Sunday, January 13, 2008

Beijing 2008 = Barrel of Laughs

More than a day late, but hardly a dollar, or more appropriately a yuan short...

Man, these Deli-style chips are awesome. I'm never going back to Baked Lays. Hmm, what's this? A press conference announcing the re-branding of a new Chinese sports TV station to broadcast the Beijing Olympics? Hmmmmm.... seems pretty standard. The latest in news ticker technology? Ok, ok, sounds nice... And medal count graphics that "will make your head spin like girl in Exorcist"? Well, I'll take a wait and see approach on that one, but thanks... Wait, who's the chick? Oh, oh my!

Explanation after the jump.

Seems Zhang Bin, a pre-eminent sport broadcasting figure has been dipping his wick in... well, something other than what he's supposed to, and his wife is NOT happy about it. In the clip she has crashed said presser to accuse him of the extramarital affair she discovered just hours prior. That...is...awkward. But, hey! Great Burberry scarf! Of course, upon realizing what a great platform she had, she launched into an attack on China's human rights record. And, the fact that the portions at their neighborhood's Sizzler have been getting smaller and smaller over the course of the past year, but the prices keep going up! Naturally, to avoid having serious egg on their face, the relevant authorities tried to contain the clip on the Chinese airwaves, but it found its way onto YouTube, and well, the folks at Sizzler are powerful, but they aren't that powerful.

So, to recap: the Games are still over half a year away, and already China has given us promises to
control the weather, an inexplicable on-record prejudice against big booties, and now, public dirty-laundry-airings for one of the faces of their nation. I cannot wait to see what's next.

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