The U.S. Olympics Committee has just realized that snowboarders act like…well…snowboarders when they aren’t competing.
Scotty Lago, who won the bronze medal in men’s halfpipe snowboarding Wednesday, was photographed in the streets of Vancouver late Thursday allowing a woman to kiss and bite that very same medal.
And if her treatment of that cherished trophy wasn’t ‘disrespectful’ enough, guess where Lago was holding the medal when she took her liberties? Can you say crotchal region?
The news article I read called Lago “free spirited,” which is a nice way of saying, “He’s a snowboarder — a wild man! Who knows what he was drinking or smoking when that photo was taken!” (I’m just reading between the lines here.)
Lago was smart enough to apologize for his behavior the U.S. Olympic Committee and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. Apparently all Olympians attend classes prior to the games to learn what is expected of them, and he failed his practicum in spectacular fashion.
Poor Lago. He’s a snowboarder, a rebel.
You can’t un-teach that in one Olympic ambassador session.
Lago has voluntarily has left the Winter Olympic games early.
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Tagged bronze medal, Humor, men's halfpipe snowboarding, Olympic medals, Olympic snowboarding, Olympics, Scotty Lago, snowboarders, Sports, U.S. Olympics Committee, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, Vancouver, Vancouver Winter Olympic Games
Before the Vancouver Winter Olympics began — has it really only been four days? — I had an ‘acquaintance’ relationship with Canada.
I traveled to Nova Scotia on vacation more than a decade ago and loved it. I have been to Montreal and Toronto on business and have found both cities beautiful. But I’ve never spent any real time learning about the different provinces of Canada or their culture.
Well, NBC’s Olympic coverage has taken care of that.
And I have to say, I’m really starting to bond with Canada. When they won their first Olympic gold medal in their history as a host country, I cried along side all the natives of the Great White North.
Plus, they have these charming little identifiers that tell the world they’re Canadians no matter where they are — “aye” and “about” (pronounced “aboot”), to name two.
Which made me wonder: what tells the world that I’m an American when I travel abroad? Or any American, for that matter? Do we say or do anything that says to the world “American”?
(And if so, is it something positive?)
‘Cause I’m loving the Canadians!
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Tagged Americans, aye, Canada, Canadian provinces, Canadians, Great White North, Humor, Motreal, NBC, NBC Olympic coverage, Nova Scotia, Olympics, Sports, Toronta, Travel, travel abroad, Vancouver, Vancouver Winter Olympic Games
Last Friday, while I was recovering from my midnight movie sojourn, redheads around the country were being attacked as the result of a Facebook posting that declared November 20th “Kick a Ginger Day.”
Believed to be inspired by an episode of “South Park” on Comedy Central, the posting brought some serious hurt down upon students with red hair in Los Angeles and Vancouver who were kicked repeatedly as they walked down the halls.
I have never felt so left out of anything in my life.
I have red hair. I’ve been a natural red head for almost 10 years now, and last Friday, I was out and about in the neighborhood in plain sight several times….but no attacks. Not even a suspicious following by someone with a lead pipe or tree branch.
Do these “Ginger Day” celebrants discriminate against people who have to buy their hair color? That seems hardly fair. It’s still red. Or are they such cowards they only pick on small children? Scared of what will happen when an adult ginger opens a big can of whoop ass on you, huh?
Well, you should be. Fake hair color or not, red heads are a force to be reckoned with, and should never be ignored.
Especially now that we have our own holiday.
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Tagged Comedy Central, Facebook, Ginger Day, Internet, Kick a Ginger Day, Los Angeles, red hair, redheads, South Park, Television, Vancouver