Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fourth Place Medal - London 2012

David Mitchell says to stop giving medals at 4th?

Most people will intuitively counter...

..."WHEN WILL IT STOP!!!??? 5th? 6th? 7th? 8th!? Everyone gets a medal!?"

I advocate five to reflect the five rings of the Olympic Flag. Anymore than that, would be impossible to sell. Unless they add a ring? And that may happen when people born on Antarctica become their own nation - and send athletes.

And when that time comes - maybe in the year 2156 they'll have to add a ring. Just in case you forgot that's what the rings symbolize. Thus it'd be appropriate to have a sixth place medal.

When that day comes, cause' it ain't an if, it's a good bet the nation or nations from Antarctica will dominate the podiums during the Winter Olympics.

Golly, Antarctica may even host the Winter Olympics in the year 2164?
The sixth ring should be orange and just perhaps, the 6th place medal will be made out of iron.

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