Thursday, August 14, 2008

Olympic Shout Out #5: Lip-Sync Edition


Dear Yang Peiyi,

You are a cute little girl! I'm sorry the Chinese Government thought you were not camera-ready. People can be morons. First, your country's officials load up their "women's" gymnastics team with 13-year-olds, and now they try this stunt? It's a shame. Don't let this international incident put you in therapy for years to come. You are so young, no one can predict what you'll grow up to look like. But even if you never look as pretty as Lin Miaoke, just remember that the music industry is FULL of people who look busted, but are successful because they know how to sing the hell out of a song. Your future's so bright, I gotta wear shades!

Best,
Owen

Dear Lin Miaoke,

You are also a child, unless once again the Chinese government is playing tricks on us. Lip-syncing is frowned upon in this country at live events. We put up with it, but we don't respect it. Since you live under an oppressive regime (and we know of oppressive regimes!) I'm not blaming you for what went down. I'm sure you have a lovely voice. Sing loud! Sing proud! I'm sure you'll always impress the crowd.

Best,
Owen

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