The Weirdness Of Beijing

Posted: August 20, 2008 in Good News Week
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Things I’ve been puzzled by during the current Olympiad:

1. There is an Australian BMX rider called Kamikaze. Not Joe Kamikaze, Joe ‘Kamikaze’ Blogs or even Kamikaze Blogs. Just Kamikaze: one word, no waiting. Since when could Olympians make like rappers or the Pope and get by with just a handle?

2. A Latvian politician has represented his country in the heavy weightlifting. I’m not quite sure how to respond to this. Awe? Sarcasm? Laughter? A socio-political diatribe on the consequences of an elected official missing most sessions of parliament in order to lift weights? I just don’t know.

OK, so maybe it’s only those two things. But they’re an intriguing two, dammit!

Comments
  1. theunsoundassault says:

    Kamikaze is his real name. It was changed by deed poll prior to the Olympics.

    He also doesn’t change his “lucky” socks for the duration of the event.

    Hope this helps.

  2. Levi says:

    hey, at least Kamikaze isn’t representing your country. >_<
    As for the politician, I’m as puzzled as you. One might say he does have a fairly typical body type for both his fields of work.. but then again that would be pretty lame, so let’s not say that.

  3. fozmeadows says:

    Actually, he is representing my country – I’m Australian. And I knew he’d changed by deedpoll, but, still. Dude. Kamikaze? There’s just No Good Goddam Reason.

    And the politician….yeah. I’m with you, Levi!

  4. chaze77 says:

    I like to drink Kamikazes. Not the Olympian, of course, but the beverage. Just sayin’.

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