Not sure if many of you were keeping up with the Olympics this time around. But I have, so let me quickly get you up to speed on one controversy:
In the mens figure skating competition: Champion Russian skater Evgeni Plushenko (who took silver in Salt Lake in 2002, and gold in Turino in 2006) was was bumped back down to silver once again in the Vancouver games by US skater Evan Lysacek. (Who is apparently straight. Riiiiight…) Plushenko’s been kind of a sore loser about the whole thing because his whole schtick is that he can do a QUAD jump. That’s four whole turns in the air….a trick that very few skaters can do. So alas, he feels that he deserved gold, and has expressed this to many of his Russian news sources over the past week or so. He’s even started claiming that he did not win the SILVER medal, but rather the PLATINUM medal. As much as I don’t want to start a war of words with the great country of Russia…this guy sounds like kind of a jerk.
So…now that we live in the post-YouTube and post-internet meme age…of course, people have started crackin’ jokes on him. Here’s one that The Daily What just posted in which the “Ice King” skates a routine to “Battery” by Metallica while holding a battle axe. It’s pretty funny, and about as close to “epic” and “metal” as mens figure skating will ever come. Enjoy:
****THE VIDEO WAS REMOVED, BUT I FOUND IT AGAIN AND REPLACED IT! WATCH IT QUICK BEFORE IT GETS TAKEN DOWN AGAIN!!!
But, with that said. I kind of fell in love with the Russian dude when I saw he had previously done this routine:
TOM JONES FTW <3.
Great skater, great sense of humor….just needs a better attitude.
TRAPPED UNDER ICE! </obligatory>