Daily Archives: August 16, 2008

Remember what happened to Pheidippides

I am watching the Olympic marathon, because that’s what’s on (not watching anything is, of course, a crazy idea) and I just wanted to point out that the marathon is a stupid sporting event. Basically, some guy in 1896 decided that it would be a good idea to get people to run a route famous for killing a guy who ran it. That’s just nuts. I mean, I’m pretty lazy, but the whole idea of a sporting event that if you do it right and you don’t die still causes much greater physical stress that the human body is really supposed to undergo has some problems.


Librarian faces harassment charges | TuscaloosaNews.com | The Tuscaloosa News | Tuscaloosa, AL

Just in case you hear that a Tuscaloosa-area librarian has been arrested, just making that clear — not me. I can see why someone might think that.