The Blog has nothing against the Olympics™. But, I can't say I'm a fan.
I watch. I enjoy.
If the Olympics™ suddenly went away, I probably wouldn't notice.
But, as a blogger, I am required, by law, to weigh in on the topic.
So, here are a few, mandatory, thoughts...
In a country that has no shortage of seriously cold locations, why Sochi?
Ironically, (and I am pretty sure that I am using that word correctly, for a change,) while Sochi's mild temperatures turned snow and ice into a thing called "water..."
Thanks to the Polar Vortex, Atlanta was suffering through a crippling snowstorm.
The festivities in the tropic of Russia got off to a good start...
With only a few more glitches than the preview weeks of...
Things didn't go so well for Shawn White.
No mystery, here.
Nothing robs a boarder of his mojo faster than the sudden realization that he doesn't, actually, have a death wish.
But, the Winter Games (I got tired of typing "™" after "Olympics™,") had everything a viewer could ask for.
People doing really...
And physics defying figure skaters.
Did I mention, "Knives on their feet?"
Speaking of figure skating...
Here are some bets that you will never lose...
Someone will skate to "Bolero."
Someone will skate to "Rhapsody in Blue."
Someone will skate to, "Phantom."
Here is a bet that I would have lost...
Sochi, 2014. Tune in for the jingoistic nationalism. Stay for the homophobia.
The gold medal for the host county's biggest public relations misstep is a tie between arresting members of "Pussy Riot" and killing stray dogs.
Both should have worn knives on their feet.
Katarina Witt was not involved in this year's games.
But, that won't stop me from posting this photo.
Kat once saved The Blog's life.
True story. For another post.
It's probably because, deep down, I am still 12-years-old...
But, for this Blog, the high point of this year's games was that awkward moment...
When speed skater, Olga Graf, forgot that she was naked under her clothes.
Let the record show that The Premature Curmudgeon™ blog, in accordance with international blogger's requirements, has complied with the blogger mandate and commented on the 2014 Winter Olympics™ on this day, February 25, 2014.