Infamously, DirecTV lost our NBC affiliate’s signal in the middle of the closing ceremony, just in time to deny us the Spice Girls. So I am writing this without having seen the actual performance, but let’s just assume I would have gushed about how they still totally rule, and can command a stage remarkably well considering no one could ever accuse them of being the five most talented musicians in all of England… or even in all of that venue on that evening. I miss the Spice Girls. I had floor seats at their reunion tour stop in L.A., and it was basically the best thing that’s ever happened. Can they do all the Games? Isn’t the meshing of five different spices deeply symbolic of the way the Olympics unites different cultures under the banner of spirited competition? I THINK SO, ahem, Rio.