January 14, 2008

The most ass-backwards thing I've ever heard

I just finished reading an article on the New York Times.com with this headline: Amputee Ineligible for Olympic Events.


Oscar Pistorius of South Africa was born without fibulas and had his legs amputated when he was just 11 months. He's been competing in the Paralympics for four years and has set world records in the 100, 200 and 400 meter events running on carbon-fiber, J-shaped blades known as Cheetahs (ironically this sounds like cheaters). He says it's his dream to compete in the Olympics.

But the I.A.A.F. has concluded that Pistorius' prostheses give him an unfair advantage against other athletes.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! HE HAS NO LEGS!!!

2 comments:

Prolow said...

the question is does this make him an animal at being ridiculous?

Vinnie said...

He's not so much an animal at being ridiculous as he is a virtuoso of intangibles.