Feb 11, 2010

The Bleak Sports Winter is Upon -FUPPETS-

Every year, around this time, the elation of the Super Bowl gives way to the stomach-twisting realization that the greatest of all sports, American Football, has ended it's season.
( Congratulations New Orleans Saints! )

No longer will the adrenaline rush feed -FUPPETS- . Now, all that is left is the pathetic crawl towards the NBA playoffs, and the resurgence of that most pastoral and ridiculously obsolete "sport", baseball.
The only consolation to be found is in the imminent start of the 2010 Winter Olympics, which, sadly enough, are taking place in Vancouver, a city which has had multiple weeks of above freezing weather, and no snow. The Olympic officials in Vancouver are working overtime not just trucking in snow, but using helicopters to air-lift and drop tons and tons of snow. This might be the first completely "artificial" Winter Olympics on record! The mountains are nearly bare!

The world will have images of these Olympic Games with lush, green backdrops, with muddy spectators slogging through the marshy thaw to try and see their favorite events. This could easily be the most pathetic Winter Olympics yet. Maybe a gigantic volcanic eruption will warm things up even more! Or, the giant stone-man on the Vancouver Olympic Logo will come to life and terrorize the inhabitants of the Olympic Village!

That sculpture is an INUKSHUK, a traditional stone sculpture used by Canada's Inuit native peoples. The name of the one above is called Ilanaaq and local Vancouver graphic designers Elena Rivera MacGregor and Gonzalo Alatorre.

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