“We make men without chests and we expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and we are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful."- C.S. Lewis in The Abolition of Man
Monday, August 17, 2009
Rule 5 Submission- Pity Entry
Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva, 2 time Olympic champion, 2 time World champion, and World record holder in Women's pole vault, choked in this year's Championships in Berlin. In her 3 attempts she cleared zero meters, which translates to zero feet, zero inches in the English system of measurement. This was so shocking it was considered analogous to Usain Bolt missing the podium in the 100 meter dash.
To console the disappointed Yelena, we here at Grandpa John's have decided to lift her spirits by offering her as our Rule 5 entry for this week: