Olympic Games are featured in Ecks-Rated Tales From Vegas

Ecks-Rated Tales From Vegas: PED Olympics, Mosquitos, & Social Wars


We know all about WADA and the USADA. The folks that test for illegal substances in the sports world. What you might not know about is Aron D’Souza. He is the founder of the 'Enhanced Games' which actively endorses the use of performance-enhancing drugs in athletics.

D’Souza is the president of the Enhanced Games, a series of athletic competitions, open for anyone to apply. And it's designed with the goal of breaking existing world records. D’Souza is planning on a December 2024 kickoff.

He has some serious stuff to say about the Olympic Games. “Fundamentally, the Olympics are broken, bloated and over-bureaucratized. The many layers of organizations and committees and federations are an alphabet soup that has created an unbridgeable gulf between the athletes and the Olympic apparatus that is meant to sustain them.”

That's a mouthful. But D’Souza said all athletes will be given a salary and a large cash prize for breaking a world record. And the kicker. Athletes will be given free range to use performance-enhancing drugs.

So, they said anyone can apply, and I'm thinking of filling out the form. Have not done any performance-enhancing drugs since college (maybe a little weed...shhhhh...plz don't tell the kids) and might be at a disadvantage, but I'm ready to ROCK!!!


Yup, they have a day for these little pests and it's coming up on August 20. In advance of Mosquito Day, not sure why, but some folks did a survey about which counties in the United States are most susceptible to these little blood suckers.

Not gonna get too extensive, but the top 10 are Pitt County (NC), Maricopa County (AZ), Brazoria County (TX), Liberty County (GA) and Knox County (TN). A wide swath of the country.

However, the least susceptible counties, from #1 to #20, ARE ALL in North Dakota. So, the moral of this story is, if you don't want to get bitten, move to FARGO BAABBBEEE!!!


Still waiting to find out if Elon Musk is actually gonna go thru with this ridiculous fight, and of course, we have seen odds popping up. Looks like Mark Zuckerberg would be a substantial favorite at around -$300, with the take back on Musk at +$200.

Don't really care about the fight or who wins, and WILL NOT open my wallet, but some of the details are kinda juicy.

According to Elon's X feed, "Everything in camera frame will be ancient Rome, so nothing modern at all. I spoke to the PM of Italy and Minister of Culture. They have agreed on an epic location."

They're talking about the FREAKIN' ROMAN COLOSSEUM as the site for the fight. Can you imagine. If they promise to both come in riding on CHARIOTS, like Ben-Hur, I'll either pay for the fight, or book a flight to ROME!!!


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