Everything MUST be perfect! (in Off-topic)
August 12 2008 4:08 PM EDT
August 12 2008 4:18 PM EDT
Yeah, isn't that just precious? Especially considering that the supposedly unacceptable-looking girl looks really cute!
I honestly don't know who the Chinese think they are trying to impress any more...
August 12 2008 11:24 PM EDT
Like Darth Vader?
August 12 2008 11:26 PM EDT
It's China. Everything is about their image.
They faked some of the fireworks as well...
August 12 2008 11:30 PM EDT
they didn't fake fireworks. the fireworks were there in Beijing, but some had to be reanimated for the tv showing. This is because there's a hazard for choppers above fireworks. However regarding the girl singing, that just shows how pathetic and inhumane the chinese are. also, their training camps for olympians practice inhumane treatment as well. They push even the youngest trainees far past their limit, often damaging their health. they say they'll do anything to win the most medals this year. by far that means NOTHING. where's the respect? where's the honor? where's the integrity? i lost a lot of respect for the chinese because of just this simple stuff. they are exercising what i like to call RETARDEDNESS. :)
August 12 2008 11:32 PM EDT
I don't think the actions of a power hungry Olympic Comittee can reflect onto the entire Chinese population. No "race" of people can be discriminated against as a whole due to the actions of a few; the Chinese people are possibly the best example of this, considering there's a LOT of them.
August 12 2008 11:48 PM EDT
Okay, a little overblown don't you think? I'm not trying to defend China here, but I'm just saying this one thing I don't really think is a huge deal. I mean for example, have you seen that video that shows all the modifications of the photo of a model before it is put on a billboard. This isn't entirely the same thing obviously, but it's close.
Here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knEIM16NuPg
And if someone didn't get the Darth Vader reference, the man in the suit was David Prowse and James Earl Jones was the voice.
August 12 2008 11:52 PM EDT
Bah! They should have gotten an older girl to begin with.
August 12 2008 11:52 PM EDT
Badfish, they weren't being racist; they were more referring to the government, which is pretty much as uptight about it's looks as it gets.
August 12 2008 11:59 PM EDT
Cubic has it right.
August 13 2008 12:06 AM EDT
"that just shows how pathetic and inhumane the chinese are."
Uh, SBW, that's blatant racism if I've ever seen it on here. A lot of my friends are Chinese and my stepdad is Chinese, so it'd be nice if you could cut out the hate mongering. Thanks.
August 13 2008 12:16 AM EDT
i live in an Asian community. I'm Vietnamese. i have plenty of chinese friends. as you can see, I'm referring to the government and the ones related to the Olympic games. read it carefully before you point at me.
It's nice to know you're Vietnamese. I'm actually Vietnamese too.
But it's interesting how easy to see that you're talking about the government when you're saying "that just shows how pathetic and inhumane the chinese are" and "i lost a lot of respect for the chinese because of just this simple stuff. they are exercising what i like to call RETARDEDNESS. :)"
What was I thinking? And here I thought I could read.
August 13 2008 12:21 AM EDT
Let's please keep the flaming down to a low sizzle, shall we?
August 13 2008 12:50 AM EDT
I think by "the Chinese" many people are referring to the Chinese government. Let's at least try to assume as much and inquire before making any unnecessary accusations of racism, thank you.
All we have is a second hand source on the internet. I think it is a little pre-mature with the flaming. I have no reason to believe that the story is made-up or exeggerated, but making bold claims on forum based on such flimsy evidence seems ... unwise.
"However regarding the girl singing, that just shows how pathetic and inhumane the chinese are. also, their training camps for olympians practice inhumane treatment as well. They push even the youngest trainees far past their limit, often damaging their health. they say they'll do anything to win the most medals this year. by far that means NOTHING. where's the respect? where's the honor? where's the integrity? i lost a lot of respect for the chinese because of just this simple stuff. they are exercising what i like to call RETARDEDNESS"
sorry to pick on you bubbles, but its the first post that is trying to make an argument when I try to scroll backwards for one.
You are making some very controversial points, such as China's olympics training camp is being unhumane, without any reference to support it. As far as your point on the little girl singing, I am sure it is not uncommon to have someone else's voice in a performance. My "Critical Thinking" class has taught me to evaluate arguments, and I am sorry to say that this, and most of the argument are not really good (I am not making assertion that they are false or malicious intends, just not good enough to convince me).
August 13 2008 7:18 AM EDT
"they didn't fake fireworks"
Sure, there were real fireworks too. But they also created computer-generated images before the event to be shown on TV and make it look better than it really was. That's faking in my book. On the other hand, the US & UK governments managed to fake enough evidence to start an entire war, so who's got the moral high ground here?
And before everyone goes off the rails at the Chinese organisers, anyone remember the '92 Olympics in Barcelona where the guy in the wheelchair lit the flame with a fiery arrow, only for it to be revealed sometime later that the arrow actually went way over and the flame was lit by a hidden technician? Different scenarios, but same basic intention.
The problem is not just the Chinese. The problem is people.
Down with people!
August 13 2008 7:34 AM EDT
What you guys don't know is that OB mouthed that link, and that it was actually made by someone less attractive :o
I think you should have gotten all the credit for the link yourself, Hatch.
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