Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Here in The 'Kan, we like our notes to be new notes, but every once in awhile, we come across an old note that's worth looking over again. From this morning's column, the syndicated columnist Norman Chad reviews Noo York Citty's chances of getting the Olympic bid to host the 2012 summer Olympics:

New York

Pluses: Even at jacked-up Olympic prices, the $6 potato knish is a street bargain and a culinary delight....Only city bidding for Summer Games with an ESPN Zone....All urine testing can be done is a dark corner of a subway platform....Spike Lee gets to sit courtside and heckle European basketball players....Hookers to offer 2-for-1 specials to synchronized swimmers....Official torch bearer: P. Diddy!

Minuses: Some Manhattan parking garages will requires first-born as a deposit....Best chance for Olympic stadium is divisive plan to build 80,000-seat dome under water in East River....Marathon route through Central Park might conflict with Hare Krishna bake-off....Homeless guys already using official "NYC 2012" panhandling cups...."Fuhgedaboutit" means "Your mother's a goat" in Greek....I have three words for you: Trump Olympic Village.

Brings tears to your eyes, doesn't it?

The 'Kan EWA

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