ORACB: Unless…Chevy, any time you want a piece of this action, just give us a call.
ORACB: “For this American team, it must be a little like waiting for Godot.” Ok, that’s my favorite comment so far. For sure.
Anne: Uh, what the fuck does that mean?
ORACB: Wow, who designed the women’s gymnastics uniforms?
Anne: I know. It’s like someone said, “Make me the ugliest leotards possible – I want shiny, bunchy unflattering material. Make it look like cheap Christmas wrap. Next, add random squiggles, sequins and rick-rack. Bottom line, I want something that can make even an 87 pound gymnast look chunky. Do it NOW!”
Anne: There’s a WEST Des Moines?
Anne: What was that 16.9 score for?
ORACB: Uhh, those two bars? Those two barry-things?
Anne: They’re called UNEVEN bars, Michael.
ORACB/Michael: Ok, those Chinese girls DO look like they’re eight. It might not just be American whining.
ORACB/Michael: Oh my god, look at Bella Lugosi. He’s going to rip Bob Costa’s head off.
Anne: Jesus, Michael, it’s not Bella Lugosi, it’s Bella Kolrolli or something like that.
Michael (I’m tired of typing ORACB): That girl might be seven.
Anne: I don’t know. Maybe all of the glitter and blue eye shadow is a wild attempt to make them look older. Seriously, someone couldn’t help them with that a bit?
NOTE: We just got our digital converter box, so tonight’s Olympic events are the inaugural run.
Michael: Can you tell any difference in the picture? I can’t tell any difference.
Anne: I think it looks good. Mostly I’m excited about all those PBS weather channels. I can’t think of anything better to sleep to – random NOAA maps with jazz or classical. Kiss your Advil PM goodbye!
Michael: Wouldn’t that be crazy if the third guy on this swimming relay would totally fuck it up?
Anne: “He’s sunk to the bottom of the pool! It’s like he’s completely forgotten how to swim!”
Anne: This is a really boring race – it’s not even close. It’s like watching the Cornhuskers play Ball State or something back in the good old days.
Michael: You know what I want to see? Just once I want to see them focus on the people who finish dead fucking last.
Michael: Russian Federation, fresh off their domination of the Georgians, coming in second.
Michael: I guess that Mark Spitz is kinda throwing a fit about not being invited and flown to the Olympics. Uh, dude why don’t you buy your own tickets to the Olympics?
Micahel: She’s six, right?
Anne: You’re just going to have to let it go, Michael.
Anne: Jesus Christ, I’m getting sick of these fucking smug-ass commentators – especially the guy with the higher-pitched voice. So, these are “really, just silly mistakes”? What the fuck does this guy look like, anyway? I’d like to see him up on the balance beam. In fact, I’d like to see him do one of those flips and land right on his nuts.
Michael: Attacking the beam – I wish that were literal. That would be something to see. ARRHGHHHH!
Michael: OHHHHH! Well, I guess she didn’t attack the beam that time.
Anne: You just yelled “OHHHHHH!” like one of the commentators would. I think someone has Olympic fever.
Michael: So, what are the other girls saying to her? “It’s ok, you just crushed all of our dreams, but that’s ok. Let’s still be friends.”
Michael: Let’s face it, if any of us, or them, would try to jump on that thing and get on a balance beam, we would bounce in the opposite direction, fall, break a bone and lie there screaming ARGH! ARGH! ARGH!”
Michael: “The balance beam comes back to bite again.” Maybe that’s my favorite comment, if just for the alliteration.
Anne: Ok, I’m about done. Can we turn the PBS weather channel on now?
“We told President Bush to stop by -- we’d just be here sitting around in our bikinis -- but we never thought he’d actually show up!”
2008 promises not to disappoint from a mockability standpoint, although the opening ceremony was a little too classy for my taste.
But really, what opening ceremony can ever compete with the powerfully regal display from the Atlanta games, especially the “Traditions of the South” portion of the show. Remember the cheerleaders-in-the-back-of-pickup-trucks routine? What a great opportunity to show the world all that which makes our country great, like, underage floozies getting knocked up by rural meatheads in gas-guzzling 4x4s.
I know I had goose bumps.
Anyway, I’ve only been watching for about an hour, but I’ve already heard all of these old Olympic standbys:
“Tonight’s gold metal spotlight – brought to you by CHEVY!”
“Not at the Olympics.”
“You just don’t DO that at the Olympics!”
“He just needs to get through it cleanly.”
And my favorite so far: “You just don’t take steps on your pommel horse dismount.”
We’ll try to post some of our favorite 2008 Olympic highlights.
In the meantime, if you’re having a hard time discerning the US athletes, check the hair. On men, if you see spikes in the font and much hair gel, it’s likely he’s a part of team USA. On women, look for chunky blond highlights.