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London Games

- August 13th, 2012

Any thoughts on the just-concluded Summer Games in London?

I always find it funny how we pretend to care about obscure sports like women’s water polo, then go back to ignoring them for four years at a time.

We have also now entered into our national period of self-examination, when we Canadians fret that we’re not winning enough medals. It comes after every Games. Someone will suggest the feds should spend more money on funding athletes. This will seem like a good idea, until people realize that government money is actually the public’s money

Oh, and I’ll end with my standard joke: I just got word that the opening ceremonies will be winding up any minute now. Get it? They were really long.

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4 comments

  1. pinkypie says:

    I really and truly enjoyed the Olympics this year. I watched them daily, live and hilighted. Didn’t watch the opening or closing ceremonies, not my thing. Not having an enormous amount of athletic talent myself, save and except for some volleyball and track many years ago, the talent of some of those athletes kept me mesmerized. Looking forward to 2014 and 2016…the summer games are my favourite. I think London did an exceptional job.

  2. Char says:

    The Greeks figured it out thousands of years ago… we can only care about the Olympics once every four years. It’s not that we suddenly care every four years, but rather what we see holds us for four years.

  3. Mark says:

    I boycotted viewing of the Olympics this year. Haven’t watched any of it, nor read anything about it except editorial type articles like this one. I’m 43 and used to enjoy the Olympics as a kid. I started to lose interest in it when the American’s fielded their professional men’s Dreamteam basketball team and demolished any semblance of the Olympics being an ‘amateur’ games. The opening and closing ceremonies have always been an obscenely exspensive, over-produced yawnfest. By now I suspect Londoner’s (UK) are waking up with their hangover, finding only lint in their pockets and wondering what the heck happened the night before.

  4. question says:

    Wouldn’t you just love to see a fantasy-type competition something along the lines of what could be called: “The Stereotype Games?” Oh how the imagination could run wild coming up with ‘type’ or ‘country’ or ‘people-category’ challenges that would be set up against generally-held but never spoken of in polite company beliefs and stereotypes. Everything from “White men can’t dance” to…well, you get the idea, all pitted against preconceived notions. Could be a hoot!…Would we be cheering for, or against the stereotype. Wnder what a ‘new world record’ would look like.

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