August 28, 2004

Sharp Pointy Things

So, I was watching the Olympics a while ago, more specifically I was watching the javelin toss. Extremely strong athletes throwing a sharp, pointy stick through the air... seems like someone's bound to get impaled at some point. And you know who it would be? The freakin' judges! I watch in disbelief as javelins land mere feet from the judges, and they make no move to get out of the way. Not even a sidestep!

I would think that if there was someone hurling sharp sticks in my direction, I'd be more inclined to keep my distance until after the point is in the ground. I certainly wouldn't wait around for an errant breeze to send that javelin soaring towards my body, you would find me sitting well out of impalement range.