LONDON -- Wanted: Men with rhythm. Task: To perform for an audience of billions.
Organizers of the London Olympics are short on male candidates in the cast of 10,000 volunteers who will participate in the opening and closing ceremonies.
"This means those of you who can dance but also drum, or do any sport, job, or hobby that involves keeping to time. Sign up now for the opportunity of a lifetime," London's organizing committee said in a statement Thursday.
The deadline for applications is Monday.
"Previous performance experience is not required," the statement said.
It says performers need enthusiasm, personality and a positive attitude, among other traits.
Those who make the cut will take part in up to three, four-hour rehearsals a week starting in April and several all-day rehearsals in the three weeks leading up to each ceremony. The opening and closing ceremonies will be held in the 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium and televised to a global audience.
Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle is in charge of the opening ceremony on July 27. Creative director and choreographer Kim Gavin will conduct the closing on Aug. 12.
What to do with $10 million
Bill Haas won the FedEx Cup last year, and $9 million of that $10 million bonus goes right to the bank. What to do with such riches?
Nothing, at the moment.
Haas and his bride, Julie, already were in the process of building a new house.
"We were waffling on whether to put a pool in," Haas said. "We put a pool in. But we haven't even broke ground yet, so that could even change."
Haas then let slip one toy he would love to spend some of his bonus on: a classic Mustang.
"If anybody knows of a '65 to '70 Mustang out there for sale, I really want one of those," he said. "But until I find one I really want, I won't make any huge purchases."
Too dialed in
Sure sign you need to watch something besides football: You think "The Biggest Loser" wins Andrew Luck.
Boston's No. 1 again
Boston is America's drunkest city, in the estimation of TheDailyBeast.com, with adults there consuming an average of 15.5 alcoholic drinks a month.
OK, 11.5 -- not counting the Red Sox clubhouse.