August 29, 2004

Who designed the Olympic stadium?

Posted by shonk at 01:18 AM in Sports | TrackBack

I was sitting at home on Saturday night watching the Olympics and, after about the fifth overhead shot of the Olympic Stadium in Athens, I began to wonder if I was the only one that thinks the stadium has a sort of labial aspect to it when viewed from above. Now, admittedly, the fact that I was sitting at home on a Saturday night and had just been subjected to at least an hour of Chinese guys in Speedos may have tilted my brain chemistry into whatever the hormonal equivalent of sexual frustration is, but I couldn’t help but wonder if the Greek Olympic committee hadn’t hired Georgia O’Keefe as an architectural consultant.

(And yes, I’m sure the fact that I haven’t updated in like three weeks means that my readership has all but vanished, but it’s been, shall we say, an interesting couple of weeks in my personal life. Hopefully, some normalcy will be returning soon.)


Shonk, readership hasn't totally disappeared.

Posted by: John Venlet at August 29, 2004 12:23 PM

Yep, looks like a vagina to me. I don't know too much about Georgia O'Keefe, but perhaps Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates had something to do with it- they had no problem working a little genitalia into the architecture of everyone's favorite dining hall.

Posted by: scurvy at August 30, 2004 02:21 AM
Yep, looks like a vagina to me.

I think you must mean vulva, or labia, unless the Olympic Stadium is a tunnel.

Posted by: Virginia at September 1, 2004 01:26 PM

I'm of the opinion that everything looks like genitalia, if you stare at it long enough.

Posted by: CT at September 1, 2004 03:49 PM