Saturday, February 11, 2006
And so begins the games of the XX Winter Olympiad. I noticed the high testosterone level of the Italian presentation of the opening ceremony. From the rollerbladers on fire to the supermodel with the Italian flag to the Olympic Ferrari to the man striking the anvil which produced the particularly. . . ahem, er, manly flames . . . the ceremony told us these Olympic games are meant to invoke passion, and I'm passionately awaiting the downhill skiing, ski jumping, bobsled, luge, and (believe it or not) curling.