Herculean Labors

People watch the Olympics for two sports: swimming (how many medals can we conceivably give Michael Phelps before is neck breaks), and gymnastics - because there's nothing more exciting to a sedentary society than undersized teenagers doing flips and twirls on equipment the rest of us would fall off of immediately. Recently, someone tweeted a … Continue reading Herculean Labors

Praise of Nations

The Olympic opening ceremony is a global pep rally for the Olympic Games.  After the host nation shows off their creative display of patriotism, it’s time for what many think is the best part.  The Parade of Nations. What a spectacle!  From the pale blonds of Austria to the tall, black of Zimbabwe.  Long-legged sprinters.  … Continue reading Praise of Nations