Pirates steal sport

Olympic Rant #17 IOC what you are up toPirates of the High-O SeaREDCLIFFE Musical Theatre rendered the Gilbert & Sullivan musical The Pirates of Penzance as if it were carried on an invigorating ocean breeze.The large cast of many ages was obviously having fun and it was contagious for the audience.Pirates, along with The Mikado … Continue reading Pirates steal sport

Phoney war on drugs

Olympic rant #16 Journalism 101 Create a furoreTHE Bolt v Lewis drug brouhaha was a classic media beat-up. It raced across international television screens and newspaper front pages with a speed worthy of the central characters.Carl Lewis points the fingeronly to have it bitten offThere was little to the yarn and it was hardly news … Continue reading Phoney war on drugs

Run up for Jah

Olympic Rant #14 Celebrate Jamaican IndependenceOLYMPIC athletes  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Usain Bolt and  Yohan Blake provided a thrilling prelude to  today’s Jamaican Independence Day with a combined four medals in the marquee 100m sprints.Fraser-Pryce and Bolt  completed back-to-back golds, an uncommon feat in the 100m dash. Campbell-Brown took the bronze and Blake the silver … Continue reading Run up for Jah

Badminton should be good mittens one of my favourite things

Illympic Rant #10 Do those Commie bastards!!!IN an earlier rant I portrayed the efficiently murderous missiles being developed by a  Russian-Indian partnership as shuttlecocks for the impending Illympic sport of water badminton. Little did I know that badminton would become the focus of a Sino-West showdown at the London Games.Life follows art in the world … Continue reading Badminton should be good mittens one of my favourite things

Pay a wet tribute to Phelps

Olympic Rant #9 Give the pool cleaner a medalONE important thing which sets sporting champions apart from the rest of us is they hat3e to lose.That also sets sociopaths apart from us too, but Michael Phelps is no sociopath. The Human Medal DetectorFew of us ever have a close relationship with a sporting champ, though … Continue reading Pay a wet tribute to Phelps

Pool brouhaha splashes at the shallow end

Olympic Rant #8 Dopey blasts dwarf win‘YOU’RE a drug cheat.’‘No you’re a drug cheat.’‘You’re a druggie.’Nah, you’re a druggie; nah, nah, nah.’Back and forth across the Olympic the pool, the accusations fly like shuttlecocks; it is water badminton.The latest design in shuttlecocks for water badmintonexpected to be an Olympic sport in 2020 Chinese swimmer Shiwen Ye was … Continue reading Pool brouhaha splashes at the shallow end

How the West has lost

              Olympic Rant #7 More surprises than at a Tea Party Geography QuizUPSETS are the order of the first daze of the 2012 Games.Super swimmer  Michael Phelps set the tone when he was unplaced in his first final, the 400m individual motley.Some thought Michael Phelps swam in a dinner suitPhelps … Continue reading How the West has lost

Shoot and Poke at the Olympics

Olympic rant *6 Asia tops the West They like to start the killing sports early at the Olympics.China’s Siling Yi took gold in the 1om women’s air-rifle shooting-at-things and South Korean Jongoh Jin won the men’s 10m air-pistol shooting-at-things.Jin wins shooting-at-thingsItalian Elisa Di Francisca won gold in the women’s poking-holes-in-people individual foil.A foil used in the sport … Continue reading Shoot and Poke at the Olympics

Rand and rand the Olympic track

Olympic Ayn Rant # 3: The American AnthemI AM a big fan of political and corporate leaders aligning themselves with arts and literature to the merriment of the general public.London Louie B. Mayor Boris Johnson did a fine job of commissioning a modern version of the Olympic victory ode. In the spirit of the great … Continue reading Rand and rand the Olympic track