August 5th. That's when I must have been stung by a hornet. Because I had a feverish dream.
In that dream there was an international sports competition that was filled with amazing athletic accomplishments. But lots of odd stuff happened in there as well, making it all seem like a passage of weird, wonderful and head-scratching prose from Canada's favourite rock poet.
The Rio Olympics had #PhelpsFace, diving pool water that turned green, and an IOC delegate who was arrested, in a bathrobe, for ticket scalping. It had a phony robbery story from U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte, a fencer who had his cell phone fall from his pocket during a competition, and the story of a kayaker who may or may not have had his craft capsized by a sunken sofa. For a finale, it had not one but two coaches stripping down - in plain view of spectators - to protest their wrestler's loss.
In the midst of all of that, you had stories of great Canadian triumph. The stuff from which legends can be made.
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