Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Olympics

The International Olympic Committee, just like the military industrial complex, exists only to make itself grow.

It seems that almost every Olympics now appears to be a looming disaster a few months before the opening ceremony, but man, Brazil seems like an actual disaster this time.

Little things:
1. The president is being impeached. Oops!
2. The water is horrifically polluted. Sorry about that, water events!
3. That little thing called the Zika virus. No problem!

Then, of course, there are the actual competitions, where an inconceivable number of people are cheating. Like this: Russian Insider Says State-Run Doping Fueled Olympic Gold. Oh, and it's not like the Russians are the only ones. The U.S. had an absolutely massive doping scandal of its own a few years back.

I still enjoy watching the Olympics (if I can skip through the one billion commercials and special features), but I find it impossible to be invested in them anymore. There's just too much rotten in Denmark.

That may just be day five of the plague talking, but probably not.

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