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That's pretty awesome.

Posted by Ziggity | August 13, 2008 1:00 PM

That's fucking awesome. And bonus points for getting away and keeping the sign. The perfect Olympics souvenir!

Posted by Reverse Polarity | August 13, 2008 1:01 PM

Fantastic. Nicely played, Mark!

Posted by Jason Josephes | August 13, 2008 1:01 PM

The fact that he photographed it and eagerly sent it in indicates that this was for self-serving effect, not any type of statement.

But cute nonetheless.

Posted by Non | August 13, 2008 1:08 PM

Wow, he is sooo cool. I wish political signs were banned in the US as well.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 13, 2008 1:09 PM

@4... Been reading long? He was photographed, not the same as photographing oneself.

I'm not going to speculate on his intentions. Whatever works for me in this case.

Posted by Matthew | August 13, 2008 1:16 PM

wow, way to make the U.S look like idiots over seas. Oh and way to look like an idiot for having a stupid sign in the nosebleed section of a venue.

Posted by sir jorge | August 13, 2008 1:19 PM


Yeah! And I'm sure the photographer is a complete stranger, who happens to read Slog, and is, in fact, a Slog tipper!

Been thinking long? Idiot.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 13, 2008 1:19 PM

Right NON, 'cause you just KNOW those CBC/CCTV folks were all, "Hey, is that THE Mark Siano holding up that 'USA Out Of Iraq' sign? DUDE! LOVED 'Soft Rock Extravaganza'! And that Bollywood SHIT - priceless!"


(CAPS provided for the sarcasm-impared)

Posted by COMTE | August 13, 2008 1:22 PM

Who would even go to that guys blog?

Posted by Kiley? | August 13, 2008 1:25 PM

I don't get it.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | August 13, 2008 1:25 PM

Um, who?

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 13, 2008 1:30 PM


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Posted by Self-Hating Hipster | August 13, 2008 1:37 PM

Idiots over seas? Like in an aeroplane over the sea or something? Maybe a retard in a dirigible?

Posted by DENVEROPOLIS | August 13, 2008 1:40 PM

Um, #13, at least use some funny or accurate hipster accessories. Ritalin? PBR? Body piercings? Ipods? Vampire Weekend? You're describing suburban teenage boys from Minnesota, not Seattle hipsters.

Posted by jrrrl | August 13, 2008 1:40 PM

I give up commenting on Slog, the end.

Posted by Non | August 13, 2008 1:42 PM

That shit should be legendary not just a meme. NBC sucks.

Posted by That Dude Is Badass | August 13, 2008 1:45 PM

13 is my favorite Slog troll this year.

Posted by rb | August 13, 2008 1:46 PM

I hope Mark in planning on exiting China before the games end. It wouldn't surprise me if there were suddenly problems with his visa.

Posted by Zander | August 13, 2008 1:48 PM

they must have done that on '30 rock'....

Posted by farts | August 13, 2008 1:50 PM


The Internets WINS again!

Posted by COMTE | August 13, 2008 1:58 PM

They have peanut butter flavored Swedish Fish? That rules! I want some.

Posted by Abby | August 13, 2008 2:06 PM

@8. Oooh... this could go on for days.

Posted by Matthew | August 13, 2008 2:11 PM

sorry abby, they're most likely a myth, but don't lose hope. i've tried to catch them for years, like my father before me. in fact, i remember when i was a wee ladd...oops, here comes security...

(sucks own dick, turns into rainbow, vanishes)

Posted by swedish fisherman | August 13, 2008 2:16 PM

@13: Yawn. Your shit is tired.

Posted by Greg | August 13, 2008 2:19 PM

NBC is afraid to show these things because China will pull the plug. Just ask CNN.

Posted by Vince | August 13, 2008 3:23 PM

He's an idiot. And lucky he isn't rotting in a Chinese prison somewhere.

Posted by el_dudarino | August 13, 2008 3:37 PM

I'm praying to Chebus that Non honors their vow...

Posted by michael strangeways | August 13, 2008 3:57 PM


Sorry, Non's pledge to go comment-free on SLOG lasted a measly 1:23.

What a wuss.

Posted by COMTE | August 13, 2008 4:23 PM

It might have been dangerous, but hey, he got away with it. Good for him. Now if his sign had said "China out of Tibet", he likely would have been roughed up and out of there, very quickly.

And screw NBC.

Posted by former editor | August 13, 2008 8:02 PM

This guy is never gonna make it out of China alive. If he does, I'm sure we're all gonna have to pay ten bucks to hear this story at The Rendezvous.

Also, comment #20 is hilarious.

Posted by Stop For Me It's The Claw! | August 14, 2008 12:43 AM

Only Mark Siano...jeez...what a master of self promotion.

Posted by Jackson Lowe | August 14, 2008 1:11 AM

seriously, if i held a sign that said something like that at safeco field, i bet an usher would come down and say "please lose the sign" and that would be it. difference is, i wouldn't immediately tip the slog off to how rad and dangerous i was.

Posted by farts | August 14, 2008 7:10 AM

I think I've fallen in love with the Swedish Fisherman.

Posted by rad | August 14, 2008 8:26 AM

the swedish fisherman rides alone, baby. maybe in the next life...

(winks, puts on sparkly vest, vanishes)

Posted by swedish fisherman | August 14, 2008 12:10 PM

"seriously, if i held a sign that said something like that at safeco field..."

The fact that you don't understand the difference between traveling 5 miles to Safeco Field, and 5000 miles to Beijing, and that you equate a Mariners ballgame with the Olympics, really doesn't help your analogy all that much. But, it was a cute read.

Posted by Jeff | August 19, 2008 9:32 AM

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