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Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Olympic Scandals - is it real or is it Chinese

Lin Miaoke who lip-synched at the opening ceremony over the voice of Yang Peiyi [right]
who was considered unsuited to the lead role because of her buck teeth. Photo: GETTY/AFP

This news story has been around for a while but it wasn't until now that I could really focus and comment... there are just so many things going on these days.

Both of these little girls are very cute... just in different ways. I was expecting to find a picture of some hideous child but instead was faced with the pictures above. Lin (in the red) has a different look than Yang... Lin has a "longer" look to her while Yang has a much rounder face. That could be due to genetics or the fact one is 9 and the other is 7 years old. Yang's teeth have not come in as straight as Lin's but there are millions of children in countries across the world who have teeth that don't grow in straight... that's why braces were invented (and I'm fairly confident that China knows how to install braces... or do they?).

Did China think the world would assume that all of their people have crooked teeth? Couldn't they have given us credit to figure out she can't have braces yet because she's ONLY 7 YEARS OLD? And even if everyone in China DID have crooked teeth... so what! That being said, we saw a lot of Chinese athletes who had perfect teeth and some of them with missing teeth (another story).

The supposedly ethnic minority children who were actually all
from the dominant Han group. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

China also decided to use one ethnic group, the Han majority, rather than the implied... no, the suggested... no, the flat out lie that they represented all 56 Chinese ethnic groups during the opening night harmony parade.

Imagine if you will... America decides to do a similar ceremony to represent the different ethnic groups living here and someone decides to use just a select few. Lets say they decide to use only white men between the ages of 23 and 26 with brown hair and blue eyes standing 5'10" tall and weighing between 160-180... and black women between the ages of 23 and 26 with very short hair standing at least 5'8 and weighing between 110-120 pounds. And lets imagine that the officials running this program proclaim that these individuals represent all of our ethnic groups and are actually FROM those ethnic groups. Would anyone be happy? Would it be true? Would we have protests and mobs in the streets?

I think I said what I need to say about this subject in the post shown just above.

Beautiful... spectacular... fantastic... astronomical... fabulous... tremendous... fictitious...

Article: Fakery makes plain China's contempt for reality

And the stunning display of opening-night fireworks that seemed to show a series of
Godzilla-sized footprints approaching Beijing? Computerized special effects inserted
into the television broadcast. A reporter for The Oregonian in Portland, watching
with a crowd in Tiananmen Square when the real fireworks went off, wrote that they
saw only "two tiny flare-like blasts pop in the sky, followed by a lot of nothing.''

There's nothing like seeing something live... and there's nothing like having someone who did see it live confirm how lame it was. I have seen plenty of fireworks live and was impressed by them. I don't trust what I see on the screen anymore... not with all our technical advances and computer generated affects. When you see fireworks in person and you can feel the power of the BOOM and feel the way your eyes focus and your pupils dilated; that's real. I've noticed on line the new catch phrase... it's it real, or is it Chinese.

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