Thursday, February 16, 2006

This is from Slate's coverage of the olympics, or rather their ongoing discussion of said olympics.

Seth Stevenson had this to say:

This morning, I watched the U.S. men's curling team pull off a stunning win over the Swedes. My boys are still in medal contention, and I could not be more excited. Meanwhile, it's come to my attention that there is a curling movement right here in D.C., where I'm writing from. A group of folks has realized that U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and Guam get their own Olympic teams, but that D.C. (which, like those territories, has only a single, non-voting delegate in Congress) has no team of its own. So (mostly as a protest over voting representation), they've formed a curling club and have demanded Olympic recognition. I am strongly in favor of voting rights for the D-dot-C, and also strongly in favor of curling. Thus I wholeheartedly endorse this mission. Let's go for the gold, and also for a senator.

I love it. That's exactly the kind of non-traditional protest I love.


Anonymous said...

I rather like this story:

And this one looks funny and interesting:

Anonymous said...

Oh. And this one could be cute too:

Anonymous said...

Some new funny articles:

How Ski Jumping is the Best Winter Olympic Sport -

And how figure skating is NOT graceful - I don't know that I really agree with this one, but it's cute -