What the Olympic ceremonies were actually about:
The UK reminding the US just how much our pop culture sucks. Hence NBC's monkeys and other interruptions. Can't have us seeing what actual talent looks like.
Was there a single entertainer or artist in Britain that Danny Boyle did not have on hand? Monty freaking Python for god's sake. The Who. It goes on and on.
Don't care to hear some jingoistic twaddle. The fact is that we(US) suck, have sucked for a very long time, & keep sucking more every day. And until we in the US face up to this suckitude, we will only keep sucking more until we disappear up our own suckhole.
Amd sure, tell me "But we created rock and roll!" or whatever. Yeah, yeah, and then we couldn't wait to buy their version instead, right? Whatever we created and gave Britain, comics, music, anything, they always give back to us better than we could ever have imagined.
The UK's advantage over us is that they know when they suck and have no problem mocking it. We think Tinkerbell will die if we stop clapping.
This is what makes the UK far stronger and more resilient--and funnier--than us. And we really should start facing this sometime. Being able to kill people with flying robots only gets you so far.
The world has left us behind.
John Linton Roberson will soon be disappeared to a CIA prison in eastern Europe. Till then visit him at jlroberson.org.