Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Chap Olympiad 2009

I went to the India Landscape and the British Museum yesterday, and was a bit underwhelmed to be perfectly frank.

Drowning my sorrows in the boozer I noticed two girls dressed up in what looked like 1940s schmutter. One was costumed along the the lines of Rosie the Riveter, while the other had gone in a higher maintenance Rita Hayworth direction.

When I enquired, they told me that they had just been to the Chap Olympics, and that although the competitions in "Three-Trousered Limbo, Moustache Wrestling, Quill Throwing, Umbrella Jousting and Bounders" were finished the evening promised a "live swing band, several burlesque turns and a man impersonating a Spitfire."

Unfortunately the postprandial dip occasioned by refuelling at the Italian Kitchen (as well as a keen professional interest in strong continental lager) seemed to have impaired my sense of directions and I couldn't find it.

There is always next year I suppose.

Jim Shannon was there, and you can see his photos on http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimshannon/tags/thechapolympiad2009/.
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