…fan the flame
We all like tokens to remember things by. Key chains, t-shirts, shot glasses–we all have our own ways of memorializing the places we’ve been.
The same is true of moments in history, and while it may be our present the 2012 Olympics will soon pass into history leaving memories and the mementos we’ve taken with us.
Just what will those mementos be? For some it will be the familiar key chains, t-shirts, shot glasses. For one it will be a world record number of medals earned by an individual athlete. For still others it will be one of 8,000 torches, many of which are now available for purchase on eBay.
Yes that’s right, for what many are considering the inflated price of around $5,000 you can have a piece of Olympic history.
Personally, I’d say go with the t-shirt. It may not ignite (well not as its central purpose anyways), but you can carry it around with you without acquiring a snide nickname. The torch-bearer is only a cool pseudonym every couple of years–if then.
“As Costly Collectible Olympic Torches Are On Fire”: MSNBC
Posted on August 4, 2012, in Humor, News, Opinion, Randomness, Thoughts and tagged athletics, eBay, economics, London, Olympic Games, Olympic torch, Olympics 2012, price gouging, torch relay. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.