Wednesday, August 13, 2008

How do you say "Milli Vanilli" in Mandarin?

"The reason was for the national interest," said Chen Qigang, the ceremony's musical director, in a state radio interview. "The child on camera should be flawless in image, internal feeling and expression. ... Lin Miaoke is excellent in those aspects."

Apparently the initial rehearsals were reviewed by the old men of the politburo, who deemed the actual singer, 7 year old Yang Peiyi, "Not hot enough to be the Chinese Britney."

Incidentally, the new Olympic Stadium is said to be able to host the simultaneous executions of over five hundred political prisoners, a 75% increase over the previous venue.

(H/T to the Munchkin Wrangler.)

8 comments:

OrangeNeckInNY said...

Haha! There's no "V" sound in the Chinese language, so you'd have to substitute it with a "W" sound.

So it would be "Mee Lee Wah Nee Lee." Seriously.

Mark said...

Another Chinese Olympic note: No way where all those Chinese gymnasts 16, unless they were doping them to keep puberty from effecting their performance.

My other theory is that they are vat grown clones designed for optimal gymnastic performance.

DirtCrashr said...

"K-e-r-e-o-k-e" They're way ahead of the Japanese on robotization.

OrangeNeckInNY said...

Haha..."Karaoke" is Japanese.

staghounds said...

The Chinese are pikers nowadays in stadiom slaughter.


There is more blood than you would think in eightheen hundred men.

DirtCrashr said...

Yeh, Nanking and all that - but who makes all the cheap keroke machines?

Steve Skubinna said...

The funniest thing is that these clowns are clueless to the fact that their frantic attempts to impress the rest of the world just make them look like huge goobers.

DirtCrashr said...

Status is still of utmost importance in Teh East -it's their contribution to multiculturalism.