News, but not the serious kind
Toss another wrestler on the barbie, mate!
Blog Guy, I know you’re a sports enthusiast. Do you actually participate in any popular sports?
You bet! I just got back from the annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament, in Turkey.
I just don’t see you as a Turkish oil wrestler.
It’s great! About 2,000 wrestlers all oiled up, slathering and slithering for three days in different categories.
What on earth kind of “different categories” are there in oil wrestling?
Well, you’ve got Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Bacon Grease, PAM Spray…
Then you’ve got the combo categories like Oil and Vinegar, Oil and Breadcrumbs, Chickpeas, Honey, Garlic, Almonds, Sizzling Prawns and all your Fondue categories…
So you enjoy the physical contact, the thrill of gladiator-style combat?
Heck no. I just go for the great smell. It’s like being at a Benihana!
Oil wrestlers compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/ Murad Sezer