With the London Olympics now just a memory --if, for some of us, a memory of two weeks when every channel except NBC seemed to be broadcasting re-runs-- it's time for an expert analyst and social commentator to explain what just happened.
No human is better qualified for this task than Dave Barry, who apparently isn't actually dead (evidence to the contrary: re-runs of his columns since 1842 have been "featured" by the Miami Herald since about 2002). But he was "reanimated" for the 2012 Olympics, and here's where you can find his coverage: http://www.miamiherald.com/living/columnists/dave-barry/index.html
((I know, I know: Mr. Barry wasn't writing columns in 1842 --tho it seems like he was around forever-- and this Pulitzer winner actually retired in 2005 as a "regular" columnist (except for his excellent "Year In Review" feature, which continues apace).
And for all I know, he's NOT alive; there seems to be a new trend for the "family estate" of famous writers to tap some unknown schlub to continue popular books etc., usually badly. But I have it on good authority --Harry Reid-- that Dave Barry did indeed "cover" the London Olympics.
This explains why my application to Mr. Barry's lovely widow, offering my "services," was apparently forwarded to the FBI. --EM))