Friday, February 10, 2006

Surreal Olympics

Even the AP described the Olympics opening ceremony as "surreal". If it was weirder than the Atlanta, Georgia, ceremony, complete with paper birds and bizarro costumes, it would qualify as a Cirque du Soleil act, albeit without the gymnastic talent.

The flag was carried by eight women including Chilean Leftist Isabel Allende, American Leftist Susan Saradon, Nobel Peace Prize winner -- which probably means Left since the whole Nobel Prize thing is laughably, predictably Left -- Wangari Maathai and a classy Sophia Loren. The rest were athletes. I guess it would have been too much to expect that since it was an athletic event, the political hacks could have been avoided. But since few watch it anymore, I guess it doesn't matter except to the dwindling Left. And those spandex costume designers.

UPDATE: "Surreal" doesn't begin to describe the opening ceremony. "Bizarre" and "laughable" are terms that come to mind when you see more pictures from the event.

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