When considering the location of the 2014 Olympics (Sochi), you could dig into some serious and difficult topics. Politics, how people experience a sense of place for major events, governmental philosophies, the privilege of being a host city, the responsibilities for a host city…if you wish, there are serious topics to be engaged.
Or we can circulate pictures of toilets on Twitter.
The Sochi Olympics, or, pictures of bathrooms
People have asked me what surprised me the most here in Sochi. It’s this. Without question … it’s … THIS. pic.twitter.com/1jj05FNdCP
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) February 4, 2014
— Gavin Lee (@GavinLeeBBC) February 5, 2014
— Sochi Problems (@SochiProbz) February 6, 2014
And, truly, hundreds of others, if you care to look.
Kobe Bryant is bored
The Los Angeles Lakers won. Steve Blake had a triple double. Kobe Bryant called him #whitemamba
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 6, 2014
In case you weren’t sure, this is the #whitemamba in his younger days.
On second thought, I fully support bored Kobe Bryant’s enthusiasm about Steve Blake.
Jose Canseco said
pic.twitter.com/2SXQGmvrLT . can’t believe this is being used to teach steroids in schools across the country. Always the bad guy .
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) February 1, 2014
Weird Wisdom from Aaron Rodgers
The Packers quarterback will go for long stretches of time (weeks, months) without tweeting. He has been more active lately, offering a number of random nuggets of wisdom and philosophy…and it’s kinda weird.
How come the dove gets 2 b the peace symbol? How about the pillow? More feathers than a dove, and it doesn’t have that dangerous beak.
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) February 1, 2014
Probably the earliest flyswatters were nothing more than some sort of striking surface attached to the end of a long stick.
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) February 4, 2014
If you teach a yodeling class, the hardest thing is to keep the students from just trying to yodel right off. You see, we BUILD to that.
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) February 5, 2014
I’m telling you, these quarterbacks do not necessarily take it well when their teams don’t win.