The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

A THOUGHT: I am sure that a whole bevy of people much smarter than I will ever be have made this point before, but it has always seemed to me that soccer, tennis, and pornography, three activities not usually mentioned in the same sentence or otherwise thought of as in some way linked, have at least this much in common: if you are not actually performing the activity in question, which is to say, if you’re just watching the balls go back and forth, the whole thing starts to get a little boring after five minutes or so. There does not appear to be a valid scientific explanation for this phenomenon in any scientific journal I have consulted, although there is a wealth of anecdotal evidence suggesting that this is in fact the case.


  • At 2:16 PM, Anonymous Rusticus said…

    You forgot baseball, football and basketball. All with balls in constant motion.

    And I agree with "the whole thing starts to get a little boring after five minutes or so."

    How some people can watch this stuff for endless hours has always eluded me.

  • At 12:39 AM, Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said…

    If you replace soccer by baseball (or by that mess Americans call football), I will be in total agreement with you.

    In any case, 66.66(6)is not bas at all. Not were I am, at least - the place where no two persons will agree on anything...



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