Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Having been dazed by Badminton, I now find myself baffled by wind-surfing. I didn't realise they had to keep waggling the sail like that. It's very undignified. And they spread out so much you can't see who's winning and the 'expert' commentators make little sense. I know I should care - especially now we are in the freakish position of being two places above the convicts in the medals table - but I can't. And it would certainly be a disaster if national morale rose to such stratospheric levels that we forgot that Gordon Brown is very depressing and Ed Balls is in the wrong business. Also there's the matter of 2012. I see we are now trying to limit the increase in costs since the bid to a mere 400 per cent. Any more medals and we shall weaken, permitting another £10 billion or so to go down the tubes. Why not, since the Chinese appear to like doing this stuff, let them do it again? Only Brown can suggest this - the ensuing unpopularity would be water off the back of a duck that is no longer lame but dead. Go for it, Gordo, history will absolve you.
PS And why do the female beach volleyball players wear tiny bikinis? The males just wear ordinary floppy gear. Is there some hidden agenda at work here?
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 5:57 am