Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Most Sham-eful Olympics

I think this year's Olympic Games will really show the world just how screwed up China is.

China's cheating ways began at the start of the event, with doctored photos of the stadiums and fireworks, then led to the "fake" singing of their national song because the real singer wasn't "pretty enough" to represent China, but the pretty girl couldn't sing as well, so China just cheated in order to puff up it's chest at the rest of the world.

Now, it's reported that one of the gymnasts is a couple of years shy of being eligible to compete in the Olympics, but she's good at it so China just cheated again and falsified her age.

But, I guess it doesn't matter, because China won, and from what I can tell, "winning" beats "pride" any day in China.

Amazing. And ignorant -- Does it matter how many medals the country wins if the rest of the world is mocking it for having to cheat in order to get those medals?

Really, it's funny, because China's attitude in the Games seems to follow its attitude in manufacturing -- cheap, flimsy goods that look nice but aren't of very high quality. They'd rather sell crap than sell less.

Keep an eye out, everything they do in these Games should be suspect. I hope the country's leaders are happy with their decision to conduct things this way, because it's not doing wonders for their global image.

I guess all we can hope for is that treat their military the same way, because then the guns will fall apart and we'll find out that images of the army are doctored and there's really only half that many soldiers.

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