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Social Media Olympic Things

Let’s start with this utterly adorably, endearing ukulele cover of Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” by Aussie diver Matthew Mitcham. I die.

Then, an early to appear Tumblr for the London 2012 Games: Abs. Just abs. Of Olympic caliber.

McKalya Maroney’s scowl has also made its claim to fame in “McKayla is NOT Impressed”.

Fair enough.

Also from gymnastics, we have Danell Leyva’s towel’s Twitter. 

It is a lovely towel, and apparently it does not smell all ranky. He washes it.

So you know, it’s all happening.

All the time.

Happy Olympics.


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Awesome Olympic Names: Spotlight on Ranomi Kromowidjojo

In the spirit of terribly subjective and spotty Olympic commentary, I bring you today’s weirdly but awesomely named Olympian: Ranomi Kromowidjojo is a Dutch swimmer (of Javanese Surinamese descent) and I enjoy her for several reasons beyond her name.

Kromowidjojo took gold in the women’s 100m freestyle yesterday, in addition to swimming for silver on the Dutch team in the 4x100m freestyle relay. She also had the fastest qualifying time for the 50m freestyle, so stay tuned for that action.

Note that she is sporting a quintessentially Netherlandish manicure in bright House of Orange… orange—I love this about her.  Nothing goes together like Dutch people and orange. 

Sometimes I wish I was Dutch just so that I could wear obnoxious orange all the time… with purpose.

Oh, by the way, the media is referring to Kromowidjojo as “The Flying Dutchwoman.” So there’s that magic.



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