A producer at NBC recently decided to make a video called “Bodies in Motion”, showing off Olympic athlete’s bodies in various states of competition. Unfortunatley, the music production department chimed in, adding uber-creepy porn-like music to the clip.
Critics slammed the network for what seemed like the blatant sexualization of athletes competing for Olympic gold.
NBC promptly pulled the video, but left us wondering – What were they thinking?
Someone at NBC Apparently Approved This Creepy, Porny Video of Female Olympians.
Have you barfed yet today? Get thee to a drain of some kind before watching this video the pervs over at NBC have put together in order to show their appreciation for Olympic bodies of the 2012 London Games.
Unfortunately, to NBC, showcasing the “Bodies in Motion” of the XXX Olympiad means taking footage of conventionally attractive female athletes competing in sports that require them to be scantily clad, slowing it way down as the camera lovingly caresses their butts, breasts, and bouncing ponytails, and playing some soft core porn music over it.
After winning his 100-meter semi-final sprint at the London Olympics, Usain Bolt was being interviewed by a TV reporter. It was at that point that the world’s fastest man morphed into the world’s classiest man, interrupting the interview to show respect to the U.S. national anthem.
As Gateway Pundit points out, this is more respect than the current President has for our national anthem…
Olympic celebrations took a turn for the worse this afternoon in London when mayor Boris Johnson attempted to gin up excitement by careening down a zip wire whilst waving a pair of Union flags.
Problem being, he never made it to the end of the line, instead dangling above the ground a good 20 meters shy of his destination.
Mr Johnson was featuring as a “special guest” in Victoria Park, London, to ride the zip line, donning a hard hat and two Union flags as he attempted to sail down.
Instead, he ground steadily to a halt on the wire about 20m from the end as the wire sagged, and was left dangling inelegantly in front of a watching crowd.
The Mayor spent around five minutes hanging from the drooping line as spectators took video footage and photographs of his misfortune.
When one asked how he was feeling, he replied “very, very well thank you”, before shouting: “Get me a rope, get me a ladder” to bystanders.
Best part of this video (seen below) is the woman asking “Is it a bird? Is it a plane?…”
Mayor Bloomberg was seen shaking his head and saying, “Man, did that guy look ridiculous or what?”
Our video last week of Michelle Jenneke’s racy warm up routine was such a hit, we’re going to throw another bone to our younger single male audience…
This week’s Weekend Recess is an Olympic edition. She may have finished a distant 51st in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but Leryn Franco became an internet sensation, ranking only behind Michael Phelps among internet searches for Olympic athletes. Why?
It’s clear that the 30-year-old from Paraguay is popular for more than just her javelin-throwing technique.
A model and beauty pageant contestant, Franco has participated in the Miss Bikini Universe pageant, released her own calendar, and was the runner-up to Miss Universo Paraguay in 2006. She has brought a bit of glam to her sport as well, posing in heels with her javelin for a photo shoot and wearing earrings with bling during competition.
Franco has fared far better on the magazine and Internet hot lists than in international javelin competitions. She appeared in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and was most recently ranked No. 64 on AskMen.com’s “Top 99 Women” of 2012. She also made Maxim’s “Sexiest Women of the Olympics” list and has an endorsement contract with Nike.
Franco isn’t expected to compete for Olympic medals in 2012, though she has improved her personal numbers. Her personal best is 57.77 meters, a far cry from other javelinists (is that a word?) who have record tosses of 71+ meters.
Long shot or not, Franco promises to make quite an impression in London.