Friday, August 15, 2008

Beijing Bloopers

All that glitters isn't necessarily gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


Chinese Gymnasts: Too Cool for Pre-School

As controversy swirls around the age of the Chinese "women"'s gymnastics team at the Beijing 2008 Olympics - their average height is 4-9 and their average weight is 77 pounds - pundits have commented that the Chinese look so young they may still watch Dora the Explorer and believe in Santa Claus. But my girlfriend put it best when she saw the diminutive Yang Yilin (pictured below) and said "That girl looks like a fetus!"

It's a Gymnast, Not a Choice!: Yang Yilin

She's right, of course. In fact, it's not a stretch to say the whole Chinese women's gymnastics team look young enough to necessitate having their coaches pack diapers for the meets. Especially Ms. Yang, whose face looks to be still developing. Whenever she works up a sweat, it looks like she's awash in fresh afterbirth.

Placenta prodigy Yang Yilin holds up her bronze medal


In the wake of the opening ceremonies "lip-sync" singing controversy at the Olympic Games, I came across this hilarious music video on the Sundance Channel's website and had to repost it here.

Beijing Olympics Theme Song: "Please Ignore the Communism!"


Move over Ugly Americans, there's a new kid in town. The Unbearable Iberians. From the land that brought you the ultimate in inhumanity to animals (bullfighting) and inhumanity to humans (The Spanish Inquisition), comes this attempt at original humor. The Spanish basketball team making slant eyes in Beijing!

Que? No comprende!


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