Is It Possible to Mock These Olympics?
by Arthur Caldicott
I watched the opening ceremonies on television late last night - fake snow, props that wouldn't work, lame ceremonial puffery, embarrassing "honouring" of Canada's indigenous peoples, over-the top gimmicry posing as art and talent .... Thought back to the bales of hay and imported snow that'll have to do for winter at Cypress, the dreadful first death, and the postponement of the men's downhill today because of fog, rain, and wet snow at the top.... The multi-billion dollar legacy dumped on BC's taxpayers for years to come.
The event is so ridiculous that no send-up could be more awful than the event itself.
But I bet some will be hilarious. Let loose the hounds of satire.
Here's an early start.
A "scathingly political Olympic protest song ... wickedly humourous," says the press.
"Just something we knocked off after a kegger", say OLY and the FAT CATS.
"Whatever, just watch the dang thing," says their manager Big Daddy VeeCee.
Go to http://www.iocsong.com for more lunacy.