36 thoughts on “Mary Carillo’s Badminton Rant

  1. Sheila Ryan

    You could strike a shuttlecock, Andrew! — which might deter you from harming peacocks.

    When I was a kid, I had a badminton set. But I was not amazing. Probably just super-nerdy.

    And our trees were not what I would describe as “groaning” with children and equipment.

  2. Sheila Ryan

    You know what I hear in this? A wildly misfired attempt to ‘try out’ comic ‘material’.

    I bet Brian Beatty has listened to monologues in this vein.

  3. Derek White

    i always wondered who the hell she was & how she got to be who she is. I assumed she must’ve been some sort of famous athlete. But now i know. It’s this genius rant. This is even better than Stephen Colbert crawling into Bob Costas fake fireplace.

  4. walt

    Carillo (I’m a bit of a fan of hers, so take this with a grain of salt) has a brilliant, sarcastic and subversive sense of humour.

    Case in point – she once said during the Winter Olympics that men’s double luge was “like a bar bet gone bad.”

    The world needs more of her.

  5. Rick Neece

    We had badminton as a section in Gym all three years I had to take Gym in high school. It was one sport I wasn’t too bad at. I could hold my own. And we didn’t play it ‘girly’ neither.

  6. Rick Neece

    Charles, who has been around in our company for several years, most of them as bookkeeper, has the nickname Miss Jane.

  7. Arun.s

    Yes Michael, I sense pure hatred for Badminton and the neighborhood kids as well.

    I agree and see how it would appeal to some who are oblivious of the sport in the Olympics,in a comedic way. Gosh knows it is hard enough to popularize a sport as misunderstood as this one, but to have to deprogram the ill advised is twice as hard!

  8. Arun.s

    I was always under the impression that methane gas was emitted from the other end of the anatomy. Apparently not always!…and oh, the rectal/cranial inversion is obvious. Other than that she’s cool. Stick to tennis, it’s your comfort zone!

  9. Rick Neece

    Another fun thread. I could spend hours in the archives, just reliving the fun of it all.

  10. Sheila Ryan

    Why I went into the glamorous and high-paying world of archives: to relive the fun of it all for hours.

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