"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


precious memories

Like everyone else, I thought the opening ceremonies of this year's Beijing Summer Olympics were pretty neat. And I especially enjoyed seeing earthquake survivor and national hero Lin Hao lead in the Chinese team with Yao Ming.

But because I am a bad person, of course the main thing I noticed is that the flag they gave little Lin Hao was, um, well, glued to the stick upside down.

I could make a joke about it having been made in China, but that would be massively inappropriate. Almost as inappropriate as NBC's segment tonight on panda fertility.


Blogger the librarian said...

I agree. Did we really need to know about the pando porno? And Mary Carillo really shouldn't try to be funny. It was painful.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 11:12:00 PM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

I'm so glad somebody else saw that and was horrified. I almost called you, but thought that asking whether you'd seen the panda porn might be awkward...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 10:06:00 AM

Blogger mark said...

as i was fast-forwarding through the commercials, the pandas flash by on the screen...
dad: "lindsay, you should come watch this. it's about pandas."
(rewind and watch from the beginning, followed by awkward glances between mom & dad)
mom (very sarcastically): "i'm so glad you had her come watch this"

luckily, the boys weren't paying attention, or they would have had more to say about it.

was that really the best angle they could come up with for a story on pandas?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 11:03:00 AM


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