Via Instagram – daibaker: How NBC judges the medal table, look who’s on top
Is bronze worth more than gold? US “news” channel NBC thinks so.
In every single London 2012 Olympics table, at least in the right-thinking world, the stats currently look like this:
Because that’s the order a descending order of medals should go in.
But not according to America’s commercial broadcasting television network NBC, who not only value bronze medals above gold, but for No Reason Whatsoever decide to accompany a London 2012 Olympics graphic with the logo of farcical food purveyors and nutritional clowns McDonalds.
(“Official restaurant.” That will never not be funny, either)
Saturday, 17 July 2010
It had been, as have most days in this foul year of two thousand and ten, a Bad Day. Numb. And what wasn’t numb was afraid. Read more…
This post exists (or begins) partly as a reminder for my sieve-like memory, and partly for information purposes. Thought it might be interesting to track how my equipment changes as I improve as a skater and become more serious about the sport.
It has now been updated several times, and I am adding reviews of my equipment based on experience. If something’s stricken out, it means I no longer own/use it. Anything else is used regularly or as and when needed. It’s turning into quite a beast of a post, but it won’t all be relevant to everyone so skip around. Once it gets too cumbersome, there’ll be a linked contents below this blurb.