15 August 2008

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (180)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of the With Leather blog (from Monday, August 11; link good at time of posting):
Michael Phelps kept his hopes for eight gold medals alive, as the underdog Americans scored a seemingly impossible come-from-behind win in the 4x100 free relay. Frenchman Alain Bernard (more like "Elaine"! Am I right?) had promised to "smash" the Americans, and the world record-holder in the 100 looked to be in position to do that as he anchored the French team with a commanding lead in the final lap. But Jason Lezak somehow found a superhuman gear to overtake the fastest swimmer in the world, out-touching Bernard at the final instant to win gold for USA, .08 of a second ahead of the French. The winning time broke the world record by nearly four seconds. Yeah, suck it France! And California wines are a better value, too!

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