Archive for July 2012
Cities always tout the economic benefits of hosting an Olympic competition, but few of them actually break even. I would personally throttle the entire government if I lived in a city which tried to be host of even a single Olympics venue, much less the whole shebang.
And you wonder why so many college students and recent graduates were dumb enough to vote for His Oneness…
The Hittites were an interesting culture, which we unfortunately don’t know all that much about. This find of lions carved into stones presents more information without explanation.
You’re not likely to see this on national news, because an armed citizen proved once again that a man with a knife gives up when confronted with a gun. Too bad no one with a gun was in the Aurora movie theater.
The charmingly eccentric video at the opening featuring Her Majesty and the actor Daniel Craig (the new James Bond) was my favorite segment, though the unique torch was an elegant surprise. I agree that the ceremony was more punk than pomp, which is no doubt why certain parts did less than nothing for me.
Beautiful and bizarre co-exist in London, just as they have in every Olympics I remember watching. And there will be activities behind the scenes that we may see only the results of. Have some history of Olympic art competitions.