And so the Olympics are upon us ....
May God help us.
Since I have already gone on record with a Times Op-Ed article in April saying the games should be banned entirely because of their incontrovertible history of corruption and politicizing, I know I shouldn’t watch. But given my abiding interest in the bizarre spectacle that I call SportsWorld, I won’t be able to entirely ignore the endless soap operas.
I will pay close attention to the Beijing pollution index, waiting for that inevitable moment when the Chinese, with their very serious paranoia and their obsessive drive to create a perfect summer Olympiad, not only ban all cars, factory work, construction and outdoor breathing in the city, but simply move the entire population of 17.4 million temporarily to Queens.… Seguir leyendo »