All my life, I have felt destiny tugging at my sleeve.~ Thursday Next
I don't want to "go with the flow". The flow just washes you down the drain. I want to fight the flow.- Henry Rollins
All this spiritual talk is great and everything...but at the end of the day, there's nothing like a pair of skinny jeans. - Jillian Michaels
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. - St. Francis of Assisi
I've had quite enough of Usain Bolt, too. He is amazingly gifted, but publicly calling himself a legend, not once but several times, is not the way to celebrate. If you are a legend, you let other people proclaim it. I do admire him, but I felt the same way about his antics in Beijing. He reminds me more and more of certain NFL showoffs, like Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson and Antonio Cromartie, and that is not a good thing. I compare it to the graciousness and sportsmanship showed by James Kirani in the men's 400m and so many of the other track athletes.
The men's platform diving was fantastic. Congratulations to all three medal winners for their outstanding performances.
I love the rhythmic gymnastics and sync swimming and for me their uniforms are just right. Those sports blend athleticism with grace and beauty and what they wear embraces that.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
So all NBC has be doing for an hour is the highlights I don't need to see that when are the closing ceremony starting?
No goat killers on my island.
the closing was live. it started at 4pm. It is over now. Don't worry you didn't miss much. it was a lot of too much.
Anyways, SEE YA IN RIO 2016
Funny that two of the medalists in the men's marathon have the same last name - Kiprotich - but are from different countries. Did the commentators say if they are related in some way? Amazing for 37 year old Meb Keflezighi to finish 4th (although I wish for him that it had been 3rd) in his final Olympics! The story about his family coming from Eritrea was incredible.
IIRC, the 1984 marathon ended in the Colosseum right before the Closing Ceremony, so we got to see him arrive in the stadium. For some reason, I don't remember seeing a medal ceremony though. There was an awful lot going on to look at and it was a while ago. I DO remember all the darned fireworks, which seemed to go on forever. Our seats were in a location that required us to turn our heads WAY to the left and up to see the fireworks. My neck was sore for days! They did a little fireworks vignette for every Olympics. By the time they got to Rome, we were over it!
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' - Isaac Asimov
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
ACtually they are reshowing it.