Eaglie's Aviary

Monday, August 18, 2008

"Still a Dirty Old Man's Game" and Other Olympian Musings

I would like to note that our gymnists are still dominating the airwaves with their butts, yet the Romanian (18-year-old!) floor exercise gold medalist's (in the middle and a little down) was pretty welcome, too.

The pink... thing Nastia Liukin was wearing the other day made me realize that only Americans are audacious enough to wear something so NOT their country's colors.

In non-gymnastics news or lusting, Jamaica and the United States in an eight-woman final 100m had six of the slots. Three each. We learned during a break for quick profiles of each US runner that one of them was a Jamaican immigrant. It wasn't really a surprise at that point.

Jamaicans won all three medals. Which ones is another question.

In other news, Michael Phelps did the impossible and won the presidency of Zimbabwe AND Pakistan. A new world record.