Oh dear.

Well, Olympics figure skating does bring out the awful wee lassie (or laddie) in some: WaPo’s Dan Zak for instance. His tweet was retweeted by Fox News’ Megyn Kelly.


Snicker. “Horrible” or good-humored fun?

Others aren’t so lighthearted and silly:


Um, yes? He’s not alone, though.




Others just hate it, of  course.


An an exit suggestion of what to shout when they successfully land jumps:


  • MartiniShark

    Is this greater than, or less than, watching NASCAR for the crashes?

    • CableNewsGuy

      I think only a Common Core math equation could successfully help find the answer to such a daunting question.

      • EastValleyConservative

        And remember, we are looking for a “reasonable” number, not the correct one!

    • Laura

      Less than. lol Everyone wants to see the big wreck.

      • Worship Dancer

        no not everyone.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Actually, I kinda like it when a driver brushes the wall but manages to keep it under control, or is spun but avoids getting creamed by other drivers. And the same thing in ice skating– I like to see the “oops” moments when it LOOKS like they’re gonna fall, but somehow they can contort themselves and stay on their skates.

    • nickdqwk

      Depends did Kyle Busch cause or was he at least part of the crash?

      • Worship Dancer

        you mean Cryle busch right?

    • jb

      ever been to a track? how big is a track? ever get to really see a wreck if your eyes are not looking at it to begin with? how long does the wreck take to start-end? do you know how long it takes to clean up a wreck? what do you think the fan sitting in the stands does during that? is there a death factor in skating? is there one in auto racing? you might do better to compare wrecks in auto racing to downhill skiiing. death is a factor.

      • MartiniShark

        Depends on venue
        Seems impossible
        Depends how many vehicles are involved
        See Above
        Drinks his/her beer
        Of course

        Any more information that you need, or will I be called back for a second interview by the HR department?

        • jb

          nope. there is a death factor in every wreck. (not fender bender.) There is no death factor in figure skating.

          • MartiniShark

            Never claimed there was one.

          • jb

            me: ” is there a death factor in skating?”
            you: “seldom”
            drinking early again?

          • MartiniShark

            But, but — they have Death Spirals, and Death Drops!
            Congrats, you get the useless point award! Way to clarify auto racing has a higher death factor than figure skating! Eyes have been opened!!!!
            Go brag to all your acolytes at the troll meeting tonight.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    Meh. Figure skating is for those who can’t play hockey

  • pinkelephant22

    What does this have to do with Megyn Kelly? What am I missing?

    • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      She retweeted the joke. Therefore, guilt by association.

      Oh, yeah, and she’s on Fox News. Which immediately makes her EVIL!!!

      • ElmerJFudd

        As opposed to Rachel Maddow, in which case no one would care about the tweet

        • Librarian

          Now I need to clean my screen off, sputtering from laughter. Thanks, ElmerJFudd!

          • ElmerJFudd

            My pleasure

      • H50 ✓RAT

        Thanks Doc, still drinking my coffee, I was totally lost too.

    • John Street

      She retweeted Dan Zak who yells, “Disaster.” Gotta read more than just the tweets.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      “WaPo’s Dan Zak for instance. His tweet was retweeted by Fox News’ Megyn Kelly.”

      Well, that might have SOMETHING to do with it

    • Mr. Davo Bean ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Really nothing. Twitchy just wanted to create an article with her name in it and in the title just to pass the time, oh yeah, and to get us to click on it.. Do they get revenues from this?

  • ReubenHood

    I’m with the later tweeters, I always hope they land perfectly.

  • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Is it wrong for me to yell BREAK when the broomers are in front of the curling stone?

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    I watched Surya Bonali hit the ice five times in one routine a few years back. I felt so sorry for her, after the third fall it was obvious she was in pain, but she gamely soldiered on.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Sasha Cohen could have been one of the all time greats. But she kept falling when the pressure got really tough. So sad, really.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Sacha Baron Cohen could have been one of the all-time greats with Ali G, but he kept falling down with Borat and all the other stuff he’s done since…

  • sambar2

    So mean. And yet kind of hilarious.

  • Howard Roark

    Figure skating is a REAL sport. You can tell by the use of heavy makeup and bedazzled costumes, orchestral music, lack of finish lines, and subjective judging on style

    • Governor Squid

      Exactly! And wrestling is just a couple of sweaty dudes holding each other and rolling around on the floor!

      • linnilu

        And why should one have respect for wrestling when wrestling fans have no respect for that person’s sport? There is just as much time, hard work, injuries and dedication put into skating by the participants as there is wrestling. It is easy to snicker at another’s sport, but my daughter was a gymnast and while I got to watch morons laugh at falls gymnasts take, I also got to see my daughter through everything from simple blisters and sprains to surgeries. Maybe if someone doesn’t like a certain sport they should just not watch it. Sorry to sound preachy, but it does rile me up to know how these athletes are doing something most cannot do, whatever the sport, and people sit on their butts and laugh.

  • Jake Wilde

    A brilliant display of decayed morals. Wishing failure upon another is not a prudent or virtuous way to live.

    • Marvin Nelson

      But it is the proggie mantra.

    • GrindingMills

      No. It’s cool. Megyn retweeted it.

  • Informed&Concerned

    The LOVING sacrifices by this family, but his nation . . is one of the reasons I cannot ever snicker at a fall. Bless this kid!


  • Leende

    They are just jealous that they can’t stand up on ice let alone skate and do a jump.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      I didn’t Ice Skate until I was 17, and I was better at it than I was on Roller skates.. Just sayin’… #TrueStuffAboutMe Jawamax 8<{D}

  • irishgirl91

    OK, possibly in the minority, I cringe at the jumps because I am nervous about the falls. I have also never watched American Idol or any other “talent” show because I don’t like to see people humiliated, even if they brought it on themselves.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Whenever an American Skier, Snowboarder, or Ice Skater falls I Cry; Everyone else, I LMFAO! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • stuckinIL4now

      Yeah, I don’t mind seeing certain ones fall…

  • ndbucksmith

    Do figure skaters jump or fall? I just look at the women’s costumes for wrinkles or, you know, disturbances in the force. Just kidding…

  • Bill Fairweather

    Watch figure skating to see the skater fall?!? That would be like watching paint dry to see if a drip might happen.
    I think now that I have given the idea some consideration, I would have to chose the paint.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    I know this much…even the worst skater out there on Olympic ice and no matter how many falls, every one of them is still a better skater than than those mouthing off about them on Twitter. True story.

  • paw516

    These people train so hard and long. Some respect please.

  • happyscrapper

    It has never entered my mind to want them to fall! Who does that? Good grief.

  • bo1921

    I must be really strange – every time a figure skater jumps I hope he/she makes it w/o falling. I’ve been that way since I saw Peggy Fleming skate in 1968.

  • garygramscom

    Odd… I yell “LIAR” every time I see Obama talking… does that make me a bad person?