Saturday, February 8, 2014

injaynesworld it’s “The Opening Ceremony Recap…”

May I just say, “Damn!  The Russians rocked it.”  Okay, so maybe one of their Olympic rings did have erectile dysfunction, but the ceremony as a whole was a technical and artistic marvel.  

Some in the western press are giving it a failing grade, saying all that was missing was a dancing succubus, but who loves excess more than we do?

As anyone who knows me might suspect, they had me at the horses. 

Image:  Matt Dunham, AP

And how about that floating 11-year-old?   Sure, Dylan might have worried that she’d “break just like a little girl,” but I’m betting that her family got a new apartment out of it.    

Image:  Mark Humphrey, AP

Even the Russian team fashion put the world on notice.   Wouldn’t our own adorable Nicky look gorgeous in one of those coats?  

Image:  Barbara Walton, EPA

USA brought the red, white and blue with their Ralph Lauren design.

While France decided to phone it in.  Seriously?   WTF, France?   Coco Chanel is spinning in her grave.

For sheer whimsy, my vote goes to the Germans (and “whimsy” is not a word often seen in the same sentence as “German”).   But with these outfits they are clearly saying, “Hey!  Don’t judge us by Merkel.”  

Image: Petr David Josek, AP

One of the best moments didn’t make it to prime time, but is getting the most YouTube hits today:   The Russian Police Choir sings Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”  

And rumor has it, Putin’s mistress got lucky when she was chosen to light the Olympic torch. 

Image:  Patrick Semansky, SP

Chime in.  What were some of your favorite moments?

This post is part of the “30 Minus 2 Days of Writing” challenge.  Those in the know will see that I’ve cheated, having included prompts from February 8th (Damn!), February 9th (Dylan), and February 11th (succubus).  But honestly, writing a new post every single day is enough to turn us all into a bunch of zombies.  Oh look!  There’s another one.  February 10th’s prompt (zombies).  

My enduring admiration to all those stalwart souls who actually are writing a new post every single day.  

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