Aircraft-carrier style: Chinese netizens celebrate landing of carrier-based fighter with funny-looking pose

November 26, 2012Jing Gao4 Comments, , , ,

China successfully lands the first carrier-based fighter jet – J15 – on its newly christened aircraft carrier. But instead of the news itself, it is a rather trivial detail in a television news segment about it that has held Chinese netizens enthralled and inspired a new geeky and warped Internet meme.

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This is a screen grab of a news segment about the successful take-off and landing of J15. In the image, two flight deck crew members, also known as shooters, give a hand signal they’ve copied from the U.S. navy to the pilot to launch the fighter jet. Chinese netizens immediately picked up the amusing-looking signal and gave it their own little twists.

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The characters on his back read, “Take-off/launch”.

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4 comments to “Aircraft-carrier style: Chinese netizens celebrate landing of carrier-based fighter with funny-looking pose”

  1. Jay K. | November 26, 2012 | Permalink Reply

    oh chinese girls i love you!

  2. Blacksoth | November 29, 2012 | Permalink Reply

    Just goes to show even the chinese can create dumb internet memes. At least they’re not all pouring bottles of milk over their head.

    • Jing Gao | November 29, 2012 | Permalink Reply

      Well, don’t be so sure. Some Chinese have already started to do just that.

      • Blacksoth | November 30, 2012 | Permalink Reply

        It might be safer than drinking it. ;)

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