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Jake Bailey: Body design leaves a little to be desired

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I've buggered my knee.

What's the chance that's not the first time you've heard that? What's the chance you're nodding your head as you read it, or at least gingerly stretching your leg out in front of you, reaching down and clutching either side of it like you're carrying nana's most precious vase? I say it not with denigration, but with camaraderie.

I've been picked to be part of the bad knee team, and unlike PE classes at school when I was always picked last, this time I've been picked nice and early.

The knee has to be one of the greatest flaws in the human design. Bad knees are doled out like free cars on Oprah — "you get a bad knee, and you get a bad knee, and you get a bad knee — you all get a bad knee!". They sit on a throne at a lofty height among the other gods of complaints: a bad back, and RSI in your........

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