Monday 6 August 2012

Skeleton Boy at the Olympics: 100 Metres

So Usain Bolt has won the 100 metres and claimed the Olympic Gold. What fun. His last name is Bolt and people seem to think that with a name like that he was preordained to be ace at running. This doesn’t make a lot of sense though. Perhaps if his name was Thomas Swift, Jimmy Runrealfast or John Speed, it would make sense (although the latter would imply that he should have rigorous drugs testing). If the name Bolt suggests anything it’s that he’s a thunder god like Zeus or Thor. Perhaps the bolt in his name alludes to the fact that he’s some kind of Frankenstein’s monster, although he doesn’t have bolts in his neck so that doesn’t make sense. I guess we’ll just have to settle for the fact that in Jamaica ‘Bolt’ is a surname and Usain happens to have it……

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