October 02, 2007

Burmadness

From Newsvine: Stallone and Crew Saw Myanmar Aftermath
LOS ANGELES — Sylvester Stallone says he and his "Rambo" sequel movie crew recently witnessed the human toll of unspeakable atrocities while filming along the Myanmar border.
Coincidentally, the people living along the Myanmar border said the same thing about the film crew.
"This is a hellhole beyond your wildest dreams," Stallone said. "All the trails are mined. The only way into Burma is up the river."
Ah, yes, good ol' Shit Creek, gateway to Burma for over fifty years.

Of course, Burma has more problems than just Sylvester Stallone, these days. Between its seditious monks, bat-shit insane junta leaders, military-enforced curfews, locked up democratic leaders and, worst of all (*shudder*), UN peacekeeping efforts, the country ain't exactly the safest place to visit. At the moment, the situation is so bad that the junta is scrambling to do some PR damage control. Notes the Beeb:
The military junta has tried to block news of the unrest filtering out. Troops are stopping young men on the streets and in cars, searching for cameras that may be used to smuggle out images.
Still, if you happen to be standing around next to a dead protester in Rangoon...
Are you in the area? Are you affected by the events in Burma? […]

You can send your pictures and moving footage to yourpics@bbc.co.uk or text them to + 44 (0) 7725 100 100

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Right, okay, check. Let me just get out my Cloak of Blissful Unawareness... Gee, it's a good thing I'm not in Burma, eh!?

I always preferred Myanmar, anyway.

2 comments:

Lyze said...

I apologize for this comment coming so late, but I haven't read up in some time.

You forgot to mention the genocide that's been going on, but other than that, nicely done.

Andrew said...

I thought the genocide was kind of implied by "bat-shit insane junta leaders", to be honest.

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