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U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney visited the Oval Office on Thursday, along with other members of the gold-medal-winning U.S. team. Here, Maroney shows the president how to do that face that made her a meme right after the 2012 Olympics. -via reddit (Image credit: Pete Souza via Flickr user The White House)

The Missing Links: Just Say No to the Squirt Gun Flamethrower

The Arm of the Law Really Is Quite Long It reaches five decades backward in time. And all for a lousy dime. * Squirt Gun Flamethrower Just Sounds Like a Bad Idea An awesome idea. But a bad idea all the same. Check out that and other deadly DIY items you need to avoid. * Running a Car on [...]

Air Guitar World Championships

Now that we’re done with the Olympic Games, we can finally focus on the important thing: the 2012 Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu, Finland. American (USA! USA!) Justin "Nordic Thunder" Howard won gold, [...]

Mo Farah Running Away from Things

Mo Farah won gold for Great Britain in the Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 meter races, which solidified his status as a national hero. A classic image showing the moment he realized he’d won the second gold medal lent itself to an photo mashup meme, many of which are enshrined in the Tumblr blog Mo Farah [...]

Irish Olympic Sailing Commentary

This Irish Olympic commentary from a sailing event sounds like something produced by The Onion. Really really funny stuff here!

8 Underdog Nations and Their Memorable Olympic Performances

This week, the tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada won its first Olympic medal when 19-year-old Kirani James took the gold in the 400-meter dash. With a population of 104,000, Grenada is the 17th-smallest country in the world, and now the smallest nation to win a gold medal. Here’s a look back at eight other great Olympic [...]

Remembering Reebok’s “Dan and Dave” Campaign 20 Years Later

Getty Images Twenty years ago, Reebok introduced us to “Dan and Dave.” Once American sports fans moved beyond their game of word association — “Who?” — the two men involved became part of one of the most memorable marketing campaigns in history despite a letdown of Olympic proportions. In 1992, Dan O’Brien and Dave Johnson were given such [...]

Olympic Divers as Badminton Shuttlecocks

So you take pictures of Olympic divers all scrunched up in the middle of a difficult dive, reduce them in size, and paste them onto pictures of Olympic badminton players as if they are shuttlecocks. We’ve seen some goofy Olympics humor, but this takes the cake for being nonsensical yet funny. And there are twenty [...]

Why Do Olympians Wear That Colorful Tape?

Getty Images You may have first noticed the markings on the synchronized swimmers’ backs. Or cascading down a beach volleyball player’s chiseled abs. Birthmarks? Accessories? A bizarre form of intimidation? No, no, and no. The answer is Kinesio tape. And, yes, it’s all the rage in the sports world. So, what is this tricked-out injury treatment? It’s [...]

New Olympic Game of … Synchronized Tweeting

USA! USA! USA! Here’s a new Olympic sports that Americans will surely dominate for years to come. From the fertile mind of Dan Piraro of Bizarro Comics, here’s Synchronized Tweeting: Link – via Laughing [...]