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Bullet Sunday 172

Posted on Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Dave!As the Olympic Winter Games come to a close, Bullet Sunday comes to the rescue!

   
• Gold. Congratulations Canada! The final hockey game was well-played on both sides, and I'm happy the local boys (and girls!) were able to keep the Olympic gold at home. Of course, since Canada is a part of North America, I guess that means the gold actually belongs to all of us here in America. America is awesome!

DAVETOON: Lil' Dave and Bad Monkey celebrate Canada Hockey Gold

I suppose it's too much to hope that all the excitement from the fantastic hockey matches during the Olympics will make the sport more popular here in the USA. As a long-time hockey fan, it would be nice to get more enthusiasm for the sport outside The Great White North.

   
• Cubed. The design for the new USA Embassy in Britain was unveiled this week and I have just one question...

New US Embassy Design Rendering

...when did Steve Jobs start designing our embassies?

Apple Store 5th Avenue New York City Cube

Except I dare say that the Apple Store on New York City's Fifth Avenue is a heck of a lot better-looking than the "fuzzy" glass cube that they came up with for the new embassy. Blech.

   
• Lisa. It seems impossible that Lisa has been gone an entire year. It feels like only yesterday she was reminding us about what's important in life. You are very much missed.

Dave and Lisa

   
• Coverage. I know I've said it before, but it bears repeating... NBC's coverage of the Olympic Games sucked ass. It was downright embarrassing to sit back and watch how they managed to screw up at every opportunity (The Olympics are about the SPORTS COMPETITION, dumbasses!). I simply don't understand why you would sign up to cover the Olympic Games and then NOT ACTUALLY COVER THE OLYMPIC GAMES! And don't get me started on the astoundingly fucking stupid idea of running coverage on tape-delay FOR THOSE OF US IN THE SAME TIME ZONE AS THE ACTUAL EVENTS! It would be nice if whomever wins the broadcast rights bid for the next Olympics is actually held to some semblance of competency and quality standards. Like telling your commentators to SHUT THE FUCK UP while the names at the awards ceremonies are read (Chris Drury fans didn't even get to hear his name because of the inane dumbfuck commentary). Or how about telling the commentators to SHUT THE FUCK UP period. 98% of the time, the banal chatter was more distracting then helpful, and made watching the Olympics almost unbearable. Here's a brilliant idea... why not put somebody in charge of broadcasting the Olympics who actually likes sports instead of letting suits in a boardroom dictate this reprehensible bullshit as coverage policy?

   
• Support. If you're looking for a way to support relief efforts in Chile, or the continuing efforts in Haiti, or help out wherever disaster may strike... my favorite charity, Doctors Without Borders, is doing remarkable work to provide aid "where angels fear to tread," and could use donations. If you've got some spare cash, why not check out their website and then toss a few bucks their way?

Doctors Without Borders Logo Donate Now Button

   
And that brings us to the end of another Bullet Sunday!

Comments

  1. kapgar says:

    Somehow I just don’t see the Canadians acquiescing with your idea that the gold belongs to all North Americans. Nope. Don’t see it happening.

  2. claire says:

    I was wondering yet again this eve if this is the year NBC’s contract is up. I effin’ LOVE the Olympics, but their coverage… GRRR! I had to watch some stuff on mute I was so irritated by it. Yes, WAY too much jibber jabber.

    And reporters interviewing reporters. What the hell? I want to watch the Olympics!

    Also, though it’s cool to see athletes fairly close up, using tracking shots all the time completely diminishes the viewer’s sense of perceived speed. Throw in some static shots! And feel free to cut away when athletes are spitting or blowing snot out of their noses in close up.

    I also felt NBC was too uptight about their online coverage. My cable is paid for but I never got through all the hoops they demand to watch online video. It’s the Olympics- coverage should be available to everyone anyway. It’s not like NBC didn’t have sponsors.

    Sigh. I really want to see a new group of people cover the next one.

  3. Karl says:

    Agree about the Olympics commentators. The only ones I didn’t mind were Scott Hamilton and the other figure skating commentators. Non-intrusive, and what they *did* say actually added to my enjoyment of the skating.

    That’s mostly because they shut up for most of the performances, and let the skaters’ performances speak for themselves.

  4. kilax says:

    We only caught a bit of the Olympics but were instantly annoyed by the “coverage.” NBC made me just want to read about it online instead!

  5. Mocha says:

    I miss your bullet Sunday posts because I’ve been (wait for it) (here it comes) “busy” but I also forgot how much stuff you can wrap up into one post! Lisa, Olympic fervor, and cubes.

    Does Reader’s Digest know about you?

  6. ADW says:

    The Canadians should totally share their gold with us!!!!

    And also? The embassy? Second rate knock off.

  7. LeSombre says:

    Dear Dave,

    I

    Dear Kapgar,

    Of course we’ll share the gold. Didn’t you hear Michael J. Fox’s “We will claim you” bit?

  8. Sybil Law says:

    Seriously stupid coverage by NBC.
    Man, we were soooo close – and nearly beat them! But yay, Canada, yadda yadda yadda. :P

  9. Wait, so the Embassy is going to be made of glass? Going for security then I see.

  10. Nenette says:

    Do we have to share the gold? Can’t we just give you Nickleback instead?

  11. Al Michaels was the only bright spot in a sea of Tom Fuckery that was the NBC Olympic commentators.

  12. muskrat says:

    I have pictures of Costas in my locker. I

  13. whitenoise says:

    Sure, we’ll share. We’re family, right? But if you don’t mind, we’ll be taking Florida for the next couple years. Don’t worry, we’ll give it back to ya in really good shape!

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