracy, and only limited sexy (they'd a bit more crouching, covering eyes tiger than the West), is 'Raising the brown bottle' instead of the red lantern with whiskey. I expect the other two items to shortly follow with as much success as we are seeing in Iraq.