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MarianJack

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Hometown: Delaware County, PA
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Current location: Winthrop, Maine
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 05:38 PM
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If you like musicals as much as I do,...

...than catch "The Phantom f the Opera", a 25th anniversary performance from Albert Hall in London. It was SPECTACULAR! The show is a little more than 2 hours. We turned it off because e didn't want to hear a 20+ minute speech by Andrew Lloyd Webber afterwards, but the actual show was just astonishing frm start to finish! Take a couple of hours and enjoy!

BTW, this is on Netflx streaming.

PEACE!

Something really ticks me off at the coverage of Diana Nyad's accomplishments.

Of course, if I wrote a thread about what the media does RIGHT, it may well be a 30 words or less thread.

IMHO, Diana Nyad is one of the greatest athletes ever in any sport. She accomplished a feat at age 64 that surpassed remarkable. At the same time that I've been saying that the calandar is catching up to Roger Federer, my favorite male tennis player, at the age of 32 (half Diana's age).

Today, I woke up to see stories on the web, probably written by 300+ pound "journalists" who were eating jelly doughnuts as they typed, stating that according to Diana Nyad's own swim timer, she isn't swimming as fast as she did in the 1970s. Shit!

Big frickin' whoop! Does freakin' ANYBODY do anything as fast as we did in the 1970s? I sure as hell don't!

Are there really sports writers out there so determined to shit all over something great that they stoop to saying that a great 64 year old swimmer is a little slower than she was as a great late 20s/early 30s swimmer? I call BULLSHIT!

If there is something that an athlete does wrong, than go git'em! Slowing down a little after 40 years? PUH-LEEZ!

If this is in the wrong forum, I apologize, but I seem to remember Diana Nyad coming out a few years ago. If I'm mistaken, than at least I'm sharing this in one of my favorite places in DU!

That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!

PEACE!

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