A Chuckle for your Monday

John McCain and Barack Obama somehow ended up at the same barbershop. As they sat there, each being worked on by a different barber, not a word was spoken.

The barbers were even afraid to start a conversation, for fear it would turn to politics. As the barbers finished their shaves, the one who had Obama in his chair reached for the after shave.

Obama was quick to stop him saying, ‘No thanks, my wife Michelle will smell that and think I’ve been in a whorehouse,’

The second barber turned to McCain and said, ‘How about you?’

McCain replied, ‘Go ahead… my wife doesn’t know what the inside of a whorehouse smells like.’

Gosh that John McCain is sharp! This joke is complements of Shaun’s mom!!

20km racewalk

Racewalking first appeared in the Olympics in 1904, but only as a half-mile walk. Today it’s a 20km (12.4 miles) foot race.

Now, we all know how ridiculous racewalking looks. The hip action just kills me, but maybe that’s because I’m just used to running. In racewalking, one foot must appear to be in contact with the ground at all times, which is what makes it biomechanically different from running. Take a look:

I’m sorry but I just can’t help but laugh at this (and I don’t know if the slow motion playback is really necessary), but after doing the math – these athletes are insane!!! For example, in the above video Russia’s Olga Kaniskina won the women’s 20-kilometer walk in 1 hour and 30 minutes. 20 Kilometers = 12.4 miles. At Olga’s (about) 90 minute first place finish, she covered each mile in the race in 7:25. 7:25!!!! Some people can’t even run a mile in 7 minutes, let a lone walk it at that speed.

Once we get beyond the hilarity of their movements, let’s stand up and give these race walkers a round of applause because I’m sure they don’t get it enough.