All is not well in Sochi

The tweets reposted by John Aravosis were by turns horrifying and hysterical.

This article by Katie Baker includes what may be one of the best one-liners of the week:

(A quick side note on the sphinxlike front desk clerks, by the way: I am legitimately infatuated with their unparalleled ability to deliver bad news.)

The horror stories have reached what Baker describes as the Tyson Zone – basically that point at which you mention a celebrity name and some legitimately insane behavior and everyone believes it without question.  My favorite horror story:

Stacy St. Clair had no water in her room and was told by a receptionist to avoid it even if restored: “Do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous.”

Once the actual games begin, I’m betting we’ll stop hearing these tales of woe.  The big story will eventually be the shortage of condoms at the Olympic Village.  But for now, funny stories of hotels falling apart and being constructed at the same time are highly entertaining.  On a serious note, I hope no one is executed by an angry Vladimir Putin.

  1. #1 by Nathan Erkkila on February 5, 2014 - 4:26 pm

    The Olympics are not a debate. The Olympics are events where nations set aside their differences and play games. It is a huge symbol of peace and while I don’t like Russia’s treatment of homosexuals, I decided to shut the fuck up about it and watch TV.

    • #2 by Glenden Brown on February 5, 2014 - 4:31 pm

      Nathan – Who’s debating? The hotels aren’t fully built, the hot water is not working and when it does it work it is too dangerous to wash in. It’s somewhere between funny and horrifying and I think it’s going to end badly for someone.

  2. #3 by Larry Bergan on February 5, 2014 - 6:33 pm

    Better be careful. The corporate media here will have a heyday telling us about the failures of Socialism, Communism and Obama.

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