Everyone Is Getting Into The Olympics

It seems that everyone is getting into the Olympic spirit and acting out their favorite sport. Wrestling is an obvious favorite for canine couch potatoes given such moves as “Keep You Heel to Your Butt” and “Backdoor” manuevers.

We are still in Chicago and enjoying my home city. We went to the Sears Tower yesterday and stood on the clear observation ledge 103 stories above Wacker Drive.

We also did our traditional trip to Ed Debevics for burgers and milk shakes.

We made it back to watch the wonderful win of our women in gymnastics and of course Phelps’ historic races. Very cool.

By the way, I have to join the large number of Londoners who intensely dislike the ArcelorMittal Orbit. The 377 ft sculpture and observation tower by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond will be a permanent addition to London and I don’t view it as a particularly good addition. What do you think?

24 thoughts on “Everyone Is Getting Into The Olympics”

  1. Give it time.

    The Arch was reviled, ‘just an arch’! They need to build a giant croquet mallet in East St. Louis… So too was the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, just an ugly, dark slash in the landscape… people came around to what the designers were doing.

    This sculpture/building doesn’t make ones heart soar upon first look (it looks more interesting from a lower, closer perspective) but maybe it just supposed to be a big, wonkey, funny thing, kind of crazy and weird like the times.

    I do really like that color of red 🙂

    A critique (favorable) and video tour. The article is titled “Orbit tower: a drunken party animal of a building”, maybe that says it all.


  2. The Eiffel Tower is better. Tell the Brits. The French initially intended to destroy the Eiffel Tower after it’s intended purpose was over, but they didn’t.

    Top dog doesn’t win.

  3. I thought the same thing Pete, looks more like a rollercoaster. It would be a famously fun one with that configuration.

    Seeing this picture, I can now visualize what a rollercoaster would look like as it crosses an event horizon.

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