Archery: I remember yew…

August 10, 2008

archery-arrows-120.jpgYou know, if you look at pictures of Olympic events from past years, there’s a certain comfortable continuity. The tools of the sport – swimming pools, hurdles – look pretty much the same…

Except, what the frick are those guys using in the archery event? Those gizmos look like Inspector Gadget teamed up on a science project with Rube Goldberg!

Robin Hood managed to become legendary with a hand-crafted yew bow, and if he landed at the archery event in Beijing today, he wouldn’t have a clue what was going on.

Then again, with his criminal record and his issues with authority, I guess Robin would have more to worry about than the shape of longbows.

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archery-360.jpgleft: Yun Ok-hee of South Korea at Beijing Olympic Games, August 10, 2008.

right: Sky Kim Ha-neul of Australia at Beijing Olympic Games, August 9, 2008.

   REUTERS photos by Ruben Sprich

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‘Anything you can do I can do better…’

“Look! see? I can get this line right down the middle of my face!”

“Oh yeah? Well I can do it with glasses on!…Hmm… maybe we shouldn’t face each other while we play this game…”

Archery? Take a look at the rifles! And I doubt that Blackbeard would recognize those sabres either.

Posted by Ben | Report as abusive

I’m not looking at the bows as much as I’m looking at those bucket hats. Those guys are rockin’ some sexy headgear.

those hats are to keep the sun from the eyes and not interfear with the string same with the sun glasses