News, but not the serious kind
An Olympic sport I could do myself….
Blog Guy, are you following the Olympics?
You mean that big thing where Chemmy Alcott is?
Uh, yes. That thing.
You know, most of the Winter Olympics events just don’t interest me, but I always do enjoy the Wacky Physical Humor competition.
Ever since Chevy Chase won the gold medal in the first Stooge-athalon event at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, I’ve been a sucker for the pratfall and slapstick competition.
Why do you think you like that part of it so much, Blog Guy?
I think it’s because it’s something I can do myself, which isn’t true of any of those other sports.
Oh, I’m not saying I could do it as well as the trained athletes you see here, but by God, if I wanted to, I could go out there and fall on the ice over and over, until I was butt-sore and toothless.
I did it plenty in my younger days, and I don’t think you ever lose a talent like that.
Top: Switzerland’s Anais Morand falls during her routine with Antoine Dorsaz at the pairs free skating figure skating event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 15, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray
Other assorted Olympic falls, REUTERS photos