October 04, 2007

joga bonita

remember the good old days? when spirits were brave, men were real men, women were real women, and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri*?

ah, that's when it was still the glorious game! for days it would go on. swish. stall. ponder. strategise. withhold resources. run cunningly. feint. skills were key, not just brute strength.

but then came television. marketing! instant gratification! bearded greats of the game shaking their heads in disbelief. "a 90-minute football game just won't allow for the exhibition of skill that you would get from good old 5-day test football!" they muttered.

yes. well, quite.

* yes, i've used that one before. there.


adbutha said...

so you have an affinity for aquatic mammals?

Orcaella brevirostris said...

being an irrawaddy river dolphin, i have a definite affinity for them.

adbutha said...

At this critical juncture, I have to stop, take a deep breath and ask- " Why an Irradwady River Dolphin?"

Orcaella brevirostris said...

deep breathing is always good at critical junctures. patience and the ability to make (goat-like) leaps of faith also help.

the orcaella brev- irrawaddy thing came out of reading the hungry tide and being named ira. and liking cetology. and gambolling in the ocean.

did mention it earlierin an elliptical sorta way.