I’ve been searching YouTube for a filmclip of today’s torch ceremony for the Beijing Olympics FAN! blog, but something in my search terms keeps giving me a Page Not Found. When I get the 404, it blocks anything else on YouTube for about a minute, which is a pain in the backside. I was using things like “Beijing” “Torch” “Ceremony” and “Olympics”, not the T-word*, even though that’s where the ceremony is being held. I’m honestly not looking for anything sketchy or negative, I just want a pretty video of happy people and the torch ceremony to share on my Olympics blog with other fans. (Er, I mean Patrick’s blog, I’m starting to think it’s my blog now!) I actually want a cheery state-approved, BOCOG-approved video clip, and it’s being censored.
I really have such high hopes for China and the Olympics. It’s impossible to live in Beijing and not catch Olympic fever. But things like this make me worry.
*No, not the place with all the mountains, the other T-word. No, not the island formerly known as Formosa, the other, other T-word.