The Olympics is (are?) shit. Nothing more than a way for rich people to get richer on the backs of athletes who don’t get any money for it, most of whom aren’t photogenic enough or involved in popular enough sports to make any money on endorsements and the like. Add on top of that the fact that it’s an excuse for nationalistic flag waving bullshit and the horrible police repression that increasingly accompanies the Games (if you have protesty friends in Vancouver you know exactly what I mean) and it’s all a horrible mess that the world could do without. Build ‘em an island off the coast of Greece and let them shit all over that island and leave the rest of the world alone.

Pope Guilty – http://www.metafilter.com/117923/Not-like-the-Queen-but-like-John-Hurt#4452868