The Death of Common Sense and the Spread of Illogic
This is from the FAQ page of the 2004 Lost Dutchman Marathon site:
May I start the marathon early in order to make the finish line by the six hour cutoff? No, we regret that due to safety considerations on Peralta Road and our desire to ensure a fair race for all involved, all entrants must start at the established time.
At the same site one reads this piece of award-winning prose:
Race Packets: Race Packets will NOT be mailed. All packets must be picked up at the expo held at the Gold Canyon Golf Resort. Half Marathoners, 10K, 8K and 2-Mile participants may pick up their packets at the park on race day.
It's Twilight Time, folks. Untergang des Abendlandes, here we come. At least we will be physically fit as we enter the twilight of culture. OK, I'm exaggerating a bit. It ain't over 'til it's over.