Thursday, February 18, 2010
Ok, so we all know the olympics are in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, this year. And as we are Canadian, we are rather, er, watching them a lot. For once.
It's an odd thing, as I've always been rather anti-Olympics. And I do think the gross aspects of the Olympics are gross. The obscene amount of money, environmental damage, and political poo - poo that happens in the name of the Olympics is horrid.
But, the silly sense of national pride, the joy of pummeling another country without war or bloodshed is great. The world seeing how cool (literally, har, har) your country is. And us winning our first gold on Canadian soil was awesome. And the second, how many we up to now???
And, if you watch 'How I Met Your Mother', there was a scene in a Tim Hortons! Sweet!
It makes me want to sing.... ' Oh, Canada, ..... mm mmmmm mm mmm mm mmmmmmmmmm.' Then you drink a beer, I think. I don't drink, but I do love maple syrup.
And Sidney Crosby friggin' kicks arse. YYYYYEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!
Yeah, as a country, we've got flaws. Not sure what they are, and I don't care. Maybe that is the point.
- Melina (the occasional hockey hooligan)