The Russian Revolution after this Commercial Break

Americans have hyped the Sochi Olympics with anti-glee, reveling in every problem with tweets and drivel. The Russian Revolution after this Commercial BreakWhile they have perhaps begun to tone down their ritualistic vitriol for the opening ceremonies, they can’t let go of old prejudices.

Promised NBC commentators Lauer, Viera and Remnick,during the opening ceremonies, “The Russian revolution coming up after this commercial break…”The Russian Revolution after this Commercial Break“The revolution is probably the touchiest period in Russian history,” they continued. “The turmoil in Soviet society, without ever mentioning the word Lenin.”The Russian Revolution after this Commercial Break“They are proud of Ladas here,” they moved on. “Unfortunately they became a punchline for the rest of the world.”The Russian Revolution after this Commercial Break“This is Vladimir Putin’s Russia,” they concluded. “And he is insisting that we look at the political power of Russia tonight.”The Russian Revolution after this Commercial BreakLook out. Here come the ballet dancers.

2 thoughts on “The Russian Revolution after this Commercial Break

  1. At least the NBC talking heads shut-up for most of the show – allowing the music and dance and sculptures to move us,..(I PVR-ed both) while the CBC decided to make everything a talking point – giving the viewer no rest and (obviously) over describing everything as if to fully subscribe to the Putin-Russia-propoganda-speach,.. Now if knowledge is power then, I gained a lot of power, but geezzz man – shut-up! – I’m trying to get into the show,.. “What we’re seeing now is the representation of the Communist worker during the years of the Soviet Empire,.” – I’m not blind man,.. I get it,.. / Now the CBC thing has way fewer commercials,.. so ‘you’ missed out on the long black quiet shot, that served as a kind of ‘moment of silence’ for the missing and killed millions during Stalin’s rein-o-terror,.. I kept waiting for a big rainbow float at the end – with Putin, smiling and a big / “JUST KIDDING GLBT communities of the world, Russia is so Gay-Already” – nope.
    When I heard “The Russian revolution coming up after this commercial break…” that one had me on the floor laughing,… If that was scripted,.. I give up,../ but yeah, very mean-spirited coverage for things like showers with no shower curtain in a hotel that has never seen a visitor because it’s so new,,.. these things happen – it’s not news-worthy and it makes me wonder what they decided to leave out,.. / real news,.. = “Edward Snowden used a common Web crawler program to scrape the NSA’s systems and grab secret documents,” – not news,.. = one bathroom out of hundreds lacks a separation wall,..

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