Friday, February 21, 2014

Oh those Sochi Winter Olympics


I watched the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics but for some reason, it was painful.  Sure, I liked the cool projection effects they did.  But the opera singing, the ballet and the classical music covering the 2 billion year old history of Russia was just too much for me.  I felt like I was trapped in a performance of the Nutcracker.


Instead, I seem to be just like everyone else; trapped in this sad fascination with all the things wrong in Sochi.  Get on Facebook and you’ll see what I mean.  There are endless posts pointing out every flaw over there.  In fact, the national news said that there are more people following a compilation of those problems than there are on the official Olympic site.  We really are pathetic!

Then again, how can you not make fun of the bathroom stuff?


Or how about that one with the mirrored ceilings above the stalls.  Why don’t they just put in hidden spy cams like in the USA instead?

And then there was the missing ring...right out of a Tolkien novel if you ask me...
 But I have to keep coming back to the bathroom blunders.  How about this one...

Maybe the extra chairs are for judging the crap like an Olympic event.  “He got a 9.5 on color but only a 7.0 for taper on that poo…”

Of course, even when they try and correct their embarrassment, they just add to it...

 I don't blame the athletes for suffering...


And it is unfortunate that some topics ruin some eventful performances...

Not since George Bush was President have I had so much comedic material...

4 comments:

ReformingGeek said...

Ah, poor Sochi. They just seem to be dancing on thin ice.

Sigh.

VE said...

reforminggeek - And thin doors too...did you see the one they broke to get of of the bathroom?

Subby said...

Since I don't have cable I could not view anything on the telly. But that doesn't mean I did't know what was what from seeing bits of it on the 'net. In short...all the hyperbole, errors & drama was purposely done, methinks, as Putin's master plan to gain more attention & even a bit of sympathy before he reverts "Mother Russia" back to her old Communist ways. Instead of watching the talented athletes, I was deconstructing the under-lying events that led up to all this. The Olympics haven't been this political in a long while :P

VE said...

subby - Ah those nostalgic days of the cold war. Makes me want to move to East Berlin and help build another wall...