Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dear Chinese Government...

If the need to be seen as perfect is so imperative, so overwhelmingly important that you have to partly fake your opening ceremony fireworks videos, fill seats in your stadium with battalions of fake supporters, even go to the extent of having a little girl sing live from backstage while a supposedly prettier little girl lip-syncs on TV, shouldn’t you at least ensure that your fa├žade is perfect, that the news of such pathetic cover-ups and fill-ins doesn’t get out and mar the supposed perfection of your pollution-free city, your desirably wonderful country, your sartorially impeccable citizens, your admirable ethics, and everything else?

Sorry to say, Number-One Chinese Government, that your efforts are like a bad combover on a vain, balding man - he may think that he has fooled everyone into believing he has a perfect, full head of hair, but everybody can see right through the pathetic little deception...

Combovers tend to be less than aesthetically pleasing, and their motive a whole lot less than admirable.

4 comments:

Kamini said...

Hear, hear, Shammi! This is what you get when you have a totalitarian government controlling a billion people who have no voice. Give me India, warts and all, ANY day!
Kamini.

30in2005 said...

You said it!

ss said...

I think a lot of people are with you, but we are used to democracy. I wonder what the chinese people themselves think!

Ravi said...

Shammi, though I detest the voice-over part, I see nothing wrong in having videos for the ceremony. Considering the amount of dust and fumes that would've been generated, this is definitely a better option - isnt it? and who would've guessed if not for the leak?