Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Cheap Trick, Live at Budokan

Things may be getting a little dicey with the Koreans, but the Mexico-Japan Bimbo Exchange Agreement is still in effect! You'll recall that last May, Japan's Riyo Mori was crowned Miss Universe in Mexico City. Last night, in accordance with the terms of the treaty, Japan returned the favor, selecting Monterrey's Priscila Perales as Miss International 2007!

We're not trying to start a war or anything, but we think Japan picked Mexico's pocket on this one. "Miss International"? Seriously - "international" isn't even a noun, it's an adjective. It's like being named "Miss Pretty." It bills itself as the "world's fourth-largest" beauty pageant, but what possible criteria could be used to measure this? The only reports Google News turns up are a few pieces in the Vietnamese press heralding Miss Vietnam's victory in some online poll about who should be the next Miss International. Even El Universal's reporter had to crib the historical background material from Wikipedia.

Also, while Miss Mexico was sent home empty-handed and humiliated from Miss Universe, Miss Japan walked away with the "Miss Photogenic" consolation prize last night.

Miss Korea once again brought shame and disgrace upon herself and her nation.


D.S. Monoclonius said...

But the Korean reigning beauty queen did just cross the DMZ, that has to count for something.

Though I am not sure this quote was translated as she wished: ``I joined the trip to the North with the aim of boosting awareness of the Gaeseong Industrial Complex among young people in South Korea,'' she said. ``While North Korean females were quite kind and friendly, males were somewhat rigid and blunt.''

Burro Hall said...

That's one way of describing them. I wonder if she realizes that if her good works pay off and North and South reunite, Miss North Korea and Miss South Korea will have to hold a run-off pageant to unify the title. Sort of like congressional redistricting.