And the facilities aren’t so hot, either. Some mainstream media reporters are learning firsthand what their ideal of a largely socialist culture looks like — bugged bathrooms, tap water (if available) the color of, uh, a dark Pilsner, a dearth of little things like shower curtains, light bulbs, electricity, etc.
Oh, and dogs. Lots of stray dogs wandering around, doing...what dogs do.
On a more positive note, the Olympic mascots aren’t quite as creepy as some in past games, yet some journalists are complaining about their rather mediocre swag bags, featuring a disturbing polar bear doll wearing what has been described as “bondage gear.”
It’s too bad they didn’t ask me to design a mascot that truly reflects the atmosphere of the venue. Submitted for your approval:
Pootie-Poot, the Pooch who Saved the Opening Ceremonies