Saturday, February 1, 2014

Just Say "No" the Olympics

Yep, I'm not watching the Olympics, and frankly, I'm surprised at how unabashedly excited everyone seems to be about Sochi.  It's kind of embarrassing.  I guess it's easy to brush off any concerns about the human rights of Russia's citizens - queer or not - in the service of good television, I mean, displays of superior athleticism in service to nationalistic pride.

I actually really like the winter Olympics (remember, I went to Vancouver), but this just feels wrong in so many ways that I can't stomach it.  I will probably get a lot of reading and/or knitting done while the ladyfriend watches Olympic hockey (yes, she's watching).  I will, however, watch highlights on SportsCentre.

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