it\’s louder in your head.


the olympic spirit.

Posted in culture,rambling by rdkaye on 25 February 2006

i haven’t watched much of the olympics in turin.

 (random aside: why the hell is NBC calling it “torino?” i mean, yes that it’s it’s proper italian name, but they didn’t use the greek name of athens in 2004 or the korean name of seoul in ’88. i think it’s because turin sounds like urine. and torino sounds like a big manly truck. thoughts? opinions?)

anyway, despite my lack of television viewing, it has come to my attention that the biathlon is one of the neatest events ever — and the athletes are freaking incredible. they combine crosscountry skiing and shooting. i’d totally take it up. except that i live in georgia where it never snows. oh, and the puking part.

4alarm’s rants of the day.

Posted in culture,politics by rdkaye on 24 February 2006

1. since when did “national security” justify xenophobia? now, not only do brown people have to be humiliated in airports, but now they can’t even conduct legitimate business in the US? come on people, the parent companies of the Dubai port management company haven’t been conducting good business for years to dupe us into thinking they’re safe. they’re trying to make money, here, people. gah.

now, i might be concerned about the administration’s connections to said multinational corporation, but that’s an entirely different issue. better DP World than Halliburton.

2. what the hell is up with our society that winning a silver medal at the freaking olympics makes one a loser??!?!?!

For Cohen, her silver is another reminder of potential squandered.

last time i checked, that means that on that one day, she was the second best figure skater in the WORLD. ugh. she’s a 21 year old kid. leave her alone. get some olympic spirit, people.

According to the Olympic Charter, established by Pierre de Coubertin, the goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practised without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.