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odds and ends for sunday afternoon.

Greetings, earthlings.  After the most exciting Saturday night ever (I ate half a block of cheese, apple slices, 3 pickles, a piece of pizza, BBQ chips, and a bowl of chili.  Don’t act like you’re not impressed.), I find myself slothing on the couch of fellow blogger Mal and dear friend Ms. Potter.  Naturally, I have been catching up on all the interesting news that I missed whilst stuffing my face with high sodium foods.  Here we go:

*Michael Phelps smoked a bong, oh my!  AND THERE IS PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE!  I’m not surprised.  He swims fast but in his spare time, he likes to move slooooooooooow.  Here’s the best quote from the story:

“He looked just as natural with a bong in his hands as he does swimming in the pool. He was the gold medal winner of bong hits. Michael ended up getting a little paranoid, though, because before too long he looked like he was nervous and ran out of the place.”

Haha.  Five bucks the kid who said this quote was stoned out of his mind and giggled for hours after saying “the gold medal winner of bong hits”.  Here’s the picture.

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Whoopsies!  But in all honesty, this guy takes six drug tests a day, I hardly think he’s a pothead.

*Lisa Loeb got mawwwwwwwied!  She married Roey Hershkovitz, a teevee producer.  You can read the cute NYT announcement here.  Oddly enough, there’s no mention of her E! show, “#1 Single”, which chronicled her miserable dating life and her never-ending, desperate quest to get married.  Funny they didn’t mention it.  Eek.  Here’s a video of her actual number one single, “Stay”.  LOVE THAT SONG.  It’s so 7th grade angsty.  But congrats to LL and her man!

* If you watched the inauguration, you saw Aretha Franklin and her [insert adjective of choice] hat.  Her hat is historic enough on its own, apparently, because the Smithsonian Museum has requested it.

“I am considering it. It would be hard to part with my chapeau since it was such a crowning moment in history,” says the Queen of Soul. “I would like to smile every time I look back at it and remember what a great moment it was in American and African-American history. Ten cheers for President Obama.”

And then she went on about being a natural woman and all that jazz.  What do you think about her hat?

Inauguration Arethas Hat

So no SERIOUS news, just things I find interesante (that’s Spanish for “interesting” FYI).  I need to go eat sodium free foods.  I’ll post more exciting things later, I promise.  Happy Superbowl Sunday!  GO CARDINALS!  Honestly, I don’t care, but I’m rooting for them because running back Tim Hightower is a RICHMOND SPIDER.

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youtube clip of today: dr. mcswimmy.

One word: RAWR.

Jimmy Kimmel strikes again!  Who knew he was so funny?

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youtube clip of today: rhythmic gymnasts.

Phelps Schmelps. Lochte Schmocte. Roker and Lauer are MAGICAL. If you don’t feel like listening to the witty banter (“Why don’t I just do javelin catching?” Haha.), fastforward to 3:34 and watch from there.

Ahhh! You too, Brian Williams? I love you, Brian Williams.

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and who said speedos weren’t allowed?

It’s a long four years between Olympic swimming competitions, but here’s a little something to get you through the barren months:

Somehow, I’m not even noticing Michael’s screwy teeth…

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and i’m BACK in the game!

Okay, so even though I am an adult and got the cable and Internet arranged, the Comcast guy doesn’t come until tomorrow, so I’ve been practically weeping at every Olympic reference in the news because I still don’t have a working TV, dammit. Today, however, I remembered that I have very little to do, plus a working computer, plus access to the Internet. And MSNBC has video. At least for swimming, I’m feeling a little caught up. The commie Olympic folks won’t let people post videos on YouTube, but if you didn’t see the men’s 400 free relay, find a way to watch it immediately. I may have sobbed while watching the boys celebrate. Here’s Michael Phelps celebrating in a slightly terrifying way:

Nice work, Michael. Equally nice work in the 800 free relay, and everything else you’ve swam and won. I’ve gotten plenty of flack on this blog for making fun of the way certain European monkey athletes look, but I’d just like to see a little less of Michael Phelp’s fucked up teeth (which are on an amazing body, and he is an amazing athlete, calm down, Etienne) and a little more of Mr. Lochte. Just saying:

Mmm, now what was I talking about? Ah, right Olympics. Go America! 

And Ryan? I like the hair better shaggy.

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