In its Olympics coverage, NBC has already described the Soviet era as a “pivotal experiment,” but that doesn’t really capture the sense of decades of communism. National Review’s Jim Geraghty has really gotten into the spirit, swapping out his avatar for something red and live-tweeting (well, tape delay-tweeting) the opening ceremonies.

Speaking of ugly things…

Zing!

Pure gold.

  • Green Eggs And Ted

    The liberal journalists over in Sochi must feel right at home.

    Coming home to America after the Olympics are over and seeing the horrors of America still being America might make them run back to Russia, never to return. Oh, let’s hope that happens.

    • SideshowJon36

      Liberal journalists at Sochi look at what’s going on and in their heads blame it on the Tea Party-like policies of Russia and the Soviet Union. In their minds, the Soviet Premiers were ideologically similar to Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.

    • John

      They’re incapable of admitting that the horrid conditions are directly due to the fact that life in a Socialist country sucks, and even 20 years after it falls.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Hey Jim– Johnny Weir called; he wants that fur hat back!

    I haven’t watched a minute of the coverage– is Weirdo even over there? You’d think a Winter Olympian with a Russian fetish would think he’d died and gone to Heaven this time around. (Well, at least until he got to his hotel room, anyhow.)

  • GaryTheBrave

    I feel sorry for the journos. They think their hotel rooms are not finished. I don’t have the heart to tell them they are still laying over in Detroit.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    Jim G, watch your back and come home safe!

  • RanierWest

    Jim G-The man who knew too *much. Nice Bill Murray hat.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    A complete amateur, HEH HEH HEH!-Yakov Smirnoff

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=868RIlIk_DU

    • thohan

      Yakov is a good guy.

  • PatrioticDissent

    I re-tweeted Jim’s tweets last night and was cracking up. Pure gold indeed!

  • Pope Sparkles (F)

    I thought his brother was supposed to be the funny one. WTG, Jim!

  • AmericanLass

    He is right about the athletes uniforms, couldn’t be worse if they had tried.

  • SonofLiberty

    “This marks the first time a long line of Germans marched in Russia to applause.” Priceless!

  • MumuBobby

    I don’t know. The Russkies screwed up the Olympic circles but California just got around to finishing the eastern span of the Bay Bridge that required replacing after an earthquake. An earthquake that happened almost 25 years ago.

    • RedMA

      Isn’t CA a communist country?

  • H50 ✓RAT

    That was funny, thanks Jim, your on a roll!

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

    OMG that’s a riot! My favorite has GOT to be: ‘This marks the first time a long line of Germans marched in Russia to applause.’
    omg I can’t believe you went there. Funny funny stuff.

  • PNWShan

    These were hilarious! It was interesting last night explaining some of the real history to my teenagers.

  • BumbaK

    Why the occasional attempts at writing in a faux German/French accent?

  • Melissa Montana

    In related YouTube video, Hussein Obama babbles incessantly about missing-in-action VP Joe Biden’s alleged foreign policy expertise: http://youtu.be/iPYIEu_mink