Friday, February 12, 2010

Got snow?

Vancouver is, evidently, the only city in the northwest quadrant that's short on snow. But the Olympic Games are, as always, a perfect arena for international narratives to unfold.

Did the end of the Cold War take all the zest out of Olympic competitions? Stephen has a solution for engaging twenty-first century enemies in physical combat.

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Sport Report - Global Snow Drive - Al Michaels
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And NBC opens the games with a montage of athletes grimacing, exulting and otherwise emoting while a sober voiceover lays out the characteristics of the U.S. team: ambitious, indomitable, passionate, graceful, speedy, charismatic, original, redeemable. Let those who doubt the private sector is capable of spinning a public diplomacy narrative take note...

1 comment:

  1. you need a "Like" button here! :)

    and yeah, too bad al Qaeda doesn't do winter sports...