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.

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IT’S NOT ME

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.