Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Agony of Defeat

The Nyok Times reports that London will host the 2012 Olympics (not to be confused with the 2010 and 2014 Semi-Olympics, which are held in wintertime). New York City didn't even make the final cut, but was squeezed out along with its sister city, Moscow ("nyet tabak, tovarishch!"), and Madrid, in the semi-finals. (Poor Hillary--first, the health care plan, and now this! Luckily, the girl has a hide like a rhinoceros.)

An Olympics would have done the Big Apple a world of good. It might have turned this town into an economic force to be reckoned with, instead of the sleepy little hamlet of blacksmiths and corset-makers that it's been ever since anyone can remember. We might have induced, at long last, a real sports team to make its home here--maybe not a big-league one, but at least triple A--, if only an Olympics had given us the incentive to build a stadium in Greenwich Village or City Island or somewhere.

And then, the intangible benefit: if nothing else, an Olympics would have shielded us from further terrorist attacks. (They wouldn't dare!!)

Now, I wonder: do you suppose that President Bush induced Prime Minister Blair to support the invasion of Iraq by rigging the whole thing to ensure a London Olympics, and that New York's bid was just a feint? After all, President Bush and Mayor Bloomberg are practically twins, ideologically speaking.

In any case, the Dream is dead. Long live the Dream!!!


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