Laowai Comics: A Black Guy, A Chinese Guy And A White Guy Walk Into A Bar… By Laowai Comics March 6, 2014 8:56 am Comments: 39 Laowai Comics is a biweekly webcomic. Beijing Cream is proud to debut its Thursday comic every week. Full archives here. Click to enlarge Tweet 39 Responses to “Laowai Comics: A Black Guy, A Chinese Guy And A White Guy Walk Into A Bar…” rfk March 6th, 2014 10:52am I don’t get it. Reply sunshanmu January 8th, 2015 6:08pm seriously, you don’t get it? what’s not to get. Dude seriously how long have you been here. Do you speak any chinese at all? In addition there is still and illustration. You must be pretty dumb, or just like insulting and belittling others, for you not to get that. Hei means black, it’s a pun, so the chinese guy said huan, it means yellow, the other guy said bai which means white, it also sounds like bye, hence the waive goodbye. If you don’t get that now, dude then u should first get a sense a humor, get it. hahaha… Reply sunshanmu January 8th, 2015 6:10pm not huang i made a mistake. anyway. narsfweasels explained it way better than i did. I was laughing too hard. hahahaha Reply Fabbab March 6th, 2014 11:11am Sometimes I don’t mind these comics, but this one’s just awful. Reply Patrick Lozada March 6th, 2014 11:13am 嘿. I love puns. Reply Jonathan Alpart March 6th, 2014 12:24pm The sun will explode before there is an LC without horrible, hating comments. Pathetic. Reply narsfweasels March 6th, 2014 1:44pm Oh, I get it “Hei” as in “hey”, “yellow” as in a mangling of “hello” and “bai” as in “bye”. :/ Reply Arnold March 6th, 2014 5:46pm Thanks a lot for explaining it. As I don’t read Chinese, If you hadn’t, I may have assumed this week’s effort was funny. I would have been wrong of course. What’s with that, anyway? Assuming readers of an English language site can understand Chinese characters? Reply Jay March 6th, 2014 5:59pm If you’re on this site, you’re either interested in China, or have spent time in China. Either way, most likely you can read and understand the extremely simple characters – they’d be covered in any basic course of language study. Most likely within the first few weeks. Reply Alastair March 6th, 2014 8:28pm Thanks for that. Helpful, but I just tried reading it again and I still can’t understand Chinese characters. I’m off to ask my friend who has an interest in planes if he can fly now. He’d better be able to or I shall be most upset with him. Reply bag o dicks March 6th, 2014 9:22pm Calm down Dashan. If you the hanzi comes as easy to you as the sarky sarky you should have the basics down pat in a couple of hours. 谢谢! (note for all the non-Chinese readers: that means “thank you”) Claus Rasmussen March 6th, 2014 11:25pm Thanks to narsfweasels for explaining the joke. >> most likely you can read and understand the extremely simple characters I managed to look up “black” and “white” on the internet but it didn’t help. Without explanation it is an inside joke for experts in Chinese Reply Jonathan Alpart March 7th, 2014 4:12pm The joke is about as expert level in Chinese as “Yo quiero Taco Bell” was as a slogan for American consumers. LCG March 6th, 2014 10:27pm LMBO… are you mad, Timmy? Reply HePing March 6th, 2014 3:12pm So the joke is about peoples skin colours? is that funny? Reply Chinese Netizen March 6th, 2014 4:34pm No, the joke is LCG drew the black guy in the prototypical “Mandingo” slave-looking black man style with large, squashed nose, flaring nostrils and huge, JayZ lips. Reply LCG March 6th, 2014 10:28pm … and the white guy’s got pale hair and pale eyes. What’s your point exactly? Reply Picastro March 7th, 2014 8:49am Pale eyes and pale skin? In a black & white “comic”? Don’t think so… Reply Jay March 6th, 2014 6:04pm Each says a greeting – and each greeting happens to correspond with their skin color. It’s only funny if you understand both languages, and even then it’s only a little amusing. Reply MrT March 7th, 2014 7:14pm Well the plot-twist is the white guy walks into the bar and says goodbye, because white guys in China don’t hang out with black guys and Chinese guys in bars speaking Chinese. They go home and complain on the internet about comics. Reply bag o dicks March 