Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"Oh, election fraud is a myth,

nothing to it.  Understand?"

Snork... "I'm your best fundraiser, where's my stuff?"

"What?  Pushing myself to utter exhaustion time after time might not be a good thing?  Really?"
...“I see pushing my body to the point where the muscles destroy themselves as a huge benefit of CrossFit,” he said.”

What does CrossFit’s founder, Greg Glassman think of this?
“It can kill you,” he said. “I’ve always been completely honest about that.”
Which kind of idiocy is enough to make you think elbow-bending lifts at a bar are a superior form of exercise.

So start making prosecutors personally liable for damages when they do crap like this; that'll start cooling it off.

Here's another fix just waiting to happen: fire every idiot involved in this, and make it plain that, in the future, any more such stupidity will carry the same penalty.

Translation: "Since this hit the news and people are pissed at us, we really don't want to try to take this to court; so we'll just say "We did everything right" and hope it goes away."
Proper response: "The door is that way, you dirtbags; no more public paycheck for you."

I always thought that '1 in 4 women is raped' was a load of crap; I was right.


AndyN said...

Well, if the claim is 1 out of 4 women were the victims of rape or attempted rape, and we broaden the definition of rape to include getting too drunk to realize agreeing to sex with a stranger is a bad idea, then I can absolutely see how 25% of college women have had guys buy them drinks in hopes of having sex. Heck, that number's probably way too low.

But no, in the real world, nobody with a lick of sense gave that claim any more credence than the gender wage gap myth.

SordidPanda said...

Doing too much of any exercise can kill you, Crossfit isn't unique in that. The culture of push yourself beyond your limits that a lot of crossfit devotees has is anethema to the concept of disciplined progression.

Of course there are a lot of people who think, "well if ten reps are good, then a hundred must be better!" And those are the people who also blow themselves up when they attempt to reload.