Another day of the Winter Olympics is in the books. Let’s see who medaled.
Bronze: People falling down
Monday night's pairs skating final was hilarious if you are a fan of people falling down. If Hollywood can just CGI in some of the competitors getting kicked in the crotch and/or farting, the entire broadcast will be rereleased as this summer's blockbuster comedy movie.
The concern, however, is: what are we teaching our youth? Is it fun to laugh at people falling down? To laugh at their lifelong dreams, their years of hard work and sacrifice, being crushed in an instant? Yes. Of course. But what about violence? Violence against women is wrong. Except, it seems, if you put a woman in some skates, dress her up in one of those "Toddlers & Tiaras" outfits and then throw her down on some ice. No one seems to have a problem with that. You might even get a medal!
Silver: "Thin Ice" on ABC
Have you become consumed by the artistry and athleticism that is figure skating? No? Well then avoid ABC in March because they will debut a reality show called "Thin Ice". The show will reportedly feature 12 figure skaters competing in various skating disciplines to win the votes of judges and the viewing public. Sounds plenty boring. Unless the thin ice part is literal. Who wouldn't watch a program that offers the chance to see Brian Boitano fall through the ice and into the mouth of a waiting shark?
Gold: Norway's pants
What you see above are the pants Norway's curling team is wearing in Olympic competition. Really. Now, let's not take sports out of their proper perspective, but you have to wonder if these guys are taking the Olympics, competition and representing their country seriously. I mean, they chose to dedicate their lives to curling. Curling. Haven't their parents been embarrassed enough already? And now these pants.