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The Burning Question


There may be no more stirring piece of modern composition than the “Olympic Anthem,” actually a mash-up of Leo Arnaud’s 1958 piece, “Bugler’s Dream,” and John Williams’ 1984 “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” (so if you ever wondered why the piece takes on a decidedly Star Wars vibe about 45 seconds in, now you know why).

But many people and organizations are not at all keen on holding this year’s (really last year’s) athletic celebration of peaceable competition among nations, including Japan’s Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, Toyota, and the World Health Organization.

We can watch the event from the safe social distance between our couch and the flat screen, but all in all, should we question the wisdom of bringing athletes from every corner of the globe together in the tight space of Olympic Village?

Oh, and the cardboard beds are for recycling, NOT to prevent…closer diplomatic relations between hotties of all nations.

The Burning Question — July 23, 2021

The Burning Question — July 23, 2021

Holding the 2020 / 2021 Olympics during a surge in COVID-19 in Japan is...

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