In the eighth hour of the eighth night of the eighth month of the eighth year this decade - that's 8-8-8-8
, which has to be an omen of some sort -- the latest round of the Olympics
will launch. That's right, the XXIX Olympics - still under 30! - will kick-off with Opening Ceremonies at 8 p.m. on NBC
Some athletes may skip the ceremony on account of the smog in Beijing, but you can watch it all smog-free -- unless you consider alcohol a kind of pollution. In which case, Hearsay plans to have so much fun, it won't be able to see! -- at any number of bars around town, though Hearsay's most keen on Nellie's
. It is
a gay sports bar after all. And what is studying the screen to see which muscular athlete is the cutest if not a sport?
. Yes, Mr. Phelps, that means you. Study away, boys....