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?