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Johnny Weir-do Outfoxed

The pressure is off Johnny Weir and his fox fur skating costume faux pas. It seems he’s been one-upped by a Russian Pairs couple and their politically incorrect tribute to Aboriginals, including either “brown face” or a bit of a Jersey Shore-esque spray tan malfunction.

Ivan Sekretarev/Associated Press

Paint the Town Red

Vancouver has been encouraged to show its Canadian Olympic support by “painting the town red.” So far, it’s been about as popular as a Hooter’s on Davie Street. With one exception–the always classy Granville shop Dare to Wear has embraced it wholeheartedly in their latest window display. Some would argue it’s for Valentine’s Day, but I know Canadian Olympic pride draped over double Ds when I see it.

Modest Granville clothier sets the bar for Canadian patriotism

The Start of World War III?

The Australians are pissed off at the IOC’s demand that they remove a boxing kangaroo flag from the Olympic village. The IOC trademark police are claiming that it’s not an approved trademark, forgetting to look into the fact that the trademark is owned by the Australian Olympic committee. If they Australians were smart enough to make the claim “We’re just trying to promote sales of those dumb red Canada mitts,” this would all go away. In a related story, if you want to meet members of the Australian team, they can be found at any Roots store, taking pictures and giggling.

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