The Superfluous Olympics are coming to a close today, but before we get to our medal ceremony, can I just say…
Thank you all so much for playing!
Man, that was fun. You guys are awesome! And hilarious. And hilariously awesome.
You know I love each of you to pieces, but I think we all want to see who ended up on the podium with bragging rights, don’t we? So without further ado, here are the results from Round Two of your favourite Olympic event and mine… Swedish Athlete or Ikea Furniture?
Hakan Dahlby: Swedish athlete or Ikea furniture? – Swedish athlete –
Siu Mai: Chinese athlete or dim sum? – Dim Sum –
Yahil Castillo: Mexican athlete or tequila? – Mexican athlete –
I can only hope that the nickname Dave put on his entry form for this round is a wrestling reference I don’t know about, and not a thinly veiled indication of how he feels about being mentioned on this blog oh, about a billion times in the past two weeks. Don’t worry Dave – Bonnie is quickly moving up the ranks as the object of my blog-affection and I’m sure your name will show up here less frequently going forward.
But not today!
Because, Mr. Carlson, as the only competitor to get a perfect score in both rounds, you are the Gold Medal Winner!
Also scoring a perfect 5/5 in the first, longer and more challenging round, Anita, you are the Silver Medal Winner!
And finally, with a perfect score of 3/3 in round two, my beloved Bonnie, you are the Bronze Medal Winner!
Congratulations to all of our winners! Regardless of how you feel about public displays of blog-love, my darlings, please send me an email at email@example.com, or a Facebook message, with your shipping details so that I can send YOU your medals! (Hint: they’re not actually medals. I’m just saying).
Of course, as we all know from watching the Olympic coverage over the past two weeks, stupendous individual victories like the ones we see above aren’t achieved in isolation; no, true athletes have the support of entire communities behind them. Which is where the rest of you all come in! I’ve mentioned that you’re all hilariously awesome, right? Check out some of the amazing answers that came in from the Olympic Athletes Class of 2012: The Yearbook Edition game:
James Honeybone (fencing, Great Britain) was voted Most Likely to Be…
…a high school teacher with a short fuse
Andrea St Bernard (taekwondo, Grenada) was voted Most Likely to Be…
Colin Oates (judo, Great Britain) was voted Most Likely to Be…
...Tribute Band founder for Hall & Oates
…a revival band member
A Maneater!! Get it?!? Hall and Oates…Maneater…oh, my. You guys crack me up.
And, finally, because I know these questions are keeping you up at night, I present:
The Time Trials Lightening Trivia Round: Results!
How many days does the Olympic Torch relay last?
70What Olympic event begins when a jury director says, “En Garde!”Fencing
Which sport uses the terms Rudolph, Fliffus and Barani?
Thank you, Dave, (that’s the last time, I swear) for your answer to #3: Reindeer dressage Made me laugh and gave me a great idea for an item on a future Christmas Countdown!
Well, that about wraps it up. Personal DJ and friend extraordinaire Andrew has helped me craft another really fun playlist for you all, but I’m going to save that for next Friday, as there’s a neat story behind it and I imagine you’re all sick of hearing me talk by now.