Friday, August 08, 2008

Let the Games begin

The Quran warns us against being prideful, my flock. And so today is a difficult day for me. As the Summer Olympics open in the ancestral homeland of the Chinese pug, I cannot help but feel proud of the first-ever Pugistani delegation to the Games. Reaching this point has not been easy. There was political intrigue, as rival nations tried to exclude our canine brothers from the competition. And there were allegations of performance-enhancing drugs. The tension in the air at yesterday's IOC meeting was so thick that you could cut it with a knife -- much like the actual, soot-filled air of Beijing. But I made my final appeal, and the Olympic committee voted to grant the Pugistani delegation full access. Allahu akbar! God willing, our collars will soon be weighted down with gold medals.


Anonymous said...

You will look so handsome wearing gold. What a great opportunity to recruit 1/5 of the world's population. Rabbi Jake

sarah s. said...

Ayatollah! Just caught a blurb on the news about a church bus in the Dallas area that skidded off the highway and killed 15 people. I am praying this was not a Pug Life Ministries bus on route to Beijing! Are you okay?!

Wait a minute. I just realized you'd have to take a plane to China. Nevermind.

Ippo said...

Hi Ayatollah
Just a thought .. did you notice how the rich G8 countries were the ones who had the most number of athletes?
These are the countries who can afford to train & send so many athletes abroad, hence more chances of winning the medals for these guys.
It's not fair, is it?

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Thank you, Rabbi Jake. I already have this gold medallion, but Wendell is planning to win some gold of his own in track and field.

We are all safe, Sarah S.

What's the point of being a rich G-8 nation if you can't have more athletes and bling, Ippo?

Nevis said...

The openning ceremonies were so impressive!