Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Utter cha-hos

So the Olympic torch is supposed to pass by The Corporation's building twice today, and we've been warned it'll be a zoo. As a matter of fact, there are people lining the Embarcadero already. And on the one hand, god bless 'em -- it'd be pretty hard (not to mention Highly Unadvisable) to try to do this in China, so they're drawing attention to the issue the only way they can. And it's bizarre to me that the geniuses who organize the torch run, not to mention the people who awarded the Olympics to China in the first place, thought they'd get away without anybody making a stink about it. That shit is fucked up, y'all.

On the other hand, gaaaaaah. The torch-bearer is not the issue here, people. It's a HUGE honor to be selected to carry the Olympic torch, and what should be a memory of a lifetime is going to be tainted by people screaming at you and possibly physically attacking you. Plus, in this city, nobody can fucking focus -- I guarantee you there'll be just as many people out there on the route with "FREE MUMIA" signs and "wacky" costumes & body paint, blathering about some fringe/tiresome dead-horse issue that has nothing to do with China's human rights record, dancing around like it's some kind of party or something.

Mixed feelings here, y'all.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Tony said...

This reminds of when I was at Folsom street fair once and in one of the porn booths, a group of men were dressed as soldiers and waving around flags and such. And some hobo loser walked by and shouted "OUT OF IRAQ! NOW!" as if these guys were in any way real soldiers or somehow connected to the US government. I wanted to throttle this person, screaming "they're paid to f@ck each other, you moron!!!"

Only in 'Frisco!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Gleemonex said...

Oh my god, that is hilarious!

10:40 AM  

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