Funny that the New York Times reports the medal count like this:
While Australia and the rest of the world counts it like this:
Either which way, Great Britain is beating Australia and that is bad, bad, bad news…If we end up like that it'll be 4 years of torture before we go at it again in London in 2012.
Let's keep things in perspective though. Looking at population ranks, this is how the above rates:
#1. China (20% of the world population)
#3. US (5%)
#22. GB (0.91%)
#9. Russia (2.13%)
We're fighting way above our weight class…And yes I am way bored at this point with jetlag preventing me from sleeping and 5 beers failing to take effect…what else can I do on the Internets (as Mr McCain would say…)
PS: Pitcairn Island rates a# 221 with a population of 50 in case you were interested.