“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Putin voted top gay icon. Everything to play for in Sochi.

The Winter Olympics has never really captured my imagination until recently. The events must be great fun to participate in but don't do it for me as a spectator. That is until I started watching the snowboarding yesterday. Amazing! Just totally gobsmacking skill and courage. I thought that Jenny Jones was a frizzy haired woman from the Green Party, but no, she is in fact Bronze Medallist in "slopestyle". The snowboarders seem like such a nice bunch of kids who love their sport and genuinely want each other to do well. Bit like the skateboarders at the Southbank.
Of course the other big talking point at Sochi is President Putin's demand that this year only sex of the most traditional variety will be permitted in the Olympic Village. But could anything be more camp than an Olympic Opening Ceremony and who would have thought that Putin himself would turn out to be the biggest gay icon since Dusty Springfield? Word to the wise Vladimir - you can't go flashing yer pecs at every opportunity while indulging in every ultra-manly pursuit that the great outdoors can offer without some people putting two and two together.
I did ask Her Indoors what was meant by "traditional sex" but she just muttered something that I didn't quite catch.

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