Tibet: From the Tragic Quest for Freedom to the Farce of Fish Curry

Somehow, I don't think those in the Sixties were traveling to Tibet and Nepal for the fish curry. At least that's not how I remember it.

Posted by Sara (Pal2Pal) at February 7, 2011 2:11 AM

I think I was finally repulsed by the Amnesty International Troupe when they started having Free Mumia and Tibet rock concerts....you know, Buddhist nuns and monks being savagely tortured and murdered by the Chicoms is exactly the same thing as imprisoning celebrity cop killer who didn't do it but advocates doing it prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal.

Posted by Jewel at February 7, 2011 2:31 AM

I got into a bit of back-and-forth over on Facebook regarding this commercial. My summarizing comment: if the White House doesn't take Tibet seriously, why should Groupon? Given that Mr. Hope'n'Change threw Tibet and the Dalai Lama under the bus to appease his Chinese creditors, I think that those on the Left need to redirect their anger over this commercial.

Oh, and have you seen the Elizabeth Hurley Groupon commercial? Two words: Brazilian deforestation. No, really. :-) ..bruce..

Posted by bfwebster at February 7, 2011 5:14 AM

I've wondered how one would analyze those "Free Tibet" bumper stickers grammatically.
Do the words represent a disconnected noun phrase placed on the bumper because they are found on stickers with pretty colors?
Or are they an imperative, demanding that someone free Tibet?
If so, whom? If the leaders of communist China, placing such an imperative on the bumper of an aged Portland Volvo seems to be a waste of plastic.
If the imperative is aimed at the people who would see them; hey, I thought they were against war...

Posted by Cris at February 7, 2011 6:12 AM

OMG, I can't believe they did that.

Posted by Eric Blair at February 7, 2011 6:54 AM

Tibet fish? No. Tibet landlocked, arid, yak butter.

Posted by Fat Man at February 7, 2011 8:27 AM

Good grief! It's been less than a month since I discovered, signed-up and dropped 25 bucks @ Grope-On ... jettisoning now.

Posted by MizzE at February 7, 2011 8:34 AM

Back when Berkeley still had a sense of irony in the '70s, there appeared around town the ultimate bumper sticker:

Nuke The Iranian Gay Whales

Never improved upon, imo.

Posted by Rob De Witt at February 7, 2011 9:40 AM

I don't know what fish curry tastes like, but I know poor taste when I see it.

Posted by Deborah at February 7, 2011 9:53 AM

What is a "Groupon?"

Isn't that a really large, ugly fish that tastes good? Is that what the curry is made of?

Posted by Don Rodrigo at February 7, 2011 10:14 AM

Sure it's offensive if people want it to be, get over it.

Posted by m at February 7, 2011 11:20 AM

I for one, applaud Gerard's working 'Richard Gere' and 'Gerbil' into a sentence...

Posted by Uncle Jefe at February 7, 2011 3:52 PM

1971: "When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen."
2011: "When Timothy Hutton talks, people could give two shits."

Posted by Blastineau at February 7, 2011 4:08 PM

to hell with tibet. Free America!!

Posted by wildman at February 8, 2011 2:16 PM