This year's Olympic Games have been singularly dull (with the singular exception of the marathon, of course). Commercial logos are ubiquitous. Professional celebrity-athletes and wanna-be celebrities dominate the press coverage. Juicers have been caught in record numbers. (Probably even more juicers have eluded detection.) A plethora of junk pseudo-sports fill the weeks that the competitions stretch to occupy. Arguments and lawsuits about judging errors and corruption will continue for months or years to come. And, as far as I'm concerned, who cares?

What ever happened to simple running, jumping, and throwing? Whither faster, higher, farther? Now, it's all about cash flow. I'm going out for a walk in the park --- at least that's real ...

(see also SomethingToSell (14 Apr 2002), For Themselves (8 Jun 2003), CircusSponsorus (10 Oct 2003), ProfessionalJuicers (28 Jan 2004), ... )

TopicRecreation - TopicEntertainment - 2004-08-29

(correlates: ThirdPlace, Comments on YoursTruly, XmasChrononauts, ...)