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August 25, 2008 |
Dear Mr. Keillor,
Do people follow the Olympics in Lake Wobegon and if so what do they make of them?
I find the coverage melodramatic and jingoistic myself.
People have watched some of the Olympics but it's a busy time, Monica. The corn and tomatoes are coming in and must be dealt with and there are children to pack off to school and also these summer nights are so sweet and languorous, people want to sit outdoors, not in front of a TV screen. The women's horseshoe event has gotten a lot of comment, though, and so has the mixed doubles egg toss. This is an event in which a man and a woman toss a raw egg back and forth, taking one step back for each successful catch and in Beijing the Canadian team was hurling the egg almost 200 yards, a new record. It certainly set a new standard for egg tossing.