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Please Lord, Give the Olympics to Chicago

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Los Angeles' Olympic boosters might not want you to know this, but yesterday London, the host of the 2012 Olympics, finally revealed their projected budget for their games. And the magic number is...drum roll please...9.3 billion pounds, a new Olympic record! Now, before you shout "holy fucking shit!," please remember that number is in UK pounds. In US dollars, that's $18 billion.

Okay, now feel free to scream "holy shit!"

LA seems to have a very good chance of becoming the US representative to host the 2016 games, but here's one person who prays that someone, anyone, gets the Olympics instead of LA. Yes, team LA has been touting the city's Olympic readiness as one of our most alluring factors, but I'm not drinking that Kool Aid.