Thingish Things

Quote of the Opening Ceremonies, Bob Costas

On the North Koreans marching into Olympic Stadium (paraphrasing): “Of course the greatest athlete ever in North Korea is none other than the former Dear Leader Kim Jong Il who, according to his official bio, hit eleven holes in one in golf — not over the course of his career, mind you, but in his […]

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Three Cheers for Ralph Lauren

Three cheers for Ralph Lauren and the U.S. Olympic Committee. They just gave the country a potent dose of reality. When ordering this year’s national team uniforms for the July 27 opening ceremonies in London , they did what every smart athletic organization and clothing designer would do — they ordered them from China. Why? Because things made in China cost […]

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