Sunday, August 15, 2004

Just a Hunch

I have a feeling that blogging could be light until the Olympics are over. Even though Botox Bob Costas is a crummy anchor, the games themselves are rather entertaining. Once again, the judges of the various events are putting up bizarre and inexplicable scores. If an event needs a judge, I am not sure it is really a sport. More like a vote for homecoming queen.

Anyway, tune in, turn on, and drop out on the Olympics and have fun.

8 comments:

The Moody Minstrel said...

Finding a safe balance between blog and Olympics shouldn't be THAT hard.

Don Snabulus said...

Yeah, it should. Besides, you got the keys to the jalopy anyhow, so you could blog. :D

Info Geek said...

I say again, the Olympics?!??!?

ElTigris said...

Met an olympic class judge once in ice skating ....she said some judges were quite *eccentric* shall we say?

The Moody Minstrel said...

It's also a well-known fact that the athletic programs of certain countries bribe the judges as part of their standard procedure. The two countries that seem to be the biggest offenders both start with the letter "R".

Hmm...Japan's men's gymnastics team just took the gold, the first Japanese Olympic gold since Montreal. The funny thing about it is that no one expected them to come anywhere close to winning, so they didn't feel any pressure. That probably helped them in the long run. They just said, "Whatever," did their job, and took the gold.

Of course, bribery is also an intrinsic part of Japanese tradition, so who knows?

Hmm...why is it that all the table tennis (ping pong) competitors I saw except the Japanese, regardless of nationality, were Chinese? The Australian was Chinese (named Miao Miao). The American was Chinese (named Gao). At a neighboring table were two Chinese-looking individuals representing European countries. So what ethnic group do China's players represent? Australian Aborigine?

Don Snabulus said...

Hey, there is an American in Table Tennis who goes to the local high school here. Cool! I don't know his ethnicity, but if he wins, that would be Swello-licious.

ElTigris said...

apparently someone from Beaverton Oregon took gold in ladys fencing

Anonymous said...

Riley:

Did they catch her, or did she give it back?