Monday, January 28, 2008

Idiotarod 2008: The Idiocy and the Ecstasy

The results of this year's Idiotarod are in and the winner was not Mitt Romney. That coveted honor went to Team Danger Zone, whose dramatic path to the gold was assiduously detailed in real-time by The Gothamist.

Reactions to this year's race from borough residents ranged from amusement at the event's inanity to outrage over the garbage it left behind. Nonetheless, the shameless spectacle of it all made the race choice fare for Brooklyn's photographers. Among the talented who stooped to turning their lens on the Idiotarod were Adrian Kinloch, who snapped the portrait above as part of a gallery of images on his Brit in Brooklyn blog, and Jake Dobkin on his fabulous photoblog Bluejake.

Those who think the intrepid competitors in Idiotarod MMVIII will never make anything of themselves need only turn to Mark Twain's insight to be chastened: “Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."

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