Fourth Wall 10/25/07

Elling Lien is behind the mask.

PANTIES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

Fed up with trying to change the world through sarcasm? Or by diplomacy?

As the gears of negotiation grind quickly back to zero, and the political situation in Burma (Myanmar) does not seem to be improving, activists around the world have decided to take a different tack: they’ve started mailing women’s underwear to Burmese embassies.

It’s intended as a form of insult against the ruling military junta, where the more superstitious members of the group believe that any contact they have with women’s underwear will sap them of their power—so says an interfaith protest group called Lanna Action for Burma Committee.

In case you too are fed up, here’s the address for the embassy in Canada: Embassy of the Union of Myanmar, 85 Range Road, Suite 902-903, The Sandringham, Ottawa, ON, K1N 8J6

You can learn more about the ongoing Burmese situation at the Burma Watch International website (tinyurl.com/ynvvwj

SOME MILDLY AMUSING, LAST-MINUTE COSTUME IDEAS FOR YOU

– The Invisible Man/Woman (also doubles as the entire NL House of Assembly until next spring!)
– An over-inflated Canadian dollar (Balloons? Hand out pins for extra fun!)
– Green crab invaders!

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