Monday, October 24, 2016

The Bolt

The fastest sprinter in the world, the appropriately surnamed Usain Bolt, is in Melbourne and boy can he bolt. He will be here for a time; I think he was invited to be part of our Spring Racing Carnival, and he has family here.

He is 195cm tall and weighs 95kg and not an unattractive man. Now if all things are in proportion, and the bulge indicates that this is so........well, my eyes are watering at the very thought, and of course you know what voracious appetites black men have, such is the stereotype.


It was reported on the television news that Usain was out nightclubbing on Saturday night and is expected to continue partying while he is here in Melbourne.

Well, that is all very well, until a doorkeeper at a club doesn't recognise him and refuses him entry because he does not meet the club's 'dress code', which is what they say when they don't want blacks, Asians or Indians in a club.

Most overseas non Australians think that Australia is a racist country but maybe this happens in other countries too? I read somewhere that white men are not particularly welcome in Japanese gay bars. Bars in Japan are small, so perhaps we take up  too much space.

It is quite disgraceful really, but my advice to you Usain is either visit a club with other people of note in the media, or call ahead. Sad that it is like that and you should not have to follow my advice, and if you don't and there is an issue, you can quite rightly go public and shame Australia.

PS Usain, sorry about our weather.

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  1. Andrew I think the racism exists in every country in Poland t,to..

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    1. I expect so, Gosia, some worse than others.

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  2. It is indeed sad. And I hope he doesn't have to go public about our racism. But wouldn't be surprised.

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  3. Anonymous1:33 pm

    Your comment about Japan is not strictly true. Yes they have gay bars where whites are not welcome but so do the Philippines and Thailand and a few other countries. They don't want them there because it's where Japanese go to meet other Japanese or Thais and Thais and have no interest in meeting white men or socialising with them or being hit on by them. Which is why there are plenty of places white men can go to meet local guys who are interested in them.- Ian

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    1. Thanks for the clarification, Ian.

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  4. Another one of God's little jokes, give us religion and watch us fight and give us racism to add spice to the mix. Thoroughly sick and tired of both.

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    1. Jah Teh, bad, mean and dangerous to know if....

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  5. Not meeting the dress code means we don't want your kind here? That's outrageous.
    Snobbery of the highest degree.

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    1. Snobbery and racism, River. Some places are very selective.

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    2. Snobbery and racism, River. Some places are very selective.

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    3. Snobbery and racism, River. Some places are very selective.

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  6. Oh come on Andrew, I can't imagine any club anywhere restricting access to Usain Bolt, celebrity overrides racism every time! It's a shallow world we live in 😊

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    1. I agree - celebrity overrides racism.

      But while racism is evil, celebrity is only shallow and absurd.

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  7. Oh come on Andrew, I can't imagine any club anywhere restricting access to Usain Bolt, celebrity overrides racism every time! It's a shallow world we live in 😊

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    1. Grace, you are correct but staff have to know he is a celeb.

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  8. It's a shame racism is an issue anywhere today.

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    1. Sandra, it is but it will always be with us.

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  9. America is quite divided on lines, like race, so shallow we must have little to think about other than try to figure out justifications to hate someone else. I loved watching Bolt race in the Olympics. I knew he'd win and he's so stylish about it!

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    1. Strayer and so far, no drug allegations.

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