WHEREAS, in a comment to the previous post, Craig observed that he would have added as additional “Cool Thing” the ovation given to the teams from Afghanistan and Iraq; and
WHEREAS, in the same comment, Craig opined that he would have added Bob Costas as an additional “Dumb Thing.; and
WHEREAS, Jay Solo, at Accidental Verbosity, had the same view about Costas and reminded me of a couple things Mr. Costas said that I failed to pay enough attention to; and.
WHEREAS, during a telephone conversation with TJ, who is watching the HD feed of the ceremonies with son-in-law, she observed that she and son-in-law thought that the “Olympic Caldron” looked more like a giant “doobie” than a giant cigarette lighter; and
WHEREAS, I agree with all of the above.
NOW, THEREFORE, the previous Post is hereby amended to include the foregoing as additional observations.
Olympic team with the best looking women: Italy
Cool thing: The people who were made up to look like marble statues.
Weird thing: The emergence from an artificial lake of a five-story sculpture that resembled female genitalia.
Dumb thing: Katie Couric
The Olympic Caldron: It looks more like a giant cigarette lighter.
Participating countries I never heard of: A shitload.
Best Commercial: Budweiser Clydesdales (One of the team pulling the Budweiser wagon winks at a Clydesdale foal as it watches the team pass by the pasture).
Shitty Beer: Budweiser.
First Political Jackass Move: The Iranian wrestler who may withdraw from the games because his first draw was an Israeli, who, like his nation, does not exist according to Iran.