July 3, 2009

Bouddhiste asiatique énervé

Towards the end of a post on the artist, blogger and social activist Ai Weiwei (艾未未), I came across a single sentence that made me bury my face in my hands.
Aimablement provocateur, cet homme de 51 ans ressemble à un bouddha sympathique qui se serait laissé pousser une sauvage barbe poivre et sel. [Kindly confrontational, this man of 51 years looks like a pleasant Buddha left to grow a wild, salt and pepper beard.]
Dude, and I look like an angry Buddha who lost weight. The post is, otherwise, informative.

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