Even without climate change, it would be a really bad idea to hold the Olympics in Japan in August. It’s really hot and humid! Climate change only makes this worse, as we are seeing globally in
I know it’s Oscars Night, but why not include a Film Club as a secondary thread on it. This is a piece from the 1976 Winter Olympics promotional film White Rock. It’s actually pretty inter
This is how you act when oppressive assholes in power want to meet with you because you snapped back at them. Vice President Pence is set to arrive here soon to lead the official U.S. delegation to th
God, NBC’s coverage of the Olympics was horrible. Not surprisingly, NBC’s ratings plummeted from previous games. NBC is of course blaming it on the damn kids and their desire to watch even
I spent 1996-97 in South Korea teaching English in the public schools. It was a mind-blowing experience in any number of ways. But one thing was clear when I was there, which is that the poor were tre
The ridiculous attempt to put the Olympics in Boston in 2024 is dying on the vine. Hosting the Olympics is a terrible idea for any city. For a old, cramped, expensive city like Boston with no room to
Once again, figure skating is a terrible sport.
We interrupt this regularly scheduled Dead Horses in American History blogging to bring you 1980 in one image: Willie Nelson on a golf course, jingoism, the Cold War, the last days of the Carter Admin