Wednesday, June 25, 2008

China favored to win gold medals in Killery and Synchronized Drowning.

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Jeez, Amnesty International just will NOT leave poor China alone! By hosting this summer's Olympics, the People's Republic is desperately trying to do something nice for (most) all the Peoples of the world. But AI keeps bringing up those pesky "human" rights. You know what, China? As a gesture of goodwill, how 'bout you just let Amnesty march in the opening ceremonies? previous Amnesty International ads : Abu Ghraib torture porn video; beautiful Genital Mutilation print ads; graphic Female Feticide ad. (images via. these ads just won a Bronze Lion at Cannes. that'll show those Commies.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've at least got to admire their attention to detail: Notice how the blindfolded fellow on the left appears to have pissed himself before being pumped full of hot lead.

That's how scary Chinese human-rights abuses are, people.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Maybe they are just announcing that they are taking a break in the fight for human rights until after the Olympics are over. Until then, oppressors!

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been a member and a volunteer for Amnesty International. It all seems so futile: writing letters to prisoners, embassies and heads of state, or hanging posters here and there to criticize some huge, oppressive government halfway across the world. But it has worked in the past.
Oh, how I wish for one Tibetan flag during the opening ceremony!

4:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for the Guantánamo qualifying rounds, AI.

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's good work - the sets, the props, as mentioned, the attention to detail, the photography, the art direction, are all excellent, if not inspirational. Frankly, they set a standard for production values that we should all aspire to.

It's unfortunate that such efforts are tantamount to pissing into a hurricane. The Chinese philosophy is one of out-waiting their enemies.

We're all in a lather and China is a hot topic (and justly so - tainted food & medicine, hazardous building & manufacturing supplies, consumer electronics with spyware, malware, and viruses built into them, etc.) but we are unwilling to use *adequate* leverage to resolve the problems. The new tariff on pipe is a good first step. Getting out of debt to China is mandatory!

10:28 AM  
Blogger spencer said...

The jaunty expression on the executioner's face in the first ad is chilling.

Also, great headline.

3:40 PM  

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