Thursday, August 21, 2008

Vindicated ... you're welcome.

That's right. I don't know nothin' 'bout no cycles or any of that womanly junk (as I've said), but I know a kid when I see one. Those Chinese gymnasts still have their baby teeth, and we all know baby teeth are gone long before your 16th birthday.
To quote NBC commentator Al Trautwig, "We all live in the world..." and we all know a kid when we see one. Finally, the IOC is investigating the age of those ridiculous Chinese gymnasts...
The International Olympic Committee has ordered an investigation into the age of Chinese gymnast He Kexin, The Times of London reports. Faced with almost insurmountable evidence which suggests that He is two years younger than the birth date listed on her Chinese passport, the IOC has launched an inquiry that could result in the stripping of He's gold medals.
This news comes on the heels of another Times report that details
the findings of a New York computer security expert who found official Chinese documents that list He's age as 14 years and 220 days. Mike Walker used a Chinese search engine's cache feature to find He's actual date of birth on spreadsheets from a Chinese government website. The spreadsheets were taken down off the site recently and He's name had been removed.
Two years? I'd say they're at least a year off. Why does it take a media investigation to uncover something that should have been uncovered a year ago? Are they ignorant or just stupid?
Stupid is as stupid does, Mrs. Blue.
Anyone with an eye and a brain could tell that these girls were no more than 14 years old just by looking at them. Maybe the IOC needs some people with an eye and a brain in their head instead of the narrow-mindedness of commercial TV and short-sighted Olympic glory to make decisions on women (girls) who are not nearly old enough to compete.
I don't care about "the regiment they're on stops their cycles and all kinds of crazy junk physically" ... Look at their faces for Chrissakes. Does it take a Moe-stooges slap in the face for the IOC to look at them? The first time I saw them was 6 days ago and I could tell. They're fucking kids.
And the Olympics are a sham of a fraud.
Here's another little tidbit for ya. If you believe that nonsense about Micheal Phelps' 12,000 calorie diet you're not as smart as I thought you were. Nobody, including a 23-year old athlete can eat 12,000 calories in a day and (a) look like that and (b) actually take in that much food and expect to compete in an athletic endeavor.
Even if you love to eat, it's almost impossible to eat that much and maintain some semblance of athletic performance. It's likely some urban legend vindicated by Olympic glory. Suppose some friend of yours saw you at a strip club. You've never been there before but you went because you heard so much about them and you went in once. He sees you and calls the newspaper all assed-up: "I saw him at the strip club, [therefore] he's there every day."
Try eating a shitload of food once and listen to the stories that come out of it. I'm thinking that somebody saw Phelps eat parts of that diet days apart and sewed together stories to make a whole. It makes good press and they run with it, and we believe it. Well, you do. I don't.
As I've said before, the world is ruled by two things ... (1) Money and (2) Television. In this case, they're both responsible and irresponsible. Don't believe everything you hear, especially when most of the Olympic coverage is coming from a studio in New York based on camera work in China. Most of the commentators aren't in Beijing, merely taking video feed and commentating from New York ... but you knew that, right?
Phelps will make a boatload of money because he is the best swimmer in the world and because no other Olympic athlete has the opportunity to win 8 medals. You can't blame him for making the most of his opportunity, but you also don't have to buy into it.
That's today's dose of cold water on the warm love of society. You'll thank me later.

2 comments:

junior alien said...

"womanly junk" - ts,ts,ts!

When you're a bulimian, you CAN eat 12,000 calories a day and still give a great athletic performance (for some time). But who cares anyway?

From my experience, people are most inclined to believe stories for which there is absolutely no evidence. On top of all: faith in God.

Michael Phelps might look humanoid, but more likely he's a mutated kind of fish that has been genetically engineered by the US government.

Anthony said...

You know, Phelps is from Baltimore, so he's close enough to DC that they could keep an eye on him.

Someone said that the bigger the lie, the easier it is to get people to believe it.