Wednesday, September 30, 2009

‘Oba Mao’ Items Now Popular In China

Pouches printed with a mixed image of U.S. President Barack Obama and late Chinese leader Mao Zedong are on sale at a small souvenir shop in Houhai, a famous tourist area in Beijing, on Thursday, September 24, 2009.

A souvenir shop in the popular Houhai tourist area of Beijing has recently become quite famous because it is selling products with the image of U.S. President Barack Obama’s face imprinted over that of China’s late leader Mao Zedong, reports.

T-shirts and pouches with the "Oba Mao" design, a creative idea by shop owner Liu Mingjie, have attracted the attention of many foreign tourists.

"We usually sell souvenirs printed with historical figures," Liu said. "Oba Mao is my new creation. The souvenirs with this logo are quite popular among visitors, foreign tourists in particular."

The shop has sold thousands of products bearing the Oba Mao design since stocks arrived just over a month ago, Liu said.

Another case of art imitating life.

Oh, we almost forgot to add the obligatory – this is surely racist.

Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Iran test-fires another short-range missiles

Gen. Hossein Salami, head of the Revolutionary Guard Air Force, told reporters Iran tested a multiple missile launcher for the first time. Press TV showed pictures of at least two missiles being fired simultaneously and said they were from Sunday's drill in a desert in central Iran. In the clip, men could be heard shouting "Allahu Akbar" as the missiles were launched.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Medvedev defended Russia's military sales

Medvedev also assertively defended Russia's military sales
to Iran, including the agreement to supply S-300 missiles