I’m at an outdoor bar in St Petersburg, Florida having crab legs and sweet potato fries. Not bad. The only downside is that instead of having sports on the tvs, they have NASCAR. Which is as boring as I suspected it would be.
Damn. Couldn’t improve on my 113. Oh well. Bring on WOD #2.
I did the CrossFit Games Open WOD 12.1 yesterday and got 113 reps. Not bad, but a few short of what I wanted (120). I’m going to give it another go today, but I’m not feeling quite as sharp as I was yesterday so we’ll see what happens. I think I’m going to go out a tiny bit slower and hope my endurance holds up better. Per minute I want to get 20-18-17-17-16-16-16 for 120. If I get it, great. If not, I’m not too disapointed in my 113.
The bad news is that now we’re destined to hear sports writers that got C’s in science classes talk about how he “got off on a technicality.” First off, “technicality” is a bullshit term invented by people that lost. “Losers,” if you will. It’s a loaded term designed to make people think that justice has been cheated even though the outcome happened according to the rules.
But here’s the thing: Braun’s situation can’t even be considered a technicality in the “he’s guilty but he got off anyway” kind of sense. In law, people sometimes get off even though everyone knows they’re guilty. For instance, if the key peice of evidence against them was obtained unconstitutionally. In that case, the evidence may still prove that they’re guilty, but our society values constitutional protections more than the verdict. And the only way to deter cops from violating the constitution to obtain evidence is to declare such evidence inadmissible. But that’s not what happened here. It’s NOT a situation where it’s clear that he’s guilty and got off on a technicality. It’s a situation where there’s a strong possibility that the evidence is wrong. The safeguards that are in place to make sure evidence is right were not adhered to, so Braun could not have been ruled guilty. In this case, the safeguards aren’t there to make sure evidence was obtained properly, they’re there to make sure evidence is good.
Have you seen those ads for “Cenegenics” in in flight magazines? The ones with the head of an old man clearly photoshopped onto a body builder’s body? Well, I think I just saw that guy in the Philly airport… and it might not be Photoshop…
It always amazes me when, once a year, otherwise reasonable people walk around all day with smudges on their foreheads. Religion really is fascinating.
When The Bodyguard came out in 1992, I distinctly recall people mocking Kevin Kostner’s haircut. I just caught 5 minutes of the movie and it looks like he’s sporting the same haircut I am right now.
Pitchers and catchers report to camp. Spring has arrived.