August 14 08

so, i was going to make you all a list of my favorite (and by favorite, i mean most easy on the eyes) 2008 Olympics athletes. but i barely made it through the USA men’s swim team and i already had a list that was way too long. and i was starting to get all hot and bothered by all the chevrons. THE CHEVRONS!

and then i figured that i was in my place of business so i should turn my attention to something less, well, hot…like, what the fuck is up with the water polo…what are they HATS? CAPS? are they used to protect the head? the ears? why so much attention to the ears? you could get hit in the nose just as easily, right? shouldn’t they be wearing something more all around protective? or do water polo players just really really like their ears?

also…can we talk for a minute about these girls?

these SIXTEEN-year-old girls. ahem. that one all the way on the left? yeah…she looks about SEVEN. and i even heard that one of the girls is missing a tooth. not missing a tooth as in it was knocked out in a fist fight…but missing a tooth the way my seven-year-old daughter Emily looks after she’s had a tooth fall out.

also? can we talk about poor Yang Peiyi…the 7-year-old girl who sang “Hymn to the Motherland” at the Opening Ceremonies in front of the entire world?

but the cute little girl apparently wasn’t CUTE ENOUGH, and because of her buck teeth, was swapped for another girl. for this one, Lin Miaoke.

“This was a last-minute question, a choice we had to make,” the ceremony’s musical designer, Chen Qigang, said. “Our rehearsals had already been vetted several times – they were all very strict. When we had the dress rehearsals, there were spectators from various divisions, including above all a member of the politburo who gave us his verdict: we had to make the swap.”

what the fuck ever.

on second thought, i think i’ll get back to the USA swimmers and their chevrons…

ps. Ryan Lochte is hotter than Michael Phelps. (discuss)….

also…how do you pronounce Beijing? (i know how i pronounce it, and i know how the stupid dude on CBC pronounces it. i need to know who is right…i’ll help you out a bit. he pronounced the “j” like in “jack” or in vaGina. i pronounce the “j” like in viSIon, softly, like Borat’s VaGine)

  1. You are so right Ryan is so much HOTTER then Michael!!!!


    Comment by Shelly on August 14, 2008
  2. Sixteen my arse. One of the commentators even alluded to the idea that maybe they lie on their documentation. He didn’t believe it either.

    And I think you are pronouncing it the right way. It bothers me how they have been saying it on tv too.

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    Comment by Megan on August 14, 2008
  3. I know I’m dumb but what are the Chevrons?

    and yes, Ryan is way hotter than Michael.

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    Comment by gorillabuns on August 14, 2008
  4. Ryan = YES


    16 = no effing way

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    Comment by that girl on August 14, 2008
  5. What ever happened to the good old days where men could unsuccessfully try to reattain their lean, pre-mid-age bodies and try to sport six packs? One could throw together a regimen of exercise, dieting and overall mindset to try and get the body their significant others so longed for. And if they couldn’t get there, they at least could strive for a realistic goal that appeared within reach. Shed a six pack of beer – hope to get one in the gut. No harm in trying.

    But now you ladies come along and introduce us to some olympian, zeus-like muscle that is about as realistic for the average guy to reach as me and Sci Fi Dad teaming up to win an olympic gold for synchronized diving.

    Come on ladies, seriously. Chevrons? WTF? We give up.


    Comment by Giblet on August 14, 2008
  6. I’d never heard it referred to as Chevron – but I get it!

    And my husband used to work with a lot of people from Beijing and they pronounced it Bei-jing with emphasis on the J as in Jack.

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    Comment by Teri on August 14, 2008
  7. Men’s swimming is my favorite sport on earth right now for those boys. Hence why every blog post this week has been about half naked men. And Ryan Lochte is definitely much hotter than Phelps but I am an equal opportunity looker. :)

    And those girls are NOT 16. At all.

    And horrible about the little girl, shows how far China will go to uphold their “image”.

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    Comment by Ashley on August 14, 2008
  8. Do they have carbon dating for gymnasts?

