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underage chinese gymnast

instead of doing anything ridiculous for halloween, i’m laying low this year, which is unfortunate b/c i had the bestest costume idea ever. hearts will be broken that i’m not going out, but if you were wondering, here’s an approximation of what i might have looked like, just 8 inches taller and 60 lbs heavier.

olympics, i never got to say goodbye

great photo gallery. yes i looked at all 150 pics, and no i don’t read german.

two of my faves:

volleyball uniforms: my inner feminist is so torn

lots of feminists really hate how beach volleyball leagues have really unfair rules about what women wear vs. what men wear for tournaments. women must wear bikini bottoms no larger than 2.5 inches on the side, or something like that; men can wear shorts and tank tops.

i agree it is a little ridiculous that they’re forced to be scantily clad (apparently this is a problem for some conservative countries that want to compete), but i have to admit that the slightly gay part of me really enjoys the bikinis. the solution to this objectification problem is to force men to go topless. then everyone can be equally naked, and joy will be felt by all. hooray.

btw, the fact that crocs is an AVP sponsor kind of pisses me off. george bush wears black crocs w/ black socks, and that is just terrible.

more footprints

now people are asking whether NBC should have “done more” to tell viewers that the footprints were fake.

As Folkenflik notes, NBC anchor Matt Lauer wasn’t exactly specific or particularly aggressive in making sure viewers understood that some of the images fed to them by the Chinese Olympics organizers via the network’s coverage were digitally manufactured.the Beijing Times later revealed the extent of the fakery.

NOW NBC HAS TO BE “AGGRESSIVE” WITH THIS? i think i’m actually angry about it. all this nonsense is for the people who need to save face because they ran their mouth while not paying any attention.

fake footprints: didn’t we know this?

all the news media in the world is “reporting” that the footprint fireworks at the beginning of the olympics national ceremony were digitally faked:

While the dramatic display actually happened as portrayed on television, members of the Beijing Olympic Committee said it was necessary to replace live video with computer-generated imagery because the city’s hazy, smoggy skies made it too difficult to see, according to The Beijing Times, which first reported the story.

waitaminute, i would bet a donut that bob costas or one of the other announcers said this exact thing in his commentary as the ceremony was happening. something along the lines of “so basically this is nothing more than a very realistic animation.” can someone please confirm to me that i’m right? i suppose i’ll check the tivo myself.

also, china pulling a milli vanilli on us? not surprised, but not cool.