News From Turkmenistan
First, they ban lip synching. Will the air guitar be outlawed next? (Actually, that's not a bad idea, and didn't I see this in "Bananas"?)
He has outlawed opera and ballet and railed against long hair and gold teeth, but now Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov is determined to wipe out another perceived scourge: lip synching.
Niyazov has ordered a ban on lip synching performances across the tightly controlled Central Asian nation, citing "a negative effect on the development of singing and musical art," the president's office said Tuesday.