The Olympic Games began last night with a less-than-traditional opening ceremony at the Maracanã stadium on Friday night. The stadium was purposefully made up to look like a giant vagina.
Giant Vagina – Out was the pomp and ceremony of Beijing and London and in was “Brazil on a budget“, reflecting the country’s troubled economy and high levels of poverty.
As the Independent’s Kevin Garside noted from his seat inside the 80,000-seater, the ceremony followed an “ecological narrative to tell the story of Brazil”.
As many people on the internet pointed out, it also resembled something slightly less profound…