Olympics RantAug 13, 2004 · peterb · 1 minute read
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Bjork is singing, but I can’t hear the song if you are **talking during it, ** you idiots. Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up. I hate you.
Is there anyone, anywhere, who has thought that NBC’s Olympics coverage for the past 20 years has been anything less than uniformly terrible? Who are these people? Why haven’t they been fired yet? What can I do to hasten the process?
These aren’t rhetorical questions. Have you ever met anyone who said “Wow! What a great job NBC did covering the Olympics, ignoring most of the non- American athletes and not covering most of the events!”
I didn’t think so. Me neither.
Also, NBC decided to only show the Kouroi from the waist up, leading this poster on an internet forum to comment:
Whereas they only see dirty, filthy penises and breasts, most of the rest of the world, including myself, saw culture, history, art, architecture, sculpture and the human form.
Not a single shot of the naked statues below the waist, and I had no idea there was a naked snake lady…
Well, the FCC can rest happy. They won’t have to arrest or fine anyone. Ratings are safe. Advertisment dollars will be spent.