March 20, 2008
Music: IJSMP Blog.
Game: Rock Band (360), Call of Duty 4 (PC), Assassin's Creed (360), Hellgate London (PC), Ratchet and Clank (PS3), MMO Beta (PC), Company of Heroes (PC)
Watching: Pirates of the Caribbean.
Weather: Cool, Partly Cloudy.
Smitty organized the first IJSMP Podcast. Nee-hah, Jehoshaphat, JaH, and I joined him.
WARNING: This is completely NOT worksafe. Wear headphones...and might be offensive (nay, WILL be offensive) to some.
IJSMP Podcast Numero Uno
But it is a mighty funny hour or so of dialogue.
Posted by Glenn at March 20, 2008 10:35 AM
Okay. That was a fucking hilarious podcast. I listened to the whole thing. I laughed. I cried.
But if I may interrupt your regularly scheduled program for the following:
There was brief banter about the Olympics and the rising tide to put political pressure on China by protesting the games. I think someone squeaked out “Tibet… Leave China alone… People just trying to make a living… Prostitutes…”
Nothing was mentioned about Darfur though.
That is the heart of the movement: linking the Olympics with the crisis in Darfur. As the largest trading partner of the Sudanese, China is in a unique position to impose demands upon the Sudanese government and call for tough multilateral sanctions.
Check it out: China purchases 2/3s of Sudan’s oil, is Sudan’s principle diplomatic protector and a key provider of arms.
Even China has acknowledged their position of power in regard to Sudan. However, the role of China’s Security Council has been to assure that tough economic sanctions are not placed on Sudan, which, in turn, obstructs the peacekeeping force. To do otherwise would kinda crimp China’s ability to continue sucking dry the resources of Africa, as they are wont to do.
Anyway, all of the above is why Stephen Spielberg pulled out as creative director of the opening ceremony. Granted, he was double dog dared by many, including Mia Farrow with her WSJ article. Heaven forbid the director of Schindler’s List be the next Leni Riefenstahl.
Speaking of dares… Should you gentlemen decide to call the, um, IKF - aka The International Korfball Federation - for that interview, ask them what their stance is on China’s link to the Darfur crisis, and how do they resolve this dilemma of being a “Recognized Sport” of the Olympics? No doubt, there would be much hemming and hawing from there end. How fun would that be? I’d *pay* to hear that. Priceless. :)
I TRIPLE DOG DARE you.
Okay. Now back to your regularly scheduled program.