It was tough getting my daughter down on Sunday night, so my wife and I DVRd the closing ceremonies of the 30th Olympiad with the intent of taking it all in later that night. It didn’t happen. Before I go any further, I’m going to go all juvenile for a second. Pardon me for a moment. I’m a sucker for the Olympics, so I’m legitimately going to miss the competition, but I think I’m going to miss more giggling every time I pulled up my DVR list to see “XXX Summer Olympics” in the selection window. It never got old. How long before Jackie Treehorn grabs a hold of that and runs with it?
OK, back to adulthood.
Like I said, my wife and I had intended to watch the closing ceremonies on Sunday, but ended up not getting around to it until last night. I have a lot of questions. Like: where was George Michael at the start of Freedom 90? Initially, when the intro dragged on and Michael eventually surfaced in verse 2, I figured the dude was going to do a medley. But then he sang the whole song. So…why didn’t we just take it from the top?
Most of my questions are of that nature, so I won’t belabor this post, but I do have one legitimate question: for nations of an extreme controlled state, like North Korea and China, did their athletes have any idea who these performers were?
The cameras never roamed to those delegations during the closing ceremonies. I’m assuming that was a calculated decision, designed to preserve the perception of a great time had by all, for I’m surmising that the blank looks on the faces of those “partying” under the aforementioned flags would have made for bad TV.
I was very entertained by London’s wrap, but I truly felt for those countries whose governments do not permit their populations to experience the simple pleasures that we do in the free world. Stuff like this, for example. I'm guessing Dong Dong will never have the opportunity to see this: