Monday, April 02, 2012

Putin's Zombie Gun

Mind-bending ‘psychotronic’ guns that can effectively turn people into zombies have been given the go-ahead by Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The futuristic weapons – which will attack the central nervous system of their victims – are being developed by the country’s scientists.
They could be used against Russia’s enemies and, perhaps, its own dissidents by the end of the decade.

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In Australia we have already perfected the weapon which turns people into zombies, it's called sport.
If you arrive in Australia from another country you might notice the obsession with people ranting endless sequences of numbers. No, they are not mathematicians, they are sports fans discussing sport, sport results, sport statistics. Mention science or art and their faces go blank. Mention politics and conversation inevitably turns to sport. Monday morning at the office, the conversation revolves around sport results on the weekend. Friday morning at the office and the conversation revolves around sport on the weekend.
Nothing to do? How about a video of classic sport games, football grand finals, America's cup races, tennis,golf,horse racing...
I've just heard a news report claiming that Australian children risk burnout from too much sport.
Intense training schedules. Pressure to win and be the best. Painful injuries. Given all these factors, it’s not surprising that some athletes simply burn out on their sport. But what is shocking to many in the field are the young ages at which this is increasingly happening -- sometimes as early as 9 or 10.
Mr Putin could learn a lot about crowd control if he only visited Australia.

1 comment:

Jeannie said...

Man - I dodged a bullet! We were looking at moving to Australia years ago - I detest the craziness about sports.