Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Air from the Beijing Games Anyone?

A Chinese textbook "Little Fox Sells Air" is a primary school book about a cunning fox that opens an air-selling business in a dirty air-polluted city.

Capitalizing on that idea, Li Jie, decided to bag "World Cup Air" for 50 yuan ($6.30) and sell it.

He also wants to bag Beijing 2008 Olympic Air, Tian'anmen Square Air, Mount Everest Air and and....well, the sky is the limit, literally.

Li asked the court, "A textbook could not possibly advocate breaking the law, could it?"

The Chaoyang Industry and Commerce Bureau rejected his application.

I don't know why. Let the guy sell the air. The only thing more foolish might be the people who buy it.

My dad used to say that people will buy anything. "If you left a bucket of manure on the front porch of a house sooner or later someone would buy it, either because they want the bucket or the manure."

Hmm... I wonder how it smells like (ewww!)

Anyway imho, it's better than chipping off a slab of the concrete from the stadium! It's like tourists who bring a piece of coral back home destroying the ecosystem. Taking away the air, won't destroy the beauty of the stadiums.

Speaking of which, the baseball stadium at Wukesong is a temporary one. So they may indeed sell away parts of this stadium as memorandum!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you live in Beijing, you would like to take breath of KowLoon air, or Himalay air time after time.

4:57 PM  

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