The Fogies are taking a break from one of their favorite Olympics activities to share some early observations and random thoughts/questions about the Summer Games:
- How does NBC manage to find so many apoplectic color commentators for this shindig? Their often-uncalled-for mania is as annoying as canned laughter tracks on bad sitcoms. Geesh, take a Xanex and relax!
- The Opening Ceremony theatrics were amazing! We could watch that again, no problem.
- If you haven't done so already, find a way to watch events other than NBC's tiresome "big events" coverage. You can actually focus on the competition rather than cult-of-personality story lines that are so important to the network's pre-planned programming agenda.
- If it wasn't obvious to you already, the Rio Games certainly highlight the problems with extreme "haves" and "have-nots" capitalism. What's the trickle-down plan for helping poor people in Rio when this is all over?
- What's the matter with Bob Costas' eye?
Yeah, we know the line, "Blame It On Rio", will be used by a million more bloggers, headline writers, and people in the grocery store line over the next several weeks. We just want to be among the first 500,000 to use it.
Because the Fogies are going to the Olympics! (in their minds) and will be reporting back as the Games (and all the phony-baloney hype surrounding them) play out.
We imagine event producers, ambitious journalists, the IOC, and the Russians will give us plenty to talk about...but if not, we'll start some sh#%$& ourselves!
Today's comic features one of the many Olympic sports the Fogies WILL NOT be trying.
But stay tuned to our coverage of the Games to see the old boys training for the events that really count!
Well, well, well...all of a sudden it isn't necessary for old folks to use lame online dating services, trolling at the mall, or making goo-goo eyes in church to land a hot date. Fogies have re-discovered a tried-and-true hunting ground for eligible hotties--school!
It's true. As more and more greyhairs return to campus to continue their education, they are finding a gold mine of ready-to-rock partners to spice it up in study hall. As a result, G.P.A.s are on the rise (among other things).
So get on out there, old boys and girls, and do some learning...and attend a class or two while you're at it.
The will to power is a very strange thing. Most people do not desire power. Empowerment, yes; power, no. Thus, we are bound to be followers.
And so, we may be blessed or we may be cursed, history forever the final judge.