Who Doesn’t Appreciate a Little Olympic Fart Action

[Vimeo] <— 118,895 As College Humor likes to state…

“These men and women are at the peak of flatulence athleticism, and I’m not sure I’ll be able to go back to watching the Olympics without fart dubs from this point forward.

Gold medals and bean burritos for everyone!”

I dug a little deeper and found this little gem of a fart movie.

Ski Jump Fart

How about a throw back fart?

Olympic Opening Ceremony In Figures

Olympics Opening Model Hydle

The three-hour ceremony will begin at 21:00 BST with “an hour of culture”, followed by the athletes parade, then the lighting of the cauldron and a fireworks display to bring down the curtain.

The set will feature real grass, an oak tree and “clouds” suspended from wires above the stadium – one of which will produce rain, provided the British weather does not provide its own on the night.

The July 27th event will feature:

  • Pre-show starting at 20:12 BST
  • 1,100 automated lamps
  • One million watt sound system with 500 speakers
  • 50 tonnes of sound gear
  • 15,000m sq metres of staging
  • 12,956 props
  • 24,570 costume buttons for one of opening sequences

[BBC]
[The Sun]

Underworld = 2012 London Olympic Music Directors

“The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced that British electronic music pioneers Underworld have been appointed Music Directors for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The appointment completes the team of senior creatives that will lead the direction of the London 2012 Ceremonies.

Underworld duo Rick Smith and Karl Hyde will work alongside Oscar winning British filmmaker and producer Danny Boyle, Artistic Director of the Opening Ceremony and will be responsible for all the music in the three-hour ceremony taking place on 27 July next summer.“

Now I am officially excited to watch the opening ceremonies for the London 2012 summer olympic games.

Ryan St.Onge = Olympic Almost Gold

Be sure to watch Ryan St.Onge win gold in freestyle aerials tonight.

We have a futurist in Vancouver who has already snapped his gold medal winning jump celebration. I shot my prediction 2 years ago. Unfortunately some jumpers behind him pushed him down to 4th – but your still first in my book.

Congratulations Ryan. Now go miss your flight home for a burrito.

Kevin Pearce at Craig Hospital

I’m not a fan of Microsoft or Silverlight – but this olympic video is worth the install. Mac’ers – don’t be scared. Windows’lugers – you probably already are.

Kevin Pearce who was an olympic hopeful and one of the only athletes that could give Shaun White a run for his money suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) on December 31st, 2009 at Park City. In early February Kevin was moved from the University of Utah Hospital to Craig Hospital in Denver, CO where he began a comprehensive TBI rehabilitation program led by Alan Weintraub, MD.

His Facebook Fan Page is now 44,000 strong and includes daily updates and an amazing amount of activity.

It is good to see such a nice production coming from NBC during the Olympics about Kevin Pearce, his family and his injury. People don’t typically understand what an amazing piece of machinery the human brain is and how complex a full recovery can be. Thanks to Tom Brokaw for getting the facts straight on this one.

This time last year I was tracking progress coming from Riley Poor during his spinal cord injury rehabilitation at Craig. I have currently been working very closely with with Craig Hopspital on a project that will go live on March 4th at their 9th annual Push Dinner.

Being associated with such an amazing place like Craig is something I can take for granted because my parents actually met working here in the 1970s. I grew up around this place and now – after taking Craig on as a client – I have found a new respect for the roots from which I have grown. It is hard to explain what Craig Hospital does. To give you an example … you will have to wait until March 5th.

Team Visa

Olympics in the Air. Facebook caught my attention and I have consumed this years Visa Go World campaign.

It is nice to see long time friend Ryan St. Onge getting some media play around the the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.

Paralympic Sledge Hockey Player – Alexi Salamone
Alpine Skier – Julia Mancuso
Snowboard Cross – Lindsey Jacobellis
Ice Hockey – Angela Ruggiero
Freestyle Aerials – Ryan St. Onge

Two things to note about this campaign.
1 – It’s women driven.
2 – Focuses on a paralympic athlete.

Both of which should seamlessly be woven into every major ad campaign revolving the olympics and such a major sponsor.

Go Visa. Go Ryan. Go World.

Team USA – Ryan St.Onge

Another exciting olympic season is closely approaching and I can’t wait for a good friend to win gold. Ryan St.Onge will be the next Olympic Gold Medalist for mens freestyle aerials.

Don’t be as surprised as I was to see him in this ad for Olympic Team USA.

Double Full - Triple Full - Full … I think you missed one too Ryan

Double Full - Triple Full - Full … I think you missed one too Ryan