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    Comment by Clink on August 14, 2008
  9. 16? No way.

    Bay-jhing. Is this how you pronounce it or how the stupid guy does?


    Comment by Karly on August 14, 2008
  10. is it wrong that i haven’t watched any olympics? as for that sweet little girl being replaced by prettier one to sing.WTF? why do that? can you imagine the message shes getting?


    Comment by LAVENDULA on August 14, 2008
  11. If any of those Chinese gymnasts is 16, I am 13. And I’m moody, and my Mom is being a bitch because she won’t take me to the mall so I can shoplift earrings from Claire’s with my friends. I’m sure the documents stating these girls are 16 are spot on. Yep.

    I don’t get the Michael Phelps is hot thing. Ryan is much more hot! If I were in Bay-jing (soft j), I’d stalk him!

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    Comment by differentkindofgirl on August 14, 2008
  12. Those gymnasts are in elementary school. Period.

    And the lip syncing? So sad. We’ve all had ugly teeth once upon a time.

    I just said this on Kristabella’s blog but I have no idea how anyone is getting anything done at night with Michael Phelps running around half naked.

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    Comment by Kimberly on August 14, 2008
  13. Okay, I’ve held my tongue for too long. Michael Phelps has an AMAZING body (I’m drooling right now), BUT he is not REMOTELY attractive. Not even cute. No. No, thank you. Are people blinded by his physique? I think so.

    Lochte is WAY more attractive.

    (I feel much better now.)

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    Comment by whoorl on August 14, 2008
  14. Michael Phelps has an amazing body…but kind of a goofy face. I can see him as being the funny guy…know what I mean? Ryan is just HOT. Ah, to be yound again.

    Couldn’t agree more about those gymnasts, it’s very difficult to believe that they are 16, but I have to believe that China wouldn’t lie to us (ha ha)…


    Comment by Laurie on August 14, 2008
  15. You seem to have gotten the singing story wrong.

    Lin Miaoke was the one chosen for the ceremony and she was the one in the dress rehearsal. The change you refer to was not to switch out one girl for another from the ceremony, it was to switch out Lin’s recording of the song for Yang Peiyi’s recording.

    Yang Peiyi was not supposed to be in the ceremony in the first place. Yet her voice was used at the last minute. If anything this should be an honor for her and a slight to Lin Miaoke’s voice.

    It’s interesting how the media seems to have gotten this backward. I guess it makes a better headline.


    Comment by JPS on August 14, 2008
  16. Ryan is hotter than Michael…

    and I have UNDERWEAR older than those girls on the Chinese gymnastics team!

    Yes, a couple of the girls were missing a tooth. Not the front two teeth like a kindergartener would be missing, but one of the teeth off to the side, indicating she is probably 9 or 10 at the most.

    I’d love to just walk up to those girls and ask them what their date of birth is, and see how quickly they respond. Sad that the IOC isn’t doing anything about it either.

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    Comment by Jenni on August 14, 2008
  17. You’re right about Ryan Lochte. He is much hotter than Michael Phelps.

    However, Michael Phelps has a very nice body – as in, if he were to walk up to me on a crowded street (maybe right after I walked past you and touched your hair?) halfway naked and hug me – I would probably hug him right back.

    I might need a full-body shot of Ryan Lochte before I make my final decision.

    I’m still waiting for one of the Chinese girls to burst into tears and run to her momma – I’m just sayin!


    Comment by Sarah on August 14, 2008
  18. Ryan is definitely hotter. And don’t even get me started on those Chinese gymnasts…


    Comment by Katie on August 14, 2008
  19. Ryan is hotter than Michael… I just can’t get over the ears…

    And the gymnasts… I think when I went to university I had bread in my dorm cupboards older than them…



    Comment by Carmen on August 14, 2008
  20. I just wrote about the same stuff – of course, without the photos and witty banter style that you use.

    No way those girls are 16. They plucked them from the unwanted girl baby orphanage…how sad. It is all about image. How sad.


