Place Inappropriate Pun Here

Great timing: Visa aired a commercial last night saluting Michael Phelps's eighth gold medal just a few seconds after Phelps won it (in the 4x100 medley relay). They must have had that one in the can.

The commercial showed Phelps knifing through a pool in super slo-mo close-up as Morgan Freeman said something laudatory about him. Very much in the "I'm-going-to-Disneyland" tradition of insta-advertising, except to my eyes, the gold tinting of the footage made it look as if Phelps was swimming through a pool filled with urine. Oh, well...

By Paul Farhi  |  August 17, 2008; 1:25 PM ET
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Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2008 5:23 PM

Oops - sorry, hit return accidentally.

Above is a link to the online comic XKCD that was posted this week, entitled "Freemanic Paracusia"

"Freemanic Paracusia" is defined as "A disorder wherein you hear everything you read in the comforting voice of Morgan Freeman."

A touch NSFW.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2008 5:25 PM

Paul, beginning of the end today at 8pm?

Lindsay Czarniak doing NBC's interview with the women's 8 crew team - are we going to lose her this soon to some network gig?

Posted by: just sayin' | August 17, 2008 8:19 PM

Sorry, not the beginning - i forgot I was also worried when she did the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Posted by: just sayin' | August 17, 2008 9:01 PM

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