Men’s Short Program, Olympics, Vancouver 2010

So y’all, this year’s men’s group is really funbelievable.  I’ve been keeping a steady stream of facebook commentary and I figured I’d post it here, just for good times.

2:22pm: MEN’S FIGURE SKATING TONIGHT. SO. EXCITED. LYSACEK. WEIR. SHOWNDOWN FOR THE MASSES.

8:00:  I LOVE THAT THE FRENCH GUY IS SKATING TO YENTL. WIN.

(Yes, I use caps a lot, but this is IMPORTANT y’all).

9:00: Oh Yevgeny.

9:30: Favorite skating comment thus far, from NYTimes liveblog: “Yevgeny Plushenko is on the ice for warmups, wearing a black rhinestone outfit with plunging neckline. It is safe to say he is the greatest skater ever to wear a mullet. His hair says quad in the front, party in the back.”

10:15:  Daisuke Takahashi is clearly the Japanese Johnny Weir. I ♥ him immensely.

10:30:  Samuel Contesti of Italy is wearing some sort of “country” outfit.  I will term them fauxveralls, and pray that they vanish forever.

11:05:  Johnny Weir, so awesome, you rock that tassel.

11:15:  Oh silly Belgium: techno “Escape From Bald Mountain” and a sparkly skeleton onesie? Oh dear oh dear.

Another excellent comment from the NYTimes live blog: “Belgium’s Kevin van der Perren might have hit a new low in the costume race, apparently mistaking the Olympics for Halloween. He was skating as a skeleton. Or a human X-ray.

11:25: Lysacek, so much hair gel! Your hair looks lacquered!

11:26: Also, you are skating to the Firebird as well! Too much gel! Lacquered hair! Same music as one of the pairs teams! Oh Evan. I still enjoy you, you big black bird you.

YAY EVAN!  Second place behind Yevegny, and not by much!

11:34:  Poor Jeremy Abbott.  Falling apart.

Olympic Men’s Skating is amazing this year, just fantastic. I cannot wait for Thursday to see how this all ends. And I want to thank Samuel Contesti for inspiring my new fashion term: Fauxveralls.

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