August 14, 2004

Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies – Insta-Review.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 12:41 am

Olympic team with the best looking women: Italy

Cool thing: The people who were made up to look like marble statues.

Weird thing: The emergence from an artificial lake of a five-story sculpture that resembled female genitalia.

Dumb thing: Katie Couric

The Olympic Caldron: It looks more like a giant cigarette lighter.

Participating countries I never heard of: A shitload.

Best Commercial: Budweiser Clydesdales (One of the team pulling the Budweiser wagon winks at a Clydesdale foal as it watches the team pass by the pasture).

Shitty Beer: Budweiser.

First Political Jackass Move: The Iranian wrestler who may withdraw from the games because his first draw was an Israeli, who, like his nation, does not exist according to Iran.


  1. I would file Bob Costas under “Dumb,” too.

    Also, under “Cool Things,” I would file the thunderous reception for Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Comment by Craig — August 14, 2004 @ 7:52 am

  2. Cool thing: the great reception the US athletes received.

    Dumb thing: as usual, commentators making jokes about another country’s culture. I don’t know why producers think that we (Americans) really want to hear that sort of thing.

    “Is that all it’s takes..?” moment: North and South Korean athletes holding hands as they marched into the stadium.

    Comment by gregor — August 14, 2004 @ 12:36 pm

  3. Weird Thing: “Palestine” sent two athletes. Huh?

    Comment by david — August 15, 2004 @ 12:49 pm

  4. David,

    The Palistinian team has a lock on the “Synchronized Self-Exploding” event.

    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — August 15, 2004 @ 12:52 pm

  5. When a man and a woman were dancing in the opening ceremonies, in a single movement he pulled her dress off straight over her head! The effect was startling. The commentators then said in a matter-of fact way that the dance was about two lovers at a beach. Sure enough, the woman had on a two-piece swimsuit. Then I exhaled.


    Comment by John — August 18, 2004 @ 3:08 pm

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