Friday, February 12, 2010

I am so, so, sorry...

The Olympics are a big deal to me. I love the concept. Unlike a lot of Americans, I get the opportunity to see all of the athletes, and all of the sports. American television would have you believe that there are only American athletes, and that all events happen between 6 and 8 pm.
In Canada, our television shows all of the athletes... and mention that the Yutzogovenean cross country skier Balak Libshnitzokov just set a national record despite finishing 32nd.
It's a Canadian thing. A lot of my friends get it. They came to my house to watch the Opening Ceremonies. Imagine 42 adults in my living room in various state of patriotic attire.
Yeah. 42. Good thing we're all good friends. And that we all bathe regularly.
Imagine my disappointment to view the craptacular that was gifted on us by the Vancouver Ceremony Committee.
I am so embarrassed to be a Canadian right now.
Picture 42 fully grown adults standing in front of the TV, booing loudly.
Thanks the gods most people left before the whole torch debacle.
Please accept my, and the 41 other Canadians in my house, apologies.
I am so sorry, so angry.............

EDIT: and btw, I am not upset/angry about the whole torch snafu. That's just funny. I don't care who you are.


Anonymous said...

Hey, as long as I get to see curling and hockey on my cable channels in the US, I'm a happy wombat.

I saw the tribal thing, and as much as I love Canada (want to move there, actually)... That was cheesy.

Collective Troll said...

LIES!!! I refuse to listen to them. ONLY AMERICANS are allowed to compete in the Olympics and they win EVERY EVENT.

dogfacedgremlin said...

My 6 year old asked me, "Dad? Why are their Indians dancing at the Olympics?" I wasn't real sure how to answer that.

I did expect Wayne to fall out of the van. That was my only disappointment.

cynicalbuddha said...

i'm with you captain. I missed the opening ceremonies no cable here, but your right the Canadian coverage is so much more even handed. It's actually nice to see other countries your compeating against. Luckily for me the bars here in my little town all get CBC. And as an American I say for my country to your country I unconditionally forgive you. I still love all the great things Canadians bring to the world. Their love of gravy on things, hats with dingle balls, calling macaroni and cheese Kraft dinner, candlepin bowling and of course their love of pushing large rocks on ice and cleaning in front of it. All in good fun.

madding said...

there was a snafu? I watched about 2 to 3 hours of the ceremonies at a local bar with the sound down and I had a hard time not laughing through most of it. all I remember about the actual lighting part is that Steve Nash was there, which is unfortunate. incidentally, this is the first time in my entire life that I have watched more than 30 seconds of the opening ceremonies. I'm normally more interested in the actual competitions and pretty much nothing else.

beardy said...

We actually get almost all of the events these days as well, but you have to have cable to enjoy them. The NBC empire is almost always broadcasting SOME event pretty much all day.

The weakest part of the ceremony was the remake of "We Are The World".

dayf said...

After the abject horror that was "We are the World" The only way Canada could have even slightly embarrassed themselves was if Bryan Adams and Celene Dion dropped their pants and took a crap on Stephen Harper's face while Justin Morneau dressed as a mountie spanked a naked Dave Coulier on the ass with a large slab of back bacon while Michael Cera threw Tim Horton's donuts at the whole lot of them while singing Tom Sawyer in French. Even then Canada would have been more entertaining that that autotuned rapping screaming steaming pile of turds.

I did quite enjoy the look on The Great One's face When the fake cauldron malfunctioned though.

RoofGod said...

Coulndn't agree with you more about NBC's lackluster coverage of the Olympics. Thankfully I am fortunate enough to live in the Detroit area and we get CBC around here so we can watch the Olympics the way they were intended, "live".

Motherscratcher said...

I would agree with Dayf and Beardy about We Are The World if it had happened and was a real thing.

But, it did not and it isn' there's nothing to worry about.

The best part of teh opening ceremonies was the little Peter Pan dude flying around the place. Or, as Bob Costas said...I was moved to tears by the beauty of it.

Oh...I also like those 4 giant ice phalluses. Those were pretty cool too.

Sal said...

Tom French?

Play at the Plate said...

I love watching the Olympics...and all the different athletes. There are always great stories...even if half of them are about how some US athlete is getting a "leave of absence" from Home Depot to compete.