8th, 2014 3:11pm The 1980s called. They want their cheesy, black pop icon back. Reply Med March 6th, 2014 5:02pm Damn, I sometimes enjoy these comics, I even spoke up for the author a few times, but this one do suck. Reply bag o dicks March 6th, 2014 6:10pm So what’s everyone doing at the weekend? Got plans locked down for Friday? Reply A box of foxes cocks March 6th, 2014 8:38pm Tomorrow evening I’ll stick my Will & Grace box set on the DVD, tuck into a small can of dolphin-friendly tuna and then crank myself to sleep. Saturday I’ll do the same, but after watching Friends. Living the dream. Just living the dream. How about you? Watcha got planned? Reply bag o dicks March 6th, 2014 8:58pm Honestly, I probably shouldn’t plan a mad one after burning through so much cash recently. Unless any of the LC comments gang are willing to shout me a few brews, that is… Reply Alastair March 6th, 2014 10:39pm LCG should arrange a get together for all of his readers. Give a little back. He could explain some of his work and people like me could give valuable feedback afterwards. If done over free booze and salty snacks, I would attend. I would probably go on to tell him that I admire his work and have a nice chat with him. I would then go to the toilet and write on the wall ‘LCG is an unfunny twat’. Reply LCG March 7th, 2014 8:45am Good idea! How about next Thursday? Because the guy who publishes his little comics for fun and for free on a website totally owes the laolosing trollish butthurt commenters, as you mention. Especially if they’re too much of a bunch of leeches to afford Chinese beer and cheap-ass snacks. Jonathan Alpart March 7th, 2014 4:15pm This is awesome. LCG should bring gifts for everyone, too. In addition, he should bring a notebook so he can write down all your brilliant suggestions. If possible, could everyone draw up their own comic so LCG can see how it should be done? That would be great. Alastair March 7th, 2014 8:36pm You could knock out some merchandise too. Sell t-shirts with the funniest bits of the comic on them. Of course you’d first need to ask for permission from those who had commented before reproducing their words, but could be a nice little earner. Just a thought. LCG March 6th, 2014 10:31pm I will go to a bar tomorrow, and on Saturday I might go on a long bike ride, the weather’s getting nicer. And spend a bit of time on Sunday drinking tea, listening to music and drawing new comics, for you, my faithful die-hard fans. Reply Arnold March 6th, 2014 11:19pm I think we’ve established that your life is great, healthy and integrated with local ways. That’s what gives you the right to raise a whimsical, quizzical eyebrow and trash the Chinese at every turn. And foreigners that aren’t as integrated as you. You can do that. You’re allowed, because you’re cool. Reply LCG March 7th, 2014 8:38am Aw, thanks! Reply Wuxi guy March 7th, 2014 3:09pm You don’t need to be able to read Chinese characters to get it. All you need to do (if you’re an expat in China) is speak a little Mandarin, and the second caption “Yellow” will give the other two away. It’s not good, a bit witty, very stereotypical, but definitely not rocket science. Reply Laowaied March 7th, 2014 8:28pm Hahaha, I think it’s great. What’s everyone getting upset for? It’s a joke, a comic, it’s humorous. Reminds of the joke about why there are so many Chinese people living in North London. They get off the plane and into a cab. and say to the driver ‘harrow’ … Reply Yan March 7th, 2014 9:52pm Now THAT is funny. Reply Nerf March 7th, 2014 11:49pm Yan the comedy connoisseur. “Sore finger?” “Huh”? “Sore finger?” “What?” “You want sore finger on your chips?” “Oh, salt and vinegar!” Hi-frickin-larious. Reply mike March 9th, 2014 2:54am Which Cosby kid is that? Reply chinar March 9th, 2014 9:58pm 天啊！So much laolosing and butthurt. Reply Shuang March 9th, 2014 11:25pm People commenting here are critics, not trolls. If you go to a restaurant and criticise the wine or food, it doesn’t make you a troll. I’ve been to comedy shows when the hecklers have been funnier than the main act. They weren’t trolls either. They made the night. 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