I was going to post something along the lines of Phew, Wot a Scorcher, but news
that the Rock, Paper, Scissors World Championships
will be held tomorrow, but in British Columbia, led me to seek other sports I could take part in this weekend.
There is a wide choice
, but generally in Europe
The World Conker Championships
are on Sunday October 10th and the World's Biggest Liar Competition
will be held in November at the Bridge Inn
, in Wasdale, Cumbria, which, I recall, serves a lovely pint of Theakston's Old Peculier
. (Current champions George W, Bush and Gerry Mandering will not be defending their title as they have a prior appointment.)
Unfortunately, the World Gurning Championships
were last weekend. I have a reputation for sticking my head through toilet seats and making wretched faces and retching noises, so I fancied myself (as no-one else can) for that one.
I'm not sure if the Extreme Ironing Championships
are still being held, but I think 'Er Indoors would do well in that one judging by the short shrift irons have in Jakartass Towers.
I could quite easily join the Car Free Day
in Jakarta tomorrow
as I don't have a car. But I don't have a bicycle either, so, much as I applaud the optimism of those urging the construction of Bike Lanes
, I think I'll while away the weekend by thinking of a few more activities which are sorely needed here.
Find the Footpath immediately springs to mind. There could also be a variation on Pied Piper called Catch The Corruptors.
If you can suggest a Jakarta-based X-Treme Sport, based on the most popular suggestion in a Readers' Poll, I'll give away, FREE, a .zip file of my archives. They really are peculier.