Friday, August 8, 2008

8.8.08

August 8th, 2008 at 8:08pm, the magic begins...the 2008 Beijing Olympics! Is it a coincidence that the opening ceremony has a theme of eights, or just a well thought out marketing plan? Many around the world consider the number eight to be a lucky number. It's said to signify success and in Chinese the word for eight means prosperity, fortune or wealth. But the advertisements with 8.8.8 and Michael Phelps looking like he can save the world with his backstroke...make me believe it's more of a marketing tool than Chinese luck. Either way I'm excited...LET THE GAMES BEGIN ((Olympic music in the background)). The Olympics allow countries to put aside their differences and compete against one another..."The Olympics, bringing countries together one useless little medal at a time!" If nothing else maybe the Olympics will distract the media from talking about Brett Farve (barf!). In all serious I love the Olympics and I'm excited for the men's basketball team to take home the gold as well as the women's gymnastics. GO TEAM USA!

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