fun facts about russia’s biggest bitch that you probably aren’t aware of: she was the only one in the olympic village to send her competitors plush toys and gifts and wish them luck before events; she has never uttered a single negative phrase about anyone even when urged by the press; she’s carried the entire russian gymnastics team on her back since she rose to (and ultimately fell from) power in 2010, and most importantly — a mere 18 months before the olympics, she had a (usually) career-ending injury which gave her only half of the competition time everyone else did and while unable to compete, she still went to training with her team everyday to chalk the bars, say encouraging words and offer support; oh, and, she was STILL the single most decorated gymnast of the entire quad, while only being active for half of it;her first attempts at full routines after her injury were ON THE OLYMPIC FLOOR. where she won four medals. the most, out of any gymnast, male or female. when no one even thought she’d be recovered enough to claim any individual awards, whatsoever. yes, nbc, she truly is the diva monstrosity you make her out to be.
What I think is totally awesome is that Daniel Craig said that the Queen was supposed to look up straight away, but she improvised the letter writing and completely blanked him, so the awkward standing there was completely realisitic. The Queen ignored James Bond because she was ACTING.
i told my mom they edited it and she was all ‘i’m sure they had good reason’
and i didn’t know why they did it until now.
Ummm, no. Fuck you, NBC. You don’t get to tailor an opening ceremony. It is that country’s turn to showcase themselves. If someone cut out a 9/11 tribute for a pointless interview with one of their own athletes it would probably be portrayed as a deplorable, deeply offensive insult to the American people or some bullshit like that. I’m obviously still angry about this.
Also, could you be more patronising?
“It’s a credit to Danny Boyle that it required so little editing.”
Are you kidding me? What? Because no other country could possibly do it correctly?
“We only had to fix it a little bit. Your effort was only a little bit not good enough for us. Thanks for your incredibly expensive and elaborate performance representing thousands of hours of work and the essence of your culture; it was almost acceptable as it was!”