Beltway Traffic and Spanish Language Reporters
My walk to the team handball venue revealed four important facts: One should never walk to the team handball venue or any other venues for fear of death by smog, there are tens of thousands of fireworks shells parked all around us, the Spanish language media has a different approach to journalism than many of the rest of us (see above, and there were LOTS of people who took this picture), and outer loop Beltway traffic at 5:30 is miserable around the globe (see below).
(For point of reference, this photo was taken right around the top of the Fourth Ring Road, headed West. So think about the stretch of our outer loop at
16th Street Georgia Avenue, heading towards 270, approximately.)
Anyhow, I think traffic woes can unite the world every bit as much as Olympic peace harmony and brotherhood. Virtually none of us normal people have ever experienced life as an elite pentathlete or judoka, but sitting in that mess of mechanized metal makes you want to poke your eyeballs out with a javelin, whether you're Chinese, American or Azerbaijani.
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