Saturday, November 11, 2006

serious fun


Children being taught rollerhockey in a Shanghai park. Another example of China in transition - kit and tuition available but no formal space for it - this is just on a strip of pavement in the park just down from the elderly playing cards and the practising tai-chi masters. Entrepreneurial spirit meets with traditional notions of public spaces and sport.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073631/

i see what you mean said...

yes! they are seeding "The game created to demonstrate the futility of individual effort" for a distopian future! oh my, we're onto something!

Or maybe just refilming Rollerball with all an all-children cast, a la Bugsy Malone?

It's a toss up...

Anonymous said...

"Or maybe just refilming Rollerball with all an all-children cast, a la Bugsy Malone?"

More like Battle Royale. Although I guess that was actually demonstrating the importance of society crushing dissent by forcing individual effort against dissent. Or something. Either way, I wanna see oriental children hacking lumps out of each other with oversized sports equipment. Hell yeah!

nien said...

isn't it too hot to be wearing all the gear?