Let’s get this part straight, right up front. I dig the Dalai Lama. His brand of Buddhism is straight up, pure, as far as I can tell. I even heard him speak, or one of his top guys once in
Anyway, now that
It usually involves asking someone else to make the sacrifice.
This time they’re calling on athletes. Right. They’re the ones who train and compete just about their entire lives for the opportunity to represent their countries, themselves and their sports on the world’s biggest stage. Just give it up for old
No, Mia Farrow,
Athletes can’t just pick up the phone and get a studio deal or a movie script to shoot with a major star packaged up from CAA. Ever been to an Olympic Trial, say, in Track and Field? Ever seen what athletes go through, four or five days of races, heats, competitions, to get on the team that wears the colors of the
Give it up for
So you want peace in
Like I said, I dig the Dalai. But I’m not giving up mine, and I’m sure not hoping athletes give up theirs.
Hollywood, it’s time to look in the mirror. Send a film crew over there, do a documentary. Cover the games in that grand style we used to see in the older games, from
Me? I’m digging into Olympic preliminaries, getting ready for the trials and the competitions and the games.
Maybe I’ll take a movie DVD and light it on fire and dump it over the back deck. My own protest against
Let the Games begin.