Friday, August 15, 2008

Yang Peiyi's teeth weren't straight enough for the 2008 China Olympics opening ceremonies

The Communist leaders of China are a rigid, unimaginative bunch--but we knew that, right?

Recently a politburo member ordered Yang Peiyi, above, to be replaced at the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics by a girl who had a "more perfect" appearance. The other girl lip-synched to Peiyi's voice on tape.

Strict conformity is apparently required in China, and that applies to teeth as well as to behavior.

Now that they've become capitalists, the Communist leaders of China have no excuse for forbidding democracy. They don't have an ideological leg to stand on. Still, something tells me that democracy won't come to China for a very long time.

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