Tuesday, July 12, 2005

2012 Olympics

Lost in the drama of the Paris-London-NYC race for the 2012 Summer Olympics was the bastard child of the five finalists: Moscow. What were the selling points on Moscow? Bulk discounts from Russian mob-owned construction companies? The ability to hold the Olympics in the Third World but still stay in Europe? Gift baskets of vodka and plutonium for all the IOC officials?

Maybe it was all a joke, like when the stoner runs for student body president. Perhaps it was all part of a longshot bid at world domination by Vladimir Putin, who I have become convinced is actually a Bond villain. We may never know. But here's hoping the Russians offer up Siberia for the 2014 Winter Games.

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