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The Spirit Of Queen Victoria Visits The 2010 Olympics

Posted February 28, 2010 by jim young in Lifestyle

– jim young

The whole world’s goin’ crazee,
Crazee, crazee crazee, crazee, crazee…
– Slade

In a world that is filled with real scandals from football heroes murdering their wives to presidents getting blowjobs in the White House I fail to see what the fuss was all about at the 2010 Winter Olympics in British Columbia.

Perhaps it’s really the LACK of any scandals that has the media hyped and searching for something – anything they can use to create media frenzy.

Why can’t they just be satisfied with reporting the winners? Is that not newsworthy enough for the press anymore?

First it was snowboarder Scott Lago’s photos that hit the Internet showing a fan kissing his bronze medal. If you haven’t yet googled the image, be sure you do.

It’s a picture I wouldn’t hesitate to show my 80 year old mother.

Big fucking deal! A fan bends down to kiss the medal that a fully clothed Lago is wearing below his belt. It’s a little suggestive perhaps, but certainly not enough to warrant sending the third place snowboarder home.

Here’s a good measuring stick to determine just how risqué it was. Not even the most conservative newspapers or internet sites even bothered to edit the photo with blurring or a little black bar.

Then Downhill skier Lindsey Vonn’s cover photo on Sports Illustrated created controversy for being too provocative.

God forbid she be both athletic AND sexy.

And when’s the last time a photo on the cover of Sports Illustrated gave someone other than a preadolescent teenage boy a boner? Even HE’s more likely to get a hard on flipping through the lingerie section of the Sears catalogue.

Are you kidding me?

Better make sure our Olympic athletes don’t pose for National Geographic. You just know how dirty THOSE magazines can be.

But what can be more Canadian than a winning hockey team celebrating at center ice enjoying a nice cold Molsons?

Remind me again. The game WAS over wasn’t it? In fact, like Elvis, even all the fans had left the building.

If you think that’s scandalous, you might want to read up on what some of the NHL Superstars have done with the sacred Stanley Cup.

I don’t know why the Canadian Women’s hockey team apologized. They had nothing to apologize for unless wanting to bask in the glory of the moment and enjoying their 15 minutes of fame is something to be ashamed of.

Sounds to me like these events might be more of a cry of “sour grapes” from the losers and a blatant attempt of the media to make a story where a story doesn’t really exist.

To Lago, Vonn, and the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team – my hat’s off to you.

Hold your heads high with pride and never compromise your spontaneity and willingness to have a little bit of fun with someone else’s warped sense of propriety.

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