Toast Chinese "Bridge of Magpies" Satellite

FireKraquora

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Afternoon, sports fans!

It is with great joy that I present to you a new potential Collingwood co-mascot: Chinese relay satellite "Queqiao", meaning "bridge of magpies".

(the relevance here is tenuous at best, but bear with me, it's the off season)

Many of you would be aware that China have landed a rover on the "dark side of the moon". It is impossible to communicate directly with the rover from earth, given that the mass of the moon is in the way. Hence, a relay satellite is required:

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The satellite is named Queqiao, a reference to the "bridge of magpies" from the Chinese legend "The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl". This is the epic tale of 2 lovers who are banished to opposite sides of the Milky Way. They are reunited one day per year, on Chinese Valentine's Day, by a bridge of magpies that reconnects them from across the galaxy.

There is some glorious artwork out there based on the legend:


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I propose, nay, I insist that this satellite will henceforth be a subject of worship by pies fans. The Magpie Bridge, a gateway to our heart's true desire: the 2020 premiership.

Drink it in, friends:




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JB1975

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I have a fondness for things which reside on the dark side of the moon, kind of like this thread with its single reply, so I thought I'd pop in and say hello.

Hello.

In my opinion, magpies would never be so compliant as to (a) band together in such a multitude, or (b) form themselves into a bridge for the benefit of the banished, but I've been wrong about a few things lately and I concede that I could also be wrong about this.
 

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I have a fondness for things which reside on the dark side of the moon, kind of like this thread with its single reply, so I thought I'd pop in and say hello.

Hello.

In my opinion, magpies would never be so compliant as to (a) band together in such a multitude, or (b) form themselves into a bridge for the benefit of the banished, but I've been wrong about a few things lately and I concede that I could also be wrong about this.
 

partypie

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Yeah no - I have the distinct feeling that Magpies won't conform to the wishes of the PRC (especially given their refusal to stop ripping holes in my recently laid turf despite several discussions on the matter), so I suspect you will have to take your insistence and shove it where the magpies don't sing.
 

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In further news, pink floyd will be reforming to tour australia next year with the addition of two chinese communist party officials on keyboards and percussion.... the band will be coming down to the holden centre - .soon to be renamed the great wall centre - for a jumper presentation. Rumours are circling that the Pies are considering the rookieing of two chinese table tennis players
 

FireKraquora

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kind of like this thread with its single reply, so I thought I'd pop in and say hello.
Despite its literary brilliance, my thread did indeed get off to a slow start. It's like feeding caviar to swine around here sometimes. Thanks for popping in!
I suspect you will have to take your insistence and shove it where the magpies don't sing.
You have just been docked 20 social credit points for failure to comply with our PRC overlords. I politely but firmly request that you immediately change your avatar to an image of our beloved Queqiao.
I have no idea what the OP is about but am loving the Pink Floyd
One of the best
Ok boomer!
 

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This reminds me of the story of how Kung Fu got it's name. Many moons ago a great warrior was captured and put to work on building the great wall of China. Because of his exceptional strength and skill he could chop a stone into a brick with one mighty blow of his hand. One day while he was taking a break a worker from above tipped a brick over the edge and it hit our hero square on the head. Infuriated he looked up and screamed "which kung fu dat".
 

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