Friday, July 28, 2006

The Math on Synchronized Swimming

Dear Readers,

Please read our scholarly article on synchronized swimming. It's been posted on the best online sports magazine in the nation.

In other news, how are you doing? Are you surviving Jeepers recent absence from fashion advice? We will be back very soon, again answering your daily satorial questions, tossing off advice, and drawing cartoons that show you what we mean.

Until then, I am faithfully yours,


Blogger Gloria said...

I read your article- and I loved it! It's thoughtful and witty. I would think about that same stuff sometimes, "How was this sport even made?" but I left it at that- you delved right into it and drew it all out.

The whole scoring process was very interesting and the bit on Morgan Freeman was cute! Oh, let's just say I knew what you meant when you wrote, "Didn’t I mention that it’s worth seven points every time I touch the tree?" ;)

10:52 PM  
Blogger Jeepers said...

Gloria! Thanks so much for your kind words. So glad you read the article and liked it! You know, our boyfriend wanted us to remove that line about touching the tree, but we held firm, knowing that anyone who'd ever played a made-up game with a bully would know exactly what we meant---and you have confirmed our hope!

10:01 AM  
Blogger chris said...

Hi. I'm a quiet reader of your blog, but thought I'd pop in and let you know I dig what you've got going on.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please entertain and delight us with more of your writing. loved the article.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Jeepers said...

Dearest Chris and Anonymous,
Thanks so much for your kind words. (Chris, I like your site, too!)

8:51 AM  
Blogger zp said...

i can't believe how much i enjoyed that article.

maybe because i spent my childhood engaged in one of two dramatic water dance scenarios: synchronized swimming OR the reenactment of a sea-world type dolphin show. except i fancied myself a seal named fudgestick.

water ballet is a sport that humans and animals can both do! animals do it naturally.

but the more general thoughts on sport are great too. the equations are brilliant. i've done them in my head my whole life. i hate equipment. if i were a seal i wouldn't need a suit cap and goggles, dammit.

honestly, i'm dumb struck. it's like you've re-invigorated my faith in general interest journalism.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Martha said...

I loved the article. You wrote so well that I can see the whole scenerio quite clearly - like I was there! Also reminded me of peg and daves' 55th anniversary where the aunties created a synchronized swimming routine at the pool and two teenage boys (guess who?), disrespectfully yelled, "Call Greenpeace!"

1:33 AM  
Blogger Jeepers said...

Marshall fessed up to the Greenpeace quip! But, as zp wisely points out, it's actually nice to have something in common with dolphins.

2:39 PM  

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