Thursday, February 6, 2014

In Russia the Olympics watches you!

Earlier today a sponsored post by NBC in my facebook feed asked "Who's ready for the Winter Olympics?" Turns out everyone is except Sochi. The games officially start tomorrow and Socci is still dealing with trivial issues like, lack of snow or roaming packs of wild dogs. Then there are some slightly less trivial issues like hotels without working doors or potable water. Don't even get me started on the toilets.

No big deal, the Olympics only start tomorrow.

The last Winter Olympics in Whistler/Vancouver cost about 10 billion dollars. The price for Sochi is already at an estimated 51 Billion, and it's climbing everyday. Below is a picture of the Sochi Olympic park. It was taken on Tuesday.

Will the finished product you and I watch on TV be an absolute shit show? Probably not. NBC has paid billions of dollars to broadcast the Olympics and you can bet your bottom dollar that they'll present everything as well as humanly possible. Most Americans probably won't care that some random reporter from the UK can't drink the water in her hotel room. They just want to see the next Brian Boitano do a bunch of cool spinny things on the ice. That's fine for most Americans but for people who are really plugged in to the net I have a feeling these are going to be the most unenjoyable Olympics in a long time.


B said...

Did you post this before the story about the showers came out? From what it sounds like Russia literally is watching you.



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