Nasty Evil Ninja At The London Olympics
You didn’t think I’d let this one go, did you?
No, I’m not appearing this time (we’ll get to that later), and neither do I have tickets for anything. To be perfectly honest, even though I had a brief attempt and watched the opening ceremony, I can’t really get very excited about it all this time around.
The opening ceremony was weird. I’m not a fan of Dickens or camp bloody West End musical crap, but some of it was still impressive – especially the forged steel rings with sparks and everything. And I couldn’t help thinking that if China had made those steel rings they’d have snapped. *sniggers*
But what in the name of Jesus Titty-Fucking Christ was with the announcements ALL being done in French first??? That annoyed me. The one time we get the Olympic Games in our country, and we’re told to be proud of it, and they use French as the first language???
I was informed after a brief Facebook rant that the Olympic Head Honcho is French, and so it’s traditional to use their language first. I can’t remember, but I can’t see that China and South Korea would have allowed another language first in their recent hosting of the games?
Either way, it’s bullshit. It’s just some fat twat trying to stamp their importance over something that nobody should own. If I HAD to concede the use of any other language first over that of the hosting country, then surely it should be GreeK? They invented it all!
I wouldn’t mind watching the fencing, and have so far sat through a few hours of the following (complete with observations):
Mens Canoe Slalem Stuff – I watched this for ages. I don’t know why. I was bored after a few minutes, to be honest, and only had a brief pang of interest when someone cocked it up and overturned, and the GB fella turned it on for the crowd and did ok.
Womens Air Pistol – I never even knew this was an event, and come on, is shooting a pistol really worthy of an ‘athlete’? More to the point, why are they firing the pistol with one hand? All my training insists on firing two-handed wherever possible, because, well, it’s better. I’m assuming they HAVE to do it one handed? The French shooter was ok, but the Ukranian wench was pretty hot (pictured above).
Gymnastics – I only saw brief bits, but got distracted thinking about the ridiculous death scene in Final Destination 5(?), where some gymnast comes a cropper off the apparatus so stupidly violently that she ends up in a crumpled heap with bones sticking out everywhere. I saw people fall much more heavily and they were fine. Disappointing.
Womens Volleyball – I missed it! Argh! Hopefully I’ll see some of the womens pole vaulting instead – there was some US woman in that who is my vote for most amazing looking athlete ever (a quick Google tells me she’s called Allison Stokke).
I also have a passing interest to see if any athletes are wearing Vibram FiveFingers. I guess they’re still new, and nobody who’d trained all of their lives so far (more of that in a second) is going to risk all that work on the chance that barefoot-style running might be better. I believe some athletes have been wearing them in the rowing, but haven’t seen anyone at this years Olympics in them… yet.
“So where’s all your enthusiasm over the non-womany bits of it all, Nasty Evil Ninja”
I don’t really know?
Maybe it’s because I wouldn’t actually go out of my way to watch the vast majority of these sports? Maybe it’s because I just don’t watch much TV at all compared to the last Olympics?
Or maybe it’s because there’s an Evil little part of me (not THAT one!), deep down, that thinks:
WHAT?!? You’ve spent almost every waking moment of your entire bastard life, at expense of almost eveything else, training obsessively so that you can run faster than me?
What the Hell did the Job Centre have to say about THAT when you went in to claim Jobseekers Allowance???
Why don’t you just buy a -ing bus pass, instead?
And now I’ve seen this, it’s exactly what I see whenever I look at the logo, now: