Saturday, February 18, 2006

An empty box of Wheaties

For those around the world who assume Americans are nothing more than a bunch of arrogant, whiny dilettantes with an endless sense of entitlement, our Olympic team has delivered a pretty convincing closing argument. The majority of U.S. athletes aren't like that, of course, but the ones grabbing the media's spotlight have proven to be grand disappointments.

Whether it's skiier Bode Miller's nonchalance at losing, Michelle Kwan's power grab for a spot on the women's skating team or a snowboarder falling after celebrating certain victory too early, these Olympics have maintained a recent trend of ugly Americanism.

The champion, however, has to be figure staker Johnny Weir, who blamed his disappointing finish in the men's final on a missed bus.

"I never felt comfortable in this building," said Weir, after dropping from second to fifth. "I didn't feel my inner peace. I didn't feel my aura. I was black inside."

Because Weir is gay (proven, sadly, by the comment above), he'll get a sympathetic Advocate cover. But who's gonna be on that famous box of cereal?

Maybe they can borrow a Norwegian.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:59 PM

    You mean there are straight male figure skaters? Straight guys are too clumsy to do anything on skates but play hockey.