April 13, 2008
Things that make you go huh?
So have I got this right?
Pictures of Mat Damon destroying a dollshouse with a baseball bat will help the children of Darfur because ... dollshouses are used by children, and children have been harmed in Darfur, so destroying a dolls house kind of represents destroying a childhood, so ...
And pictures of a pregnant Laura Bailey (sorry, been in Sudan for too long, who is Laura Bailey?) wearing a designer dress as she saws a plastic tricycle in half will help the children of Darfur because ...
What we have here is a clear case of cultural disconnect.
It reminds me of the time a London-based news organisation asked a reporter to fly out to a refugee camp in Darfur to ask the residents for their reaction to Steven Spielberg's decision to pull out of the Olympics in protest at China's alleged failure to push Sudan into ending the conflict in Darfur.
Their reaction was basically - huh?
Posted by aheavens at April 13, 2008 5:37 PM