Aqua Poll Time - Olympics Edition
It's the Summer Olympics Games once again - and, once again, aquatic sports are in the forefront of it all, as it should be, really... By aquatic sports, we certainly do not mean beach volleyball either: although we are all ready to admit and agree that it exemplifies the best what being an aquaficionada is aaaaaall about! Alas, we won't even be talking about synchronized swimming on this occasion: we'll save that for some other time, seeing as even Google devoted one of its world-famous doodles to it, a mere few hours ago in fact...! So forget about anything beached along the waterways here: we have to remain firmly entrenched in the swim of things for this here!
And so we get into the spirit of the proceedings with, first, a diver hailing from Laval, an island up north very familiar to us here at aqua musings... Watch here (or there) this touching video prepared for the occasion by the fine folks at Procter & Gamble, willing, wanting and fully able to cash in on he fine opportunity that the London Olympics (and any other such events, quite frankly, be them World championships, qualifying competitions or such kind...) gives a company like theirs, one that "supports the athletes achieve their goals - and dreams!" Let's watch - you provide your own paper tissue now:
Alexandre Despatie: Raising an Olympian
And then there is the American competitor,
the consummate swimmer who excels
in any and all styles, be it freestyle,
individual medley, butterfly
or a team-oriented relay version of it all!
He who rakes in all the medals in his own discipline
(which he certainly makes his own indeed...!)
and reaffirms American dominance
and the illusion of the all-american superiority complex!
Not to mention the flesh-and-blood realization
of the American Dream...!
So much so, that even P&G takes notice
and, as they are ever on the lookout
for proper poster boys,
they made sure they saluted his great
(probably as they mentioned, for the
umpteenth time, that he uses
their products on a regular basis -
but that's another story...)
This one was predestined to rule the waves all right;
albeit fake waves made inside Olympic-size pools
- hailing from Maryland, which always makes us think
of Marineland, somehow,
as we've mentioned before (...)
and having begun paddling in the drink
at the tadpole age of seven...
Seven - like the number of seas
of the Ancient World!
Wow - it truly was predestined...!
to the spontaneous homage
posted a mere few days ago
on that other sharing site...