The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are almost over. The saddest thing, no doubt, will be having to wait four more years for Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski's Olympic-level shade. If you haven't been watching the Olympics in the morning, you have been missing out on some cutting, knowledgable commentary at the Games's figure skating competitions.
While their outfits and chemistry have been grabbing a lot of attention, it's their wit that has made them the darlings of the broadcast booth and rightful heirs to Dick Button's rink-side seat. Over the past few days we've seen them dispense shade as if they were cosmic entities. Bitchy cosmic entities.
"He really reminds me of a hockey player that's also a really good dancer," Weir said during the men's competition— an example of the prickly wit that fills each broadcast.
During the women's short-program today, the two were once again on their game. Here's a sampling:
- "Sometimes you can get very despondent and not improve because ... you have a free ride basically to every European/World/Olympics from your country." - Weir on a skater not from one of the powerhouse countries (U.S., Japan, or Russia).