I didn't watch much of the Olympics, partly because the events I want to see never get covered, partly because I'm still uneasy about the whole Beijing hosting thing. But two bits worth noting:
- During the opening ceremonies, the Microsoft Windows "Blue Screen of Death" made an appearance. Ha, ha. "Perhaps this is simply Microsoft's idea of 'product placement', as the BSOD is one of the more recognizable features of Windows, and perhaps transcends all language barriers," quips macenstein.com.
- Cuban Tae Kwon Do competitor Angel Matos kicked a referee square in the face - deliberately - after he was disqualified during a match for the bronze. Unfortunately the video has already been pulled from YouTube. And to think, some people want karate in the Olympics. No, thanks.