It’s been slow here at work today, and I’ve been filling the time with reading the news, which I rarely do. There’s now so many questions circling my head like vultures amidst injured prey. It’s as though our lives are based on hatred. Why did a policeman hate the disrespect of texting in class so much that he flipped the desk? Why are we disgusted enough by our faces and bodies to create videos about how to ‘look like your favourite celebrity.’ Why does Urban Meyer detest losing so much he would keep Jameis Winston on his team, even after the theft, rant, and alleged rape? Why does Russia dislike Syria so much that they fired 118 targets in 1 day?
That happens with mascots, too. The 1992 Summer Olympics showed that Barcelona tried, but they were just not all there. Maybe it’s because the mascot was created in 1987, long before people were even in the full-mindset of the olympics, or maybe it’s because an artist was getting too ‘artsy.’ Either way, Cobi is just a little off.
This past Saturday was the start of the Special Olympics, taking place in LA. If you think this is not a big event, think again- 7,000 athletes from 177 countries are participating. Often confused with the Paralympics, the Special Olympics is for athletes with neurological- and intellectual- based illnesses, so while they may also have physical impairments, these issues are paired with mental illnesses.
Bonus time!!! No, ladies, not that free gift you get when you spend $31.50 or more at the Clinique counter. Even better, a bonus mascot!
If your weather is anything like mine, congratulations! It’s officially deathly-hot summer. With a high of 100 all week, I questions both my sanity and reasoning skills. I mean, I am choosing to live in a place with the tagline “surprisingly hot.” That’s not a good idea.
Nature vs. nurture is a commonly debated topic in biology class. Is it my fault I like burning ants with a magnifying glass? Does that signal a serial killer?
What is the highest grossing movie of all time? Frozen, of course! The best, and most memorable part was Olaf the snowman, because yes, we wanna build a snowman! And definitely yes we want it to come to life.
Every two years, 48 countries in Europe come together to compete in the European Youth Olympic Festival. 3800 youngins, aged 14-18 compete in 9 events and represent their home countries.
It’s cold out. No, no, not real cold- like, Columbia, SC cold (16 deg F). And since this is the closest South Carolina ever gets to cold, I thought we’d talk about the chilly winter olympics.
Reminisce to a time long long ago… in August, 2012. That was the year of the London Summer Olympics. The United States was the overall winner, because why the heck not. China came in second, thanks to some medals being stripped from Belarus and Russia- seriously people, if it is called methylhexaneamine, should you really take it? That name looks enough like methamphetamine that I wouldn’t… but who knows how it translates into Russian. And coming into third was the home country, Great Britain, who may be good at sports, but is not good with money.