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afrographique:

An infographic featuring the final African medal count from the 2012 Olympic Games.

You know, I think we won for our continent? #GoMsanzi #SouthAfrica

afrographique:

An infographic featuring the final African medal count from the 2012 Olympic Games.

You know, I think we won for our continent? #GoMsanzi #SouthAfrica

#south africa #olympics

Ryan Lochte is a Genius part 2

charlieu:

On Moving To Los Angeles:

“The reason why I’m heading out there is I want to start pursing my real dream of designing my own clothing line.

I guess I just have a good eye for it. I have a very creative mind and the things that pop up in my head I kind of just put on paper or put on a shirt or shoes or anything.”

Damn, Ed Hardy better watch out! Ryan Lochte is coming after you!

What gets me the most is that he legit thinks he’s being inspirational.

Lolz. Go team ‘merica. No gold medals for spelling.

#olympics

Time.

Time.

(Source: ForGIFs.com, via 4gifs)

#olympics

Phelps gets sweet revenge upon Chad le Clos. So satisfying. ‘MERICA!

ronok:


Know your role South Africa.

Damn Americans like the poster of this. “know your role, South Africa”? Not cool.

#south africa #yanks #olympics

Very good!

 (via Lamebook)

Very good!

(via Lamebook)

#Olympics #lamebook

SABC gets ready to cock up Olympic Opening Ceremony

This is so good, I’m going to re-post the text here:


AUCKLAND PARK. Excited SABC producers say they are putting the finishing touches on plans to completely cock up Friday’s broadcast of the London Olympics’ opening ceremony. According to a spokesman, South Africans can look forward to losing sound after three minutes and picture after four, before crossing to a Johannesburg studio for stilted conversation about décor, and a three-hour rerun of Queen Elizabeth’s River Pageant.

The SABC is South Africa’s second-biggest provider of sheltered employment after the ANC, with many cadres appointed to the broadcaster after a rigorous interview process in which they are asked to spell their names and show whether or not they can eat apple sauce with a spoon. Those who can spell their names and eat without spilling are appointed to technical positions, while those who cannot are deployed into senior management.

This morning the broadcaster confirmed that plans were well advanced for Friday night’s cock-up.

“We’ve been cocking up broadcasts for years, but this is the big one,” gushed excited spokeswoman, Anna Log. “Showing popular soaps out of order, airing the Survivor finale too early – these were important cock-ups, because they showed us how we can cock things up better, faster, earlier, and with even greater disregard for our viewers.

“But it doesn’t get bigger than the Olympics, so when we cock it up on Friday, we’re really going to be breaking new ground. Or breaking new mixing desks, as the case may be.”

She confirmed that the SABC Olympic studio had already been completed, with state-of-the-art styrofoam shapes “to represent athletes who look like blockish lumps of styrofoam”, while oversized blazers had been ordered for the studio guests.

“We don’t want to give too much away,” said Log. “But basically the plan is to cross to London for a minute or two, then have a catastrophic technical malfunction, possibly thanks to an SABC technicians leaving his hot-dog on the satellite dish or spilling his Steri Stumpie onto a mixing desk.”

Then, she said, the studio guests would share five or ten minutes of stilted conversation while repeatedly saying “We should be crossing back any time now”, before a misspelled message was scrolled across the screen apologizing for the break in transmission, and inviting viewers to watch the River Pageant for the third time.

“It’s not like you’ll be missing anything,” she added, saying that ‘Trainspotting’ director Danny Boyle had designed the opening ceremony. “It’ll basically just be two hours of people climbing into clogged toilets and getting wasted on heroin. And you can see that any time you want after 9pm on SABC3.”

#Olympics #hayibo #SABC