Friday, November 13, 2009

I don't know whether to laugh or cry...

Given the origins of the Modern Pentathlon, this is just Theatre Of The Absurd. Maybe they could replace fencing with Rock, Paper, Scissors. And has anyone checked on the environmental impact of those horses?

16 comments:

W.Richards said...

Why not just use old Nintendo light pistols?

perlhaqr said...

I'll take "cry" for $1000, Alex.

That's just fucking pathetic.

staghounds said...

The first officially gay Olympic event.

Kristopher said...

Hoplophobes again.

Hopefully they will get boycotted. it looks like a competing Olympics is needed. One that doesn't pretend not to be a martial event.

reflectoscope said...

I hope I just had a really bad night and have woken up in bizarro-land.

Jim

og said...

Do you suppose they'll eventually be able to use laser sights on the laser pistols?

You mean rochambeau isnt already an olympic event?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA_Rock_Paper_Scissors_League

JeanC said...

Oh good Ghodz!!!!!!!

Billy Beck said...

Og wins the thread.

Ed Rasimus said...

I wonder how much it will add to competition times in biathlon this winter when the shooters have to police up their .22 rimfire brass before leaving each shooting station.

Noah D said...

Ed, don't give them the idea of picking up recyclables as an olympic event. They're beyond parody at this point.

Stretch said...

The first officially gay event was "solo synchronized swimming."
When did Kafka start working for the OIC?

Cossack in a Kilt said...

Uh oh. That tears it. Patton's coming back from the grave over this. A zombie is bad news to begin with, but a Patton zombie?

With a Pattern 1908 saber, no doubt.

Anonymous said...

One of the Gold Medalists from the '70s teaches at the Cheyenne Fencing Club on Colfax Ave in Denver. I'll try to get his opinion on this. [hysterical laughter ensues...]
OldeForce

Anonymous said...

Tam, I like your comment, "I hear the Norwegian judge has already given Barack a perfect 10.0 in the Men’s 10-meter platform dive."

Good thing for him that I'm not the Olympic organizer; the pool would be empty.

I wonder how long before all Westerm nations military will follow this same path? If we do it, won't everyone else? Nobody will actually use the dreaded " real guns"?

Art

Anonymous said...

Next step: riding competition converts to hobby horses, since those fartin' bastards can sure kick up the greenhouse gases!

Anonymous said...

I hear there are plans for the Biathlon in the next Winter Olympics, as well - they're going to change out the rifles for blowguns...

Oh, and the blowgun darts have to have those little suction-cup thingies, of course.