Chesapeake & Midlantic | 02/06/14 08:24pm
Via the power of lies, I think.
Funniest comment on that Gizmodo post:
But seriously though:
Proof that there's no paranoia like Russian paranoia. Still, according to an update on The Wire:
Update, 1:10 p.m.: Good news! A spokesman for Kozak now says "there is absolutely no surveillance in hotel rooms or bathrooms occupied by guests," the Journal reports. ("Occupied by guests" seems to be doing a lot of work in that sentence, but what do we know.) He went on:
"He said there was surveillance on premises during construction and cleaning of Sochi's venues and hotels and that is likely what Mr. Kozak was referencing. A senior official at a company that built a number of the hotels also said there is no such surveillance in rooms occupied by guests."
Carl, was that from the Borowitz Report?
Carlton,Which one, the update? No, it's from the WSJ. Commentary by The Wire".
The New Yorker article? Yes, it's my favorite (journalist), Andy Borowitz.
IPVMU Certified | 02/06/14 11:44pm
When I was in college, I worked for a GC who specialized in building hotels. It was a common test when things were almost wrapped for plumbers to turn on all faucets/showers/baths to see if everything was hooked up right and dry (no leaks).
I can see this being an issue during final inspection phase, because heat and humidity (ie: an unattended shower) can kick off mildew growth on an epic scale.
I bet Minister Kozak is more a victim of poor english than anything. Reporting at it's finest here...
I have no way of knowing anything, but putting cameras in the showers? ehh. Seems far fetched to have gone this long without being an issue before now.
For his part, President Putin has been dismissive of the complaints, today calling the hotel guests “babies who cry.”
That quote reminds me of all the old Yakov Smirnoff jokes: