Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Archery - Drawing Long Bows

Christ, why can't we just be happy with what we've achieved at the Olympics without having to beat it up?

On Sunrise the other morning (I don't watch it - I just fell over and accidentally turned it on) Kochie was banging on about Australia and showing a medal talley...adjusted by per head of population...and look, aren't we just the friggen master race. We're winning! We're winning! If you turn it sideways, colour code it and reverse the polarity.

How about we do another talley based on the average annual income or available clean drinking water of each nation? Or money thrown at support and training by sports obsessed governments? How good would we look then Sunrise? Nothing to say? Thought not.

To win an Olympic medal would be a fantastic achievement honouring the skills of the recipient and validating all the time and support the family and friends had put into the athlete.

But unless you're one of them, or involved with the particular sport. It means sweet Fanny Adams to you personally. No one is going to root you because someone you've never met did something marginally better than someone else you've never met. Well, they might if they were drunk and horny but I'm sure they'd regret it in the morning and that's drawing a long bow anyway.

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At August 19, 2008 at 1:16 PM , Blogger Kath Lockett said...

Nicely put. To even admit that you watch Kochie - accidental or otherwise - has now lowered my opinion of you, myninj.

I detest him with the white hot heat of a thousand suns... that smug, self-satisfied face that tries to tell us that he's an 'everyday' bloke. Yeah, earning millions, investing billions and contributing about as much of value to our society as Angela Bishop's night farts....

Yes, I'll go lie down now.

Oh and the TREADMILL already needs to be fixed ??????

 
At August 19, 2008 at 3:02 PM , Blogger franzy said...

New Olympic terminology: if Australia breaks a world record they "break" or "claim" it. If another country breaks that world record set by Australia, they have "stolen" it.
God fuck me. Sandy Roberts commentating the cycling was like listening to a ninety-year-old juror "They stole it! They stole it! They stole the world record!"

 
At August 20, 2008 at 10:03 AM , Blogger squib said...

Why can't we just be happy with what we've achieved at the Olympics

Have you notice how anything below a gold medal is looked at as losing? I'd be happy with any kind of medal, even a chocolate one

 
At August 22, 2008 at 7:59 PM , Blogger myninjacockle said...

Oh c'mon Kath, he's alright. Like I bet if you just went up and kicked him in the nuts, he'd see the funny side.
I save my loathing for Dr Phil. I'd like to beat him to death with Judge Judy, or put in a sack with weasels and set on fire. Volunteer weasels obviously.

Yeh, the treadmill isn't working. Luckily my left ankle has blown up like a case of gout and I can barely walk - so it doesn't really matter.

Franzy - I have never seen a picture of hysterical outrage painted so perfectly.

Squib - I agree, but had to laugh at Roy and HG saying they'd rather come lasts than win bronze.

 

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