In a completely unshocking turn of events Michael Phelps, the Golden Boy, American Hero, BFF of one George Walker Bush, won his third gold medal of these Beijing Olympic Games. Oh, and again unsurprisingly, he did it in world record time (1 minute 42.96 seconds to be exact). He made that 200 Freestyle his bitch. I used to swim as a child and in high school. He makes it look so easy it makes me sick. I went to the pool today and swam for an hour. It was hard to SLOWLY swim even a few hundred meters, let alone blast through the water faster than anyone in history. As Andrea noted yesterday, Phelps won his second gold in the EPIC 4×100 meter free relay. Is it even possible to stop this man (without going all Tanya Harding on his ass, that is)? Not even OTHER PEOPLE can mess up his quest, and I mean, other people screw up everything!
In the 100 Meter Backstroke, Aaron Piersol won his first gold medal of these Olympic games, also breaking the world record. Is nothing sacred any more?? What is with these world records falling like crazy? I love him though. He seems like a total laid back stoner, and then he gets in the pool. And there, he’s a speed freak. (And I don’t mean the amphetamines…)
Can I just say, WTF with Ryan Lochte’s long white-boy fro?? Please baby, cut the hair. Return to the days of this…. :)
And going from things I don’t like to things I love. I LOVE the Speedo LZR Racing Suit. OMG. How awesome is it? I’m not super patriotic. Seeing George Bush talking during my Olympic broadcast fills me with a healthy (some might say unhealthy) dose of rage. Quit cheering on my swimmers! I don’t want to be doing the same thing as you!!!!!! Wow, anyways… back to the suit. I love the flag, I love the black blocks. I love the stars. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
I must admit that I don’t have the most mature sense of humor, and every time I hear the NBC broadcasters say “And now, back to the Water Cube for the Men’s Semifinals, blah blah blah” I laugh. Ha. The Water Cube. Srsly? Who came up with that name? Despite the redic name, the building itself is pretty frickin’ sweet.
Oh, and I made note in an old post about Chinese female gymnasts perhaps being underage. I totally stand by what I said, although the two girls that are the most frequently mentioned don’t seem TOO young to me. They don’t look 16, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, only because they look like AARP members in comparison to this girl:
Meet, Deng Linlin. A girl so young it prompted me to call my mother shrieking about her obviously 10 year-old self competing first in the floor exercises for China in the qualifying round. A girl so slight of frame, so firmly still entrenched in childhood, that my sister called me, texted me and then texted me again as she competed in each subsequent event. “She’s 13, maybe” after the vault. “Bitch is 11 if she’s a day!” after the bars. Now, I know that gymnasts look young. The leader of the Chinese team is 20 (or 21) and she doesn’t look it, by normal standards. But I have watched enough gymnastics in my day to have some idea about what they look like as they age. There is somethig in the face, in the eyes that says: “I have seen stuff. If my body would allow me to have my period, it would have been here by now. I like boys.” (Or girls. Not to discriminate.) Look at American Shawn Johnson. She is a 4’10” midget. Dainty yet strong. High pitched (although not Strug-ianly ear splitting) voice. However, she looks 16 to me. It’s in the face, if not the hormone deprived, overly muscular body. Deng looks like a child. Like she shouldn’t be allowed to babysit other children because she still requires a sitter herself.
Alright, enough of that ranting! Off to watch men’s gymnastics. I loooove the high bar. How the heck do they DO that?? Enjoy the Games!