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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Olympics -Those were the days...


For anyone who has missed what Google is doing with their logo during the olympics, it's worth checking out. I like this one. If you right-clik on the image and tell your browser to open it in a new window it will show you all eight of the logos.

Is it my imagination, or are the Olympics not as fun as they used to be back when the Evil Empire was still in business? I mean, sure, we still follow the medal count charts in the papers and get really upset when the Good Old US of A is not tippy-top in total medals and gold medals... but still. There's no sport in it now. Back when we were squaring off against the ol'USSR the medal counts meant something. Our guys and gals were winning medals for Freedom, Apple Pie and General Motors, and soundly trouncing Godless Communism and The Red Menace.

Now who do we beat- Latvia?

Well, actually, our hockey team tied Latvia, but never mind. The point is, who are we competeing against now? Canada? France? Oh sure, there's always China, but it's just not the same. Our real enemies, like Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (you know them -they're the guys who financed 9/11 and help smuggle nuclear technology to North Korea, and whom our Beloved Leader is about to sell our port facilities to) and so on... they don't even do the fucking Olympics. Did you see any Saudis snowboarding the half-pipe?

sigh.

6 comments:

CKW said...

I like the graphic - but curling is not a sport. Neither is Nascar for that matter or poker. Those are not sports. I tend to think golf is not a sport, it's walking with a stick. I have to admit to watching curling though, well women's curling. Granted I felt like a dirty old man but I definately enjoyed watching the Johnson sisters play. I'll hold off on the obvious puns there.

Is it wrong to feel like a dirty old man? Now those two make curling yummy. Wow I'm becoming more like Mike, I'm scared!

Mike said...

Curling is as boring as watching paint dry. I know this because I have watched both. Truthfully, watching paint drying may be just slightly less boring.

On the other hand, that curling calender is fantastic and those girls are hot.

I agree. The olympics has lost its charm. Between professional atheletes competing and the lack of anyone to truly hate, I have pretty much given up on it.

CKW said...

I finally found it!

http://www.thecurlingnews.com/calendar.html

can't wait to get mine!

jgodsey said...

i haven't watched the olympics in centuries...i want to SEE all the wierd sports..instead they focus on the pop sports. fooey.

they have curling groups all around new england.. i have been meaning to check them out...it's like shuffle board on ice right?

byw i OWN the movie men with brooms which is hysterical.

Phoebe Fay said...

Curling is one of the strangest things on earth, but then, so is luge. And skeleton. Why is there both? Sure, they face different directions, but it's still just sledding. Not that I don't appreciate the form-fitting outfits, but still...

And yes, Men With Brooms is a hoot.

CKW said...

ack! Visual! I'm gonna be sick!