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.