New Net Divine Comedy Illustrates Overtime Work of Beijing Office Worker

New Net Comedy
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New Net Comedy
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By Alice WangAugust 1st, 2016

“So Far, the Sofa is So Far,” a new net songs revealing the overtime work of Beijing office workers draws great attention since July 27th, gaining 3m clicks within 7 hours.

Reported by i21st, the video is funny. Singers wearing solemn black suits look seriously into the camera. You may think they are about to perform a piece of classical music, until their cat ears give them away. And as they start to sing, you may be surprised not only by the lyrics but by the animal noises made for fun throughout the performance.

The song, called So Far, the Sofa is So Far, uses daily life in Beijing as a backdrop for complaints about overtime work among office workers. 

The band, Shanghai Rainbow Indoor Chorus, consists of young people from many walks of life, including programmers, designers and accountants, as well as graduates students in anthropology, chemistry and gourmet food.

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