Because I miscalculated the interest you weirdos would have in the Winter Olympics, this week’s TGISF theme was originally supposed to be a “by request” theme for one of our good peeps, with only some brief mentioning of the Olympic goings on. But you guys obviously zigged when I thought you’d zag. So this week’s originally scheduled theme has been preempted until next week. This week will be all Olympics, all the time.
Apologies to the individual in question for the delay in his “by request” theme. But he’s only one of the people I’ve managed to piss off this week. We’ll talk about the other one when we get to the weirdness rundown.
For now, let’s talk Olympics for a moment…
Yep, it’s the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
You can watch the Opening Ceremonies on NBC tonight at 8pmEST Live and then….
Wait what? It’s not live? It happened this morning at 6am local time? Well that’s OK, it’s on the other side of the world, we have to allow for that.
But at least now that that’s over with, the competitions can begin and then….
Wait what? It’s already been going on for three fucking days???? For Jeebus’ sake is it even 2018 over there yet?
OK, so I guess you can watch the 14 hour old semi-Opening ceremonies tonight, then more of the competition which has been going on for 3 days already.
Kim Jong-Un and I are gonna have words about this. Dude might have a point after all. This would never have happened under his watch.
Oh relax yourself you crazy bastard. It was a joke. You’d have fucked it up so bad we wouldn’t see the results until July.
Go stroke your little missile or something. What a tool.
But I digress….
If you want to watch this stuff live, you can do so. And apparently there is a lot of it available. But most of it will have to be streamed over a broadband internet connection if you want to see the bulk of it, or if you want to see it live. And you cord cutters might have to pony up some extra scratch. You can learn more here(US) or here(Canadia). For you weirdos who live elsewhere, you’re on your own.
(Pssst…there are ways to stream it for free too but they’re technically “illegal”. I’m not allowed to give you those links here. NBC has the scratch to travel to Puerto Rico and sue our asses…particularly mine in this case. You’ll have to search for those yourself if you’re so inclined.)
But we’ll have more on the Sexy Patriotism brought about by the Olympic Games (Sexy Nationalism?) in just a little while.
Another Week of More Weirdness
But before we get to the weirdness itself, the other person I pissed off this week (technically last week I suppose)…
I have to address an egregious oversight on my part last week. When I gave the weirdness rundown, for some reason I had a brain cramp and completely forgot to mention the wonderful Canadian weirdness that is Litre-Cola and his ongoing series of Offseason Quarterback Interviews. It really is one of my favorite new recurring features and my only excuse for overlooking it in the rundown last week is that I’m stupid. And I was probably also drunk. I honestly don’t remember if I was drunk because I tend to drink a lot and forget things. So if I was drunk, I’ve forgotten I was drunk. You see my dilemma here, right?
Unfortunately, Litre-Cola was unable to write this week, allegedly due to work/travel constraints. But I think he’s just mad at me**. I guess Canadians aren’t as forgiving as we all thought.
** Just kidding. He’s not really mad at me. (I think)
Seriously Litre, sorry once again for my oversight. I’m an idiot, but this is not news to anyone.
Let’s get to the weirdness itself and see who I can forget and piss off this week, shall we?
Do yourselves a favor and do not miss out on Blaxabbath’s final Quotables weirdness of the season. You’re gonna miss it when it’s gone. There’s some funny stuff there and you all contributed.
I have it on good authority that BeastmodeAteMyBaby is concerned that Prisoners on the Pleasure Planet might be getting a little too weird for you folks. Since I know how weird all of you really are, I know better. Please go there and tell him so yourselves, however.
BallsofSteelandFury kept up his own brand of weirdness (well, one of them anyway) with AFL Beat. I have a feeling that if he lived down under (no that’s not a euphemism) that the AFL would be hiring him as a beat writer within the hour. They’re pretty weird down there, even the ones who aren’t neo-nazis.
In addition to BeerGuyRob’s tireless work with the nightly open threads, he found time to give me some (maybe deserved) good-natured(?) shit about my alleged gambling addiction. But he also contributed to the schadenfreude weirdness that we all love and is always even better when it comes out of Boston.
Speaking of schadenfreude and the P*ts sucking all teh ass, The Maestro to his credit did not let it get him down and still delivered on his promise of ongoing weekly weirdness.
Rikki-Tikki-Deadly’s Request Line made its triumphant return earlier today, btw. That’s always fun, and almost always turns weird. Which is never my fault in spite of what he might say to the contrary. OK, maybe sometimes it is. Speaking of me, I myself contributed to the overall weirdness this week with this and this. And also of course BallsofSteelandFury’s and my newest episode of Goddess II (even though none of you have read that…not that I blame you).
But Wakezilla gets the prize this week. He made a triumphant return of his own, and even went a little dark, and made us all proud. Hopefully he’ll keep up the good work.
** Special honorable mention has to go to DonT , btw. His Superb Owl Open Thread now owns the record for most commented thread in DFO history. Please give him and yourselves a hand on that one.
That’s appropriate I suppose. Weirdness is the name of the game around here, after all.
I hate CenturyLink. If you live somewhere where they are an option for your internet/telecom needs but you have an alternative option, please do yourself a favor and take the alternative option.
I suspect that the reason this guy always looks confused….
….Is because his communications with the booth are always cutting out at the wrong time. JUST LIKE MY FUCKING INTERNET!!!!!! (yes, that was a stretch….I admit that. CenturyLink Field? Meh…nobody gets me. Still, fuck CenturyLink.)
Nice Michele Tafoya cameo in that gif, btw.
OK, enough of that. Let’s get to the Sexy I guess.
Patriotic/Olympic Games Sexy
Don’t worry, I’m not going to keep you guessing about what the Sexy will entail tonight….
Our rules are simple. There might be some Sexy from actual Olympic athletes. There might be some Sexy from “fans” who are supporting their respective countries in one form of scantily clad endeavour or another. That’s pretty much it.
OK, seems like a good time to take a break and switch gears and appreciate the “fans”. I know I’ve left out a lot of the athletes here. As always, feel free to supplement in the comments.
And listen to this while I’m searching for the next round and figuring out where/how to go….
Aaaand we’re back….
Wow, I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to collect Sexy Flag Girls on short notice. Oh well…
Games Delayed Are Difficult To Bet
Shut up BeerGuyRob. 😉
But OK, that’s it for this week I guess. Go enjoy the spirit of competition. Even it if it is 14 hours old by the time you see it.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Do you have a “request” or an idea for a future TGISF theme? Drop me a line…