Saturday 28 July 2012

They Are All Winners


I can’t believe that I forgot the Olympic opening ceremony was today. I knew they were happening at some level of consciousness, but at the conscious level of consciousness I had forgotten. Oh, I had things that I was doing and my focus went to those things. But really?
I managed to catch the last half hour of the ceremony and what I saw was impressive. They showed clips of the things I had missed, and it looked fantastic. I wonder if anyone thought to record the ceremony. I did see Sir Paul McCartney perform. Is it just me, or does he sound kind of like a guy that sounds kind of like that guy from the Beatles? I know he is about 70 hundred, twenty, forty nine years old (as Hurricane would say), but when I hear Hey Jude, I want to hear it like it has always been. Good!

It isn’t like Paul has changed that much, his hair still hasn’t a hint of grey, his face is a little jowly and there are suitcase size bags under his eyes. When I first saw him tonight, I thought that he looked pretty good, but the more I looked, I saw things that made him look old. I know, he is old, but you should remember that he had a team of people working on him tonight so that he would look his best. That is the best he can look, and although pretty good, I don’t think I would like to see him first thing in the morning. I have a feeling that he wouldn’t like to see me standing at the foot of his bed first thing in the morning either.

Well, I guess that the entire world will be talking about the Olympics for the next couple of weeks. I am not that into sports, but even I will watch a lot of TV in the next few days. I will watch as someone breaks down crying because they came in second in their particular sport. That means that they are the best in their country and the second best in the world. Nothing to cry about. I probably wouldn’t even make the top ten. Maybe I could medal in rhythmic gymnastics or beach volleyball. The drinking on the beach, not the volleyball playing.

I know that none of the athletes will read this and if they did happen to read this they wouldn’t give a shit, but I would like to tell them that I think they are all incredible people and in my books they are all winners.


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