Friday, November 02, 2007

Postage Stamp of the Week: Pistol-Packing Panda

My dad brought home an assortment of stamps from his recent trip to China, one among them featured this panda shooting a gun. Turns out that "Jingjing" is one of five mascots representing the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. I didn't know that firearms was an Olympic event.

1 Comments:

At 4:29 PM, November 15, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, the biathlon is the long-storied winter event (x-country ski and shoot a rifle at targets while your heart rate is maxed out; great endurance + skill event).

That Panda wouldn't make it past customs though, surely he'd be branded a terrorist!

-jp

 

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