Via AwfulAnnouncing on Twitter comes this spoof of Olympic commentary from Irish comedian Francis Higgins:
If you haven't heard me ranting about it, I've found the NBC coverage of the Olympics insulting and condescending overall. We get an edited version of key events 6 hours late, long after the actual results are in, and the coverage focuses so much time on the American athletes you'd think there weren't that many other countries participating. One thing I've found spending so much time online is that the world seems smaller and smaller to me. I talk to people in different countries every day, and I like seeing athletes from other countries competing. My interest in the Olympics does not focus solely on what Americans are doing at the Olympics.
But alas, NBC has great ratings so they'll probably continue with this crap formula for coverage. Perhaps if they hire Higgins and Samuel L. Jackson to do the commentary it might improve!
Hope your weekend is filled with internationally-recognized awesomeness.
UPDATE! The IOC (Hi IOC! You're almost as corrupt as the NCAA – keep trying!) removed the Vimeo one, but via Kottke.org I found it!
Aside: I realize that the US laws are different that, say, everyone else, but wouldn't this be a parody and thus allowable? I'm guessing this was made in Ireland or England – isn't satire or parody allowable? If I'm wrong about that, please do let me know.