    Comment by swirl girl on August 14, 2008
  21. As my friend says, Michael Phelps has a sock monkey head. That is NOT attractive. He’s totally a butterface.

    Lochte looks cute in that photo, but at these Olympics he has that crazy hair that makes him less attractive.

    Oh how I love hot swimmers’ bodies.

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    Comment by Kristabella on August 14, 2008
  22. Michael Phelps is a vampire. Have you seen the male gymnasts? Some of them are totally drool worthy. I think that everything with the little “16″ year old gymnast and the whole anthem singing MESS just shows us really what China is about. I mean they wont even recognize that stabbing that happened. Sadness.

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    Comment by Miss on August 14, 2008
  23. Lochte = my newest inappropriate crush. YUM. Thanks for posting the Mom P0rn – er, pictures promoting world unity and peace.


    Comment by Chasinash on August 14, 2008
  24. I love, no lurve our mens swimming mens. Well at least the real swimming, not those skinny synchronized diving geeks. They are hottttt. So are a few of the male US gymnasts.

    My guess on the little Chinese girls are about 11 and 12. A few look 13 and 14 and the one looks maybe 17. But two of them are missing teeth and still have baby cheeks. Plus the one always looks like she’s gonna cry for her mommy. It’s just wrong.

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    Comment by Issa on August 14, 2008
  25. You’re very right, Ryan is definately hotter. Michael isn’t even somewhat attractive to me. My average Joe (don’t ever tell him I said that, please!) is better looking.
    As for the Chinese gymnasts, I’m pretty sure that only 2, maybe 3 are over 16. It amazes me that they are blatently cheating and the world just lets them.
    Hmmm…I just say it like Bay-jing. Not sure though!

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    Comment by Dianna on August 14, 2008
  26. On I forgot to say, and yes I may be stupid as a rock, but what the heck is a Chevron? I mean I have a bit of an idea, but am prety sure I’m way off!

    Diannas last blog post..13th


    Comment by Dianna on August 14, 2008
  27. They should check dental records. I’m sure as with horses, they can check their age w/in a few months by how their teeth are developing. Do they think we’re all stupid or something?

    And um…yum??? Please feel free to keep discussing chevrons and Ryan and Michael and any of them. YUM.


    Comment by DoodleBunz on August 14, 2008
  28. Yes, Ryan is much hotter than Michael…have you seen Michaels ears??? He needs two caps to tuck them in!
    No idea why China thinks we believe them when they send 5 year olds in place of 16 year olds. Do they think we are idiots??? Apparently the average weight on the China team is 60 lbs while the Americans average is 105! My 8 year old is bigger than the Chinese girls! Here they pronounce Bejing like it is French. Although you should hear how they say Michael Phelps!


    Comment by Arica Saltzman on August 14, 2008
  29. phelps is not hot at all. why am i the only one who sees that all he is is big ears and icky teeth and not cuteness?!?!?! lol

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    Comment by jennster on August 14, 2008
  30. Mmmm thank you for the yummy yummy swimming hotness. And is it just me or are the Beijing Olympics a little sketchy with the whole lip synching/gymnastic toddlers? I did a similar post, I couldn’t believe the stuff as I typed it!

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    Comment by Sensibly Sassy on August 14, 2008
  31. Dude – these games are INSANE. Seriously. I mean, Canada not winning ANY FUCKING MEDALS is bad enough but there’s all this other stuff to talk about…

    I was wondering about how to pronounce Beijing too. I’ve always pronounced it with a soft J.


    Comment by mamatulip on August 14, 2008
  32. Mr. A also played water polo. And the OAF wears his water polo cap (which I call a swim hat because that bugs the shit out of Mr. A). And it’s not a strong J in Beijing.

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    Comment by slynnro on August 14, 2008
  33. Who is that guy at the bottom? And do you think he’d make out with me?

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    Comment by Miss Britt on August 14, 2008
  34. What? No women’s volleyball?

