"For example, there is very little difference between an obsessive weight lifter and a man who spends his day painting lead figures of orcs.
"Just as there is little difference between the Ironman triathlete and the man you breaks the world high score in GORF: Both require that the participant endure endless hours of completely isolated training, never seeing his or her family, in pursuit of a goal that may be personally transcendent but is ultimately arbitrary and meaningless. At least GORF doesn't make your heart explode.
"Other sports that fall into this category are ...
- RUNNING FOR NO GOOD REASON
- NON-BAR BARCHERY
- FREE DIVING
- RUNNING ON A TREADMILL LIKE AN ANIMAL"
--That Is All. Penguin Books, LTD. New York: 2011.