News, but not the serious kind
Are you ready, athletes? Blow and go!
Blog Guy, you never seem to write much about the sport I participate in, the biathlon.
Instrument? What are you talking about?
Sigh. The classic biathlon is a two-part sport. You play a piece on a brass instrument, then you swim 103 miles from Cuba to Florida.
Are you out of your mind?
No. What do you think the biathlon slogan means, anyway? “Play a tuba, swim from Cuba.” Look, here are photos of a recent one. This athlete is just finishing up the William Tell Overture on a trumpet before diving in for her long swim.
Honestly, Blog Guy, I don’t know why I come back here to this crapfest of stupidity! For your information, MY biathlon involves skiing and rifle shooting.
What? So you ski someplace and then stop and shoot? Real bullets? Now THAT would be a pretty fricking bizarre sport!
Top and right: U.S. swimmer Diana Nyad plays a trumpet before attempting to swim to Florida from Havana August 7, 2011. The 61-year-old plunged into the Straits of Florida at dusk on Sunday to begin what she hopes will be a world record 103-mile swim from Cuba to Florida. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa
Bottom right: Nyad begins her attempt. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan