Sunday, February 26, 2006

Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Simon

Well, I have been thoroughly entertained over the past two weeks by obscure Olympic winter sports. The big news though was the empire known as American Idol (which comes on about 6 times a week) beating the Olympics in ratings (which come on once every FOUR YEARS). Honestly, I think the Olympic commitee is going to seriously consider having Simon, Paula, and Randy judge the next summer Olympics in Beijing. I can see it now...

Randy: "Yo dog, y'know I really wasn't feelin' that high dive. I mean, it was a'ight and all, but I've seen way smaller splashes and tighter rotations before..."

Paula: "I disagree. I loved how you climbed up that ladder, commanded that springy platform, and made that dive your own. Good for you!"

Simon: "If I'm being honest, that was the absolute worst dive we've seen in the China audition. I mean, I felt like I was watching a toddler fall into an above ground pool at a fat kid's birthday party. Horrendous dive."

Now, as far as the actual Olympics, my favorite moments included Ohno winning the 500m and Arakawa winning for women's figure skating. But of course the most infamous moment was Lindsey "Method" Jacobellis's showboating stunt that lost her the gold, once again confirming karma's iron grip on our lives. Vancouver 2010, here we come!

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