Archive for the 'Olympics' Category

monday memorables

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Usually I don’t click through to see more on my tumblr, but there has been some really good stuff lately, including new movie trailers from SDCC! 1. Wonder Woman trailer (First, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman is legit the only thing I’ve ever loved about DC movies. Second, “Do I not look like one?” Other […]

Olympics video montages are my favorite

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Watched the Opening Ceremonies last night. They were long. I was glad the athletes got to sit down. The commercials made me cry (like eight times!). But the reward for getting through to the end was a very pretty music video montage (prepared by NBC, I assume, it wasn’t actually part of the ceremony). And […]

I would buy these.

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Since tonight is the official Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympic Games, it must be time to revisit Olympics mascots! I’ll be ignoring the official 2012 mascots in favor of a few more adorable choices. (All snatched from this 2010 article on wordpress.) My perennial favorite: Super close second, and would make an adorable […]

more on mascots

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Because it’s just so tempting. More mascots, this time with visual aids. Wenlock and Mandeville (London, 2012) They have one eye! They love rainbows! And they know karate! Lest anyone think I’m going easy on the States, ‘Izzy’ (Atlanta, 1996) is easily the most awful I’ve seen this evening. (His name apparently is understood to […]

thanks, internet!

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

A brief look at my train of thought this evening (not so much derailed as ‘got a bit turned around in a swampy morass of links and wikipedia links’). 1. I should write something. Maybe incorporating Fast & Furious. That would mean Brazil. 2. Brazil has an Olympics coming up! (2016, first Olympics to be […]


Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Now The People Will Know We Were Here, or: Everything I Know, I Learned From Heritage Minutes by Chandri MacLeod SGA, John/Rodney, “Team Sheppard goes to the Olympics” To John’s surprise it was Ronon, not Teyla, who watched the ceremony, with all its elaborate light displays and powerful, exciting music, with a kid’s pure, joyful […]

It’s on NPR, it *must* be true!

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

U.S. Speedskating Finds Savior In Stephen Colbert, by Howard Berkes Dutch Bank DSB had a four-year sponsorship arrangement worth $300,000 a year. Speedskating is a national sport in the Netherlands, so even the speedskaters in other countries are valued. But DSB went bankrupt in October — just as the big push for [this] month’s Olympics […]