Unfogged links to my previous post about women beach volleyball players and sets me right:
Folks, the men wear shorts because they're wearing really unattractive jock straps underneath them. They wear tops because they need somewhere to stick their number and their name. The women don't wear full tops because they'd have to wear a bra anyway, and don't want to wear two layers in 110 degree heat. They don't wear shorts because they'd have to wear undies anway, and don't want to wear (and shake sand out of) two layers in 110 degree heat. It . And yeah, they , and I probably wouldn't be watching if they weren't wearing bikinis, but the Olympics are at least half about ogling beautiful bodies.
Now I get it. Men wear shorts to cover the jock straps (which not all of us might find unattractive), but women don't wear a top to cover their bras. Men wear tops so that they have somewhere to stick their number and their name, but women don't need the same space for numbers and names? (Couldn't the men wear abbreviated bikini tops? Or names and numbers on their baggy shorts? Probably not.) Women don't wear shorts because they have to wear undies anyway, but men wear shorts because they have to wear jock strap undies. Ok.
Actually, what really got me going about unfogged's answer was that he implied I'm humorless. I, Echidne of the snakes, humorless! It's like saying that snakes don't have tails.