A Cynical Look at the Olympics

I haven’t been taking in much of the Rio Olympics. Actually I’ve found the Olympics much less interesting ever since the Cold War ended, since the principal drama of the Olympics back in those days was the heavy ideological subtext, which yielded the parlor game of anticipating the preposterous scores of the East German judges, and guessing which East German women athletes were really men, which only meant those progressive Communists didn’t think up transgenderism soon enough. It was some time around the last Cold War Olympics in 1988 that Robin Williams joked that he wished sex was an Olympic sport because he’d love to see what the East Germans came up with.

Anyway, here’s “Awaken with JP,” one of those YouTube self-starters of whom I have no specific knowledge, with a nice diversion about the quadrennial spectacle.

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