August 14, 2004

You'd think they'd have learned after Atlanta's "french fry basket" cauldron

Is it just me, or does the Athens Olympic cauldron look, for all the world, like the world's largest cigarette?

Looks like an ad for Truth. I suppose anything would be better than those frazzlin' "Crazyworld" ads of theirs.

No matter.

Saturday, the competitions begin in earnest, no matter where you are, where you watch from, and where you read us from: Seven Network in Australia, BBC One and BBC Two in the UK, CBC and SRC in Canada, and the combined NBC Universal Networks here in the US.

Posted by mhking at August 14, 2004 12:03 AM

Actually Michael.. I think it's the world's largest doobie.

Posted by: frinklin at August 14, 2004 11:52 AM

Right frinklin. I said blunt too.

I think King did as well, but he just wanted to play up to sensibilities and say "cigarrette". Might offend some people. :)

Posted by: Expertise at August 14, 2004 12:32 PM

I made the comment while watching it "rise to the heavens" that it went from looking like some sort of bizzare bridge out of the stadium to a smokestack.

Good job, Greece.

I wasn't too impressed with the other parts of the ceremony either- except for the giant floating sculpture. that was cool.


Posted by: curtis at August 14, 2004 01:28 PM

I thought it looked like Paul Bunyan's joint. The opening ceremony wasn't bad. The living statues were a great idea but the chick with the glow worm pregnancy made me start telling Rosemary's Baby and Alien jokes and the commentary by Costas was nearly unendurable.

Posted by: kimberley at August 14, 2004 09:32 PM

Thanks, Michael.
It has been MONTHS since I had a cigarette craving, but you had to go SCREW THAT UP for me, didn't you?? :-)

Posted by: Julie Anne Fidler at August 15, 2004 05:55 PM

The Truth? They never seem to mention in their ads they are paid for by the tobacco settlement. I guess after they do the same thing to fast food we'll see TV ads featuring "force fed' people.

Posted by: GeronL at August 16, 2004 12:06 AM

Looks to me like the worlds largest one-eyed Olympian-devouring flaming needle being dropped on its next hapless victim by a pair of giant chopsticks.

Errrrr...Yup...A doobie.


Posted by: Rtfm at August 18, 2004 12:37 AM
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