As the London Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, greet visitors with their expressionless, chilling, cyclopean stares, we remember the controversial unveiling of the previous Summer Olympics mascots. In this excerpt from Tom Scocca's Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future, we learn the…
This month, the Atlantic Cities picked up a batch of photos by David Gray of Reuters, purportedly documenting the waste and ruin left behind by the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A lot of people are excited by this. But the pictures are dishonest crap.
Duct tape, two loaded guns, a cross-country journey in a dilapidated car; yep, spring is in the air. And that's when a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love, and Shawn Johnson.
Kellogg's recent dumping of Michel Phelps as its spokesman had at least one unexpected consequence: The sudden appearance of about 3,800 pounds of cereal at the San Francisco Food Bank.
Sweden's Ara Abrahamian, who tossed away his Olympic bronze medal in disgust because he thought he had been cheated out of the gold, now, um, wants the bronze back. [The Local]
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Michael Phelps Inc.™® is returning to Beijing, this time to provide every man, woman and child with a brand new car. Expect gas here to be $9 per gallon by next year.
So, the next few days will be chock full of end-of-year retrospectives. We'll do our own as well. Today: The Beijing Olympics.
Came in fourth in the 100 butterfly at the Summer Olympics? There's still hope for a medal. Oh, and if you already have one, we'd suggest hiding it. [NBCSports]
Matos "as predisposed and indignant," after being unjustly…