Have you been watching the Olympics? We have been watching the Olympics. Well, as much of it that I can stay up for, because what the hell NBC? Who is your audience?They say it’s “United States-focused” but I wonder if they really know what that means.
Raise your hand if you are the people who can watch the entire prime time coverage from 8pm – 11:00 – 11:30?! First of all… attention span? At least in the US it’s about 2 hours tops. Unless there is beer and hot wings, but no one can do beer and hot wings every day for two weeks. Ok, some people… but not me. Second of all… who can watch that many highlights and events for that long every single day and still get up and go to work?
Every evening I’m praying the event I want to see is in the first hour. But it almost never is. Gymnastics? On until god knows when because I certainly didn’t stay up that late. I watch the highlights in Today Show clips the morning after and this is how the conversation goes in my mind:
“Oh, look… there’s that guy and he’s wearing a medal. Guess he won. Oh, yup. He did. Well that’s nice.”
“Hm, I wonder why they have her on… oh … silver huh? I wonder what happened there… well, good for her. Would have liked to see that one.”
And I know there are clips online but have you tried slogging through that clusterfuck?
Wow, I almost went on a whole NBC Olympic sized rant there – ok, I sort of did, but I’m REELING IT IN folks. Reeling. Because really here is what I wanted to say: I LOVE THE OLYMPICS. Some people do not love the Olympics, but I am not one of those people. I love the events (because basically, the whole point of every event is to defy the laws of physics and that shit be crrrazy!), I love marveling at the perfect specimens that are the athletes, I love see all of the different cultures and skin colors and skill levels hurtling themselves down the track or pool or shooting themselves into the air with the greatest of ease. I love the human interest stories. I love the families and the fans. I love the crazy hats. I love that more women came to the Olympics this year for the US team than men!
And while I was watching the trampoline event this weekend I saw this commercial, which almost made me cry but most definitely made me say “HELL YES!” out loud in my living room. And we all know how much I love commercials. So – check this out. It’s fabulous.