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08 August 2008 @ 05:55 pm
Decisions  
So i haven't been privy to the details, but it seems that the 15th will be the last day Ruin will be at its current (awesome) location :( I guess the venue operators weren't happy with the turnout or something? Which makes me feel a little bit guilty since i haven't been there in over a month myself =/

So tonight is the second to last week of Ruin. Do i want to go to it, or do i want to watch the opening of the Olympics tonight and go to Ruin next week?

I haven't figured out if China's human rights record means i should be boycotting watching the Olympics or something, but it seems a little silly to me. I think the only thing low ratings would do would be to possibly reduce the income of whichever network bought the rights this time, and/or convince all the networks that the Olympics aren't worth as much and drive the bidding price down next time. Certainly i don't see what effect it would have on China at all.
 
 
 
cwendy41cwendy41 on August 9th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
NBC has exclusive rights which means that Chinese TV channels cannot broadcast them over satellite channels. The person who told me this is annoyed at that, as they donated lots of money for the Olympics and would like to see it aired in Chinese but has to watch it in delayed time on NBC in English.
Pava: Osaka Sez!jmpava on August 9th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
My general take is (in addition to what you've mentioned above regarding it not actually reflecting to anything except possibly the network) is that if you are prepared to boycott the olympics - something that China is spending billions of dollars on and causing them to open their country to far more foreign press in potentially uncontrolled scenarios then pretty much ever... well, you better by prepared to boycott the cause of the current trade imbalance - namely, any products made in China. I would imagine most people squawking about a boycott here aren't prepared to do that ;->