American Elephants


Rancor and Harsh Words Among the Elephants!! by The Elephant's Child

I found the following video at Maggie’s Farm, and found it interesting and rather beautiful.  I’m always interested in new sports, and people keep inventing them and then having contests of skill.  So I sent the video to the Elephant.

He wrote back, in ALL CAPS, that it was the DUMBEST VIDEO HE HAD EVER SEEN, AND THE MERE ACT OF WATCHING IT MADE HIM DUMBER! He included exclamation marks, lots of them, and spelled out D-U-M-B,  D–U–M–B!!, D—U—M—B—ER!!!

So there you have it.  What do you think?

American Freestyle canoeing is the art of paddling a canoe on flat water with perfect control of its movements. The canoe is usually leaned over to the side to help the boat turn sharply and efficiently and paddle strokes are taken on either side of the canoe depending on the individual move. Balance, paddle placement and turn initiation are a few keys to this control. Since the movements seem dance-like, some practice this art timed to music, which is the ultimate in control.

ADDENDUM: The Elephant said: “I can’t believe you posted that! It’s NOT a sport!”  I’ll have to admit that the audience was a little on the small side.

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