Monday, March 1, 2010

Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony in a Nutshell

In case you missed it (I didn't write this-I found it and it's silly!), this about sums up last night's closing ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games:

Some crazy mime/mechanic “fixed it” through the power of facial expression and “dance.” He is an Olympic hero for the ages, and I covet his socks.

I have no idea what these ninth-grade snowboarders are supposed to be spelling on the floor (though I did understand the maple leaf). I love a challenge!

“President Obama will have to pony up for a case of Molson Canadian.”

THE ATHLETES! Apolo! Shani Davis high-fiving the snowpeople!

Ryan Miller is a one-man iPhone commercial — watch your back, Justin Long.

Evan Lysacek, one of the few people not documenting this madness on a small screen of his own, is just lovin’ it (like McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets).


Poor Joannie…people just keep posing with her and she has no choice but to keep standing there!
The Americans’ Olympic Cardigans are pretty cute, too.

U.S. athlete (help me out: who?) holds up a homemade “Thank You Canada” sign.

Most of these people look like they could use a beer or five.

Tenor Ben Heppner performs the Olympic Hymm. Huge lip-sync gaffe there? Discuss.

I swear he just sang “Riiiiii-colaaaaa” like in the Ricola commercial. Say it is so!

The Russian national anthem reminds me of Christmas…and The Hunt for Red October. All are about a month long.

Natalia Vodianova, the face of the 2014 Sochi Games, touches a magical snow globe as people roll around in hamster balls and everything sounds like bubbles.

Bob Costas has pretty severe issues with the presentation of Maria Guleghina: “The troika is a Russian carriage pulled by three horses…. At least that’s what they told me…. “I’m looking for the horses….” (Is this Russia’s version of Lady Gaga?)

Crazy podium makes it look like John Furlong, CEO of the VOC, was reading from the Book of Ice. (“This is the word of the snowboard… Thanks be to Alanis.”)

“These were excellent and friendly Games.” –IOC President Jacques Rogge, who got booed when he said they were over

Neil Young sings “Long May You Run,” just like he did during Conan’s final Tonight Show. He just loooooves to extinguish those flames.

Fake snowfall as we zoom in on the torch. Nice. Now turn off the Lindseycam. We get it.

What it means to William Shatner to be a Canadian: “We are a people who know how to make love in a canoe.”

Michael J. Fox is *sorry,* but if he’s watching Canada play the U.S. in hockey, he’s wearing his maple leaf sweater. (Can’t he see they’ve moved on to reindeer?)

Before the camera zoomed in, I really hoped Michael BublĂ© would turn out to be Stephen Colbert. I know, it wouldn’t make sense! But does anything, really?

I missed Avril Lavigne and Nickelback due to The Marriage Ref and my local news. I’m okay with this.

ALANIS! But not just Alanis. In the middle of Alanis: more Lindseycam. This time they zoomed in so it was just her eyes. Enough! Show Alanis!

Simple Plan and Hedley, really? Where’s Celine? Arcade Fire? Metric? Stars? Where is Rush? Be cool or be cast out, Canada…

Ooh, looking ahead to the 2012 Summer Games in London. Strike up the Love Actually song!

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