December 18th, 2006

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Dude looks like a lady

Report: Asian Games silver medalist fails gender test

NEW DELHI, India (AP) -- An Indian runner who won a silver medal in the women's 800 meters in the Asian Games this month has failed a gender test and is expected to be stripped of the medal, according to reports Monday.

Santhi Soudarajan took the gender test in Doha, Qatar, after the victory.

The test reports sent to the Indian Olympic Association on Sunday said Soudarajan "does not possess the sexual characteristics of a woman," The Times of India reported. The test was administered by a medical commission set up by the games' organizers.

There are no compulsory gender tests during events sanctioned by the International Association of Athletics Federation, but athletes can be asked to take a gender test. The medical evaluation panel usually includes a gynecologist, endocrinologist, psychologist, and an internal medicine specialist.


You'd think a gender test would be the simpliest exam for anyone to pass. Maybe this is just the next step along the line of searching for an edge in women's athletics. First we had women pumped full of bull testosterone but surely this is more efficient. Who knows, maybe an adam's apple might even help wind resistance.
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Go, go, misogyny!

Spike TV is having a Star Trek: Voyager marathon this week and catching an episode or two has reawakened my loathing for the series. It was responsible for the downslide of the franchise into crap IMO. I dunno that it's a root cause, but it certainly wasn't auspicious that the flop came just as we had our first female captain. Janeway was the suXXors compared to those who had come before her and Voyager itself sucked as a ship. I seriously doubt she's anyone's favorite captain and was lacking in just about every way. The only interesthing part about the ship on the otherhand was that the warp nacelles moved when they went into warp. Woooo. How exciting. They would have been better off if instead of Voyager, the series had gone with the USS Prometheus. Multi-vector assault modes kick ass! It's like mixing star trek with voltron, and what geek wouldn't love that? If they could just have federation ships join to form a giant robot, the circle would be complete.
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One down, two to go

It seems to be all over the cable news. The story of three morons who decided to try to climb Oregon's highest peak and ended up getting stuck up there spawning a search and rescue effort costing tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. These people just piss me off with their extreme sports and their idiocy. There should be some sort of understanding that if you choose to do something this potentially lethal and stupid, if you're lost, we just leave you to die. Think of it as a Darwin Award of sorts. At the very least, their estates should be billed for the cost of the search and rescue, even if they're only recovered as corpsicles.

It seems like a growing disease as far as I'm concerned. Too many people with too much money and wanting a thrill they can tell their friends about. Yeah, sure I might be an landscape architect during the week but on weekends I spend thousands of dollars to climb mountains and shit in the woods. Muy macho! The authorities should just call off the search and wait for the spring thaw. If the corpses don't show up by then, at least the wolves or whatever wild animals up there will have had a good meal.

Oh, and I loved this little bit from a CNN article about the dorks:

Friends and family members described the climbers as well prepared for their hobby and the ordeal they faced on Mount Hood.

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Cooke sought information on climbing Web sites. Posting under the name Fuggedaboudit, according to The New York Times, Cooke was on the forum of the CascadeClimbers.com Web site in mid-November asking for advice for the climb and saying it would be his first time on the Oregon mountain.


Well god knows he must've been well prepared if he used the internets. I've been posting on the forums at SurgeryAtHome.com and I think I'm about ready to perform my first appendectomy. Any volunteers?
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