Things I learned from watching the Olympic try-outs on NBC this weekend:
It’s most likely wrong to laugh at someone who lands on her butt, her face, or with a dive forward roll after a bad vault. But I did it, anyway.
It’s now OK to say, “That’s a tenth of a point” after anyone says or does something wrong around the house. I think it might be the new “nuke the fridge.”
“My name is Ms. Liuken, if you’re Nastia.” Janet Jackson must be proud.
Bela Karoly is completely indecipherable. They should really put up subtitles when he speaks. Poor Bob Costas didn’t know what to do with him.
Did Al Trautwig ever appear on camera?
It’s OK to admit you’re not good enough. 2012 is a looong time away. To those who finished worst than 10th place, I say, “Go to college. Learn a skill. Live life. There’s more outside the gym than just a parking lot and your parents. You needn’t miss your prom.”