Anglican Samizdat

February 21, 2010

The Olympics; are they over yet?

Filed under: Sport — David Jenkins @ 6:11 pm

I confess I didn’t watch the Olympic opening ceremony, or any of the events; and I won’t watch the closing ceremony. I’m sure that many people derive innocent and intense pleasure from watching competitors hurl themselves down slippery slopes at reckless speeds; I don’t.

Michael Coren doesn’t seem to like the Olympics much either:

An opening ceremony consisting of the RCMP, Natives, k.d. lang dressed as a man, a plump white poet with a silly beard pretending to be black and what appeared to be the cast of Avatar all dancing about and explaining how Canada is based entirely on environmental protection and the cult of equality.

The Olympic torch carried by various people who love Canada so much that they haven’t lived here in decades and spend most of their lives pretending to be American. Oh, and when did Donald Sutherland last make a good movie?

I thought k. d. lang was man: an illiterate man blissfully unaware of the correct use of capital letters.



  1. Well I think you really missed out on a spectacular event. I don’t think the whole thing was perfect but there were many amazing moments. Being that my husband and children are part native, I was particularly impressed with the Native element. Although I think even if I didn’t have a personal reason for being proud of Canada’s native history and culture – I still would have thought it was impressive. I hope you change your mind and watch the closing ceremonies and feel proud to be Canadian.

    Comment by Jill — February 22, 2010 @ 10:57 am

  2. except mens hockey right David?! 🙂

    Comment by Gord Clark — February 22, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

  3. I watched it without David.

    Comment by Share — February 23, 2010 @ 11:18 pm

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