After learning about a badminton team’s cheating and the extreme training routines for the 2012 Olympics, it’s becoming apparent that the events have gotten much too serious and competitive. “Games,” after all, are meant to have an element of fun. What to do?
Preceding the Rose Bowl Parade every New Year’s Day in Pasadena, there is an alternative Doo-Dah Parade, with parody events like the briefcase drill team and a lawnmower brigade. Maybe we need a Doo-Dah Olympics. It would definitely be fun, and everyone could join in.
Events? Wiffleball, knuckle-cracking contests, tickle fights, pillow bashing, balancing a pencil on the nose for the longest time — the goofy possibilities are endless. Let’s launch it in San Luis Obispo for 2016.
It could strengthen our “happiest” image and bring us international prestige. Well, maybe.
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