Sunday, February 23, 2014
Things That Make Me Go "Hmmm"
The girls are all pretty. They all skate pretty well and wear charming skimpy costumes. But is this the same as being an Olympic athlete?
It seems to me that almost every time, somebody gets their nose out of joint over who wins a medal for figure skating. The judging seems to be purely subjective.
If a race occurs, the one who wins is the one who crosses the finish line first. With figure skating, it seems that their hair, their costume, their grace, and their make up application all get judged along with their triple axels.
Plus, in all of the other Olympic events, the winners win, the losers are good natured about it, and everybody seems okay with the outcomes. Even if one of the judges was partial to a gorgeous Canadian hockey player, nobody really thinks that the Canadians Gold Medal win should be overturned and given to the USA team.
In figure skating, there is a whole lot of whining about the fairness or unfairness of the competition. Let's just let the figure skaters do their own thing on the world stage and make it like a beauty pageant, "dancing with the stars", and "project runway" costume design combination show.
I actually forget what the prompt was for this post. Sorry if I did it wrong. But you can always go see "We Work For Cheese" for people better at following directions than I am.