Give it some welly!

Round up of a few things which didn’t make the news all that much.

1. The welly-booted Czech girls:

2.  The volleyball girls bow out – they seemed happy enough:

3.  And Laura – I loved her outfit:

4.  A South-African who has less issue with GB than with Oz, has vicariously pointed out an overlooked race – the Men’s Team Pursuit:

“From the off, they grabbed the race by the scruff of the neck, and said, ‘ours I think, we’ll have that.’   They tore off the line like a freight train on meth, and by half of the first lap, there was no question who was going to win. And they never let up.

They absolutely controlled the race, and played with their opponents.  The Australians were shell-shocked, they never knew what hit them, and they were made to look like bumbling first time amateurs.”

Note that Team GB didn’t control the race – they “absolutely controlled it”.  Absolutely so and here are Ed Clancy, Stephen Burke, Peter Kennaugh and Geraint Thomas after being pushed off the front pages by the girls and overlooked for a stamp for their efforts, if the media is to be believed:

I wouldn’t get too upset about no commemorative for the boys – they’re in the games to fill out the numbers for the girls if I am to understand a lady’s comment correctly today.  However, for any weird people who thought that what they did was of a certain commemorative value, here are the boys once again:

Although to be honest, our forgotten heroes could do with some elocution lessons before the next gold.

4 Responses to “Give it some welly!”

  1. dearieme August 5, 2012 at 21:36 Permalink

    Just discovered and I’m weeping with laughter.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSQVvjiXxJU&feature=player_embedded

  2. Mark in Mayenne August 5, 2012 at 21:48 Permalink

    Dearieme!! Don’t do that! that! This is a serious discussion about sexism and olympics an stuff.

  3. James Higham August 5, 2012 at 22:48 Permalink

    Right you two – a hundred times on the blackboard – I shall take the Olympics seriously, I shall take the Olympics seriously. Finish it by midnight or no breakfast for either of you.

  4. Mark in Mayenne August 6, 2012 at 13:51 Permalink

    Yessir :)

    It made me howl too, in the finest spirit of musical parodies. I wonder if his knob goes up to 11?

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