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Olympics Crack UPDATE: It's Been a Good Day

For the first time IN MY LIFE, the groin-shaking Russian single male skater has not been scored over the technically superior American.  Plushenko currently stomping off in the Warm-Up Coat of Pouting.  Guess what, Plushy?  You can't win anymore on a quad, wobbly axels, and a name full of consonants.

Plus?  Johnny Wier and his ego built of rhinestones and Evian, smacked down to sixth.

Plus plus?  Lindsey Vonn (perhaps you've heard of her) horribly disappoints her sponsors and the whole entire objectification media complex.  Awesome.

Oh, and bronze medalist Clown Splat Dude?  You'd best send a thank-you note to Nobunari Oda's skate laces.

The U.S. Figure Skating Association, btw, was totally backing the right horse at the top of its webpage... the guy who imploded and finished in zillionth place:

For the moment, highly controversial Code of Points... I love you.

happy sigh at:  mbe@drinktothelasses.com

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Reader Comments (3)

And Russian mullet guy is STILL talking smack! He needs to put on his big girl skates, suck it up and deal with it!

February 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara N

I have decided that I no longer like ice skating... It used to be the best sport EVER and I didn't even watch the other stuff... But now I think I like the sports where you can actually *see* the competition: the guy who crosses the finish line first wins. So much simpler than that ridiculous "scoring" system that no member of J.Q. Public can understand!

February 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarah the BFFE

I actually WENT TO SLEEP after seeing Lysacek skate. When I checked the interwebz the next morning, I think I actually exclaimed. I might have scared the hubs... I'm pretty much laughing at "Pleshy." C'mon, dude, ever hear about sore losers? How about sour grapes?

February 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne from Iowa
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