    I think it’s a soft G, like Borat’s vagina. Wait, that didn’t come out right. Wait, neither did that. Wait…

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on August 14, 2008
  35. I have not yet watched any of the Olympics, but if the dudes are that hot, I may have to tune in…

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    Comment by Angella on August 14, 2008
  36. Ryan Ryan all the way. And, AHHHH, chevrons…!

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    Comment by Haley-O on August 14, 2008
  37. Phelps is not hot. Unless he’s shirtless. And wearing a swimcap that covers his ears. And has his goggles on. Then he is hot.

    Peirsol is the cutest American swimmer.

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    Comment by regan on August 14, 2008
  38. dude, what is a chevron? (oh, I mean Dudette)


    Comment by monstergirlee on August 14, 2008
  39. I’m SO glad I’m not the only one who thinks Lochte is hotter than Phelps. For me, it’s the curls. Gotta love a boy with curls (and the bod doesn’t hurt!)


    Comment by Jodi on August 14, 2008
  40. I really intend to comment on who’s hotter, as soon as I un-suction cup myself off this chair and make it over to the computer.

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    Comment by Mr Lady on August 14, 2008
  41. Ryan is WAY HOTTER.


    BOO!!!! On the little kid swap. BOO!!!

    Imagine being a pint-sized Communist Milli-Vanilli at age 7. Dude.

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    Comment by Loralee on August 14, 2008
  42. OMG, give me more HOT, HOT, HOT swimmers and less tiny chinese girls!

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    Comment by Long and Short of it on August 14, 2008
  43. I can’t imagine having to explain to my daughter that some idiot pulled her from the performance because they didn’t think that she was cute.

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    Comment by Jack on August 14, 2008
  44. ahh my phrase featured on your blog! i feel like i’m starting a revolution! it’s catching on!!! :)

    i agree…i generally HATE sports but i don’t think i owe any explanation as to why i’ve been glued to the mens swimming (and diving!) events….

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    Comment by katie on August 14, 2008
  45. I haven’t watched any of it … Gord’s been tuned into the fencing though.

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on August 14, 2008
  46. Swimmers are ALWAYS hot. It is The Law.
    Way to discriminate against the Less Cute, China! Nice. But those girls are completely 16. SIXTEEN MONTHS. They’re babies!

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    Comment by Rebecca on August 14, 2008
  47. When I was younger, I had THE.BIGGEST.OLYMIPIC.CRUSH ever on Alex Bauman, the swimmer!!!

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    Comment by Multi-Tasking Mommy on August 14, 2008
  48. My sister used to play waterpolo and it is vicious! The caps are to protect their ears from being ripped off by other players.

    My friend and I were just discussing the prononciation of Beijing. We agree with you.

    Water sports make hot boys?

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    Comment by Heather on August 15, 2008
  49. Ryan is waaaaaaay hotter than Michael. I totally pronounce Beijing like you, too. Clearly this means we are both awesome.

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    Comment by heather... on August 15, 2008
  50. YOu had a comment the other day I think that Micheal Phelps has a hot bod but the face of sock monkey! I think sums it up perfectly. Lochey is hot!

    Swimmers have the best bodies! Not to big and beefy but just right!

    I don’t think any of those gold medal winners are over the age of 12. China sucks. Did you hear when they said one of their gymnasts had to leave home at age 3 to train and wanted to go home a few years ago and her family wouldn’t let her! How sad! =(

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    Comment by Ruby on August 15, 2008
  51. OOOMG YES!! Ryan is hell as hotter.
    I saw him with his bronze medal yesterday.. I love him with the longer curlyish hair.
    He is total hotness.
    Phelps is hot, but he has big ears. lol


    Comment by Bronnie on August 15, 2008
  52. …well lets be honest here… I wouldn’t say no to either ;-) hehe


    Comment by Bronnie on August 15, 2008
  53. I always thought it was pronounced like “beigeing”, but then the ads for the Olympics started so I had to google it… hence this:

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    Comment by LaLa on August 16, 2008

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