Like the rest of humanity, The Way Things Turn was largely focused on the London Olympics this week. We featured some unique and compelling photos from the games, though none of the pics were perhaps as bizarre as the image of London's flag-waving mayor dangling overhead from a malfunctioning zip line.
Twitter enhanced the Olympics experience, providing the usual running snark and cracker jack commentary. My tweets with ESPN's Chris Fowler about Dong Dong (the Chinese trampolinist) were a highpoint. Our favorite interactive Olympics toy, a body type "calculator" that allows you to find the athlete whose body most resembles your own, served as a fun (and potentially depressing) complement for Olympics viewing.
Early in the week, conservative NY Times columnist David Brooks wondered how long Mitt Romney could run a "policy-free" campaign. Elsewhere in politics, Congress passed a bill that arguably restricts free speech, but that definitely places restrictions on the ability of Westboro Baptist to stage protests at military funerals.
Lastly, in the wake of the massive turnout for Chick-Fil-A appreciation day, I implored Christians to consider the potentially deadly impact of their fried chicken-gobbling actions on young gay people. WWJD, indeed.
This week we enjoyed our 50,000th hit on The Way Things Turn website, and while I say it weekly, I've never meant it more genuinely - thanks for reading.