Friday, August 24, 2007

Dinner or exhibit? You guess.

Having just come back from China I can assure you that the old axiom that 1 billion Chinese don't true.

Well that is not entirely true. They do care about America, in two ways. They are happy that we buy from them, and give them a big trade surplus, which they then use to buy American debt that we have to sell to finance the War in Iraq because we cut taxes.

Taken at the Shanghai Sex Museum

They get the double dip and are laughing in the halls of the People's Congress as we squander our time, money, reputation and attention on the Iraqi shithole while they slowly forge strong ties with every other country on Earth. Isn't Geopolitics funny?

Now what they don't care about but which takes up 80% of US media time and space: Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Suri Cruise, who is hosting The View and Michael Vick.

Speaking of Michael Vick and China, a great number of Michael Vick products (some made in China) are showing up in the marketplace.

Including the Michael Vick Chew Toy and this woman selling dog-chewed Michael Vick trading cards on Ebay.

See China even benefits from our lurid interst in the rise and fall of celebrities. A "Flat World" indeed Mr. Friedman, a Flat World indeed.