The Nathan's Hot dog Eating Competition was one thing. The 2008 Beijing Olympics was quite another.
I was impressed by the opening ceremonies. The precision, the unity,the synchronization........ It was the most horrific thing I ever saw. The combination of spectacular beauty and military style discipline was a little disturbing. It was like looking at a parade of gay perfectionists.......whatever that means.
Like many things in life, things aren't what they appear to be. ..Much to my chagrin, it was brought to my attention that the whole event was enhanced and manipulated digitally.
In other words ...this
was really ...this:
My uneasy feeling that any participant in the choreographed affair who made the slightest error was punished with the greatest severity, was confirmed when I learned that this sweet little girl :
who stepped 3 and a half inches out of line, was later seen here :
....doing hard time.
This however is not the real reason why I'm blogging today. I have thoughts on Michael Phelps.
His performance during the swimming events was quite amazing! I've never seen a swimming machine quite like that before........... that is until .....................
until I heard about his unusual physique. I heard that his 6' 7" wingspan is longer than his 6'4" height. He has disproportionately short legs, size 14 feet and double-jointed ankles...... basically a stingray with huge ears. ......
I'm not AS impressed now! I don't think anyone would have a chance racing against someone that looks like this :