Full disclosure: I haven’t been keeping up with the Winter Olympics. I always find them to be utterly daunting — somehow overstuffed and yet I still feel like I’m constantly missing out? Point is, I’m not watching it myself. I’ve got Leslie Jones to guide me.
Her Twitter commentary on the games deserves its own gold medal. She takes short video clips of whatever she’s watching on TV, with her own exuberant reactions/musings/rants voiceovers recorded in real time. Whether she’s telling a snowboarder to pull his pants up, explaining why she wants to be related to Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, or trying to wrap her head around the “decathlon of death” that involves skiing with a bow and arrow, she’s boiling the Olympics down to all the important and inconsequential moments we need to talk about.
And perhaps nowhere is this more evident than her coverage of Curling. Which, as she’s quick to admit… she doesn’t understand.
“Are those Swiffers?”:
“How the fuck do you even score with this shit?”:
“I can do that. I am so good across wood floors with socks…”:
And though it may look like she truly doesn’t understand the sport at all, this tweet proves that in fact she TOTALLY gets it:
Thank you for your service, Leslie Jones. And Olympians? Pull up your fucking pants.
(Please note: the header image was taken at Christian Siriano’s NY Fashion Week show. Leslie was seated next to Gina Gershon, and they looked like they were having a fucking blast together, and I’ve never felt this much FOMO in my life. Courtesy of Getty/ my disappointment in life).