It’s nice to know that there are some things you can absolutely count on. At least you can count on them once every 4 years or so.
Every 4 years we’ll show off a national spectacle, some would say a national embarrassment, and try to elect a President. We know that’s really not real. Whoever is to be the next President has already been decided. Eventually the marketing department will let us in on it too.
Every 4 years we show off a worldwide spectacle, some would say a spectacular spectacle. That would be the Olympics, or as those marketers would prefer, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. (And you thought Roman numerals only use was in counting Super Bowls. Ha!) Of course that is presuming Brazil gets a handle on the Zika virus.
Every 4 years we also show off the Winter Olympics. But not this year. Used to be that we held summer and winter games in the same year but then somebody (probably one of those marketing groups) decided it would be better for the world to split them up. We still hold the Winter Olympics (officially the Olympic Winter Games) every four years but not for another two of them.
Every 4 years FIFA holds the World Cup Finals round. This isn’t that year. There are preliminary games scheduled last year, this year, and next year. The next finals round will be in 2018.
Every 4 years I start a new blog. Actually I started this blog 4 years and 4 months ago. So if I was to start a new blog it would be a quadrennial-triannual event. That’s too confusing. And even though there have been drastic changes in my life over the last 4 years and 4 months I think this blog still serves its purpose. (If you, like me, are unsure of that purpose check out Blog Post #1 Really? Real Reality? November 7, 2011.)
You might say that it suits me. I’ll keep this one.
That’s what I think. Really. How ‘bout you?