Tuesday, August 7, 2012
IT'S IMPORTANT TO GLOAT OVER GRENADA. BUT GLOATING ISN'T ENOUGH. EVEN BRAGGING ISN'T ENOUGH. IT'S EVEN MORE IMPORTANT TO ASK THE QUESTION, "WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL?" FOR OURSELVES, AND FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS: You know what my favorite part of the Olympics is? The medal ceremonies. And the more obscure the country that wins, the more novel the national anthem, the better. So, of course, NBC can't (apparently?) be bothered to show Kirani James receiving the gold medal after winning the 400M dash on behalf of Grenada -- ahem -- on behalf of "[himself], his family, the people of St. John and indeed all of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique including those in the Grenadian Diaspora as well as the Caribbean." We will not be so neglectful. Ladies and gentlemen, please remove your caps. Hail! Grenada, land of ours, We pledge ourselves to thee, Heads, hearts and hands in unity To reach our destiny. Ever conscious of God, Being proud of our heritage, May we with faith and courage Aspire, build, advance As one people, one family. God bless our nation. N.B.: If anyone can find a video of the medal ceremony, do post a link in the comments. * * * Addendum: Grenada got to take the afternoon off in celebration.
Posted by The Pathetic Earthling at 9:11 AM