Vancouver 2010: VISA or bust

If you've been watching the Olympics on TV in the last week, you've defintiely seen one of the many Morgan Freeman-narrated VISA TV spots. As one of the main Olympic partners, VISA has created a ton of spots to highlight that the only card you can use at the games is theirs.

While I like the spots (especially the one below - it's a tear jerker) I have to say that only being able to use a VISA card at the games is extremely annoying. I saw a few events in Vancouver last week and quickly realized that if you are trying to purchase anything - from beers at a hockey game to a coffee - you either have to pay using a VISA credit or debit card or cash.

The problem is that there aren't any ATM machines in the venues because VISA has dominated them. I realize that VISA has paid millions to be the title sponsor but as a spectator my reaction is 'damn you VISA' more than it is 'I wish I had a VISA so I could buy this beer'.


Vitamin Water: Stay Vitaminized.

Behold, the latest in a long line of great work. Steve Nash is the most ridiculous man in the world.

If only all of its flavours were as good as the work. Thanks to the "Jeffs".

and for fun the classic infomercial.