Friday, February 26, 2010

The World is Full of Crashing Bores

First of all, congrats to the Canadian ladies for winning the gold. And, needless to say, congrats to our own U.S. American ladies for such a strong showing, tournament-wise (a.k.a. for winning that spiffy silver medal).

There's something deeply refreshing about this photo of Canuckistani heroine of the night (she scored both goals) Marie-Philip Poulin, taken by none other than Greg "P. Diddy" Wyshynski himself, and featured on Yahoo! Sports' Olympics blog 4th Place Medal:

She's EARNED that Molson. That Molson was not cheaply come by. That's a Gold Medal Molson, by gad.

Anyway, after the medal ceremony, the Canadians celebrated on the ice with champagne, beer, and cigars. Sounds fantastic, right?

NO, alas. Because the world is full of petty petit bourgeois tyrants. The AP sez:

Long after the crowds had gone, 14 players returned to the ice and toasted each other with bottles of champagne and cans of beer. Haley Irwin poured a drink into Tessa Bonhomme's mouth and Agosta and others enjoyed cigars, the smoke wafting up into the stands.

Gilbert Felli, the IOC's executive director of the Olympic Games, said he wasn't aware of the celebration until informed by an AP reporter.

"If that's the case, that is not good. It is not what we want to see," he said. "I don't think it's a good promotion of sport values. If they celebrate in the changing room, that's one thing, but not in public.

"We will investigate what happened. We will talk to the federation and the NOC. We will first find the facts and then act accordingly," he said.

Good on the IOC feller for saying that it's usually desirable to "first find the facts," I guess, but lemme get this straight: Some goody-goody AP reporter tattled on the gold medal winners for imbibing naughty stimulants and depressants on the ice, when nobody else was around?

There is no hope for human civilization in the 21st century.


Mike Chen said...

Am I the only reader that got the Moz reference?

j_barty_party said...

These women should be lauded for their inattention to outdated and overbearing cultural morees.

Fuck the IOC!

Well done ladies, well done.

Pass me a Brador!

Go USA!!

Mortimer Peacock said...


I believe you are, sir, I believe you are. Long live the Mozfather.