It's been a few days since I've posted as it has appeared that I have caught the "Olympic Fever". I'm not really much of a sports watching guy. I'm more of a get out there and do it type of person. However, every four years, for some reason, I find any sport that one of my fellow Canadians are competing in, interesting...even badminton. Here are a few completely random things that I've got on my mind...
Why Do My People Have to Pull This Shizzle?
If you haven't already seen it, the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Beijing were probably some of the most spectacular ever. They better be for a cool hundred million or so. I thought it was a solid 4.6 out of 5.0 though it did drag for me in some section.
If you haven't heard already, it appears the event wasn't totally authentic. For example, the 29 foot steps that paved the way to the birds nest: Fake. CGI was introduced into the first 55 seconds of the opening ceremonies to give the effect of footsteps walking into the city of Beijing. Chinese officials say that it was too dangerous to have a helicopter pilot follow real fireworks foot steps so they faked it.
That wasn't really such a big deal, but the biggest fakery: Lip Syncing Nine Year Olds. The little girl that sang the song that opened the cereomonies wasn't cute enough to be in front of the camera so they replaced her with a lip syncing double. The original girl was singing live in the background. We like your voice, but your face is fugly. Wow.
I can't say I'm really suprised. I mean, fake things have been coming from China for years, from Gocci, Prado to Rolax. I just didn't expect them to perpetuate the stereotype. Oh, my peoples...
Peanut Butter Scooter Time!
After picking up my scooter in June, I've been amazed at how useful it has been. I ride it almost every day and its saved me a whole ton of money on gas. For example, a fill up on my Subaru Impreza which costs around $70 to fill up on 89 octane, gets me about 400KM's. My scooter sucks in about $6.00 bucks of 94 octane for a tank. How many Kilometers you ask?
Well, I hadn't filled up since Dot Com Scooter Gang so today I decided to fill'er up and put in only $5.61 of 94 octane with the needle at a millimeter or two from the red mark, at 697KM's. It's actually my first full 94 octane fill up as I did a half tank before Dot Com Scooter, after finally cluing in that they use a separate hose only for 94 octane while the other grades share the same hose. Though this is not a big deal for a car, the scooter takes far less fuel so I probably got 87 octane when I paid for a 92 octane fill up at 322KM's.
After Dot Com Scooter Gang, Carl filled up at just over $6.00 for half a tank after riding 5 hours on the Honda Metropolitan that CycleBC rented out. Kwanye was a hair above $4.00 because he never cracked the throttle wide open. I can't count Gary's total because John ripped the nozzle from out of his hand and proceeded to fill his own scooter.
I rode out from Port Moody to Vancouver for Dot Com Scooter Gang and back and hadn't filled up for eight days till today. It's already over 60 KM's from Vancouver and back, plus five hours of non-stop scooter terrorism with the Dot Com Crew and I always ride nearly wide open throttle. I think this is a new mileage record but I forget how many KM's I filled up at last time. I guesstimate that this is just over 200 KM's on a tank. Let's see how many KM's till the next fill up on this tank so we can find out for sure.