Confession: I just realized about an hour ago that the Olympics had ended. I typically don’t get too excited about the games except when there’s interesting architecture involved or really, really gay ceremonies like that time the Spice Girls performed with the Pet Shop Boys and George Michael after people danced to Kate Bush. (Did I dream that? Whoa, that actually happened.)
Somehow all of the news surrounding this Olympics failed to excite me—from the much-discussed suckiness of the Olympic Village and environmental concerns to the predatory-journalistic abuses of dating apps and the surprisingly-uninteresting illicit activities of dudes in gas station bathrooms—everything was just depressing. All of the voracious media commentary and gossip surrounding the games pointed to failures of humanity rather than the achievements or campy pomp I get joy out of observing. Everything was mean, or sexist, or racist, or recursive criticism of the above.
You know what’s more fun than watching everyone be extremely judgmental about an event predicated on the international community pretending to care about ribbon dancing?
Funny sports GIFs from Japan. Enjoy.