Now wait just a dog gone New York minute. First I can not find Mens Synchronized Swimming and then I can not find Synchronized Weightlifting (either sex, you really can't tell) . Where are all the good sports.
Then I saw Team Handball which looks NOTHING like real handball. Is this REALLY a sport???
Sheesh!! Water Polo? WHERE ARE THE HORSES!!!!!
Sure - we can have water walking but no Synchronized Swimming!!!
And talk about cheating. Who REALLY wants to wrestle this guy.
Did anybody watch the Chinese Synchronized Diving? WOW! Seriously awesome - I wonder what the Synchronized Diving Commentators do between Olympics! I'm still thinking that the Chinese won the Gold using a Hologram.
At the same time as the 2008 Olympics is the World Headless Competition! This is a little know event that is not shown on TV because well . . . . it's a little creepy!
Back to reality - sis you know Michale Phelps has size 14 feet?
Remember this guy??
Here he is today
And I bet you thought I'd find some bad photo!!!
Back here in the States The Wizard of Oz premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood (I'm trying to keep the Chinese theme) on this day in 1939.
Also on this day but 30 later in in an entirely different reality The Woodstock Music Festival started in Bethel, New York. 186,000 tickets were sold but more then 400,000 attended.
There were only two deaths, one from a heroin overdose and one from being run over by a tractor in a neighboring corn field. There were two births!
After the concert Max Yasgur, who owned the site of the event, saw it as a victory of peace and love. He spoke of how nearly half a million people filled with possibilities of disaster, riot, looting, and catastrophe spent the three days with music and peace on their minds. He states that “if we join them, we can turn those adversities that are the problems of America today into a hope for a brighter and more peaceful future...
If any of you ever get a chance to see Tom Brokaws Special called 1969 (oops 1968 - DANG!! wrong year) on the History Channel check it out, you will not be sorry. ANYWAY - pretend we're talking about 1968.
It's a very very good summery of 1968 and you really wonder how the world survived. So many things were going wrong. You think these are hard times but this ain't nothing! I'm glad I was not old enough to really know what was happening in the world as I would have been scared shitless.
This being Friday we all know that Saturday and Sunday are coming. Many of you retired people are not aware of this "weekend" thing so I will not blog on the weekends for retired people.
This way they can wake up. Look for the blog and when there is no new blog they will know it is either Saturday OR Sunday (depending how long they slept). It's a public service.
Plus we're having a guy come out tomorrow morning to talk about finishing our basement. Were not going to take his offer as it's from the Owens Corning Basement Finishing people and we have read ALL about them. But might as well hear their pressure sales pitch as they try to sell their $70 per square foot basement system.
Speaking of oppressive work places.
My sup was just talking about a place where he worked where a lead worker told his workers to leave a post-it note on their computer when they were going to the bathroom.
My sup found out about this (he was their sup at the time) and told the employee to leave a yellow post-it note if he was just going pee and a green one for going poop.
He stopped this process after a few days and some laughter!
I'll have more on that Monday!