1PT.Rule Comic: Design Is My Olympics IFebruary 17th, 2010 |
I love watching the Olympics. For me it’s a family event, though the families I’ve watched it with have changed over the years. It’s amazing to me how long I’ve been watching them — do you realize how long it’s been since Tanya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan seemed relevant? I mean, sure, you can still drop their names into a joke and get a forced chuckle, but let’s face it: if this strip were about Conrad kneecapping Steve before a client pitch…
…wait. I’ve said too much. That actually sounds totally awesome.
Watching the accomplishments of these athletes that have trained, in some cases, their entire lives for these moments, it is easy to feel less accomplished. We don’t have speed skating, or the the flaming tower of awesome that was Snowboard Cross, we have more complex, yet smaller victories. Yes, we have medals, though they are awarded after a lifetime of great moments, not after one. But it’s what we have, so we must take it.