Olympics day 16

August 24, 2008

How lucky can one guy be?
I kissed her and she kissed me.
Like a fella once said:
Ain’t that a kick in the head?”

The room was completely black,
I hugged her and she hugged back.
Like a sailor said quote:
“Ain’t that a hole in a boat?”

My head keeps spinnin’,
I go to sleep and keep grinnin’
If this is just the beginnin’
My life is gonna be beautiful.

I’ve sunshine enough to spread,
It’s just like the fella said.
Tell me quick,
ain’t that a kick in the head?

The Rat Pack was cool, and the movie “Oceans 11” was cool. What happened at the taekwondo match wasn’t. I won’t mention anything about hotheaded Latins or Cubans here. That would be perpetuating stereotypes on my part, and that’s something I would not want to do. Now as for the Irish…

No mention anywhere(?) regarding Team USA in the whitewater and flatwater events. Well that’s because the USA USA failed to garner a single medal of any kind in those events. Germany dominated. The Us Olympic Whitewater Team HQ is in the city where I live, and the Olympic trials were held here in a multimillion dollar whitewater training facility, actually an artifical whitewater river. If a gold medal had come of it, then I guess it would be on the front page of the local paper.

Kenya finally gets a gold medal in the men’s marathon. And sets the new Olympic record. Britannia still rules the waves in Olympic sailing.

Something else Team USA sucks at still, is trampoline. Yeah, something you could have, may have in your backyard, just like the ping pong table that may be in your garage. Millions of people here ping pong, but we still suck at that too.

Interesting just surfing through the NBC Olympics website, more interesting usually than the TV coverage. The US won its first gold medal ever in history in double trap shooting. The Olympian (hey I don’t have a training staff or iPod endorsements but I’m an Olympian too!) is currently a government issue US Army soldier at Fort Benning, Georgia. His skills are quite suitable for his day job.

Today in men’s water polo Serbia is playing Montenegro for the bronze medal. These two countries were like, the same country a year ago, as ‘Yugoslavia.’ Montenegro is a whisper of a country, having a population or around 600,000. Wonder if it would mean something for one to beat the other, aside from merely winning a medal. The US is actually playing for the gold in men’s water polo. As for women’s water polo, their wardrobe isn’t as revealing as that of other sports, so that explains why it hasn’t been as popular?

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