Thursday, May 29, 2003

And now, our salute to Jaws

From AP...Brazil deletes violent scenes from sychronized swimming routine:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The Brazilian women's synchronized swimming team will remove scenes of violence from an unusual routine it planned for the upcoming Pan American Games, sports officials said Wednesday.

Published photos of the team's rehearsal showed the nine swimmers using their hands to represent guns and covering their faces during a simulated shootout. The music reportedly included the sounds of gunshots and cries of wounded victims.....

What's next? A salute to Jaws? "Maria, you have to wear the swimming cap with the simulated shark dorsal fin. Elena is sick today..."