Monday, August 25, 2008
Zhang Yimou plays the best practical joke in history on Chi-Com leadership, and the world
In case you didn't realize it at the time, the Beijing closing ceremonies were actually a magnificent dramatization of copulation and conception! As a teaser, here is a clip of the finale, where the thousand yellow-dressed ladies form up into an egg, before a couple hundred bouncing sperm come in and try to fertilize them.
It doesn't take long for the sperms to penetrate the egg wall, at which point they all zoom into the middle to form the nucleus of the fertilized egg, while the egg ladies spread out to fill a much larger circle, forming the albumen of the fertilized egg (2 minutes):
This isn't hidden folks. You are SUPPOSED to get it. Of course if you are just looking at the finale, you missed all the sex. Such purple subject matter is a bit off topic for this blog, so I am creating a separate blog to post the rest of my expose: The Closing Ceremony Orgasm Blog. Check it out.
It is possible that some Chi-Coms were in on this too, which would be great. I'd feel a bit better about them if I saw they had a sense of humor. But it is also possible that no overseers had seen the parts of the whole put together before, making it possible for Zhang Yimou to slip it past them. Apparently he has a long history of butting heads with Chinese censors (and of making sexy girl-centered movies).
Getting back to the subject of THIS blog, Zhang Youmin's excellent semi-hidden practical joke is polar opposite to architect Paul Murdoch's disgusting semi-hidden dirty trick of trying to plant a terrorist memorial mosque on the Flight 93 crash site.