Since by now you have seen, ad nauseum, the highlights of the Vancouver Games, I am going to keep it short, here's what I LOVED and HATED about the last two weeks:
LOVE the Olympics in general; HATE how it has become a made-for-TV event.
LOVE Mary Carrillo; HATE Cris Collinsworth, who apparently can neither read nor speak.
LOVE good stories; HATE NBC's cliche machine.
LOVE snowboard cross; hate the way my knees feel watching moguls.
LOVE "O, Canada;" HATE the McDonald's Filet o Fish commercial.
LOVE pairs skating; HATE ice dancing's cultural night.
LOVE baggy snowboard pants; HATE that Johnny Weir gets grief for wearing glitter.
LOVE aerial shots of Vancouver; HATE that Bob Costas has so much botox he can't cry with Joannie Rochette.
LOVE Joannie Rochette; HATE Yvengey Pluschenko (He's like a character from "Mean Girls").
LOVE Julia Mancuso; HATE that NBC manufactured a catfight with Lindsay Vonn for her.
LOVE that most of the women skiers look like they like to have fun; HATE that the IOC admonished the Canadian women's hockey team for actually having fun.
LOVE Evan Lysacek; HATE Apollo Ohno (he's like Dobby the Elf from the Harry Potter movies).
LOVE the South Korean skater; HATE the commercials with Dan Janssen. Enough already.
LOVE the first stoned skier who said "Dude, yeah! I'll flip over those ramps and we'll call it 'ariels!' He he he"; HATE "The Marriage Ref."
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Shaun White; HATE the Aboriginal ice dancers (WTF?)
LOVE that curlers are like bowlers with day jobs; HATE that there is no biathlon team at South Lakes High.