Yes, we know that Youtube hasn’t been unblocked yet, but this video was too good not to show and we couldn’t find it on Youku or Tudou. We suggest using either a proxy or a VPN (our new favorite while we wait for Freedur to work out its kinks is this one).
The video was made in response to the unsatisfactory effort Taiwanese citizens feel their government made towards rescuing people hurt by Typhoon Morakot. According to the AFP:
n a YouTube video broadcast by cable news channels on Friday, the faces of the 59-year-old president and top cabinet officials are superimposed on Chippendales male strippers as they gyrate to “Sorry, Sorry”, a South Korean dance song.
The brashest moves in the video, titled “Taiwan’s Super Saviours”, go to Cabinet Secretary-General Hsueh Hsiang-chuan, 65, who local media have cast as the typhoon saga’s villain. He has offered to resign but remains in his job.
The pun lies in the title. Super Saviors is written as Super 救命兒 (jiu ming er). The original song is from the group Super Junior. They rhyme! Also, Taiwan’s top officials ought to be saying “sorry.” Not that they haven’t already, but well… you know.