Saturday, June 20, 2009

Speaking of Super Mario...

Beginning in June, Conan took over for Jay Leno as the host of The Tonight Show on NBC. A few days later, the blog Serious Lunch posted about the resemblance between a backdrop of the set and the designs of Super Mario Bros., complete with edited background from the game (actually, it looks more like the design from Super Mario World). By the end of the week, the above clip aired.

Poor Mario

Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Wounds of History

20 years ago, college students in Beijing held a protest, which ended in Tiananmen Square when the Chinese government sent troops and tanks to literally squash the protest, referred to at the time on the news at the Tiananmen Square massacre. The protests were broadcast in news reports all over the world.

Famous singers in Taiwan at the time got together, and produced this song, in memorandum to those who lost their lives.

Below is an interpretation of the lyrics to this song:

With something over your eyes, they think you won't be able to see
With your ears covered, they think you won't be able to hear
But the truth is your heart, the anguish is on your chest
How much longer must we abide? How much longer must we remain silent?

If warm tears can wash clean the dust
If hot blood can be traded for freedom
Let tomorrow remember the angry roars of today
Let all the world see the wounds of history

Always remember, always remember
The wounds of history