Canadian Olympic Torch Needed Viagra

UPDATE:
At the Closing Ceremonies, an impromptu adjustment was made so that it started out with a mime fixing the fourth torch that did not come up in the Opening Ceremonies… and Catriona LeMay Doan got to light it!

You gotta love that about us Canadians. We can make fun of ourselves like nobody else. And we believe in second chances. That’s what makes us so lovable! 🙂

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At the end of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics opening ceremonies, four torches were supposed to have come up, but the hydraulics broke and only three did. That’s not a metaphor to set up the joke, my friends. The hydraulics really broke!

How embarrassing! The world was watching and we couldn’t get it up!

Where was the Viagra when you need it?

Let the jokes begin!

For the record, Rick Hansen, Catriona LeMay Doan, Steve Nash, Nancy Greene and Wayne Gretzky were the final carriers, in that order. All but Rick Hansen were supposed to have lit a torch. But because one torch did not rise to the occasion, Catriona LeMay Doan was left standing.

She sure looked pretty with the torch in hand, though. 😉

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What Did You Think of Canada’s Choice of Wayne Gretzky as the Final Olympics Torch Bearer?

There’s been a lot of anticipation, debate and polling over the past week on who would be the final torch bearer for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

After Rick Hansen, Catriona LeMay Doan, Steve Nash, Nancy Greene, it was the Great Wayne Gretzky as highly speculated. Technically, he did not light the torch at the ceremonies, as all but Rick Hansen were supposed to have lit a torch.

But technically, in more ways than one, that didn’t happen, either. That hydraulic system raising the five torches could have used some Viagra. Only three of four got up. The fourth one couldn’t manage.

How embarrassing! The world was watching and we couldn’t get it up!

Catriona LeMay Doan was left standing without lighting the torch. So sad, as it’s a great honour and it got taken away on a technicality.

Wayne then went off to light the Olympics cauldron outdoors because technically, there has to be a cauldron lit that could be seen for miles around, and that can’t happen with the torch in BC Place where the ceremonies took place.

So what did you think of the choice to have the Great Wayne light the torch? And if you didn’t like it, who did you think should have been given the honour? Serious choices preferred, but don’t let your sense of humour or creativity through.

I was all for Wayne, myself. 🙂

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