Saturday, July 28, 2012

Olympic Czechs w/ wellies: climate in London hasn't changed

According to The New York Times [+pic], the two most memorable aspects of the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony were Ralph Lauren's and the Czech athletes' outfits. (A live NYT blogger has two different winners, the wellies and Danny Boyle's speech.)

Irish Independent, LBSports, UKPA and tons of #wellies tweeters [realtime] have also noticed the wellies and umbrellas which they opened simultaneously. As you can see, the Czech designers have carefully read the warnings in the Daily Mail.

Click to zoom in. See a gallery I with 5 pictures or gallery II with 31 pictures. The march was led by badminton player and cancer survivor Mr Petr Koukal. If the German team had the same shoes, it wouldn't be original because the same shoes have already been preferred by Irma Grese. :-)

While many other athletes across the politically correct world believe that the climate is changing and England is becoming a paradise for orange growers, the Czech athletes – supervised by Czech President Klaus, a climate realist and a passionate athlete – think that the climate hasn't changed and London's weather is as rainy, cloudy, and sucking as it was several centuries ago.

Needless to say, with a shower during the ceremony, the Czech outfit turned out to be a good idea. Don't believe fads and don't be afraid to be the only individual or the only group who has preserved some common sense! And don't forget that the English weather sucks.

Meanwhile, the wellies remain the only Czech success (a gold medal, our Slovak brothers confirm) after much of the first day. Shooter Ms Emmons and tennis player Mr Berdych are among those promising representatives who didn't manage to grab medals.


  1. there is a reason why people dont say global warming, instead they call it climate change. England or the whole UK indeed has not became warmer and given the fact that the UK was suffering of serious floods this summer I'd say that wellies were quite appropriate

  2. Dear Evo, the main reason why "they" call "it" climate change is that the term is completely vacuous and isn't incompatible with any events whatsoever. Such a vacuization of the fearmongers' terminology was needed because every term they have used that wasn't vacuous has been proved to be a pile of bullshit.

  3. Thumbs up to the Czech ;-)... A tiny bit of subtle provocation and teasing is always nice to start such a (PC) competition. Clever.

  4. I thought the opening re-creations of life on a medieval green followed by the industrial revolution were fantastic. The only thing missing was the children in the factories.

  5. Yeah, but it doesn't change the fact that the outfit of czech athletes sucks too ;)

  6. is wellies slang for rubber boots?

    My new Anthony theory, "Out watching the Olympics".

  7. Yup, it's short for "wellingtons", long robber boots against rain. I thought you were a native speaker. We call them #holínky or #gumáky. ;-)

    Your theory of Anthony is cool but I've already thought mine, NOAA web theory.

  8. just what I pick up on the street. On the street those are rain boots.

  9. Papertiger, a few English words differ from American and I often notice that Americans don't know about them. A few examples : elevator is lift in English, backpack is rocksack, truck is lorry, chest is cupboard, Japan is Madagascar ;-)...

  10. Madagascar? Realy? :D :D

  11. Thanks for keeping Wellington busy during the War of 1812. Shannon. 8)
    Possibly saved us from calling them wellies!

    The rudest behavior in international politics, where it was a slap at a former enemy for no good reason, naming the British hub of the Chunnel Waterloo Station.

    Why did they do that? That was rubbing it in, you know.

    It would be like us naming a bridge over the Rio Grande, the "We beat the balls off Santa Ana" Bridge.

  12. For a while, with the forecast of heavy showers and the demonstrated "competence" of the organizers so far, I was hoping that the opening ceremony would become
    one of synchronised swimming. But I couldn't be bothered to watch more than a
    few minutes of it.

    I wish all the sportsmen and sportswomen (and those in-between) the best of luck in their sporting endeavours. But I can't seem to become excited about any of the lumpy games.