Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday Meme (and a rant)

Oh hi! You probably came here looking for something to read--like a story about small town life or the cupcakes I was going to bake over the weekend for RebeccaC's cupcake challenge (which I didn't do--DAMN OLYMPICS!)I am sorry to disappoint but I am currently lamenting the fact that the American women's gymnasts got screwed over by blue eye shadow and metal hair clip abusing 13 year olds--AGAIN!

Last night, the Chinese girl on the vault, FELL TO HER KNEES and still ended up with a higher score knocking the American gymnast out of medal contention. How does that happen?

Then tonight, a Chinese gymnast and Natasia Liukin tie. TIE? Its the Olympics you can't tie!! So after some long drawn out explanation, the American gets second. While still amazing, I feel like the Chinese are getting favored and that makes me mad. Actually it pisses me off. I'm going to be a tad bit salty if all these Chinese girls who still haven't lost their baby teeth show up four years from now in London with a passport declaring their age to be 17.

But I digress, you didn't come here to listen to me rant. Since the Olympics has taken over my life and sucked all brain cells from my head I can't think of anything to blog about, other than my ranting about unfair scoring, so I am settling for a meme.

Actually, blogger seems to be in a pissy mood too and wont let me upload pictures required for the someecard meme...so I guess today you just get a rant. Sorry! Stay tuned for the meme tomorrow....

7 comments:

sarah said...

oh I TOTALLY get what youre saying. It seems to be the same in diving (except for the whole underage thing). It's as if the Chinese can do no wrong; even if they screw up they get 8.5s and 9.0s!! And, to make matters worse, it seems like one of our commentators (I'm Canadian) has a real hard-on for the Chinese...if I hear ONE MORE TIME that "That wasn't as good as I've seen the Chinese do it" when she's talking about the other guys.....GRRRRR. It's like, HELLO, YOU'RE ON A CANADIAN CHANNEL, show the CANADIAN guy some love, willya?? Especially in the men's 3metre springboard, who is 2nd (after a Chinese guy, what a shock) going into the finals... I've decided I hate judged events now and prefer personally timed events, because you can't argue with a time.

Oh. wow. uh, rant over? :S

chickbug said...

i agree with everything you said. there are some major issues with judging and scoring and they better make some changes before the next Olympics of I might have to boycott.

wait, who am i kidding? i'd never boycott. just keep watching and bitch a lot. =)

MeLaNiE said...

AHH!! I was watching that too...how could it be?!? I think they need some new judges that know what to look for!

Bayjb said...

I agree, the gymnastics thing was a total joke. I give Natasia so much credit for not crying on television. I would have balled for being screwed over by that.

kc mom said...

You took the words out of my mouth!!! I was outraged by the gymnastics portion of the Olympics. I would like to know how people can win double silver medals in track (same exact time they reach the finish line) but not receive double gold??? Makes no sense!!!! Natasia was ROBBED of the gold.
Eileen

Mandy said...

I am so glad I am not the only one who felt that way!

Little Fish said...

OMG!! I'm so glad that someone else was so upset about this! The whole thing was so ridiculously unfair and the IOC should be ashamed of themselves for not investingating the ages of the gymnasts no to mention all of the broken promises China made to improve their human rights record.

I think Nastia, Shawn, Alicia and all of the rest of the girls are awesome. I'm so glad that Nastia and Shawn won golds and that everyone got to see what a class act Alicia is!