Aug 18, 2008

Random thought

Watching the Olympics the other day I was struck with curiosity about the medals being issued at the 2008 games.

There is obviously a lot of importance attached to these items.

On one had you have the recipients who have spent the best part of their life working towards the achievement, and on the other is the host nation who attempt to make a design that captures the event and the flavour of their nation.

I wondered that as China moves into a position of global power if they had enough self awareness to make sure that the medals carried those words that the western world have embraced with open arms.

"Made in China"

10 comments:

unique_stephen said...

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Kali said...

Hahaha that would be great! I wonder what people DO with their medals?

Em said...

hahaha... as they should.

fingers said...

Do you reckon the medals are real gold, or cheap knock-offs...

Josh said...

Stephen Like we need to be giving away raw materials...sheesh!

Kali Probably put them in a cabinet collecting dust until they get lost moving house.

Em Made in Taiwan might be funnier.

Fingers The foreigners probably get the knock-offs.

Bo Bo said...

No time to read all your shit. I mean wonderful writing at the moment but I will spend some time going through all i have missed soon. Keep it real Kite boy

Em said...

haha... it would be.

Oh, and keep it real kite boy.

( . )( . ) said...

I know what I would do with my metal... melt it down into a nice set of earrings....

olympics are bollocks

Madam Z said...

Hmmm. I would guess that if the medals are "made in China," they probably are made of lead, and then colored with toxic gold, silver or bronze paint.

Dagny said...

NO shit.