July 28, 2012

The Porn Olympics

This, the thirtieth Summer Olympic Games, is unfortunately bestowed with the moniker 'XXX'.  I hadn't really thought about it until this morning, during a phone call with Bang, who is visiting his dad out of state.

I asked if he was going to watch the opening ceremonies, but he had his days mixed up, thinking the Olympics began tonight.  I corrected him and pointed out that there had been events already, in fact, we were watching soccer at the time.  Bang began searching through the channel guide for the NBC Sports channel.  After several minutes of frustration, I asked him what sort of television service he was using (DirecTV), and then Googled the channel guide to tell him what channel to go to.

"Mom, that says XXX," he said in hushed tones.

It took me a minute to realize his confusion, and God Bless Him, his good moral base that kept him from diving right in.

I am sure I am not the first to notice, but it was a funny situation for me and Bang.  Now I wonder how many internet filters have blocked legitimate websites due to the 'XXX" label.

I would also like some clarification on the use of Roman numerals to signify the number of Olympic contests.  They are of Greek origin, so wouldn't lambda be more fitting in this case?

Regardless of the number, we love us some Olympics around here.  It will be wall to wall viewing, trivia collecting and appreciation of people who work so hard for a few minutes competition.

USA! USA! USA!

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