I sure enjoyed them; ski-ing and bobsledding and, well, anything run against the clock gets old pretty fast, but the hockey and curling and speed-skating are good entertainment, especially that short-track stuff. Our women hockey players were hot stuff; there was the cutest picture of big star Hayley Wickenheiser with her gold medal looped around the neck of her little kid; how come you never see pictures of the men like that? I thought the opening and closing ceremonies both made excellent TV, even though the over-wrought Renaissance costume-drama bits really didn’t do much for me. I thought the short Vancouver segment at the closing hit the spot OK; there are probably a hundred million people now who think Canada is native elders, circus acrobats, and Avril Lavigne. You could do worse, I suppose. But you have to hand it to Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan, a quadriplegic, who pulled off a nice extended wave of the big Olympic flag with some deft wheelchair rotations. Watch for me in the crowd in 2010.

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