Saturday, April 10, 2010

Buy a Beaver, Help Vanoc

Remember that embarrassing moment when Vancouver wheeled out the giant inflatable beavers, moose and mounties? Or perhaps it was a proud moment for you. Maybe it stirred up patriotic emotion, or at least gave you a good-hearted chuckle at the Canadian stereotypes.

If you're part of the latter, then you have the chance to take home a part of Olympic history. According to NBCSports, the beavers run at $5,000, and although they apparently are sold out, some of the Moose still are available. Just where would you put it? Why, where the neighbours could see and admire, of course.

It is an interesting part of the aftermath of this giant performance. As soon as the limelight has faded, we have to figure out what to do with all the tools and props that made up the 2010 Olympics. I could probably skip on my car payment and insurance and buy a beaver instead. That is, if someone else hadn't bought them all first... well, there's still the moose.

1 comment:

  1. What on earth would you do with one of these things? Put it on your front lawn?