What do the Olympics and gun control have in common? Twitter, they have Twitter in common. This exchange of tweets on Twitter was too funny (and tragically accurate) not to share!
It came after the USA women’s hockey team beat Canada in the gold medal hockey game and the USA men’s curling team beat the Canadian men’s curling team to advance to the gold medal game in the winter Olympics.
It also came after another shooting rampage in a USA school.
Hey @Canada, what else would you like us to beat you in today?
8:43 AM – 22 Feb 2018
This reply was the BEST! Short and to the point, sad but so true. There was nothing more to be said that could improve that conversation.
Leave it to a little blue bird to get the last word in!
In case you haven’t noticed Canada is sporting a shiny Penny at the Olympics in Rio. Although we gave up using pennies in our currency recently, this Penny is a keeper. At just 16 years of age, Penny (short for Penelope) Oleksiak has made a tremendous splash at the Olympics and all Canadians very proud this week.
Penny is the first Canadian athlete to win four medals in a single summer Olympics. With four swimming medals (1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze) under her belt (or around her neck) she goes for a fifth medal in another relay Saturday night.
Her sunny disposition, ever present smile and unassuming attitude make her a fan favourite. After her gold medal win, she did not turn around to see her result for a full 25 seconds, then mumbled “oh my gosh!” when she realized she had tied for first place and the gold medal. No fist pumps or fingers in the air, just an endearing “oh my gosh.” What an inspiration to all youngsters let alone other athletes.
I’m willing to bet Penelope will be a favourite in baby girl names this year here in Canada!
I am very proud of our Canadian women today! The Canadian women’s hockey team overcame a 2-0 goal deficit in the third period to force overtime against the USA team and then scored again to win the Olympic GOLD medal. Marie-Philip Poulin scored both the tying goal and the game winning overtime goal for team Canada.
Earlier today, Jennifer Jones’ curling team beat Sweden in the championship final to win gold as well. This game was a nail biter too, with Sweden having a chance to tie the score or go ahead in the ninth end. Instead, Jones and the Canadian women’s team stole two points to head into the tenth end with a three point lead that Sweden could not rally from. As she threw her first rock in the tenth end, a smile lit Jennifer Jones’ face as she (and we) knew she was about to make the easy take out shot to run the Swedes out of rocks and win the gold medal.
Great job ladies!