Thursday, February 23, 2006

Zamboni

So let it be written...


...so let it be done.



22 comments:

Scott the Taller said...

Awesome shot. All she needs now is a comical sound effect.

lina the reader said...

She didn't deserve silver.

But she did fall.

And I did laugh.

Nicko McDave said...

The Force is stronnng with you...a powerful Sith you will become.

Dan the Reader said...

Now that we've established your impressive power over women with sharp blades on their feet whom, despite my protests, refuse to skate naked in the olympics....

let's start working on more important things...

like...

oh I dunno...

MAKING ME FILTHY RICH SO I CAN PUT SAID SKATER IN A CAGE IN MY MANSION AND, WHEN IT SUITS MY FANCY, POKE HER WITH A STICK?

[Jerry Springer Voice]Oh no yew dinnit! I knows yew dinnit juss say dat!!! *scream of terror*[/Jerry Springer Voice]

Pam said...
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Laney said...

All I have to say is...it couldn't have happened to a nicer girl!

Dan, have you thought about that blog? I really think you need an outlet for your mime crotch kicking escapades & Sasha Cohen cage fantasies. Seriously.

Pam said...

Thank you, MB, for cursing Sasha Cohen -- did you go after Irena as well, or was that just karma? So, silver's not good enough? Think you deserve gold? Here's bronze.

I spent the entire Ladies Figure Skating broadcast screaming "Shut up, Dick Button!" Scott Hamilton's commentary didn't bother me at all (and I laughed at my husband when he mistakingly referred to him as Mark Hamil -- and we're both huge Star Wars fans, he should know better), but I just couldn't stand Dick Button's commentary. I found it distracting, and his comments didn't add anything to my understanding of the sport or a particular performance -- like the time he said a skater ruined her performance because she didn't tuck in her laces. I know we can see it on close-up, but can the judges tell at that distance?

My new favorite skater is Elene Gedevanishvili from Georgia (the country, not the state). I look forward to seeing her skate in 2010.

Katie said...

I thought of you when she fell, thinking with awe, "Wow, MB must've really been focusing her brain waves on Cohen." Nice job.

amy lou the reader said...

...like the time he said a skater ruined her performance because she didn't tuck in her laces.

Wow. I saw the same thing and found it extremely irritating. It was, to me, a totally desperate comment when he couldn't think of anything else to say.

I have always been a fan of Scott Hamilton.

I must say I'm glad I'm not the target of your ire, MB. The powers of your mind are terrifying.

Anonymous said...

I'm newly devote reader, what's up with the hatred for Sasha? Thx!

Dan the Reader said...

It's not that we hate her, it's just that we'd like to see her body struck by some rare disease which produces boils in the shape of Mickey Mouse and causes her buttocks to swell to three times it's normal size, all the while placing her in a state of complete mind shock for which she simply stares emptily at the screen and repeatedly utters the phrase "Shakka lakka, shakka lakka, shakka lakka boom boom".

That's not hate -- it's a special kind of love.

Miasys said...

And what's up with the red string on her wrist? Is she Madonna?

bethany_okc said...

Maybe it wasn't the powers of your mind that caused her to fall, it was the awesome power of your rack, right MB?

MB said...

Ah yes, the Offical Red String Bracelet of WithItness. A reporter once asked Sasha about it and it seems that while she "respects" the Kabbalah, she doesn't, technically, practice it. It's her lucky red string! Kicky!

I want all you non-Catholics out there to get yourselves a Rosary and start sporting it as an ankle bracelet. Because it's, like, a sign of respect.

kelebek }{ said...

I was througly happy pretending that the show was live when my roomate decided to check the scores online, shrug, and leave the room! I did wonder how Sasha got the silver even though she fell. Twice!
I am also fan of those people who go flying gazillion feet in the air and do twisty loopy things (what is that called?!) Very fun to watch.

Jenib said...
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Mike Marchand said...

Jenib: . . . so I revved myself up for the pairs ice dancing.

There's another kind? Solo ice dancing? Is it like solo synchronized swimming?

Mike Marchand said...

Maybe it's mass ice dancing. Like 42 Spaniards out there doing an Ice Macarena.

MB said...

Actually, yeah. There is such a thing as "synchronized skating." My sister's alma mater was once the Syncho Skating National Champions.

Although I have a feeling that's not in the recruitment brochures.

susan said...

Champions on Ice debuts in Florida in April and Sasha's in the cast.

Get your tickets at www.championsonice.com

MB said...

Faaaaaaaan-tastic!

Anonymous said...

MB, next time use your powers for awesome and get Irina the gold. The announcers here in Scotland were probably better than in the States but did make inane comments, similar to the "laces" one. I was seriously rooting for Sarah Hughes' little sister Emily to get a medal. SHE was awesome, and I can't wait to see her in 2010.

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