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22 August 2008 @ 12:22 pm
Linky post, olympic edition  
The Icelandic men's handball team is going to the finals, yaaaay!

akirlu's link to this account of the 1992 olympic marathon last-place finisher brought tears to my eyes. Wow. Just--wow.

It had not actually occurred to me that anyone's reaction to watching Dara Torres' swimming might be to feel insecure about their own bodies. I find that troubling in more directions than a linky post can cover.

Scottish penguin knighted by the king of Norway. A citation from King Harald the Fifth of Norway was read out, which described Nils as a penguin "in every way qualified to receive the honour and dignity of knighthood."

cedarlibrarian on why hating a book is fandom, too.

Avram Grumer paperblogs the Denver worldcon.

Excavation of a farm that may have been the home of Egill Skallagrímsson. No sign of Egill's buried silver yet, though.
 
 
 
Janni Lee Simner: Susan Pevensiejanni on August 22nd, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
Yes. Do we see articles about men feeling insecure because they're not Michael Phelps? If we do, I've missed them.

It seems pretty intuitive to me to appreciate Dana Torres' athleticism, to even appreciate that such athleticism is possible at 41, without feeling inadequate because I don't look or perform like a professional athlete, too.