Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Speaking of Sochi

Holy mother of God, just what are the Russians expecting to happen in Sochi?


Medals for next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi can survive extreme heat and eight tons of crushing power, manufacturers said Wednesday, less than a year after shattered medals caused red faces at a major Russian sports event.

Eight tons of crushing power? Extreme heat? Is the terrorist threat that bad?

Is the biathlon competition going to be rifle shooting but with traveling cross country in an MRAP replacing skiing?

Heck, glue the medals to the bodies of ordinary cars and you've got your MRAPs right there.

I almost miss the days when the biggest threats to the Olympics were Soviet Bloc judges in the figure skating events.