Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges

All we heard during the lead up to the Olympics was how safe they were going to be. In this time of war and terrorism blah blah blah.

Then I’m watching the Iraqi soccer team play Costa Rica. The Iraqis score and their fans run from the stands, onto the field and kiss the players. What kind of security is that? Is Morganna there too? Can you imagine her running onto the floor exercise to give the Hamm bothers a peck on the cheek?

It gets worse.

Yesterday, during the diving competition, a Canadian man, dressed in a diving hood, tutu and leggings, makes it all the way to the top of the diving board and proceeds to do a belly flop into the pool. Are you kidding me! He had a tutu on and nobody stopped him. Yesterday in Florida police used a tazer to stop a guy from going into his own neighborhood, which was half destroyed by a hurricane. Now that’s security.

I'm beginning to think that Athens may not be the safest place in the world. Maybe Kobe and Shaq were right when they stayed home due to ‘safety concerns.’ The good news is that terrorists seem to like a challenge, so if tutu-guy can skip into the Olympics maybe they won’t bother.