Saturday, August 21, 2004

Politically Incorrect: Olympics Edition 

Half of watching Olympic coverage is seeing sporting events you would never watch any other time. On cable right now, Womens' Super-heavyweight division Weightlifiting is on. Yikes! Talk about women you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley. I nearly jumped off the couch when one of the lifters let out a pre-lift scream.

On another note, I don't care what competitive walkers have to say. I still think the event is goofy. I don't doubt the athleticism of the competitors, but the concept of high speed walking just doesn't make any sense. Running, swimming, jumping, events are all based on useful skills. In order to escape the saber-tooth tiger chasing you, it might be necessary to swim, jump, or run away as fast as possible. Walking fast doesn't do any good, if you need to get away from something you'll switch to a sprint or jog depending on the distance you need to cover.


During the next Winter Olympics I'll likely rant about the uselessness of curling.

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