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There are certain skills in life that I believe all intelligent humans should have. Like how to drive a stick (check). Or how to surf (someday). One such skill particularly prized by yours truly is how to shuck an oyster (check). Oysters are my favorite food and they should be yours too, because they’re full of things that are good for and to you, namely, minerals, saltwater and sex.
Now, all you need to know is how to open a bottle of champagne (check)–which under no circumstances should be relegated to “a man’s job”–and you’re on your way to a perfect evening.
We’ve all read reports about China putting its best foot forward for the Olympics, whether it’s cleaning up the polluted skies blanketing Beijing or sweeping Tibet and Darfur protesters right out of the country. With all eyes on China for the coming weeks, its government naturally wants to project an improved image. The most striking example of that is the opening ceremony switcheroo that took place between 9 year-old Lin Miaoke and 7 year-old Yang Peiyi.
Lin is the adorable, pig-tailed sprite who appeared in a red dress to sing China’s national anthem, “Ode to the Motherland,” during the opening ceremony. Or so we thought. In fact, Lin–a veteran of TV commercials–was lip-synching. And not to her own voice, Ashlee Simpson-style, but to the voice of Yang Peiyi, who was supposed to sing it on international television until a Chinese official decided at the last minute that she wasn’t cute enough to go before the cameras. One report cited Yang’s “chubby face and crooked baby teeth” for the switch, while another blamed the 7 year-old’s “buck teeth.” Clearly, Yang’s teeth were an issue, which, you know, seems apt considering most people in China don’t have dental care.
Yang’s replacement, Lin, meanwhile, is missing a few baby teeth but her smile is, nevertheless, infectious. And her cuteness is undeniable. She looks like a cross between an anime schoolgirl and Dawn Weiner’s perfect little sister from Welcome to the Dollhouse. She looks like she’ll grow up to be a beautiful woman whom you’d love to hate except you can’t find anything wrong with her.
And that is precisely the point. You can fix buck teeth or crooked baby teeth and eventually lose your baby fat. But that takes time–as does cleaning up air pollution or reconciling a totalitarian government with its increasingly more open society. And China presenting itself as a work-in-progress? As a nation that is still growing and, consequently, suffering through some ugly growing pains? How would that look to the rest of the world–in HD, no less? That would be embarrassing, right? So, to save face, in this case, it’s better to replace the imperfect face you’ve got with a happy, pretty one–that no one in the world could deny is pleasing.
Yesterday, we polled you guys on who the mystery fashismista was that showed up at Chloe “Actor-Fashism Icon-Second Wife-Designer” Sevigny’s launch party for her Opening Ceremony collection.
Most of you thought that the lady in that funkay fedora, batwing bib, skinny jeans, and bondage mules was Risa Ring:
I must now confess that the poll was rigged. The lady in the photo was none of the gals listed. The lady is, in fact, not a lady at all:
It’s the Wednesday after Super Tuesdaysian, and I’m feeling a comedown after all that hooha, aren’t you? What better way is there to ease the bumpy ride than to vote again? Can I get an amen?!?
New York Fashism Week kicked off last weekend, and the D-listers and social climbers have been out in force. One such sublebrity showed up at the Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony launch party Monday. Can you guess who it was?
(The last time we voted ’round here, it was to determine whether or not Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles star Summer Glau is a rice girl. Click here to view the results. It was as close as Missouri.)
…and pissed off that she is surrounded by a punch of pasty, awkward hags that make Opening Ceremony threads look like dollar bin drag rags.