Sunday, July 29, 2012

Seacrest Out!

I've been in an Olympics induced coma all weekend.  Happily, I should say.  The opening ceremonies were weird but fun (who else was baffled by the Ode to the National Health Services?) And the competition has been exciting. 

But there has been a fly in the ointment.  And that fly is Ryan Seacrest.  What fat-head in NBC decided to put him on the air?  And how can we get him off? We still have two weeks.  There is no time for a solid letter writing campaign, which is always my tactic of choice.  So instead we're all going to have to call the NBC headquarters and scream really loud. We can do this!
In general I get annoyed whenever I see him and his over-gelled hair.  I have been very successful up til now avoiding Ryan Seacrest, which is not easy to do considering that he is trying to take over the world.  I don't watch American Idol or E! and I never listen to him on the radio.  And you would think that the sports world would be the one place we all could be safe from his enormous mouth because he always strikes me as someone who cares more about moisturizers than athletics.  But now he has popped up on the Olympics, something that I truly love, and it just makes me want to punch something.  Why is he even there?  It seems like every time he opens his mouth he's only talking about something he read on Twitter or how he's besties with the Bieb.

I feel like this is a sign of the Apocalypse.  Or maybe HE is a sign of the Apocalypse.  Along with famine and plagues.  Because how powerful are you when you're the Most Annoying Person on TV and you still get a coveted gig like this?

6 comments:

Andrea said...

I agree with you 100%. I was so mad when I saw his first Olympic report. Let's keep Hollywood out of sports. Oh and his suit pants? I don't care if its the style, I can't stand tappered suit pants on guys.

Stephanie said...

I actually haven't seen him on anything yet - maybe I'm not watching the right things??

Valerie said...

He's the WORST. Ever. How did this happen?

Angela Noelle said...

Hahaha. I really don't have this aversion to him, that you do. This probably has to do with how much less he is on our screens here...

...and how much more articulate he is compared to our bumbling broadcasters (our hosts are pretty bad).

But he's not the right fit for the Olympics, for sure!

Rach said...

I'm opposed to him, but I'm also opposed to 3 hours of my 8 that I've recorded being an old guy sitting in an easy chair interviewing John McEnroe. Hello! He hasn't been in the Olympics for like a hundred years! Show some synchronized swimming, for crying in the mud! Also, I love watching swimming races, but I'm getting burned out on the million and a half heats they show leading up to the final that's not even until the next day. Every time I get excited they say, "Ooh! It looks like whats-her-name from blah-bitty-blah just squeaked into the semifinal." WHAT? I just wasted all that emotion for a preliminary heat that didn't even have any Americans in it? Bah! Also, I'm sure water polo is absolutely thrilling, but can we just show the final quarter? Same goes for the final race of all the rowing comps. They show all that stuff and can't manage to show the rings for men's gymnastics. (Anyone else noticed their absence? I'm ticked!) And that's my rant.

Empress of Venus said...

I didn't watch a single moment of the Olympics, not even one. I failed Olympically. But Seacrest? Really? That'd be like Lohan hosting something for the Daughters of the American Revolution.