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Everybody is in a state of shock

Chicago failing to cinch the summer 2016 Olympics sent the entire freaking universe into a state of shock. Industry stopped, stock markets collapsed, the earth's crust shifted ten feet to the right. It was, in fact, the most shocking thing to happen since hammer pants became the ultimate in chic.

Chicago: Get over yourselves. America, too. The United States has hosted 8 Olympic games - Brazil? Nada. South America? Zilch.

August happens to be winter for Brazil and Rio de Janeiro has a similar seasonal pattern as California - a wet season and a dry season. We like to keep it real simple, us Californians and Rio de Janeiroeons. Although it sounds like their winters are like 70-80 F. Nice!

Plus: Chicago view v. Rio de Janeiro view <--- Yes, please!



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smeddley
Oct. 2nd, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
I was rooting for Rio from the start! I think their presentations and performances will be spectacular.
rinalia
Oct. 2nd, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
I hope so. They do seem to have a flare for costumes and pretty colors.
xsaltyx
Oct. 2nd, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
I'm glad the olympics won't be here. The city doesn't need to be wasting the money or putting people (read: poor people) out of their homes so that we can stunt tourism and Mayor Daley can show off.

:)
rinalia
Oct. 2nd, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Hope I didn't insult your skyline. :)

I feel like the Daley's have been around for forevah. Probably cuz they have, I guess.
_unsure
Oct. 2nd, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
It's sad, though, because I know Rio has a bad stray dog problem, and you may know what Athens did about THEIR stray dog problem when the Olympics got hosted there...
polyphonicvegan
Oct. 2nd, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
That's exactly what I was thinking.

I wish the Olympics would just go away* already.

*only because I think it's too big now for any city to responsibly handle, not because I hate super jocks
rinalia
Oct. 2nd, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
I actually like the olympics. There's just something cool about it, even if it's highly commercialized and perhaps pointless in the grand scheme of things.

Well, guess I won't be inviting you to my OLYMPIC VEGAN NACHO CHIP PIZZA ICE CREAM BONANZA!

I haven't watched the past few olympics, and I was kinda hoping to be able to do so in 2016 when i'll be like really old and shit.
polyphonicvegan
Oct. 3rd, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
OMG we're going to be so old in 2016!

I do like to watch the Olympics, I just think that the "cleaning up" of host cities by harming every inconveniently located being in sight is not worth the importance of the event itself.

GIVE ME OLYMPIC SIZED NACHOS PLEASE!
rinalia
Oct. 2nd, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
Well crap, maybe they will be more enlightened. Brazilians did ban declawing of cats. Which may be neither here nor there, but it's something.

Because I'd really like to be able to watch an Olympics for once. Cripes.
rozae
Oct. 3rd, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
Chicago is very emo.
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