-Vancouver, British Columbia
The Olympic Games don’t usually bring side-splitting laughs, unless you count the year that Karma snapped Tanya Harding’s skate laces right before showtime. More often than not, its a lot like watching grass grow, with brief interludes of watching paint dry. But this year, Norweigan Cross-Country Skiing silver medalist, Odd-Bjoern Hjelmset, (whose name looks like the alphabet just threw up on itself) inadvertently tickled funny bones around the world with his nonsensical explanation of his “poor performance.” With a degree of candor usually reserved for locker rooms or diary entries, the appropriately named Odd held nothing back when asked a simple question posed by a reporter: “Why do you think you didn’t win the gold?”
His A.D.D.-fueled response is funny enough without any subjective analysis on my part, so here it is in its entirety:
“My name is Odd-Bjoern Hjelmset. I skied the second lap and I f***ed up today. I think I have seen too much porn in the last 14 days. I have the room next to Petter Northug and everyday there is noise in there. So I think that is the reason I f***ed up today. By the way, Tiger Woods is a really good man.”
I’m sure there’s logic buried somewhere in all those random connections, but I’m too busy giggling to straighten it all out. So congratulations to young Odd for providing the most entertaining quote of the Olymic games, ever.
Are the makers of Ritalin looking for a spokesman, per chance?