Watched most of the opening ceremonies-China did herself proud. I'm not a fan of all the sports, but I do like the idea behind the Olympics, set aside political differences and become a Divine Animal for a couple of weeks.
It's hard to set aside politics when your fearless leader is sitting hunchbacked and splayed legged for the entire world to see. Good grief man, the job isn't over until January, and you can't sit upright for 4 hours? Yeah, it was probably a Democrat that panned over when you were taking a break, but after all those years in the public eye, you'd think you would have clued into the fact that there are cameras at major world events. I saw a man bored out of his mind by the spectacle of the atheletes parading by. The idea is to set aside political DIFFERENCES and REPRESENT, and da bush let us down again.
In other surprising news, I watched part of a show on "Sex and the Brain"...it would have been better titled "Gender and the Brain" and then I might have seen the entire show. We've evolved to the point where we have to explain our brains to ourselves, and then ask the question (or rather the show did) , "can the brain disconnect from itself to truly understand itself?" We are the ultimate narcississits (although we invented the idea, so we SHOULD be good at it).
I was going to write about the superior fireworks of the Chinese, all the feel good stuff, but the image of that man not sitting quite upright in the stadium, representing U.S......I can't shake it. It goes beyond politics. That's the donkey (or elephant) who truly believes we did not evolve and we are here as the pinnacle of creation. My exact words when I was sitting home in my living room were "Oh my fucking god....."