Four-eared cat, China’s Olympic facade, tainted drugs

Friday, August 22, 2008

Yoda the four-eared cat Yoda the four-eared cat is an Internet sensation. Everyone wants to see the little horned devil. I think I like him better than that poor six-legged deer. Though I like Lily, our 25-clawed demon cat best.

This article was amusing, if you care about the grand, elaborate façade China has put up for the Olympics: “Life of Reilly: The Chinese government did everything but put up a fake blue sky.”

Besides total domination by the likes of Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, and a handful of others, the shadiness of the Olympic proceedings in China seems most predictable of all.

I know I say this every Olympics, but in contrast to popular sentiment, I dislike watching most of the judged events, such as gymnastics and synchronized whatever. They often seem rigged, or at least easily manipulated. I enjoy the track & field and swimming events the most . . . the races against time or feats of distance. Seems much more objective. The rivalries between the U.S. vs. Australia in the swimming events and the U.S. vs. Jamaica in the sprint events are fun. Except when those teams drop their batons and get disqualified off the podium.

Lastly, did you see this story on Thursday about people in Washington supposedly going insane after taking tainted drugs? Well, here you go: “Tainted drugs causing odd behavior in Spokane.” The information is slight, but it’s a bizarre story for sure.

Similar posts that may be of interest:
    None Found