02 October 2009
Whew! Thank you, Mr. Rogge!
On behalf of the tax-paying citizens of Illinois, I'd like to thank the International Olympic Committee for awarding the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro.
You like us. You really like us! Do you know how many millions you saved us by our not having to build a lot of stuff we'll use-once!-and not having to deal with the graft and corruption so prevalent in city and state politics?
I will, much like Winston Churchill upon hearing that the United States entered World War II, sleep the sleep of the saved and the thankful.
Really, Chicago's a great place and I encourage everyone to visit the city sometime. But Rio does have Copacabana Beach:
...and Chitown's Oak Street Beach along Lake Michigan, while nice, isn't quite the same:
As for scenery, which would you rather see? Rio...
Rio wins, but just by a bit? Thought so.
Good luck, citizens of Brazil! Enjoy the party and the giant financial reckoning. Save your cruzeiros!
Posted by yankeedog at 22:31