Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The London Olympics: My Thoughts

The 2012 London Olympics have been underway since Friday night, and I gotta say: I have some pretty mixed feelings about the opening ceremony and the subsequent sporting events. My thoughts kind of arranged themselves in my head like this, and I thought I would share them with you in chronological order. 
Like so:  

  • What was up with that freaky glowing baby? Am I the only one who was weirded out by that eerie looking baby during the Opening Ceremony? It kind of looked like a ghostly glowstick that was heavily influenced by Paranormal Activity. 
  • Gilderoy Lockheart. Tell me SOMEBODY besides me and my brother noticed that the narrator was the fumbling, vain and hilarious Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher from Harry Potter. Furthermore, is it sad that HP is the only reason I recognized him? No. Not really. 
  • Chariots of Fire. Mr. Bean. Chariots of Fire. Nuff' said. 
  • Michael Phelps. Despite being insanely tall and famous, the most decorated Olympian in history couldn't quite catch up to Ryan Lochte. Ya know. The guy who wears a layer of rhinestones on his teeth? Because obviously teeth aren't good enough when you can just have bling. Anyway, I still love Michael Phelps. He's a cool dude. 
  • Nightmare Sequence at the OC. Um...I was expecting Captain Hook and Peter Pan, but instead I got a bunch of dudes in costumes that looked to me like a cross between a Jawa and a Dementor. What was that supposed to mean? Also, why did they jump from World War I to National Health Care? What about the Second World War and Winston Churchill and Princess Diana and all of Britain's monumental maritime achievements? Seriously. There's more to Britain's heritage than socialized medicine, people! The Queen should have broken out into Kung Fu with James Bond or something instead. 
  • Women's Gymnastics. You people have GOT to watch the 'Fab 5,' which is the USA team of girls competing for the gold in this year's Olympics. I just had to mention that. 
  • In conclusion. Lastly, why do some of the Olympians bite their gold medals? Maybe they're afraid that they're fake. Also, why do the swimmers pour bottles of water all over themselves before they get into the pool? Maybe they think they'll save time by getting wet before they jump in? 

I'm just kidding. 
Or am I? 

Have a great day, peeps! 


  1. Lol, good to know that I'm not the only one who wonders why the swimmers dip their hands into the pool and splash themselves with some water before going into the pool.

  2. How are you doing, Summer? We found each other on Twitter the other day. *waves* I just thought I'd drop by and say hello. Nice place you've got here. It's very good to meet you. Take care of yourself.


    1. I'm good, thanks! Nice to meet you as well! :)

  3. I am not at all surprised you only recognized *him* as Gilderoy Lockhart because that's how most people recognize him. But if miffs me. So then I must educate. Sort of.

    That would be Kenneth Branagh who is THE greatest Shakespearian actor that has ever lived ever. He portrayed the BEST Iago in a film adaptation of OTHELLO. (He's done lots of things, but if you only watch one of his films, it's OTHELLO.)

    And when the Opening Ceremony came on and my boyfriend said, "Hey! It's Kenneth Branagh!" and then when everyone asked, "Who is Kenneth Branagh?" and he answered, "The best Shakesperian actor ever," I actually jumped at him on the couch. Because Kenneth Branagh is an actor absolutely every single person on the planet should know and admire because he is amazing. (I also cheered when he was cast as Gilderoy Lockhart because, seriously, no one can be that ridiculous and that serious at the same time like Kenneth Branagh can.)

    1. AH, I understand now!! LOL, I need you around to educate me on these things more often, Bailey!!! But seriously, when he was reciting those lines in the stadium, it was incredibly impressive. I can see just from that snippet how good he is.


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