With a wink and a nudge, David Lennam explores the feverishly excessive roots of Valentine’s Day — and today’s overrated orgy of commercialism.
“Any man’s death diminishes me,” he once intoned, quoting Donne, “because I am involved in mankind.” It made me sad enough to cry, but I didn’t. Instead, I considered how the recent death of a friend had wounded me like a splinter, one that I could not remove. The more I fussed to pull at it, the deeper it settled in my skin and the more irritated the flesh around it grew.
You only have to look at some reliable documentary footage to realize that bugs are capable of growing into behemoths at whim — or at least when they sniff some radioactive fallout — and terrorizing humankind!
Writer David Lennam analyzes the Winter Olympics and offers ten tips to make them much more watchable, including lessons from the Jamaican Bobsled Team.