Wednesday, August 18, 2004


I would like to commend Michael Phelps and the other guys who won the Gold Medal in the 4X200 freestyle relay yesterday. (Apologies on not knowing their names, aside from Kleet, but Olympic stories seem to have a very brief shelf life.) When the National Anthem was played at the Medal ceremony, they all removed the laurel wreaths and placed them over their hearts. Headwear is headwear, I suppose, but it is good to see some people err on the side of decorum.

On a related note, I wonder how many Olympians will be going home with heretofore unrealized allergies to laurel?

No comments: