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Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Olympics

At last, this jingoistic multi-billion dollar business masquerading as sport is over for another four years.

Being a bit of an amateur-etymologist, I have sometimes wondered where the name 'Olympics' came from. Apparently - or so I am told - there was a slave girl from Sardinia named Gedophamee who attended a great but as yet unnamed athletic festival 2500 years ago in Greece.

In those days, believe it or not, the athletes performed naked.

To prevent unwanted arousal while competing, the men imbibed freely of a drink containing saltpeter before and throughout the variety of events.

At the opening ceremony, Gedophamee observed the first wave of naked males marching toward her and she exclaimed, " Oh!! Limp Pricks!"

Over the next two-and-a-half millennia that morphed into " Olympics".

Now I know! And so do you!