The Electric Commentary

Friday, August 27, 2004

Fun Friday

Because let's face it, at 3:00 on Friday afternoon, you don't want to work anymore.

Start with the Sports Guy's mail-bag:

While we're on the subject of pet peeves, I vent about this every Olympics, so forgive me for covering old ground ... but really, have you seen some of these sports in the Olympics this month? Wind-surfing? You get a gold medal for this? Freaking wind-surfing?!?!???!?! Are you kidding me? And how did beach volleyball become an Olympic sport when we already hand out medals for team volleyball? Isn't that like making three-on-three hoops an Olympic sport? In fact, why don't we just do that? And touch football, too. And wiffleball. Where does it end?

I mean, last week I threw something like 79 consecutive tennis balls down the sidewalk to the Dooze, using that ball flinger contraption they sell at Petco, and none of those 79 throws accidentally bounced onto the street. Can that be a sport? I honestly think I could beat anyone in the world at this. I'm like the Eric Gagne of tennis ball flinging. So where's my gold medal?

After you're finished with that, read about your future transportation (No, not the Segway):

It will probably take years after these technologies are developed before such vehicles are actually on the market. And Moore says it will take about 25 years to get to anything "remotely 'Jetsons'-like,'" a reference to the futuristic cartoon that fed many flying car fantasies.

And if the prospect of zooming around in a flying car got you all excited, get yourself under control using this time honored technique:

If the temptation seems overpowering while you are in bed, get out of bed and go into the kitchen and fix yourself a snack, even if it is in the middle of the night, and even if you are not hungry, and despite your fears of gaining weight. The purpose behind this suggestion is that you get your mind on something else. You are the subject of your thoughts, so to speak.

(Hat tip, Diztopia)

Isn't gluttony a sin too? In fact, isn't is a deadly sin? I'm pretty sure it is, I've even seen that movie Seven, with Brad Pitt. Oh well, I guess some sins are more equal than others.

Finally, I'm looking forward to all of the crazy protests at the RNC. I'm sure that there will be all the usual "Bush is racist/Hitler/kicks puppies, etc." protests, but this guy deserves extra points for creativity, even if this particular tactic may not be that effective.
(Hat tip, and Happy Birthday, Instapundit)

Enjoy the weekend!


  • The Sports Guy is an idiot. I hate when people say X isn't a sport becuase Y. (Unless X = nascar and Y = because it's rednecks driving cars. This is a completely legitamate statement.) Beach volleyball is to court volleyball as basketball is to 3 on 3 basketball? Is this guy serious? Okay, then maybe we shouldn't have the 100 yard dash because we have the 4 x 100 relay?

    By Blogger DannyNoonan, at 8:20 PM  

  • I myself have an issue with some "olympic sports." Do we really need to keep adding them? Synchronized diving? How many people in the world even compete? If you win a gold medal in synchronized diving, you are the best among maybe 100 people in the whole world. Oh and ping-pong...why not foosball, or billards, or darts?

    By Blogger RyanSimatic, at 11:35 PM  

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