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Pinch me

house of cards

Hi everyone. Sorry for the late post.

I’ve been binge watching House of Cards Season 2 all day.

I’m on Episode 10 of 13 right now. I’ve taken breaks for dog walks and meals and noteworthy Olympic events.  And later this evening — if I haven’t already completed the season — I’ll have to call a hiatus to watch a very important college basketball game (UK/Florida).

If it weren’t snowing again, this would be the PERFECT DAY.

Solutionism

I know how to fix the London Olympics.

Didn’t know they were broken?  You must not be on Twitter.

NBC Sports’ determination to tape delay the major Olympic events until primetime — namely swimming, gymnastics and that little ol’ opening ceremony — is simply not working in the era of social media.

Other outlets are live tweeting the results, and NBC’s own reporters and anchors are blabbing the outcomes before they are broadcast back home.  Not to mention tweeters in attendance at the games.

Which kinda sucks if you like to watch a sporting event with some teeny tiny amount of suspense about the outcome.

Which I do.

But I have a solution.  It’s actually a solution that NBC Sports is using right now for tennis — give the major Olympic sports their own channel.

All the Olympic tennis matches are being shown LIVE on Bravo.  Why not give swimming its own channel?  And gymnastics one as well?  That way all the competitions are broadcast LIVE when they happen — not snippets on the Internet, but the entire coverage — and NBC can still replay them in primetime for the folks who didn’t see them.

Which is all you, NBC, are basically doing right now.

Big bite

I just discovered a sport that I’d be great at…

CUPCAKE GOLFING!

It’s part of the “Big Appetites” collection by Seattle photographer Christopher Boffoli. I learned about the series just this morning in a Twitter recommendation from everyone’s favorite human Neil Patrick Harris.

Thanks, Barney.

All the photos in the collection feature tiny people in a world of big foods, which is fun to look at, sure — but is also a whimsical representation of our obsession with all things food.

Speaking of which…

It’s lunchtime.  Gotta grab a bite between Olympic viewings.